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Mead to Speak at Gnomon

World-renowned designer, concept artist and futurist Syd Mead will speak and sign the books OBLAGON and SENTURY (his latest) at Gnomon School of Visual Effects on Thursday, May 20 at 7:00 pm.

In Hollywood Mead is known for his concept and design work for films, including the "V'ger" entity for STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE, BLADE RUNNER, TRON, 2010, MISSION TO MARS, ALIENS, STRANGE DAYS, TIMECOP, JOHHNY MNEMONIC and SHORT CIRCUIT. But Mead's influence extends to his design for clients such as Ford, Philips/Eindhoven, American Motors, Volvo, Chrysler and U.S. Steel. After establishing himself as a futurist consultant, he has visualized technology and innovative products for a diverse slate of companies, including Sony, Chrysler, Mechanix Illustrated and Playboy. His interiors grace privately owned 747 aircraft and yachts.

Syd believes that "Ideas are reality ahead of schedule." Please join us for a rare and insightful glimpse into ideas made real.

Seating is limited, so RSVPs are required. RSVP online The event is free.

The Gnomon School of Visual Effects ( is a professional institute specializing in training for the high-end visual effects community. Gnomon is located at:1015 North Cahuenga Blvd.Hollywood, California 90029323/466-6663