That leads us to Syd Mead. After training in industrial design at the Art Center School in Las Angeles, he began his career as a staff designer for his paintings for the 1961 book Concepts for the U.S. Steel Corporation earning him national attention. Among the concepts that Mead visualized was a quadrupedal vehicle that ultimately became the inspiration for At-At's (All Terrain Armored Transports, or elephant-like walking tanks) that appeared in Lucas's Star Wars sequel, The Empire Strikes Back.
There is currently a documentary or DVD on Syd Mead, but I haven't watched it yet or really know where to look for it. I was hoping to watch it off Netflix or some other streaming service, but I haven't tracked down an available copy. Perhaps Amazon has a copy, I'm still looking. I did find a trailer for it on Youtube, and on it Mead says he started drawing and making art as a small child (you can sure tell).
The soundtrack by the way for the Syd Mead documentary comes from the electronic composer, Richard Souther, who also goes by the name of Douglas Towbridge on some of his other CDs. It seems the right fit for the documentary, you can hear snippets of it while watching that first YT video. Souther has been around for a while too, generally his albums are found on smaller recording labels. One of the earliest albums by him is on the budget Laserlight labels, called Heirborne (1985). Although one might pass over that particular album due to it being a budget label, Laserlight have actually issued some pretty good albums in many genres.
Heirborne came out in just about the peak of the New Age phenomena, and has those hallmarks. I'd also say some people tend to dismiss New Age music as well. I know at one time many referred to New Age music as "wallpaper music" I guess referring to it being pleasant, but somewhat uninteresting and not worth paying attention to or that it tends to blend into the background. I guess I'd say that is their loss since I enjoy a lot of it. I probably should do a Top Ten New Age albums list. I'd agree that it is pleasant, most of the time, but disagree that it is of any less worth, or not deserving of one's attention. If fact due to its pleasant nature, I find it's the perfect type music to listen to when helping to unwind at the end of a day. At any rate, below is a song from Richard Souther's album, Heirborne.