Ilovedust illustrate the 2011 Do Something Awards. Ilovedust worked with VH1 in New York and Dempsey Productions in Los Angeles to create a show package. The annual awards show honors young people’s commitment to social change. Actress Jane Lynch hosted this year’s ceremony and celebrities like David Beckham, Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber and Demi Lovato were in attendance to hand out awards. Categories included “Athlete,” “Movie Star,” “Twitter,” “Festival,” and the main prize, “The Do Something Award.”
2009 has been a busy year for Tristan Eaton, founder of Thunderdog Studios. He’s traveled around the world for Dell Design Studio, launched the B-Bot iPhone application, been featured in Art for Obama, released Thundermutt 3.0, and created murals for the Ace Hotel. We caught up with Tristan again to discuss his latest project, the rebranding of the 2009 Soul Train Awards for Viacom’s new network, Centric. The comprehensive campaign includes logo design, a new train design, print and outdoor art, subway station takeovers, animation sequences, on-air graphics, and the Soul Train award itself. Interspectacular wrote, directed, and animated the pivotal opening sequence (shown above) and all transitional elements. Bernstein & Andriulli produced the entire show package.
With a television show as heavily embedded in America’s cultural history as Soul Train, all eyes were on Tristan and Thunderdog Studios to see where they would take the updated identity. Never one to shy away from high expectations, Tristan was honored to be chosen for the task. Working closely with other Viacom networks VH1 and BET, he sought to keep the funk and spirit of the original show while making it look sharp and modern for today.
Get ready for a new round of Divas on VH1′s exciting television music special. This year they’ve reinvented themselves with a new logo by Mogollon and a new crop of Divas including Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus, and Leona Lewis.
Watch VH1 Divas live tonight, September 17th, 2009 at 9/8c.