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Ed Fairburn  Cardiff, UK


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'Bartholomew Series'
Pencil on original Bartholomew maps of Pembroke
Ink on a 1977 road map of Germany

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About Ed

UK-based illustrator Ed Fairburn creates portraits on maps, incorporating the roads and other map features into the likenesses.

Ed explains his work by saying, “I paint, draw and construct using a flexible range of tangible media across a wide range of surfaces and contexts, allowing my practice to exist across various disciplines. The work I produce is largely self-directed, allowing me to explore a wealth of ideas and concepts which need to be realised.”

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9 reactions displayed


12.14.2012 @ 9:43 AM

Saw your work on tumblr (: Had to check it out. Really nice stuff!


12.12.2012 @ 10:10 AM

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12.05.2012 @ 9:23 PM

STUNNING work. I love maps and intimate portraits, and your work is so very lovely!!!!

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12.05.2012 @ 9:07 PM

thats AwEsOmE

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12.05.2012 @ 8:23 PM

that's so pretty

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12.05.2012 @ 11:14 AM

Its a map, right?


12.05.2012 @ 5:08 AM

Nice gimmick

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