Designs on MTV

When the image of a moonman planting an MTV-adorned flag and a pop video featuring The Buggles heralded the arrival of MTV in August of 1981, it was not only the music and television industries that were irrevocably changed. Although often overlooked, MTV's impact on the world of design is near incalculable.

It's ironic that a television channel dedicated to the simple pleasures of music could be lambasted for its role in the dumbing down of Hollywood yet simultaneously heaped with endless praise for its role as a supporter, nurturer and creative force in the world of animation and design. But then MTV, both corporate success story and eye candy for a disaffected youth, has always been something of a contradiction.

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