Blade Runner concept artist, design-fiction guru – Syd Mead

Blade Runner concept designer Syd Mead pictured Los Angeles in 2019 as a dark, sleek dystopia with imagery that would influence sci-fi aesthetics for decades to come.  Now the man who designed the future for Ridley Scott is offering some of his Blade Runner collectibles to the highest bidder. A signed copy of Oblagon: Concepts of Syd Mead, a book that contains 17 pages of Blade Runner pre-production work (pictured), will be sold at Bonhams & Butterfields’ 20th Century Decorative Arts auction Tuesday, along with other pieces associated with the 1982 techno-thriller.