Portraits Drawn on Maps by Ed Fairburn
Photo: Ink on a 1973 road map of Germany
Photo 2: Ink on a street map of Cambridge
Artist Ed Fairburn utilizes the chaotic patchwork of roads, trains, and rivers printed on maps as the framework for his large-scale portraits. Almost like a sculptor carving a subject from a block of stone, or a constellation highlighted in a clump of stars, Fairburn uses meticulous ink or pencil crosshatching to create portraits hidden amongst the topographical features. You can see much more of his work over on Facebook.