Ed Fairburn, an English artist, uses street maps as the canvas of his portrait drawings. Each featured image below is meticulously rendered, depicting a seamless coalescence of facial portrait and the map. The street lines and boundaries seem to traverse the map in such a way they look like as the integral parts of the portrait. Or it seems the portrait had always been there, and the topography simply corresponds to its natural facial details and contours. Please scroll down and explore these unique and beautiful portrait drawings.
Born November 15th 1989 in Southampton, UK. Graduated from CSAD (Cardiff School of Art and Design) in 2012. Shortlisted for the AOI (Association of Illustrators) Awards in 2013. Represented in the US by the Mike Wright Gallery and also exhibiting work in various UK galleries and a selection of international venues.
All images courtesy of Ed Fairburn, and are published with permission.