Bespoke Magazine No. 10: Kiawah Island Legends

Bespoke Magazine No. 10: Kiawah Island Legends For the 48th SPD Pub competition and gala, Co-chairs Courtney Murphy and Marshall McKinney sought to acknowledge the "bespokeness" that adds interest to our increasingly homogenous world, celebrating publishers both large and small that are creating customized publications with an emphasis on individuality.

Download your PUB 48 competition entry form here and get involved (the standard deadline has passed but you can still enter with an additional late fee until January 25th).

The next bespoke pubs you may may not be aware of: Kiawah Island Legends

Executive Editor Hailey Wist explains...

I have been editing Legends Magazine alongside co-designers/owners Amy Pastre and Courtney Rowson of Stitch Design Co for two years. Originally meant to be a marketing piece, Legends has everything to do with the life and style of Kiawah Island, South Carolina and has evolved into a celebrated niche darling.  The intent of the book is to reflect the community, lifestyle, and stories of the beautiful sea island of Kiawah. The magazine is published annually and the subscriber base is small but focused on property owners, potential property owners, and visitors to the island.

Legends has always been something of a lookbook and volume 24 is no different. Charleston has a wealth of extremely talented writers and photographers so it is easy to keep the work local. Every so often I'll snag special out-of-town talent to bring something fresh to the book. This year, photographer and artist Geoffrey Cunningham came from California to photograph the PGA Championship and the images are interesting, to say the least. We paired his fine art photos with interviews from the course. Wayfare to St. Kitts is another favorite. Peter Frank Edwards and Sandy Lang, photograher-writer duo, traveled down to the West Indes to explore the Kiawah Partners' latest success, Christophe Harbour. The photographs are breathtaking and the story lulls the reader into the sweet heady rhythm of the island.  The magazine also includes a fiction piece about two young boys summering on the island, an article on Polo in the American South, and coverage of the 2012 BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival.

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