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.
Self Service is a seminal Parisian style magazine published biannually. The publication was borne out of the ‘Work in Progress’ studio, a self styled ‘visual laboratory of advertising design’ founded in 1993 by Suzanne Kroller and Ezra Petronio. Kroller and Petronio subsequently launched Self Service magazine from this base as their platform for experimentation with magazine protocol; stage-managing the photography, styling, writing, graphics, typography and layout design under the creative direction of ‘Work in Progress’. It is one of the original ‘directional’ publications, especially influential upon the competitive world of independent magazine publishing. Ezra Petronio is both editor-in-chief and creative director and Suzanne Koller is fashion director.