Futuristic cars inspired by Syd Mead's Blade Runner designs

The next generation of concept artists is paying tribute to the master, Syd Mead, who reinvented cars and city living in his work on Blade Runner, Tron and other films. Here are our favorite entries from CGSociety's Syd Mead contest.

As striking as Mead's Blade Runner art was, it's amazing to see the many different types of striking designs that up-and-coming concept artists have come up with for the "Images of Future Transport: In The Style of Syd Mead" contest, which just had its entry deadline. These are our favorite Mead-inspired images, but you should definitely check out the rest over at the link. [CGSociety, thanks Richard!]

Top image: Taxi No. 7, by Draw!

Futuristic cars inspired by Syd Mead's Blade Runner designs

Dragonfly by Bji0122

Futuristic cars inspired by Syd Mead's Blade Runner designs

Hybrid car, by Scilence

Futuristic cars inspired by Syd Mead's Blade Runner designs

Arch Car Freeways by AhmedAlDoori

Futuristic cars inspired by Syd Mead's Blade Runner designs

The Aerocoach by Gostev

Futuristic cars inspired by Syd Mead's Blade Runner designs

New London Future Individualist Transportation by Nothingness

Futuristic cars inspired by Syd Mead's Blade Runner designs

Rescue Vehicle by Fused Brain

Futuristic cars inspired by Syd Mead's Blade Runner designs

Friday Night Car Show, 2085 by Buster1951

Futuristic cars inspired by Syd Mead's Blade Runner designs

Megacoach 2 by Xairphex

Futuristic cars inspired by Syd Mead's Blade Runner designs

Airflow Comp by Xenon Prime

Futuristic cars inspired by Syd Mead's Blade Runner designs

Wolf VI Lightning Drive by Wookadee

Futuristic cars inspired by Syd Mead's Blade Runner designs

Race Cars or Moonracers, by Kermaco

Futuristic cars inspired by Syd Mead's Blade Runner designs

LX Mark II by Syndicate

Futuristic cars inspired by Syd Mead's Blade Runner designs

The Bossanova by CA Torres

Futuristic cars inspired by Syd Mead's Blade Runner designs

Happy Panda by Jamie Burton

Futuristic cars inspired by Syd Mead's Blade Runner designs

Orion 5 Rapid Response by Chrisskinner78

Futuristic cars inspired by Syd Mead's Blade Runner designs

Armageddon by Shogun Warrior

Futuristic cars inspired by Syd Mead's Blade Runner designs

The Syd Mead Acclerate Award Show by Witus

Futuristic cars inspired by Syd Mead's Blade Runner designs

Days After Tomorrow by Lordemian

Futuristic cars inspired by Syd Mead's Blade Runner designs

Nightrunner by Shinobi2K5

Futuristic cars inspired by Syd Mead's Blade Runner designs

Mobil Home by Tomaya

Futuristic cars inspired by Syd Mead's Blade Runner designs

CRR by Maykrender

Futuristic cars inspired by Syd Mead's Blade Runner designs

OXSYD by PXMemory

Futuristic cars inspired by Syd Mead's Blade Runner designs

Scorpion SM by Dodgeas3D

Futuristic cars inspired by Syd Mead's Blade Runner designs

Airport (on a distant planet) by Redmer

Futuristic cars inspired by Syd Mead's Blade Runner designs

Purple Luxury by Kaweckif

Futuristic cars inspired by Syd Mead's Blade Runner designs

Macro Burst by Lightsovereign, inspired by the Sulaco in Aliens.