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November 17, 2019
MTV Moon Person: A Brief History and the Latest Funko Pop
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I’d like to thank my mom and dad, the folks at Funko who always know what they’re doing, MTV, and of course, GOD!
Did I get this whole acceptance speech thing right?!
Before we get into the details of the latest Funko Pop, I’d like to discuss a brief history of the Moon Person.
Brief History of MTV Moon Person
The MTV Moon Person, formerly known as the Moonman, was born in 1981, by graphic designers Pat Gorman, Frank Olinsky, and Patti Rogoff. They designed the MTV logo too.
The designers from Manhattan Design got the idea of an astronaut holding the MTV logo flag, and placing it on the moon, claiming uncharted territory.
“We thought, ‘We’re like the guys landing on the moon and claiming it. We claim this land for music,’” Gorman said. “The thing about music is, there’s always something happening that’s the next thing. There’s always something new. MTV was claiming that. The Moonman claims all of that: what has happened and what will become in music.”
They launched the announcement of the Moonman the same day MTV launched in August 1981.