Ed Driscoll

14 Years Into The Future

The man who designed the look of Los Angles in 2019 for Blade Runner, industrial designer and self proclaimed “visual futurist” Syd Mead will be in L.A.–not in 2019, but next month, at the Peterson Automobile Museum:

A SPECIAL PRESENTATION BY SYD MEAD

Save the date: Thursday, June 16, 2005 from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, will host a presentation by SYD MEAD, focusing on his career and his designs for the cars of tomorrow. Some of his early works are on display in the currently running exhibition, “DRIVING THROUGH FUTURES PAST”. Immediately following his presentation, “SENTURY” and “OBLAGON” will be on sale, and Syd will be on hand to sign copies. It promises to be an evening to meet and greet some of the most influential automotive designers and examine their work in the “Driving Through Futures Past” exhibition.

Free for Museum Members, Non-members: $10 adults / $5 Seniors and Students (includes admission into 2nd floor galleries)

Even before Blade Runner, we’ve admired Mead’s great industrial design and futuristic artwork (and had the pleasure to interview him a few years ago). If you’re in the area, it’s definitely worth stopping by.