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Author Topic: Rest In Peace Syd Mead  (Read 2719 times)

Xenomrph
Dec 31, 2019, 06:46:46 PM
Reply #15 on: Dec 31, 2019, 06:46:46 PM
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Well, shit.

Rest In Peace Mr. Mead, your work was legendary and will live on far after you are gone.


Voodoo Magic
Dec 31, 2019, 06:47:07 PM
Reply #16 on: Dec 31, 2019, 06:47:07 PM
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This is so sad. First Larry Paull. Now Syd Mead.

Rest in Peace Syd. :'(

Larry, Syd and Rutger Hauer. Is the year 2019 some kind of Blade Runner curse?

RIP Mr. Mead.

Yep, I noticed the same thing...  :'(

So just very sad.

Syd. Larry. Rutger. The Blade Runner alumni has lost some real greats this year.


The Eighth Passenger
Dec 31, 2019, 06:49:40 PM
Reply #17 on: Dec 31, 2019, 06:49:40 PM
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This is so sad. First Larry Paull. Now Syd Mead.

Rest in Peace Syd. :'(

Larry, Syd and Rutger Hauer. Is the year 2019 some kind of Blade Runner curse?

RIP Mr. Mead.



Yep, I noticed the same thing...  :'(

So just very sad.

Syd. Larry. Rutger. The Blade Runner alumni has lost some real greats this year.

Yeah, just saw your second post now. Lets all hope Riddles doesn't party too hard tonight, there's only a few more hours left to go then he's Scott free!


Voodoo Magic
Dec 31, 2019, 06:55:45 PM
Reply #18 on: Dec 31, 2019, 06:55:45 PM
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This is so sad. First Larry Paull. Now Syd Mead.

Rest in Peace Syd. :'(

Larry, Syd and Rutger Hauer. Is the year 2019 some kind of Blade Runner curse?

RIP Mr. Mead.



Yep, I noticed the same thing...  :'(

So just very sad.

Syd. Larry. Rutger. The Blade Runner alumni has lost some real greats this year.

Yeah, just saw your second post now. Lets all hope Riddles doesn't party too hard tonight, there's only a few more hours left to go then he's Scott free!

Trying.. not...... to laugh....


Perfect-Organism
Dec 31, 2019, 11:02:16 PM
Reply #19 on: Dec 31, 2019, 11:02:16 PM
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Very sad loss.  I met Syd Mead in Detroit a few years back, but I studied his work extensively back in the mid-90’s.  He was always a great inspiration to me on a personal level as a designer.  Farewell.


The Old One
Jan 01, 2020, 08:42:02 AM
Reply #20 on: Jan 01, 2020, 08:42:02 AM
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Immortalised through his magnificent work.



StrangeShape
Jan 04, 2020, 01:31:40 AM
Reply #22 on: Jan 04, 2020, 01:31:40 AM
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Oh nooooo...:(  I just found out today otherwise I would have posted something about it too. Had an honor interviewing him. Ugh, why are those deseases getting everyone. Rest in peace, you will be always remembered for your contributions


El Pistolero
Jan 04, 2020, 11:57:58 PM
Reply #23 on: Jan 04, 2020, 11:57:58 PM
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Very sad. A very talented artist. I'm sure even when he is gone, his art will always inspire other artists. He will never forgotten. And his art will live on. RIP Syd Mead.


The Old One
Jan 05, 2020, 05:09:39 AM
Reply #24 on: Jan 05, 2020, 05:09:39 AM
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Yeah, I know... someone, massively inspired by his work.


Immortan Jonesy
Jan 05, 2020, 06:17:44 AM
Reply #25 on: Jan 05, 2020, 06:17:44 AM
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Very sad. A very talented artist. I'm sure even when he is gone, his art will always inspire other artists. He will never forgotten. And his art will live on. RIP Syd Mead.

He worked in the Gundam franchise as well. A talent like no other indeed. RIP Syd Mead.



AVP-CAPCOM
Jan 05, 2020, 07:50:48 AM
Reply #26 on: Jan 05, 2020, 07:50:48 AM
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You got to remember his work on ALIENS (the movie) also included designing the dropship, where he went as far as to visit El Toro marine and airforce base to research.

I recall Mead saying the final (James Cameron) design of the fictional dropship was "too spindly" in some respects. But you could argue it was because Cameron was aiming for a Vietnam asthetic- Bell AH-1 Cobra helicopter meets F-4 Phantom II fighter. I think to imagine if Mead had 100% control of the dropship design it would be like the Japanese movie GUNHED (1989 film heavily influenced in design by Cameron and Mead's 1986 ALIENS) meets, what we would see in, Prometheus.
https://avp.fandom.com/wiki/Syd_Mead

And I heard, in the retrospective ALIENS documentary, that when building the practical dropship set- they used parts from actual RAF B2 Vulcan bombers being decomissioned at RAF Marham Norfolk UK. I used to live and visit there, as one of my parents worked on the base during the time of the film makers, sourcing spare parts for said film props! Could explain my fascination with military science fiction films.  ::)

RIP Syd Mead.

« Last Edit: Jan 06, 2020, 02:52:02 AM by AVP-CAPCOM »

Skylark Duquesne
Jan 07, 2020, 02:57:59 PM
Reply #27 on: Jan 07, 2020, 02:57:59 PM
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The most influential of all futuristic designers. A man of incredible sophistication and superior intelligence. A life devoted to visual beauty. I'll never tire of browsing his marvellous books.


The Old One
Jan 07, 2020, 11:16:20 PM
Reply #28 on: Jan 07, 2020, 11:16:20 PM
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Blade Runner is nearly his first work and it's sequel is his last work, I just realized. Also probably what he was best known for.

« Last Edit: Jan 07, 2020, 11:22:56 PM by Fiendishly Inventive »

 

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