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.
The J-Pop band EXILE is one of the most popular bands on the planet.
With tours that pack 50,000-seat stadiums, the J-Pop band EXILE is one of the most popular bands on the planet. Founded as a six-man group in 1999 by Hiro Igarashi, now EXILE and its associated boy bands and singer-songwriters are platinum acts many times over, having sold more than twenty-five million records in Japan alone, and count Pharrell, A$AP Rocky, and Afrojack as collaborators.
This lavishly illustrated book documents Hiro’s empire, one of the most unique media and entertainment companies in Japan. Images of EXILE’s innovative stadium tours, stage designs, and fashion photography will draw in Western readers, and offer a unique collectible for fans in Asia.
The book emphasizes the engagement with fashion and its links to pop music, as it describes the rise of Hiro and EXILE as a force in streetwear—with collaborations with NIGO®, Mastermind, Adidas Originals, and Dr. Romanelli.