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.
‘I think about creating meaning through re-presentation.’
Martine Sym’s studio practice involves a lot of found texts. She primarily uses the language of films and television and is particularly interested in errant strands of popular culture, works that are anomalies within mass media.
The book was an opportunity to articulate her ideas regarding black-themed films. She couldn’t stop reading and watching films. A lot of her work is presenting a text to be looked at.
Explore this limited edition photographic memory of a defunct record store in Detroit, and through it, the story of black-owned businesses in America. Available now at MENDO.