Human Portraits Hidden in the Topography of Maps


Ink on original Michelin map of France

Growing up, I've always thought the continent of Africa looked like a sideway face, but Ed Fairburn takes that imagination to a whole new level. The Cardiff-based illustrator finds portraits of human faces hidden amongst the topographical features in various maps of the world.

View more over at Ed's official website | Facebook page | Interview with Yatzer - via Juxtapose


Lake Windermere in England


Stafford lane, in collaboration with Bobbie-Jo


Pencil on an original map of the Peak District, England


North America


Geological map of Pennsylvania


Ink on reproduced military maps of the Western Front (World War II)


Pencil on celestial star chart


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