Face maps

Portraits lurking amid the topography.











We spent a lot of time poring over maps as a kid, imagining faraway places and the adventures they held. Artist Ed Fairburn sees something else entirely when he stares at a map. He sees people. Well, faces of people. Hidden portraits he brings to life with his pencil. Take the road map of 1970′s West Germany (above left). Who knew the face of a beautiful young woman was hidden within?

Via thisiscolossal.com