RWbg1L This article is written from a
Real World perspective.
Syd mead
Syd Mead
BirthnameSydney Jay Mead
Date of birthJuly 18, 1933
Place of birthMinnesota, USA

Sydney Jay Mead, better known as Syd Mead, (born July 18, 1933 in St. Paul, Minnesota, United States), is an industrial designer who designed the Light Cycles, Light Tanks, Sark's Carrier, the MCP and the TRON Typeface, as well as the Super Light Cycle and the Game Grid. He also designed vehicles and objects for famous science-fiction films such as Blade Runner, Aliens, Short Circuit and 2010.

In much of his film work, he is billed as a "visual futurist" or "conceptual designer". In 2006, a documentary about Syd Mead entitled, "Visual Futurist: The Art & Life of Syd Mead" was made. It featured interviews with TRON director Steven Lisberger and Special Effects Supervisor Richard Taylor.

External LinksEdit

Syd Mead's Official Website