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Journal

Foundations of graphic design

Inspiration to publication

From the philosophy behind design, to the typefaces that make them work, to the materials that bring them to life. These books help you improve your design practice from start to (print) finish.

Complaint from an extremely unhappy customer

Review

"I hope you can live with the guilt of having tempted a jobless to spend money he doesn't have in order to buy stuff he actually doesn't need to enjoy…

Virtual Signing Session with Pie Aerts

Virtual Signing Session

On Sunday 10 May, we held our second Virtual Signing Session with none other than Dutch photographer Pie Aerts, who signed his book "Tales from the Roads Less Traveled" for…

New visual perspectives

Learn something new today

From modern office Rebels to art history classics, there's always plenty new to see and learn at MENDO. Get a new perspective with this collection of visually minded and educational…

Challenging your professional life

Interview

In March, MENDO and Rebel launched a book called Challenge Your Professional Life—a book that is more relevant now than ever. We talked with Rebels Lenny van Klink and Wout…

The silence before the silence

Quiet Amsterdam

The scenes below truly embody the times we're living in: normally-bustling places, abandoned and empty. But would you guess that all these pictures were taken in 2019, before the currently…

Home is where the … is

Books to boost your interior

Make your house an inspirational home with a little help from these ten unmissable interior books.

MENDO Live Sessions @ De L’Europe

Every Thursday at 2PM, MENDO's Roy and Gunifort will be coming to you live on Instagram from our new store at De L'Europe Amsterdam with an insider's take on the…

Visual inspiration #8

At MENDO, we love to be inspired by everything visual. This time, we've selected 8 images that cast our collective solitude in a beautiful light.

Review: Virtual Signing Session with Stephan Vanfleteren

Saturday 18 April 1PM-3PM

On Saturday 18 April Stephan Vanfleteren was the first photographer in MENDO's new series: The Virtual Signing Sessions, where people get to meet photographers virtually and have their book signed for you while they chat.

Easter egg hunt 2020: it’s a wrap

Thank you for joining

The Easter egg hunt has come to an end. Out of hundreds (!) of contestants, 41 were lucky to receive giftcards up to € 250. Will you join us again…

The Monocle guides to basically everything

Ultimate 'how-to' books

Do you want to improve your home, lifestyle, city, or the world? There's a Monocle guide for you. Dive into the deep end with over 2300 pages of inspiring people,…

Thank you for supporting MENDO

Why we do what we do

Even in these surreal times, we send newsletters and post messages on social media. Our own feelings on this are ambiguous. We've written a little note to explain why we…

Amsterdam says: “Hi”

9 reasons we love our city

Just like the rest of the world, Amsterdam is going through it at the moment. So, here's a small reminder of 9 things we love about Amsterdam, captured in 9…