Basheer Design Books
In typical Hong Kong fashion, Basheer can be found in a non-descript building in Causeway Bay, down the hall from an unmarked elevator. No matter – true fans will not be easily deterred from this laser-focused (if slightly chaotic) hotbed of all things design. Professional-grade texts such as 30 Years of Swiss Typographic Discourse in the Typografische Monatsblätter (Lars Müller) can be found alongside Complex Packaging (Pepin), while for those of us whose design passions are strictly amateur, there is an impressive array of magazines. From the delightfully familiar interior design glossies, to niche favourites like MARK, FRAME, Concept, and Ottagono. Pristine, it is not, but what Basheer lacks in organisation it makes up for in heart. With titles like Creative Block: Get Unstuck, Discover New Ideas: Advice and Projects from 50 Successful Artists (Chronicle) and The Creative Professional’s Guide to Money (HOW), one has the sense that they are looking out for their customers in more ways than one.