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.
A nuanced aesthetic of Jamaica
The photos Jeano Edwards took evolved into a conscious effort to make a book, as he felt it was a strong medium to ensure that the work took a physical, tactile form while creating a narrative experience for people to engage with the story he wanted to tell.
The images reflect on the quaint, mundane beauty that emanates from the culture and the people. Image makers strive to use images to create/recreate the world as they see it which is precisely what he set out to do here.
‘I wanted to capture a version of Jamaica that was quaint, mundane, but beautiful.’
There is a certain softness and stillness that exists in how he sees and experiences home and something he felt was missing in the images he often saw coming from the island. His hope is for this book to feel like a piece of home for anyone who owns a copy.