The Designamo Roundup: September Video Edition

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

Max Kaplun
Sep 13, 2016 · 2 min read

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.
A moving and hilarious reality check for designers everywhere on being a new mother and work/parenthood balance from The New York Times’ graphic designer Jennifer Daniel, as delivered at this year’s 99U Conference.

Jennifer Daniel speaking at 99u.

Now Bumping to: The Lot Radio

Design work is heavily reliant on having the right tunes readily available. That’s why a few of us here at Dynamo stream The Lot, a 24/7 Greenpoint, Brooklyn internet video/radio station. The DJ’s are as diverse as it gets and the lack of ads and radio banter means you can stay in the zone.

The Lot Radio.

Kanye West is the new Walt Disney
An important piece of social commentary and visual collage from the folks at Super Deluxe. Can’t wait for Season 4.

Kanye West at the VMAs.

Every Frame a Painting: F for Fake
An in-depth study of Orson Welles’ F for Fake on how to structure a video essay, an innovative format that he invented. Tony Zhou’s Every Frame a Painting series is worthy of a deep dive. Dig in!

F For Fake — How to Structure a Video Essay

That’s all for September. If you have any suggestions or feedback, or just want to say hello, hit us up at

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