Post Archive – get digg'n

Hear ye hear ye... what follows is a fine collection of my personal posts created on our move from Auckland to Nelson during the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) of 2018. Some gems in here! Get reading ...

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By Simon Owen / November 26, 2007

And welcome to my blog. This site will be a depository for my ideas, thoughts and trends in all things I dare to deem commercial, creative and worth investigation. That is not to say, however, that there will be a fair bit of pop culture trivia and multi media in the mix. Bookmark this page…

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A very palatable client

By Simon Owen / November 27, 2007

I’m over the moon to have just picked up Cloudy Bay as a new client. The winery takes its name from the bay at the eastern extremity of the Wairau Valley. It was named Cloudy Bay by Captain Cook on his voyage to New Zealand in 1770. The wines of Cloudy Bay are exported to…

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3D Dragon: video and download

By Simon Owen / December 5, 2007

This is a really cool optical illusion! Have a look at the video above (only 38 sec), and then download a dragon of your colour choice below and try it for yourself. Assembly instructions are included. Just get your local copy house to print your dragon at A3 on a firm stock. Download (right click).…

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You are a Legend Paul Verdon!

By Simon Owen / December 7, 2007

The Legends of World Rugby collectors edition book is now available in New Zealand. This remarkable limited edition book has been signed by 75 of the worlds best players from the armature era and retails for NZ$795. I designed the book, and author Paul Verdon is photographed here signing my personal copy. Thanks Paul! For…

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My 1970’s Odd Rod’s sticker collection!

By Simon Owen / December 20, 2007

These are a bunch of really cool stickers that I collected back in the 1970’s. Retouched in Photoshop CS3 circa 2008. Edited and put to a rocking track by the Subways for your viewing pleasure…

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Student animations from 1990

By Simon Owen / February 1, 2008

Back in the day, the Amiga 2000 was used to create broadcast graphics at TVNZ. As a graduate design student in 1990, I created an odd collection of animations, some of which were broadcast! Two of my special favorites are below.  

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You are Jackson Pollock

By Simon Owen / February 24, 2008

Why should I have all the fun? Go on, get creative! Click away… “`

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A toothy image

By Simon Owen / March 20, 2008

My new camera takes an incredibly detailed image at 12.1 Mega Pixels.It’s a Nikon CoolPix PS5100. Here is a great shot of my canine challenged 7 year old son Ronan.

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By Simon Owen / June 27, 2008
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NBR Best Dressed Awards 2008

By Simon Owen / July 6, 2008

I have officially entered (back) into the realm of audio visual design. It is like a full circle from my experimental design school days. I did a bit of video freelance work back then, but the pay is much better now!   Check out this clip I built within 2 hours ‘on the night’ at…

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