Spectacular Official VEHICLES of SYD MEAD Coloring Book sketch concepts begin today!!!

So excited about this next book! SYD MEAD was not only a mentor, but a good friend and recently passed away. We got together with Roger Servick from his estate and decided to create a Tribute Book.

Today begins the daily grind to sketch the Official VEHICLES of SYD MEAD Coloring Book! Gonna be awesome!!!

WATCH! Syd Mead inspired by this 1957 MERCURY TURNPIKE CRUISER – Fireball Malibu Vlog 999

Syd Mead inspired by this 1957 MERCURY TURNPIKE CRUISER – Fireball Malibu Vlog 999 – Fireball ventures to the home of the late Visual Futurist Syd Mead to see the car that inspired his famous paintings.

LEGENDARY VISUAL FUTURIST SYD MEAD ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 955

LEGENDARY VISUAL FUTURIST SYD MEAD ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 955 – After 60 years of Concept Design, Legendary Visual Futurist (BLADE RUNNER/ STAR TREK THE MOTION PICTURE/ TRON/ ALIENS) and Fireball Pal SYD MEAD announces his Retirement. WATCH NOW!

Designer of the Day… SYD MEAD

Syd Mead, (born July 18, 1933), is a prolific and influential American “visual futurist“, industrial designer and a neofuturistic concept artist.

He is best known for his designs for science-fiction films such as Blade Runner, Aliens and Tron.

Of his work, Mead was once moved to comment: “I’ve called science fiction ‘reality ahead of schedule.'”

His works, many of which are critically acclaimed and highly regarded, have led to Mead being called “the artist who illustrates the future”.

2017 TOYOTA MIRAI EVENT with SYD MEAD! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 547

Fireball heads to an exclusive event put on by Car & Driver Magazine and Toyota to reveal the tech behind the 2017 TOYOTA MIRAI. Meets up with Car Design Legend Syd Mead!

Some tech about the Mirai for those wanting more… The Toyota Mirai (From mirai (未来?), Japanese for “future”) is a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, one of the first such vehicles to be sold commercially.[6][7] The Mirai was unveiled at the November 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.[8] Toyota planned to build 700 vehicles for global sales during 2015.[9]

Under the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cycle, the 2016 model year Mirai has a total range of 502 km (312 mi) on a full tank, with a combined city/highway fuel economy rating of 66 mpg‑US (3.6 L/100 km; 79 mpg‑imp) equivalent (MPG-equivalent), making the Mirai the most fuel efficient hydrogen fuel cell vehicle rated by the EPA, and the one with the largest range.[5]

Sales in Japan began on 15 December 2014 at a price of ¥6.7 million (~US$57,400) at Toyota Store and Toyopet Store locations. The Japanese government plans to support the commercialization of fuel-cell vehicles with a subsidy of ¥2 million (~US$19,600).[10] Retail sales in the U.S. began in August 2015 at a price of US$57,500 before any government incentives. Deliveries to retail customers began in California in October 2015.[11] Toyota scheduled to release the Mirai in the Northeastern States in the first half of 2016.[9] As of June 2016, the Mirai is available for retail sales in the UK, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, and Norway.[12] Pricing in Germany starts at €60,000 (~US$75,140) plus VAT (€78,540) .[13]

Fireball hits the 2015 ART CENTER CAR CLASSIC – FMV162

Fireball Malibu Vlog 162 heads to Art Center College of Design for the Car Classic! Fireball meets up with Syd Mead, Larry Crain and old friends along with amazing cars. SHARE TODAY’S VLOG!

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WATCH! New 5MINUTE DRIVE with Master Futurist SYD MEAD!

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A truly amazing experience to ride with my good friend for over 25 years, Master Visual Futurist and Conceptualist SYD MEAD. I sat next to Syd and watched awestruck as he painted for movies like Blade Runner, Aliens, Star Trek TMP and many more. He currently worked on Elysium and the upcoming TOMORROWLAND.

This past week, we took out his huge ’72 Chrysler Imperial and went for a spin. Behold… some fantastic words from the Master.

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MONDAY! Fireball rides with SYD MEAD in a new episode of 5MINUTE DRIVE!

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Had an amazing time with my good friend SYD MEAD as we took out his ’72 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL and he gave me a tour of beautiful Pasadena and a wee history of the car. Plus, some inspirational words and an all new SydColor from the Master… WATCH for it on Monday right here!!

Today’s DRIVING THE FUTURE is all #SuperYacht #Snow #Miata #ElectricScooter #ElectricSkateboard MORE!

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This piece, by my friend Syd Mead starts off today’s coolness. A HoverYacht that I’d die to drive.

 

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Visions of our Future: Syd Mead

What’s our world gonna look like in a 100 years? We here at The Hollywood Garage always think positive. Even our dogs do… (That’s funny, I just said Dog Doo.)

Anyway, in this series of posts, we’ll give you a glimpse into the minds of people who envision our future bright and not the destroyed world that Hollywood sometimes creates.

These, from famous visionary Syd Mead. Friend, Mentor and Futurist.

All Images: Syd Mead