-Syd Mead Legendary Futurist 1933-2019
Another giant has passed.
Sadly, legendary futurist Syd Mead passed away on December 30th, 2019 at age 86.
The special friend of the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology may be gone from this earth and its challenges, but his many influences on the EyesOn Design show, the main fundraiser of the Institute, cannot be erased.
His three “Eyes” posters 1991, 2011 and 2017 live on. Each of the three were donations on his part, in gratitude for the superb eyesight he himself enjoyed.
The first poster in 1991 was Syd’s first digital work; his introduction to a design and art world he literally revolutionized.
Syd’s selection as the 2016 EyesOn Design Lifetime Design Achievement award winner places him squarely in that pantheon of greats selected by those who have previously won that award.
Although he never designed a car that traversed the streets of America, this