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Artist Transforms Contours, Roads and Borders Into Stunning Portraits

Maps and Cartography Linked to Portrait Drawings. To see more art and information about edward fairburn click the image.

Another piece by Ed Fairburn. I like the way the roads of the map have been left intentionally.

Cartographic par Ed Fairburn

Paper maps aren't as common as they used to be, since the advent of various apps and GPS systems we find ourselves relying on more and more during our travels. While this may be the case, artist Ed Fairburn appreciates the craft of cartography and is working to repurpose physical maps as he expands his portfolio. Fairburn combines landscapes with the human figure by expressively exercising his eye for detail and appreciation for natural beauty. "The idea of harmonizing a portrait with a map…

New Evocative Portraits Harmoniously Blend with Paper Maps

Nikki Rosato  “Our physical bodies are beautiful structures full of detail, and they hold the stories that haunt and mold our lives," she says. "The lines on a road map are beautifully similar to the lines that cover the surface of the human body.”

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Hand-Cut Roadmap Silhouettes - Nikki Rosato creates these enigmatic silhouettes by cutting out everything but the roads on old maps and trimming them into the shape of a person.

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New Evocative Portraits Harmoniously Blend with Paper Maps - My Modern Met

Die Milche-Strasse (The Milky Way), pencil on a German celestial star chart Picture: ED FAIRBURN /

Ed Fairburn creates elaborate portraits by shading maps and charts

Ed Fairburn: Die Milche-Strasse (The Milky Way), pencil on a celestial star chart. The first part of the Quarter Scale Series.

Celestial: Mr Fairburn is not restricted to the Earth - this picture is based on the zodiac

She's got lovely features! Artist turns maps into portraits

Celestial: Mr Fairburn is not restricted to the Earth - this picture is based on the zodiac

Marvelous antique Arctic Regions  map PRINT  22 x by AncientShades, $43.00

Arctica map - Marvelous map of the Arctic Regions - Arctic map - Wellington channel featured

artist jose lerma drawings collage

José Lerma

Jose Lerma, this reminds me of those lawyers and wigs worn in English court today.

World City Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online

World City Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online

Cardiff-based artist Ed Fairburn hatches cheekbones onto city blocks and weaves strands of hair from river banks and freeways in his work.

Creative Cartography with Ed Fairburn

UK Artist Ed Fairburn Uses Maps As Canvase For Striking Ink And Pencil Drawings

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beautiful, simple network maps answering "Where do people run" in various cities.

Cartography portrait by 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.

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Artist Ed Fairburn continues to push his creative limits with these new map portraits. In the piece shown above, a Bristol street map has been carefully cut and drawn on, revealing the side of a.

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