Simon Owens Creative Direction
DESIGN / ART DIRECTION · LOGO / VISUAL IDENTITY
“Sun” is the second video from Caribou’s Swim, following “Odessa.” Directed by Simon Owens, the same guy who did LCD Soundsystem’s “New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down” Kermit video. Simon attended art school in London, and then joined a group called Tomato. He later set up The Imaginary Tennis Club with a short lived but highly successful gallery called Millers Terrace. He was listed in the 200 of the most important creatives of the future by ID magazine.
I've created situations and creative enterprises, and now i'm gathering that all together- Simon
Greatest inspirations or influences?
- Small town England,
- bunking off school and running off to London in my early teens,
- hearing strange beeps and bleeps music for the first time in Flip on Long Acre in London.
Challenges of what you do?
Convincing others to see the 'vision'
What would be a "dream" project for you?
- Making a film of OK magazine
- and Building my own house with a large glass roof, whilst shooting Gerard Depardieu lip-syncing Sebastian Tellier inside
Project your most proud of so far?
My moving box studio, it's modular, and all on wheels.…
It would have to be the BBC's football gossip page, i'm sadly obsessed… that and 'Kick to kill' blog spot plus a Scandinavian furniture site which will remain secret, that I pour over late at night…
Up and coming artists we should know about?
he's just going to murk it!
Anything else you'd like to share with our audience?
I knew what was going to happen in my 20's, I don't know what is going to happen in my 30's.