With all of the buzz that's slowly erupting over the upcoming Blade Runner sequel (fall 2017), I've been digging into production videos, behind the scenes stuff and short documentaries on the 1982 film. As a result, I came across a ton of concept art and production stills by Syd Mead, the principal concept artist for the movie.

Needless to say, Syd’s renderings had a lot to do with the final look of the film, but also went on to influence a cache of other sci-fi films both directly and indirectly. He also worked on Tron, Aliens, Elysium, as well as a slew of other films and video games.

Check out a few pieces from Blade Runner:

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