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.
Sneaker Freaker’s managing editor Audrey Bugeja goes deep with Joe as he explains the background behind the follow-up to his ‘No Emotions Are Emotions’ project. This is another deeply personal Joe Freshgoods narrative sourced straight outta the late 90s, but there’s a serious point to be made, one that we’ll let Joe explain in his own inimitable words.
Next up they visit Camden, New Jersey, where Byron and Darien Gans have amassed an incredible collection of game-worn pro-models and vintage relics that are all on display at their Shoe Kings store. Air Rev’s freewheeling 5000-word interview certainly does justice to the siblings’ unique story.
On another tip entirely, Happy Trails is an 80-page look at the current hype behind off-road gear. Teki Latex’s love of GORE-TEX, Mowabbs, incongruous layers of apparel and harnessing the ‘abstract flow of energy’ make for highly entertaining and enlightening reading.
Aside from that you can expect the usual assortment of fresh news, salacious gossip, artist exposes and highly opinionated speculation.