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.
As a means of achieving self-acceptance and coming to terms with my own emotions, Sander Coers followed a group of twenty-something year old men over the course of 2020 to try and discover how growing up, dealing with past experiences, and expected stereotypical masculine behavior affect the expression of oneself.
Packed with symbols of my youth in Zeeuws-Vlaanderen (a popular holiday destination in the south of The Netherlands), the images radiate a certain nostalgic aura that makes them seem like a distant but collective memory he shares with the people he interviewed.
A big part of this project is the sea, that runs through it like a thread. Symbolized in literature and films as both masculine and feminine, the sea represents the duality that these men experience.