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.
In politics we have gone from Shepard Fairey’s ‘Hope’ poster for Barack Obama, to the Pussyhat protest against Donald Trump. Selected by 205 expert nominators, a total of 840 innovative and thought-provoking designs from across the world are featured, ranging from the scale of Zaha Hadid’s architecture to Harvard’s human organs-on-chips project. The designs that have defined this moment in history include Herzog & de Meuron’s Beijing Olympic stadium, the Plumen light bulb, Google’s self-driving car and many more.
This book is divided per the categories for the Designs of the Year award: architecture, digital, fashion, graphics, product and transport. Introduced by acclaimed writer, editor and director of the Design Museum, Deyan Sudjic, the book features all of the Designs of the Year winners over the past decade.