Here it is, the first official look at Brad Bird's mysterious Disney flick starring George Clooney, Tomorrowland. So little is known about this (but there's been plenty of fun wild speculation as to the plot) that it's exciting to see this official look at (and plot of) Disney's world of tomorrow!
With his work on Blade Runner and other movies, designer Syd Mead did as much as almost anybody to shape our vision of the future. And in a new interview with Fast Co Design, he explains why the term "wearable technology" is meaningless — and what it takes for wearables to become must-wears.
In 1995, Irvin Kershner tried to make a remake of the classic Forbidden Planet. The project never materialized, but Kershner had already marshaled the artistic talent of Ralph McQuarrie, John Eaves, Mark McCreery, Syd Mead, and Stan Winson. And the early concept work of McQuarrie and Mead is readily accessible today.
Legendary Blade Runner designer Syd Mead helped to inspire the AT-ATs in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, with some "walking tanks" he designed for a U.S. Steel catalog. A few years later, Mead was allowed to do his own walker design, when he created the first art for the power loader in Aliens.
At some point US Steel decided they wanted to be supercool and impress all the cool steel-buying kids, so they did something very smart: they hired futurist Syd Mead to make a bunch of paintings showing a utopian future. Built from steel. With lots of great steel cars.
Neill Blomkamp blew our minds with District 9, and now he's back with Elysium. We talked to concept artists and the movie's VFX producer to find out how they imagined a future space station, with the help of legendary designer Syd Mead. Here's our exclusive look inside the design of Neill Blomkamp's Elysium!
With the year 2013 a quarter of a century away, the Los Angeles Times in 1988 asked 30 futurists and other experts what they thought life in their city would look like in 2013. They may have overshot the sophistication of our robots, but many of those predictions for 2013 have come true—or at least come close.
A new exhibit recently opened at the London Transport Museum which will likely be of interest to readers of this humble blog. Called "Sense and the City," the exhibition looks at the cultural and technological evolution of transportation in London, with a special emphasis on past visions of the future. Unfortunately,…
Impressed with District 9? So was legendary Blade Runner and Tron concept artist Syd Mead. He was so taken with Neill Blomkamp's aliens-in-South Africa movie that he's been hired to design the sets of Blomkamp's next film, Elysium.
Legendary concept artist Syd Mead takes us into the future and talks about what sort of gadgets await us in the year 2019 in a new featurette. Plus get a closer look at some of his gorgeous futuristic concept art.
What will the year 2019 look like? It may not be too far away, but Tron, Aliens and Blade Runner's concept designer, Syd Mead, has gazed into his crystal ball in this short video here. [Fastco]
In the 1960s, United States Steel released Power Styling, a book of remodeled electrical stations that crackled with modernist flair. The book imagines a mod future in which "electrical engineer" is the sexiest gig on the planet.
The next generation of concept artists is paying tribute to the master, Syd Mead, who reinvented cars and city living in his work on Blade Runner, Tron and other films. Here are our favorite entries from CGSociety's Syd Mead contest.
Syd Mead didn't just work on Blade Runner's dirty-neon future L.A., he also designed Tron's original lightcycles — check out this original concept art. So a new Mead book, full of concept art, is a cause for major celebration.
Syd Mead designed the Los Angeles of 2019 for Ridley Scott's Blade Runner. This Tuesday, you can win a signed book of Mead's art at Bonhams & Butterfields' 20th Century Decorative Arts auction. Cash-strapped readers can nonetheless ogle these illustrations.
Today on BoingBoing TV, you can see the final part of Joel Johnson's epic interview with conceptual designer Syd Mead, the man who made the citiscapes of Bladerunner into some of the most memorable futuristic settings ever committed to film. Mead talks about the many alternate openings he created for the movie (one…
As sleek and cyber-looking as the light cycles were in VR-game epic Tron, some of the original light-cycle concept art looks even more arresting. Some of the light cycles look almost industrial, like machines made out of pixels, while others look abstract and chaotic, just squiggly lines moving around. Even though the…
Here's a knock-down dogfight between a high-tech spaceship and a whole swarm of pirate galleons, from the mind of artist Nicholas Ferrand aka V.I.A.G. Or maybe the spaceship is teaming up with the more low-fi pirates? My new favorite blog is Concept Ships, which posts nothing but concept art of spaceships, including…