BigBoy Cheng's Insane Collection Detailed in New Book
ILLUSTRATOR WARREN ESPEJO
Sneakerheads and pop culture fiends, prepare to drool. A new book is coming worthy of prime real estate on your display shelves. Introducing Hypefather: The BigBoy Cheng Collections, which, as in the name, is a glossy, heavy-edition, coffee-table bible for all followers of larger-than-life personality BigBoy Cheng and his stunnin' collections. With almost 300 pages of pictures, text, illustrations, and more all about this collectors' items, Hypefather documents and explores the magic and possible meaning behind Cheng's sneakers, apparel, toys, and art.
Summit Books' upcoming Hypefather book delves into BigBoy Cheng's stunning pop-culture collections
Whether you're a casual scroller through the Internet or the type to head out to galleries, shops, and more to look for specific items, we're sure you've at least seen a part of BigBoy Cheng's enviable collections on everything and anything pop culture. BigBoy is known as a DJ, art guy, vlogger, and arguably the biggest sneakerhead in the Philippines; dubbed "Sanchupapa" he's got a YouTube channel that boasts a quarter-million subscriber count.
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If you've ever wanted an up close look at his collection, this book shot by master photographer Jilson Tiu is the answer. It's divided into four sections curating his collections of art, sneakers, apparel, and toys. For the sneakerheads, check out his kicks that range from Nike SB Dunks to Air Jordan 1s and even a Nike Air Max 90 from the “Eminem Charity Series” with a certificate signed by, yup, the rapper himself. Over in fashion, take a close look at the Gucci x Doraemon collabs, Off-White tees, Cactus Jack streetwear and more. His art collection has works from both local and international artists; think names like Aokizy, Lynyrd Paras, Doctor Karayom, Joan Cornellà, Kiko Marquez, and, of course, Banksy. You can't miss out on his collection of toys and sculptures either, coming from artists like Jun Takahashi, Haroshi, Max Balatbat, and the late Bree Jonson.
You can peek into each chapter with an essay from different leading figures like Egg Fiasco, toy collector Onet Limchoc, Don’t Blame the Kids founders Emil and Vince Javier, and BigBoy Cheng's best friend and YouTube partner-in-crime Milton “The Anti-shoe Expert” Sy.
Sneak a peek into a few pages of the Hypefather: