Orbiting space colony - Syd Mead (via x-ray delta one album @ Flickr)

Syd Mead (Alien, Tron, Blade Runner) created this image of “future farmers” on a space station for National Geographic. It’s based on the Stanford torus concept from Elysium was also inspired by.

Weyland-Yutani Archives: Aliens Visual Futurist: Syd Mead

blorgblorgblorg: “ Syd Mead concept art for the Sulaco from Aliens, pt hulls sourced from Alien Anthology blu-ray set ”

“Did you know that Elysium is actually based on early 60’s designs of space gardens made for the NASA? The one on top was made by Syd Mead, who also worked on Elysium.”

Let’s build a Moon village, says European Space Agency’s new director

Weyland-Yutani Archives: Aliens Visual Futurist: Syd Mead

blorgblorgblorg: “ Syd Mead concept art for the Sulaco from Aliens, pt hulls sourced from Alien Anthology blu-ray set ”

Weyland-Yutani Archives: Aliens Visual Futurist: Syd Mead

Syd Mead - concept art for the Sulaco from Aliens, pt interiors (sourced from the Alien Anthology blu-ray set)

Weyland-Yutani Archives: Aliens Visual Futurist: Syd Mead

Syd Mead concept art for the Sulaco from Aliens, pt interiors sourced from the Alien Anthology blu-ray set

Weyland-Yutani Archives: Aliens Visual Futurist: Syd Mead

With principal photography for Aliens closing in James Cameron still had nothing designed late in the film's pre-production.

Weyland-Yutani Archives: Aliens Visual Futurist: Syd Mead

Syd Mead concept art for the Sulaco from Aliens, pt interiors sourced from the Alien Anthology blu-ray set

Weyland-Yutani Archives: Aliens Visual Futurist: Syd Mead

shear-in-spuh-rey-shuhn: “ SYD MEAD Sulaco Concept (Aliens) Pen/Marker ”

Weyland-Yutani Archives: Aliens Visual Futurist: Syd Mead

Syd Mead - concept art for the Sulaco from Aliens, pt interiors (sourced from the Alien Anthology blu-ray set)

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