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The Map Art Of Ed Fairburn

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.

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John Batho, photo from his Present and Absent series of black and white pieces (Présents et Absents, c.

Image credit: Ed Fairburn a whole series of faces on mapping paper of a variety of types

Lovely Portraits Drawn On Maps

Portraits Drawn on Maps by Ed Fairburn - Ink on a 1977 road map of Germany.

Blossom Desire by ~greno89 on deviantART

Cool mixed Media Illustrations by Minjae Lee. Minjae is an illustrator and a painter living in South Korea. Inspired by human faces, Minjae created vivid colorful Mixed Media Illustrations.



Dans un mélange fascinant entre cartographie et illustration, l’artiste britannique Ed Fairburn utilise des cartes comme toiles pour ses portraits étonnants à l’encre, au crayon et au stylo. Les visages sont fragmentés par des contours qui, non seulement délimitent les frontières, les routes et les caractéristiques géographiques de chaque carte, mais également ressemblent aux veines et à la texture de la peau des portraits dessinés. Constituées de détails incroyablement complexes...

Cartographic par Ed Fairburn

In an intriguing blend of cartography and illustration, UK artist Ed Fairburn uses maps as his canvases for stunning ink and pencil portraits.

14 maps and charts turned into beautiful portraits by Ed Fairburn

Artist Ed Fairburn Turns Maps and Charts into Amazing Portraits

14 maps and charts turned into beautiful portraits by Ed Fairburn

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.

This Artist Draws Incredible Portraits on Maps

14 maps and charts turned into beautiful portraits by Ed Fairburn

Ed Fairburn-Incredible New Portraits Carved from Old Military Maps - My Modern Metropolis

Incredible New Portraits Carved from Old Military Maps

Ink on a 1973 road map of Germany  Pencil on a Bartholomew map of Pembroke  Pencil on a Bartholomew map of Galloway  Ink on a '30 Miles Around' map of Bournemouth  Ink on a street map of Cambridge  Work in progress Artist Ed Fairburn utilizes the chaotic patchwork of roads, tr

Ink on a Miles Around’ map of Bournemouth — Portraits Drawn on Maps series by Ed Fairburn


Bonnie, 2004 Inlaid maps on panel 42 x 60 inches by Matthew Cusick Stunning. Great inspiration for my next collage, I have just the photo to recreate :)

Ed Fairburn

Is this what Mother Earth looks like?Artist Ed Fairburn does awesome things with maps. The top two images are from his North America Series. They’re pencil drawings on climate charts of North America.

Enigmatic Female Portraits by Januz Miralles

Artist: Januz Miralles {contemporary female head abstraction woman face portrait mixed media b+w grunge painting drips}

Artist Ed Fairburn  uses traditional ink to draw on maps but now he's cutting and layering maps to create incredibly intriguing works.

Incredible New Portraits Carved from Old Military Maps

Hong Kong goldfish market, version finale - Le blog de Stéphanie Ledoux:

Stephanie Ledoux ib yr 1 project idea layering on 2 levels: in the background with paper and in the foreground with drawing.