Concept artist Syd Mead who worked on doing designs for Blade Runner also worked on the designs for the original Tron film for Disney. There's a couple cool photos of some original concept art for Tron that has been released, which will be included in a new book that will have a collection of concept from artist Syd Mead.
This will be Mead's second book of art. His first book was called Sentury, and is now out of print. Copies of it are going for hundreds of dollars on Amazon and ebay. So it's pretty cool that he is releasing a new book called Sentury II that we will be able to get our hands on. It's currently available for pre-order on Amazon and is set to be released in October.
Here is the description of the new book:
The long awaited next book from legendary Syd Mead has finally arrived after nine years. Loyal fans and art enthusiasts will rejoice in being able to view what Syd Mead has been imagining for nearly the past decade. Having illustrated the future for us for the past 40 years, Syd Mead continues to amaze and surprise us with his stunning pieces no matter how much of the future we have seen from the start of his career to present day. Looking through his unrivaled artwork, we still find ourselves continuously waiting for his future to be in our present.
Images from countless conceptual projects as well as realized ones will be included in this fantastic visual voyage into the future with the one and only Visual Futurist, Syd Mead.So beautiful. Tron was Syd Mead's first movie work. Same year as Blade Runner, also with him as "visual futurist".
Check out the couple pieces of concept art below and let us know what ya think!
Syd took the technical limitations of computer graphics of the time (intersections & unions of simple geometric solids) and created something recognizably a motorcycle but also totally new.