Phobias & Fetishes

  • Phobias & Fetishes: An illustrative insight on the etiology theories of phobias & fetishes.
     
    This book attempts to communicate and illustrate the etiology theories behind phobias and fetishes. Inside are 12 illustrations showing 6 different phobias and fetishes and 6 different theories of their origin. Within the book each theory is paired with a chosen phobia or fetish and then uses the phobia or fetish to explain in visual imagery a psychological/social theory as to why this came about.
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    Awards:
    The Gordon Harris award for best use of traditional media for contemporary illustration.
    Finalist in The Best Design Awards 2014 by Designers Institute of New Zealand.



  • trypophobia - the fear of clusters of holes // classical conditioning                                  


  • linonophobia - the fear of string // informational/instructional


  • vestiphobia - the fear of clothes // vicarious fear acquisition          


  • asphyxiaphilia - fetish for intentional restriction of oxygen // displacement (psychodynamics)                                               


  • podophilia - fetish for feet // transitional object             


  • vorarephilia - paraphilia for being eaten or eating someone/something // imprinting                                                                                                             ​​​​​​​