Danish artist embroiders fashion magazine covers

Danish artist embroiders fashion magazine covers

An artist from Denmark has given a series of iconic fashion magazine covers her own unique makeovers using cross stitch and embroidery.

Getting back to the roots of fashion, Inge Jacobsen uses needles and colourful yarns to create beautiful needlepoint works - giving classic covers a crafty update.

Some of the famous images she has recreated include Rosie Huntington Whitely on Vogue, Ashley Greene on GQ, Natalia Vodianova on Vogue and a stunning stitched version of Beyonce's Dazed and Confused cover - sewn on to the reverse of the page.

She even uses yarns to embroider over a newspaper image of the queen wearing her full royal regalia.

Not only does she use an array of colours to recreate famous faces and haute couture outfits, but Ms Jacobsen also manages to copy the logo and words printed across the cover in an intricate and creative manner.

Writing on her website, the artist explains how she wanted to hi-jack the over-saturation of mass produced images in order to create something unique.

Ms Jacobsen states: "My practice is about the intervention into the photographic image, particularly those from newspapers, pornography, and high fashion magazines. I use cross-stitch and embroidery as a way to physically interact with, and altering, the image."

She went on to explain the importance of embracing embroidery as a "way of connecting femininity from the past with the present," creating timeless works of art which transcend generational stereotypes.

The artist, who studied her trade in the UK, added that she is intrigued by the ways photography can objectify women and wants viewers to gain a more in-depth view of the images.

She went on to write: "I want them to acknowledge the surface of the photograph and look at it, rather than through it, thereby seeing it as an object. By predominantly using images of women, I am linking those concepts."

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