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 Fairburntakes 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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