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.
An object of synchronisation, of affirmation and contemplation
The Book becomes an object of synchronisation, of affirmation and contemplation. A style and design manifesto defining an era for the artist and whoever who project their dreams into his imagery.
The book serves as an indication of Hugo’s artistic vision, which he traces back to his time studying architecture before switching to photography and will carry forward with film, music and collaborative projects via his newly launched creative studio Nikita.
‘I want to erase the boundary between human analogue and digital.’
Nods to different technologies appear throughout his book: there are barcodes on most pages and giant debossed lines on the cover, for example, a motif that Comte uses often and describes as “the symbol of the book”. Some of those barcoded pages bear digitally manipulated images, the result of collaborations with airbrush artists and experiments with CGI.