Inge Jacobsen, a Kingston University student has transformed Vogue's April 2011 cover into a tangible work of art. Jacobsen has reportedly created three covers, taking over 40 hours each. 

Vogue being the bible for all things fashion-related was a source of early inspiration for Jacobsen calling it an icon of feminine culture. 

It has always represented fashion, elegance, and luxury for me, she tells Vogue. It wasn't just the obvious links between the leisure activities of my generation and that of the previous generations. It was also a way to intervene into an exlusive world I wasn't part of. 

The three Vogue creations include the current cover graced by Kate Winslet, the May 2006 issue with Natalia Vodianova, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley on the cover of the March 2010 issue.  

I'm particularly interested in exploring the different context in which photography can be used. I like to stray from the conventional perceptions of what photography can and can't be, states Jacobsen on her website

She continues: With the over saturation of images, my practice seeks to intervene in this overwhelming consumption form the mass produced and alter it to create something unique.

This process [of embroidery] makes the covers very tactile and creates something that is impossible to reproduce on a large scale because each piece is unique and handmade.

Jacobson has also created a number of other magazine inspired pieces, including famous Vogue photo-shoots and Chanel campaigns. 

Currently, Jacobsen is studying photography and created the works as a part of her university degree show in June. She hopes they will one day launch her artistic career -- an aspiration which seems in the realm of possibilities. 

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