Cory Doctorow at 3:00 pm Wed, May 15, 2013
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Artist Ed Fairburn selective colors in maps, revealing faces lurking in potentia in their many lines, contours and shapes. He sells prints. These are gorgeous. Shown here: Paris.
This reminds me of Animals On The Underground.
Looks more like a drawing of a face superimposed on a map to me.
I’m guessing ‘finding the faces lurking in maps’ in this context is similar to a sculptor “finding the elephant hiding in the block of rock”.
Because yeah, it looks pretty much like he’s just drawing a face onto a map and just leaving the streets un-drawn-on (and you could probably replicate the effect on any piece of drawn art in photoshop with only a little effort).
Still nice work, though.
Look on a map of NYC. There is a face of man eating a slice of pizza. One can see it better on NY MTA maps in subway than on google maps :)
Below I attached one of the pictures from “Balloon-O-Therapy”
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