Yanko Tihov | Cold War Passport Map

Artist Yanko Tihov has created a stunning hand-finished map using passport covers of Contemporary Europe and Europe during the Cold War.

In his limited edition passport series, Tihov carefully matches and re-creates each cover within the correct national borders; hand-painting the texts and seals with real 24 carat gold, and finishes with a unique coat which beautifully reflects the light and enlivens the surface.

In this piece, named ‘Europe Contemporary – Cold War’, two maps have been combined to form a three dimensional lenticular print. As the observer changes their view point, the imagery moves between the different elements enhancing colour, imagery and depth of the maps.

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