Phobias & Fetishes

A brief illustrative insight on the etiology theories behind 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.

The Gordon Harris award for best use of traditional media for contemporary illustration (2014)
Finalist in The Best Design Awards 2014 by Designers Institute of New Zealand.

These 12 illustrations and full hand-bound book was an outcome of my end of year thesis for my bachelor degree at Auckland University of Technology (for art & design). The book isn’t currently published, but if you’re a publisher and could be keen, drop me a message; too many people have asked me whether this book is for sale.


Best Use of Traditional Media for Contemporary Illustration Award 2013
Gordon Harris 2013 (Phobias & Fetishes)

Finalist in The Best Design Awards 2014
Designers Institute of New Zealand (Phobias & Fetishes)







Classical Conditioning


Vicarious Fear Acquisition

Displacement (Psychodynamics)

Transitional Object


Multi Section Bound, 57 Page (Sides) Book. With canvas, heat press cover. Photographed and Hand modelled by me.