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Syd Mead's 'Progressions' exhibition featured on CarArt.us

Thu, 09 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

CarArt.us, the largest online automotive art gallery, is featuring art from world-renowned futurist Syd Mead's 50-piece ‘Progressions' exhibit, a retrospective spanning more than 50 years.

Mead's work is shown in chronological order, starting from 1957's Bugatti concept and tracking his progression all the way up to 2010's Megacoach.

Highly influential futurist Mead graduated with distinction from the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles in 1959, beginning his career at Ford's Advanced Styling Studio in Dearborn, Michigan, before establishing Syd Mead, Inc. in 1970 in Detroit.

He moved to California five years later, and embarked on his first movie project, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, in 1978. He went on to design vehicles for Bladerunner, Tron, 2010, Aliens, Mission Impossible III and Elysium.

Syd Mead's exhibition moves next to the Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery in Conway, South Carolina, and will be on show from 18 August to 18 October.

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By Rufus Thompson