The exhibition is being held at 3331 Arts Chiyoda in Tokyo from April 27 – May 19, 2019.


This exhibition honors the work of the famed, world-class industrial designer and “visual futurist” Syd Mead, known for his design works on popular Hollywood films such as Aliens, Tron, and Blade Runner. Syd Mead also served as the mechanical designer for the 1999 Turn-A Gundam series, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

This exhibition consists of four parts selected from the vast archive owned by Mead and also selected by Japan.
The first is “PROGRESSIONS”, showcasing his early watercolor paintings to the latest works for the first time in Asia.

Running of the Six Drgxx

The second is “Movie Art”, which showcases unpublished concept paintings from the production design of Hollywood films he’s designed.

Downtown City Scape _ Blade Runner (C) 1982 The Blade Runner Partnership. All Rights Reserved.

The third is “TYO Special” focusing on his designs in Japanese works centering on anime such as Turn-A Gundam and Yamato 2520.

TURN A FRONT _ GUNDAM (C) INSULATION / SUNRISE

The fourth part is “Memories of the Future,” curated by Japanese collector, Hiroshi Matsui, showcases Mead’s ideas, designs, the production process and first exhibition of treasured original works.

JUNGLE CRAWLER 4 (Gouache) (C) Syd Mead, Inc

Regular admission tickets for the exhibition are priced at 2,000 yen for high school and college students, 1,000 yen for elementary students, and free of charge for handicapped people and one accompanying person.

Advanced tickets are priced at 1,800 yen, 5,000 yen to include a special brochure, 5,000 yen to include a “SYD MEAD 1969” postcard set, 2,800 yen to include a Turn-A Gundam postcard, and 2,800 yen to include a Yamato 2520 postcard set.

Source: Gundam Info

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