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 imitation of the hypnotising nature of consumerism
To imitate the hypnotising nature of consumerism that’s often linked with fashion photography, Sassen made portraits of hypnotised models. Prints of these portraits were then taken to the gardens of world-famous landscape architect (and his great-aunt) Mien Ruys, in Dedemsvaart and photographed again by Guus Kaandorp and Lou-Lou van Staaveren.
Bonne grew up here under the watchful eye of his mother Willemijn and his great aunt, Mien. Both passed away when Bonne was eight years old. In these childhood memories and in this significant and forming loss, lie the roots of Bonne Suits.
In Moerheim the photography is coupled with a foreword by Alma Mathijsen and two poems by musicians Camiel Muiser (Petersburg) and Rayvel Pieternella (Ray Fuego).