Brilliant face portraits on maps by Ed Fairburn

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 11 December 2012

How does an artist like Ed Fairburn look at a map and see someone’s face in there? Oh, we get it, he picks up a pen and inks that damn face in between these fine lines of roads and streets, that’s how. His face map portraits are complex and stunning works of visual poetry, and we’re so in awe we’re going to have to find a way to top up some fast.

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GPS drawings from cycling by Christopher Wallace

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Wednesday 2 May 2012

Christopher Wallace’s drawing tools of choice are a bicycle and GPS. His canvas of choice is his Baltimore neighborhood. First he plans his routes with something in mind (check out his free-style hydra and centaur), then he takes to the bike trail while tracking his movements using GPS. Geeky and awfully cheeky.

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Crumpled City Maps

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By Maria Niarchos in New Design on Wednesday 4 April 2012

These are the most useful pieces of crumpled, indestructible, fabulousness going. Totally waterproof, fool-proof, lightweight and tear resistant, they even highlight a few extra-special ‘soul sights’ to see you navigate your way around the globe. GPS free.

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Maps: new music from Sam Fitzpatrick

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By Sam Fitzpatrick in New Music on Saturday 24 March 2012

I spent last summer in the mountains of South Wales making my album from which the single Maps was released last month. The album is a chronological tapestry of tales of life’s experiences and ideals, and songwriting is my mind’s coping mechanism. Maps is the first release, but there will be a visual accompaniment for […]

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