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In an attempt to understand today’s fears and it’s many facets, we have invited artists from all over the world to illustrate an A – Z of phobias… Read More
In an attempt to understand today’s fears and it’s many facets, we have invited artists from all over the world to illustrate an A – Z of phobias. Ranging from irrational fear of hair, to understandable avoidance of guns and bullets, join us in this unorthodox encyclopedia of Fear and see what people are afraid of around the world. Read Less
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Issue #05 - Fear
Fear is a distressing emotion aroused by a perceived threat. Some people can control their fear, others get scared into chaos and their senses run riot, causing illness and sometimes heart attacks.

In today’s culture we are exposed to new experiences, materials, emotions which test our danger mechanisms in new and surprising ways. As modern life brings about the advent of new diseases, new technologies, and the threat of terrorism, contemporary society advances into a paranoid culture that is capable of manufacturing new phobias every day.

In an attempt to understand today’s fears and it’s many facets, we have invited artists from all over the world to illustrate an A – Z of phobias. Ranging from irrational fear of hair, to understandable avoidance of guns and bullets, join us in this unorthodox encyclopedia of Fear and see what people are afraid of around the world. 

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Acrophobia – Fear of heights.
Artist: Philip Aldrupp
Country: Singapore
Wesite: www.uebersee.com.sg
Agoraphobia – Fear of open spaces, or being outside.
Artist: ClogTwo
Country: Singapore
Alektraphobia – Fear of chickens - dead or alive.
Artist: Pang Xueling
Country: Singapore
Bacteriophobia – Fear of bacteria and germs.
Artist: Speak Cryptic
Country: Singapore
Bacteriophobia – Fear of bacteria and germs.
Artist: Alex Kisilevich
Country: Canada
Ballistophobia – A fear of missiles and bullets.
Artist: Carl Kleiner
Country: Sweden
Belonephobia – A fear of needles, pins or other sharply pointed objects.
Artist: Paul Insect
Country: UK
Website: www.paulinsect.com
Carnophobia – Fear of meat.
Artist: Chris von Szombathy
Country: Canada
Dentophobia – Fear of dentists. 
Artist: Mojoko
Country: Singapore
Eisoptrophobia – A fear of mirrors.
Artist: Daniel Huenergardt
Country: USA
Felinaphobia – Fear of cats.
Artist: Tony Ziebetzki
Country: Germany
Website: www.behance.net/visual-idiot
Frigophobia – Fear of cold or cold things.
Artist: Jonathan Evans
Country: Singapore
Gaeaphobia – A fear of the earth.
Artist: Borut Peterlin
Country: Slovenia
Gephyrophobia – A fear of crossing bridges.
Artist: Jason Raish
Country: USA
Website: www.jasonraish.com
Gerontophobia – A fear of growing old.
Artist: Kamarul
Country: Singapore
Harpaxophobia – Fear of being robbed.
Artist: Martin Heng
Country: Japan
Helminthophobia – Fear of worm infestation.
Artist: Celeste Anning
Country: Singapore
Hydrophobia – Fear of water.
Artist: Mark Mawson
Country: Australia
Insectophobia – Fear of insects.
Artist: Ivo van der Ent
Country: Netherlands
Insectophobia – Fear of insects.
Artist: Jean-Sébastien Lallemand
Country: France
Islamophobia – Fear of Islam and terrorism.
Artist: Colin Faulks
Country: Singapore
Japanophobia – Fear of Japan, Japanese people or any form of Japanese culture.
Artist: Wilmer Pan
Country: Singapore
Kosmikophobia – Fear of cosmic phenomenon.
Artist: Pure Evil
Country: UK
Lachanophobia – Fear of vegetables.
Artist: Adrian Chan
Country: Singapore 

Lachanophobia – Fear of vegetables.
Artist: Till Nowak
Country: Germany
Lupophobia – Fear of wolves.
Artist: Amanda Lee
Country: Singapore
Molluscophobia – Fear of slugs/snails.
Artist: Nathan Adianta

Country: Indonesia
Website: www.behance.net/adianta
Microphobia – Fear of small things.
Artist: Slinkachu
Country: UK
Necrophobia – Fear of death or dead things.
Artist: Aiko Marckveratu
Country: Indonesia
Obesophobia – Fear of gaining weight.
Artist: Gwee Yin Fei
Country: Singapore
Ophidiophobia – Fear of snakes.
Artist: Austin Cowdall
Country: UK
Website: www.new-online.co.uk
Ornithophobia – Fear of wolves.
Artist: Devin McGarth
Country: USA
Website: www.borderlineamazing.com

Pediophobia – Fear of dolls.
Artist: Eric Foenander
Country: Singapore
Website: www.thetownjeweller.tumblr.com
Phasmaphobia – Fear of ghosts.
Artist: Jesse Jacobs
Country: Canada
Website: www.onemillionmouths.blogspot.com
Phasmaphobia – Fear of ghosts.
Artist: Sheryo
Country: Singapore
Website: www.sheryoart.com
Pyrophobia – Fear of fire.
Artist: Funk Bast*rd
Country: Singapore
Website: www.danceandsoul.com
Quadrophobia – Fear of the number 4.
Artist: Astrid Almkhlaafy
Country: USA
Radiophobia – Fear of radiation, x-rays.
Artist: Winnie Goh
Country: Singapore
Ranidaphobia – Fear of frogs.
Artist: Zxerokool
Country: Singapore
Website: www.zxerokool.com
Ranidaphobia – Fear of frogs.
Artist: Pang Xueling
Country: Singapore
Sciophobia – Fear of shadows.
Artist: Frayn Yong Kian Ming
Country: Singapore
Sociophobia – Fear of social gatherings, socializing, fear of embarrassment in social situations that is intrusive.
Artist: Dewi Marie Vincoy
Country: Singapore
Website: www.helloembrace.org
Technophobia – Fear of technology.
Artist: David Jien
Country: USA
Website: www.davidjien.com
Tricophobia – Fear of hair.
Artist: Winnie Truong
Country: Canada
Website: www.winnietruong.com
Uranophobia – Fear of heaven.
Artist: Lawrence Zeegen
Country: UK
Website: www.zeegen.com
Uranophobia – Fear of heaven.
Artist: David Emmite
Album Artwork by David Emmite for Little Beirut
Website: www.davidemmite.com / www.littlebeirut.com
Vaccinophobia – Fear of vaccines.
Artist: Andrew Flakonkishochki
Country: Russia
Venustraphobia – Fear of pretty women.
Artist: Tan Kwang Yang
Country: Singapore
Website: www.behance.net/tanky
Wiccaphobia – Fear of witches and witchcraft.
Artist: Tito Delgado
Country: Argentina
Website: www.tito-tito.com
Xenophobia – Fear of strangers or foreigners. 
Artist: Izziyana Suhaimi
Country: Singapore
Website: my-bones.tumblr.com
Ymophobia – Fear of contradiction.
Artist: Tom Merckx
Country: Belgium
Website: www.krop.com/meandmisterjones
Zoophobia – Fear of animals.
Artist: Wanton Doodle
Country: Singapore
Website: www.wantondoodle.com