Adrian Forrow is an artist and illustrator based in Toronto, Canada. His work explores the simple beauty and absurdity found in imperfect forms. Open Borders begins with the familiar framework of the Mercator World Map, but uses colour and abstraction to blur standard regional divisions. Commissioned as part of Frontier Magazine Issue 01 / Beginnings, Adrian took on the task of exploring regional borders from scratch. The piece is an experiment that strips away political and ideological conventions, looking at our planet from a purely formal perspective and seeing what new territory can be explored.
Archival pigment print
192 gsm bright white enhanced matte paper
Ships rolled in a tube
18" x 24"
The Frontier Map Program is an ongoing look at the world through the eyes of different designers, artists, and illustrators. It's a celebration of the fact that the world is in a constant state of flux and subject to infinite interpretations.