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 book about the fans. And really about what they wore
The book is not about The Stone Roses as such – endlessly fabulous as they are. This is a book about the fans. And really about what they wore. Photographed by Dave Swindells, Patrick Harrison and Peter J Walsh, Spike Island is a visual encyclopaedia of 80s/90s British street style. When indie rock met dance in the third summer of love. Turn the page to see just how amaze these kids look!
The most extraordinary cover photograph is by Juergen Teller. She looks and dresses like no one else in the book. She is just iconic. We have loved that anachronistic throwback hippy style picture since it first appeared in i-D. And now it is the cover of a super cool book.
There are over 100 brilliant images in the book. There are great texts too. The introduction is by Sheryl Garratt, editor of The Face at the time. Dave Swindells conducted a conversation with his fellow photographers.