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Sydney Jay Mead (18 July 1933 – 30 December 2019; age 86) was a conceptual artist and illustrator who worked on Star Trek: The Motion Picture. For the movie, he created concept art of V'ger. His art for the film was collected in The Movie Art of Syd Mead: Visual Futurist. He was working as a Concept Production Illustrator for Apogee, Inc. during the filming.
Aside from Star Trek, he is widely known for his designs for such classic science fiction films as Blade Runner, Aliens, Tron, and 2010: The Year We Make Contact.
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