Map Portraits by Ed Fairburn

Artist Ed Fairburn uses the chaotic patchwork of roads, trains, and rivers printed on maps as the framework for his large-scale portraits. Almost like a sculptor carving a subject from a block of stone Fairburn uses meticulous ink or pencil crosshatching to create portraits hidden amongst the topographical features.
You can see more of his work on his Facebook.

All images © Ed Fairburn | Via: Colossal