Maps are an interesting motif of a journey,however I think they add too much business in a lot of pieces,and so detail has to be cut out of the subject,such as tone and shadowing in this piece shown. It represents a physical journey throughout a place, and provides a detailed canvas,however I do not think I would carry this idea forward to a final piece.

New maps illustrations by Ed Fairburn

Incredible New Portraits Carved from Old Military Maps - Stafford Lane by Ed Fairburn via My Modern Metropolis

Circle doodles on an old 70's London A-Z. One of many everyday doodle experiments featured on my blog, 'A roll of tape and a biro'.

Circle doodles on an old London A-Z. Have students use an old atlas or street map from where they live a create art with overlapping circles. Maybe each circle around a place that is important to them.

Hand Stitched Embroidery. Picture Hoop. Bright Bold Colours . London Underground Design. The Tube. Fun and Unusual 5 x 5 inch by mirrymirry

Hand Embroidered Picture. Embroidery Hoop Art. London Tube Memento. Modern Home Decor. London Underground Design. 10x10 inch. Train Souvenir

'Urban fragments' map art quilt by Eszter Bornemisza (2011)

Textile/quilt work 'Urban fragments' map art quilt by Eszter Bornemisza for Voices quilt art exhibition at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen jan-Feb

WHY: I like the way the top one uses the lines of the map to create tone and how the others use circles to add interesting tone. This is similar to my chosen artist Akumu Kurai.

AUTONE - Urban planner who makes his maps look like art pieces

Instant Download - Digital Collage - Vintage Maps - 40 piece collection

This has always been on my to-do list: to make a city grid map. But to have it in color? ---------- AUTONE - Urban planner who makes his maps look like art pieces

Love Kate Thornton's work

A bit of my own artwork, Llanberis Choughs. On a day like this I wish I was on the Anglesey coast watching out for these unique birds! by carlene

Illustration Ed Fairburn drawing over maps, interesting, could be hidden meanings, could be interpreted differently.

Ed Fairburn: Ink on a reproduced military map of the Western Front; a continuation of map-based portraiture.

Ed Fairburn, "Cambridge II"

Ed Fairburn, "Cambridge II"

Anthology Magazine | Artwork | Map Portraits by Ed Fairburn

‘Norwich’, ink on an original map of Norwich – the third addition to the Quarter Scale Series. by Ed Fairburn *** Road maps overlayed would be a sweet idea!