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 book contains colour photography as well as black and white images, and inside the book you’ll find a zine containing other, grainier images that look like – to quote Ab Fab’s Bubble – they have been “roneoed and roneoed and this is the very last copy”. In a preview shared with Another Man, it’s clear that this will become another staple in the Peter De Potter oeuvre, seeped with the carnal grit and youthful ennui that amassed him a devout following.
An introductory text reveals the activist, of-the-times spirit that the book embraces:
“All statues sleep alone.
All statues grow alone.
All statues are natural forms.
All statues are spiritual forms.
All statues feel so cold.
All statues want to touch you back.
If statues are testimonials, what do we give them to witness in return? These are times of turmoil and uncertainty and abrupt changes. Nowadays we should have statues that cry out, offended and angry.”