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 tactile experience that explores the world around us
Prometheus shaped man out of mud, and Athena breathed life into his creation. the emergence of life from clay appears in the earliest mythology, literature and thought. in civilisations as divergent as the ancient Egyptians, greeks, Chinese, incas and Māori, there was a common belief in gods creating flesh and blood from mud. Clay minerals were even proposed as possible genetic materials, indicating that they could have played an active role in the origin of life.
‘I want the book to feel like a simple, clear thought. Like a cold, sobering wind at the end of the summer.’
Grains of sand caught in your pores and in your hair. Salt crystals that dry on your skin after the sun sucks all the water back towards the sky, a warm dune at your back with a well traveled, cold wind blowing past your face. And a clean sky that makes you feel as if the atmosphere around you couldn't get any thinner and you're moving right through the raw elements of the universe. When millions of seashells and driftwood under your bare feet make you feel like you're the last living thing standing. The thrill of loneliness and learning to lose all sense of time...
The geography of this ephemeral world became the ideal canvas for “CLAY”. This ancient landscape can change its glorious shape like footprints in the sand the moment wind or swell has a change of heart. And like the driftwood, ground by the elements until it’s fully naked, “clay” too is made bare and unclothed by its materiality as well as its content.
With this book begins Pierrot’s own testament. Creating with an instinctive ancestral and fertile notion of form and values. Showing a visible outward appearance of the natural and the primal – with ethics and aesthetics in harmony.