2016 is now over.

A lot has been said about 2016. From the troubling political climate around the world to high-profile celebrity deaths, the consensus has been to antagonise the calendar year. Another notably odd trend of 2016 has been the perseverance of bad design.

The latest batch of visual goodness that caught our eye. There will be no mention of Stranger Things in this post!

Spike Jonze for Kenzo.
To announce the arrival of KENZO’s new perfume created by Carol Lim & Humberto Leon of Opening Ceremony, Oscar-winner Spike Jonze drew inspiration from his Busby Berkeley-steeped Fatboy Slim/Christopher Walken past, resulting in a poetic and empowering work of choreography and minimal special effects. The result certainly transcends the medium of advertising.

Spike Jonze — KENZO World

Jennifer Daniel: I Failed, But I Am Not a Failure.

Tobias van Schneider speaking at our April 2016 event.

Dynamo is a digital agency in Montréal that also produces events. Our DynamicMTL series has been going for almost two years and we’ve learned a few lessons along the way from our distinguished speakers — here are our top 10. This post was adapted from a Pecha Kucha-style talk that I gave with Alex Nemeroff as part of the International Council of Design’s World Design Day (the lessons were edited and in some cases condensed for this context).

The learning never stops here at Dynamo. Enjoy a few of our most recent design knowledge bits from far and wide in this month’s instalment of Designamo.

Montreal is Global Design City.
This week, the Cooper Hewitt announced it’s 2016 National Design Award winners. Among them was architect Moshe Safdie who received a lifetime achievement award. As a Montreal-based studio, we’re proud to see a leading architect receiving the highest design honour from the president of the United States. Safdie attended McGill University right here in town and designed the iconic Habitat 67. Congratulations Mr. Safdie.

Max Kaplun

UX Design Lead @SSENSE

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