Designer Syd Mead created the sets for films like Blade Runner, TRON, 2010, Aliens and many more. DAFT members may attend for free, but must RSVP. The lecture is at the Hilberry Theatre in Detroit. This is a generous offer from the WSU Film/Media department.
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Wayne State University College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts welcomes
Syd Mead and Roger Servick in a captivating lecture and Q&A session on their futurist artistic vision and their careers in the science fiction industry, architecture and transportation design.
Syd Mead began his career in industrial design in the early '60s at Ford Motor Company's Advanced Styling Studio. He went on to design and illustrate for numerous corporations such as United States Steel, Celanese, Allis Chalmers, Atlas Cement and Philips Electronics. In 1970 he founded Syd Mead Inc. in Detroit, through which he provided architectural renderings for such clients as Intercontinental Hotels, 3D International, Harwood Taylor & Associates, Don Ghia, Gresham & Smith and Philip Koether Architects. After moving his firm to California in 1975, Mead began designing for most of the major film studios. He provided designs for Star Trek: The Motion Picture,Blade Runner, TRON, 2010, Short Circuit, Aliens, Time Cop, Johnny Mnemonic,Mission: Impossible III and Elysium.
Roger Servick '71 attended Wayne State University to pursue a career in industrial design. It was at Wayne State that Servick first received an introduction to the world of art and enjoyed the education he received from several automotive designers who taught evening classes, often relating their day to day design challenges. Servick interviewed with Syd Mead at Mead's Detroit studio and a lifelong partnership was launched. Servick manages all business affairs for Syd Mead Inc., as well as their studio and residence in California and their farm in the Anchor Bay area of Michigan.
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