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Artist James Merry Stitches Famous Sportswear Logos with Embroidered Plants


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Artist James Merry, as part of a series of embroideries, embellished a range of famous sportwear brand logos by adding stitched flora to vintage clothing.

In a written interview with I-D Vice, James explains:

Where did the idea come from for your new sportswear series?
At the start of this year, I had been stuck in New York for a bit longer than I am usually comfortable with.

I was really missing Iceland and being in the countryside, so I guess it was some kind of silent protest of mine—to take something that was super urban and machine-made and barren (my old Nike sweater), and fertilize it, forcing it to flower by embroidering a glacier flower and moss on it.

I guess these embroideries are similar to the drawings in Anatomies, in that they both focus on a very particular point of transformation—the moment when one thing turns into something else. I’m obsessed with that.

https://i-d.vice.com/

Merry is a longtime collaborator with Björk and creates many of her extravagant costumes for stage and music videos, and you can read a recent interview with him over on i-D.

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Artist James Merry Stitches Famous Sportswear Logos with Embroidered Plants

James Merry Stitches Famous Sportswear Logos

About James Merry

James Merry is a hand embroidery artist, originally from Gloucestershire in the UK, now based in Iceland where he has been living and working with Björk since 2009.

He works from a small cabin studio on a lake fifteen minutes outside of Reykjavík, working by hand in a variety of mediums.

James Merry Stitches Famous Sportswear Logos