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Portraits Cleverly Drawn on Vintage Maps

Portraits Cleverly Drawn on Vintage Maps Elaborate New Portraits Drawn on Vintage Maps by Ed Fairburn portraits maps drawing Using a wide variety of canvases including railroad blueprints, star charts, geological and street maps, Welsh artist Ed Fairburn (previously here and here) uses addative and subtractive techniques to create portraits that seem pefectly integrated with the topography of streets, mountains and rivers.Yr Ods EP Cover, 2013. Pencil on contoured maps showing parts of Wales, produced for Welsh Band Yr Ods.

Portraits Cleverly Drawn on Vintage Maps Elaborate New Portraits Drawn on Vintage Maps by Ed Fairburn portraits maps drawing
Peak District, 2013. Pencil on a contoured map of the Peak District. 47 x 35in (120 x 90cm)
Portraits Cleverly Drawn on Vintage Maps Elaborate New Portraits Drawn on Vintage Maps by Ed Fairburn portraits maps drawing
Colorado Geological, 2013. Pencil on a geological map of Colorado, the first of a series of works exclusive to the Mike Wright Gallery in Denver, Colorado.
Portraits Cleverly Drawn on Vintage Maps Elaborate New Portraits Drawn on Vintage Maps by Ed Fairburn portraits maps drawing
Bristol Envelope, 2013. A small portrait, produced in ink on an original street map of Bristol (UK) – this was later cut and folded to form an envelope, combining the current map works produced by Fairburn and a previous project—postal art.

Portraits Cleverly Drawn on Vintage Maps
Elaborate New Portraits Drawn on Vintage Maps by Ed Fairburn portraits maps drawing
Shrewsbury, 2013. Progress shot, ink on a street map of Shrewsbury.
Portraits Cleverly Drawn on Vintage Maps Elaborate New Portraits Drawn on Vintage Maps by Ed Fairburn portraits maps drawing
Innsbruck, 2013. Ink on a contoured map of Innsbruck/surrounding area, 20 x 20in (52 x 52cm) approx. Lines of elevation have been followed with a pen, the width of each line has been altered accordingly to build the different tones.
Portraits Cleverly Drawn on Vintage Maps Elaborate New Portraits Drawn on Vintage Maps by Ed Fairburn portraits maps drawing
Pontypridd, 2013. Pencil on a contoured map of Pontypridd, South Wales (UK).
Portraits Cleverly Drawn on Vintage Maps Elaborate New Portraits Drawn on Vintage Maps by Ed Fairburn portraits maps drawing
Solihull, 2013. Progress shot of a past experiment in inks.

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