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Step Into the Futuristic Medieval Cyborg World of FANGOPHILIA

Kenneth Cappello

In 2012, jewelry designer Taro Hanabusa launched his brand FANGOPHILIA, and he has spent the last twelve years creating stunning and original pieces. His namesake comes from the fact that when he first started as a jeweller, most of his orders were for fangs. Combining his fascination with body modification with his love of precious metals, Hanabusa creates pieces that change the wearer into a kind of futuristic medieval cyborg. Masks, ear pieces, hand and finger armour, and fang grills that transform human beings into fantastical creatures. He’s the first person to have Japan’s Suica card chip implanted in his hand, so the transhumanism movement is clearly also an interest of his. Read this interview Gata Magazine did with Hanabusa here. Check out his work below…

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Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.

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