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Artist-in-Residence at Pasadena City College: Syd Mead (2003)

Research guide dedicated to the current Pasadena City College Artist-in-Residence, and an overview of past Artists-in-Residence.

PCC Artist-in-Residence 2003: Syd Mead

Syd Mead
2003 Artist-in-Residence Poster

The Village Machine (2003)
19.5 x 29.5 in.
Gouache on Paper

Syd Mead talking to PCC students

About Syd Mead

Syd Mead (b. 1933 in St. Paul, Minnesota) is a widely celebrated industrial designer, illustrator and "futurist," known as the designer of cityscapes and vehicles for motion pictures, including Blade Runner, Tron, Star Trek - The Motion Picture and Mission to Mars. After graduation from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Mead worked briefly as an auto stylist for Ford Motor Company. For US Steel, he designed and illustrated books that envision the use of steel in future societies. In addition to his legendary work in motion pictures, Mead has executed many extraordinary projects, including a futuristic pavilion he designed for the Spaceship 2056 roller coaster in Japan and a custom interior for a privately owned Boeing 747. Syd Mead's work is the subject of numerous books and DVDs, and he has been honored for his contributions to architecture, automotive design and cinematic special effects.

Syd Mead Artist-in-Residence video