I’ve been enjoying Joel Johnson’s fawning fanboy coverage of Syd Mead on Boing Boing Gadgets. Hey, I’d fawn, too. I’m also a huge fan of Mead’s and even thought about becoming a conceptual artist or industrial designer on his inspiration. In this episode of BBtv, Joel talks with Mead about the awesome one-of-a-kind Spinner police vehicle from Blade Runner that the folks at Lego did as a present to Syd.
[youtube=https://youtu.be/LYFr3X1n6ag] Blade Runner Lego Spinner Car: Syd Mead with Joel Johnson
The other Mead segments on BBtv:
[youtube=https://youtu.be/6VPT-Ug-gF4] Joel Johnson interviews Syd Mead: Part 3 (Blade Runner)
[youtube=https://youtu.be/9uYTkrmTC94] Joel Johnson interviews Syd Mead: part 1
[youtube=https://youtu.be/zTQtE-Yaa4w] Joel Johnson interviews Syd Mead: part 2
Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.View more articles by Gareth Branwyn