16 Sep 2013

Map Portraits

01-Ed-Fairburn-Drawing-Welsh-Freelance-Artist-Ed-Fairburn-Map-Portraits-www-designstack-co
Welsh Freelance Artist Ed Fairburn has created these portraits, which are far more than superimposing an image on the map.  Fairburn uses map contours and roads to bring to life his drawings.  They are fascinating especially if you recognise the geographical location.

02-Blue-Moon-Welsh-Freelance-Artist-Ed-Fairburn-Map-Portraits-www-designstack-co
Blue Moon, pencil on a Lunar map.

03-Map-of-Colorado-Welsh-Freelance-Artist-Ed-Fairburn-Map-Portraits-www-designstack-co
Pencil on a geological map of Colorado.

04-Western-Front-Cutout-Welsh-Freelance-Artist-Ed-Fairburn-Map-Portraits-www-designstack-co
Western Front Cut-out.

05-Peak-District-Welsh-Freelance-Artist-Ed-Fairburn-Map-Portraits-www-designstack-co
Pencil on an original map of the Peak District.

06-North-America-Welsh-Freelance-Artist-Ed-Fairburn-Map-Portraits-www-designstack-co
North America.

07-Map-of-Pennsylvania-Welsh-Freelance-Artist-Ed-Fairburn-Map-Portraits-www-designstack-co
Pencil on a geological map of Pennsylvania.

08-Map-of-South-Wales-Welsh-Freelance-Artist-Ed-Fairburn-Map-Portraits-www-designstack-co
Pencil on an original map of South Wales.

09-Map-of-Lake-Windermere-Welsh-Freelance-Artist-Ed-Fairburn-Map-Portraits-www-designstack-co
Pencil on a cropped map of the English Lake, Windermere.

10-1977-Road-Map-of-Germany-Welsh-Freelance-Artist-Ed-Fairburn-Map-Portraits-www-designstack-co
Ink on a 1977 road map of Germany.

11-Vintage-Street-Map-of-Cambridge-Welsh-Freelance-Artist-Ed-Fairburn-Map-Portraits-www-designstack-co
Ink on a vintage street map of Cambridge.

12-Celestial-Star-Charts-Welsh-Freelance-Artist-Ed-Fairburn-Map-Portraits-www-designstack-co
Pencil on celestial star charts.


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