Portraits by Ed Fairburn using vintage maps. This one is from WW1.

World War I Map Portraits by Ed Fairburn

Ed Fairburn: Ink on a reproduced military map of the Western Front; a continuation of map-based portraiture.

The New Geography by Ed Fairburn. This is a odd one. the hair shows me texture, while the eyes show me geographical softness.

The New Geography by Ed FairburnThe New Geography by Ed Fairburn

Portraits Drawn on Maps by Ed Fairburn – Fubiz Media

Portraits Drawn on Maps by Ed Fairburn

Aged of 26 years old, artist Ed Fairburn continues to exploit maps to put his portraits illustrations.

Ed Fairburn 02-10-13 Looks like the inside of a tree, journey of life representation?

Cardiff artist Ed Fairburn launches maps as portraits exhibition

New work today from Ed Fairburn (previously) who draws ink and graphite portraits on vintage maps and now celestial star charts. A few of his works are now available as fine art prints over at Not on the High Street.

http://www.journal-du-design.fr/index.php/art/portraits-sur-cartes-routieres-par-ed-fairburn-27485/

Portraits sur cartes routières par Ed Fairburn

Portraits sur cartes routières par Ed Fairburn - Journal du Design

Elaborate New Portraits Drawn on Vintage Maps by Ed Fairburn portraits maps drawing

Bristol Envelope, A small portrait, produced in ink on an original street map of Bristol (UK) – this was later cut and folded to form an envelope, combining the current map works produced by Fairburn and a previous project—postal art. - Ed Fairburn

Elaborate New Portraits Drawn on Vintage Maps by Ed Fairburn

Elaborate New Portraits Drawn on Vintage Maps by Ed Fairburn (Colossal)

Portraits Drawn on Maps by Ed Fairburn - Pencil on an original map of the Peak District

Ed Fairburn, Map Portraits

‘Norwich’, ink on an original map of Norwich – the third addition to the Quarter Scale Series. by Ed Fairburn *** Road maps overlayed would be a sweet idea!

Maps illustrations by Ed Fairburn -- stunning. Maybe I need a Maps pin board.

New maps illustrations by Ed Fairburn

Incredible New Portraits Carved from Old Military Maps - Stafford Lane by Ed Fairburn via My Modern Metropolis

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Map Portraits by Ed Fairburn

Mapped Face // Ed Fairburn on Graphic Mixed Media. Ed Fairburn has recently produced new works that live in a magical place between sculpture and drawings.

Portraits Drawn on Maps by Ed Fairburn – Fubiz Media

Portraits Drawn on Maps by Ed Fairburn

Aged of 26 years old, artist Ed Fairburn continues to exploit maps to put his portraits illustrations. This artist has an imaginative ability to make visual con

~a sense of place~ Ed Fairburn map portraits

paxmachina: “ Portraits Drawn on Maps by Ed Fairburn Photo: Ink on a 1973 road map of Germany Photo Ink on a street map of Cambridge Artist Ed Fairburn utilizes the chaotic patchwork of roads,.

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WHY: I like the way the top one uses the lines of the map to create tone and how the others use circles to add interesting tone. This is similar to my chosen artist Akumu Kurai.

Patchwork: Mr Fairburn started on the map portraits in August last year following some previous work using wood to create the pattern of skin

They're out of this world! Artist creates series of incredible portraits out of maps

Map Portraits: Ed Fairburn uses intricate details of maps to outline various human features. He spends months crosshatching faces hidden within topographical features.

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