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Annie Leibovitz, the Grand Dame of colourful, staged portraits

Photographer's profile

There is no better way to see movie stars and musicians than through the lens of the Grand Dame of colourful, staged portraits: Annie Leibovitz.

Why we don’t sell magazines

Their books are better

"Sorry, we don’t sell magazines." Or do we? Here’s a list of our best books on and by magazines.

Who the f*ck is Adam Katz Sinding?

A WhatsApp conversation with the photographer of This Is Not A F*cking Street Style Book

"I wasn't born with much of a filter. So when I see bullshit, I call "bullshit". A WhatsApp conversation with the photographer of This Is Not A F*cking Street Style…

A conversation with Marlene Taschen

Interview

On a drooly Thursday morning, MENDO's Mikel van den Boogaard had a very fun conversation about our industry with Marlene Taschen, Managing Director at (- and daughter of Benedikt) Taschen.

Jimmy Nelson: “I’d like people to participate in what I feel and see”

Interview

Renowned photographer Jimmy Nelson will sign the long-awaited sequel to Before They Pass Away at our Berenstraat flagship store, from 14:00-16:00 on Sunday 23 September. MENDO chats with Jimmy about…

How the show began

Interview

To celebrate our upcoming book with The Avocado Show, MENDO had a lunch date with its founder Ron Simpson to “peel” the success of the Avocado Show.

A book made to pause over

Interview with Ali Kirby, art director at DENHAM

In January of 2018, DENHAM released the book A Decade of DENHAM, in collaboration with MENDO. We talked to DENHAM's art director Ali Kirby, driving force behind the book, about…

Shelf Sessions: Emilia van Lynden

Unseen

In our series Shelf Sessions we climb the shelves of MENDO’s friends. In this episode: Emilia van Lynden, (ex) Artistic Director of Unseen Amsterdam.

Shelf Sessions: Jochem Leegstra

...,staat

In our series Shelf Sessions we climb the shelves of some of MENDO's friends. In this episode: Jochem Leegstra, co-founder and creative director at ...,staat.

MENDO and Union present Frame/Work

New book

The first MENDO publication of 2019 is a fact: Frame/Work, created in collaboration with Union, is a book that inspires every young metropolitan citizen.

Joeri’s favorite books

Meet MENDO

People often ask us which books are our personal favorites. In this collection co-owner Joeri shares his favorites.

Six soon to be released books you should know about

Coming soon and available for pre-order now

While this year has already given us some great titles, many new books are pending to be released at MENDO. We’ve selected some of our favorite new titles for this…

Meet the maker: Ed van der Elsken

Arguably the most notorious Dutch photographer ever

With an expo in Amsterdam, his name is on the tip of everyone’s tongue again.

Introducing “Miss Avocado”: Colette Dike

Interview

We had a moment to talk with Colette, the mastermind behind most of the recipes you’ll find in The Avocado Show book.

Fashion in Amsterdam is… MOAM

Some favorite contributions

For our newest book MOAM and MENDO asked 100 Dutch creatives to show and tell us what fashion in Amsterdam is.

Shelf Sessions: Jason Denham

DENHAM

In our series Shelf Sessions we climb the shelves of MENDO’s friends. In this episode: Jason Denham, Creative Director and Founder at DENHAM.

A culinary fairytale

MENDO talked and tasted with Aska’s star-chef Fredrik Berselius

Aska’s chef Fredrik Berselius was born in Sweden, but has managed to conquer the highly competitive New York restaurant scene with two Michelin Stars within a year after its reopening.…

Surf’s Up!

Surfing is actually done offline

Shaka brah! Every summer eventually comes to an end, even this one. But to extend the summer vibes a little further, here’s a selection of our best surfing titles.

Strategic partnership between MENDO and teNeues

Four titles confirmed for first half of 2018

We're pleased to announce that as of 2018 MENDO and teNeues, a house-hold name in the international publishing world, will be publishing books together.

Visual inspiration #2

The best images from books at MENDO

The books at MENDO offer a treasure trove of visually inspiring images. MENDO will dive into the imagery regularly and dig up some of the best images around. Enjoy Visual…