Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Syd Mead Art for U.S. Steel (1960s)
Professor Michael Stoll has posted an amazing collection of promotional art Syd Mead did for U.S. Steel.
Prof. Stoll posted the Syd Mead images to the (Boing Boing Gadgets/Paleo-Future Blog) Flickr Group, In the Year 2000. The entire set of images can be found in the Portfolio of Probabilities photoset.
One thing that is interestingly absent from the illustrations is any clear indication of a flying car.
Brian Horrigan, co-author of Yesterday's Tomorrows was kind enough to recently lend me a 1961 U.S. Steel book titled Innovations, which contains similar work by Syd Mead. Stay tuned for more on that.
The Future World of Transportation
Rhapsody of Steel (1959)
Rhapsody of Steel Film (1959)