Made by MENDOAbout the books
Who will recognize a great book better than a bookstore? A bookstore run by graphic designers. Here’s why: at MENDO we get market feedback seven days a week, we are blessed to be surrounded by a bunch of talented, inspiring people – photographers, writers and publishers – and after being a bookstore for more than 15 years, we can easily say we know what book aficionados are looking for. Don’t you agree that initiating, creating and realizing jaw-dropping books now, only comes natural?
A MENDO publication is a well-designed book with visually stunning creative content, browsed by people to be amazed and inspired. The subject-matter is one of our pre-defined curated categories, fashion, photography, interior, sport, lifestyle, food and traveling. In general, a MENDO book is a piece of furniture in itself.
All Gone’s 2017 new cover is an ode to “Bling-culture” and hip hop jewelry. It pays an extended homage to gold chains, gold pendants, and diamonds. The art is a tribute to the Pen & Pixels scene and all the great nineties southern hip hop album covers, to Raekwon’s legendary “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx” EP, to Master P’s No Limit records imagery, to Eric B and Rakim, LL Cool J, Scarface and Big Daddy Kane–all the way to Kurtis Blow, Biggie, Jay Z and Birdman. And beyond musicians, the cover references the great work of NYC-based contemporary artist Luis Gispert. The new All Gone 2017 cover is all about the streets, about getting rich from the hustle, about opulence, about shining!
For its twelfth issue, La MJC joined forces with super talented French illustrator Yoann Houlbert to create a unique, hand-draw artwork. The result is stunning and extremely realistic; we printed on a silver based paper, to obtain true reflections effects on all chains and diamonds. Trust us, you will quickly understand when you experience the book in person!