On Thursday, we got a sneak peek of KAWS' stage design for the MTV VMAs this weekend, including a 60-foot inflatable version of the all new Moonman. After the unveiling of KAWS' enormous set piece at the Barclays Center, we asked KAWS a few questions about creating art for the VMAs.
The Brooklyn-based artist has created all the visual imagery for the awards show, including press passes, posters, awards, and the set design. Working off of MTV's Moonman, KAWS updated the award with his own character, Companion. The 60-foot version of Companion looms over the stadium while a smaller version will be handed out to the winners. Check out the video to hear KAWS' thoughts on designing for the VMAs in the video above.