Hello Brooklyn! To celebrate the inauguration of MTV’s Video Music Awards stamp on Brooklyn’s Barclay Center, the internationally acclaimed Brooklyn based artist, KAWS, has redesigned the iconic Moonman Award!!!!
This is the first time the Moonman’s features have been altered in 30 years. Lots of history being made and the event hasn’t even begun!!
The artista divulges to MTV News the inspiration behind the design:
“It’s such a strong, iconic thing. Everyone sees the Moonman and knows right off the bat what it is,” KAWS told MTV News. “When I was first invited to do the project, I knew that I didn’t want to create something new entirely, I wanted [to do] something you see that’s immediately KAWS and immediately Moonman; people just get it.”
“It seems very in line with the work I make and it sort of seemed like a natural step,” KAWS explained. “As I went on [in his career], I got away from doing lettering, and more into using symbolic imagery. The original Moonman was standing on the MTV logo, I took liberties like replacing the footprint; the bones are similar to the bones on the characters I design.”
But this is a one time shot. After this year, the Moonman will return to his original state, making this award the apple of quite a number of nominees’ eyes.
It all goes down live August 25 from the Barclay Center in Brooklyn.
Be Extraordinary- Alyssa Peacock