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THE S LEGACY

Founded by Jens Stoltze in 2005, S Magazine publishes biannually and has been devoted to curating independent content that pushes boundaries and challenges the values of Fashion, Art, Love, and Culture. We are a magazine that provides creatives with a beautifully curated canvas to show off their best, and sometimes most unusual ideas.

Designed by Specht Studio

This year is huge for us, and we just released a new issue of our magazine, S Magazine, Issue 18 'Kung Fu' Edition. Our glossy, eco-friendly, 312 page current print contains an exceptionally curated selection of signature extensive fashion editorials from Maddalena Arcelloni, Pola Esther, Alice RosatiPetrovsky & Ramone, and Jens Stoltze, and satirical fetish erotica by Apollonia Saintclair, and insightful artist interviews featuring Bria Vinaite, Maria Forque, Delphine DialloRemy Holwick and much more.

Though we love the timeless grip of a print magazine, the increasing costs of printing and the diminishing audience have made it difficult to sustain without an online presence. So we decided to take a step further and create an online magazine, S Online, and an artist submission platform to supplement the print magazine and maintain the creative interactions with our artists and readers

WE ARE SINCERELY GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT

We are excited to launch an online magazine, and we promise to provide the highest level of original content in Fashion, Art, Love, and Culture. We know that you care about the dedication of our labor, time, and cost to achieve this large project; and by supporting us, our magazine will be able to:

  • Cover for the production and maintenance cost of S Online
  • Compensate for the printing expenses for issue 18 upfront 
  • Fund the production cost of future issues 
  • Cover the expense of our Kickstarter Video 
  • Cover employee expense and the rent for our editorial office

We need your help to make this happen.

S ONLINE

 
 

At S Online, we will publish weekly content on Fashion, Art, Love, and Culture, and feature iconic editorial and artist stories from our previous magazine issues. S Online is not solely a reflection of our magazine, but an expansion to broaden the spectrum of themes we explore amidst the saturation of structureless content being shared on the web today. With ongoing social topics, including sexuality, feminism, and online censorship, we aim to create something meaningful that can make an impact on the ever-shifting landscape of fashion and independent culture. 

S Online Features: 

  • An expansive range of topics in original content and news
  • An amazing new artist submission feature to help creatives get exposure. 
  • A complimentary e-commerce shop that offers merchandise, artist  prints, physical copies of S Magazine, and more. 
  • RSVP links to exclusive events, exhibitions, and workshops. 

ARTIST SUBMISSION PLATFORM

S Online makes content submission available to the artists. The content submission form will be on our homepage. Contributors can submit their most personal and innovative works, including fashion narratives, inventive arts, photo essays, and videos with supplemental credits. Selected work will be featured online or printed in our future issues. 

Our mission is and has always been to value and bring exposure to undiscovered talent, supporting the artist at a creative stage when they are at their most unrestrained and imaginative. We are dedicating our passion to launch a liberated platform solely for independent artists who want to partake in this opportunity of engaging and collaborating in a community where authenticity and freedom are embraced. We believe that you are the foundation of this community, creating original and daring content.

REWARDS

ISSUE 18 ‘KUNG FU’ DIGITAL COPY
ISSUE 18 ‘KUNG FU’ DIGITAL COPY

ISSUE 17 ‘PERFECT TEN’
ISSUE 17 ‘PERFECT TEN’
LIMITED EDITION MATTE POSTER
LIMITED EDITION MATTE POSTER
ISSUE 18 ‘KUNG FU’
ISSUE 18 ‘KUNG FU’
HARDCOVER COLLECTOR’S EDITION
HARDCOVER COLLECTOR’S EDITION
MASTERPIECE PRINT
MASTERPIECE PRINT
INSIDE S
INSIDE S
FULL DAY BOOKING AT S STUDIO
FULL DAY BOOKING AT S STUDIO

Risks and challenges

S Magazine has always been a labor of love, but producing and printing such a beautiful magazine is expensive, and becoming more so as print costs rise and distributors demand a larger cut. Sales of the magazine are no longer enough to cover production costs. But independence comes from zero advertising dollars, and we want to keep it that way.

Our main risk is not being able to raise enough funds to start printing and to cover costs for website development. Other than that, we are very confident in being able to execute on delivering the pledges to our backers.

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    Exclusive Digital Copy

    Get an exclusive digital copy of S Magazine Issue 18 'Kung Fu' edition, available only on our S Online platform.

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    Exclusive Cover Poster

    Our latest issue covers are receiving a lot of appraisal from our fans. So we are excited to put out one of our hottest covers for you - photographed by our one and only Milan based photographer, MADDALENA ARCELLONI. We thank you for your humble support, and you will receive our EXCLUSIVE ISSUE 18 COVER POSTER printed in 18"x24". We rarely make posters, but when we do, it is only for our dearest Kickstarter supporters.

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    Issue 17 'Perfect Ten' Edition

    You will receive S MAGAZINE ISSUE 17 'PERFECT TEN' EDITION - our most popular issue we've published. This is a must have for collectors. Featuring 10 artist interviews with Caroline Vreeland, Julia Fox, Diane Birch, Karley Sciortino, Sharon Wauchob, Casey Spooner, Michael Sailstorfer, Emma Kohlmann, Jennifer Abessira.

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    Limited Edition Matte Poster

    First 20 people to pledge will receive a SIGNED LIMITED EDITION 24"x36" MATTE POSTER from S Magazine founder Jens Stoltze's personal project, 'Brazilian Boys'.

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    Issue 18 'Kung Fu' Edition

    A 312 page high-gloss premium magazine that celebrates and reveres 'Kung Fu' in the form of mastery of independent fashion photography. Featuring distinct personalities like Bria Vinaite, who played in "The Florida Project", Raw founder, Joshua Kesselman, model and activist, Remy Holwick, and artists like Maria Forque and Delphine Diallo.

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    Collector's Hardcover

    S Magazine was founded in 2005, and we are celebrating our 13th anniversary. As a special thanks, we are pleased to bring you a COLLECTOR'S EDITION of Issue 18 in HARD COVER - available exclusively on Kickstarter. You will be the first to feel and experience the lasting quality of this issue in hardcover binding. In addition, we are throwing in a LIMITED EDITION issue 18 cover T-Shirt. We want you to look bold and awesome in these tees!!!

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    Masterpiece Print

    We heard you; you want something different and genuinue. There is nothing better than supporting the authenticity of the artist's creations. Our founders Jens Stoltze and Mads Teglers have brought their creative expression and vision to help inspire artists and promote their work at their forefront in the world of indpendent fashion magazine. We want to share with you their most intimate and iconic creation throughout the S years, and we are pleased to give you an ARCHIVAL artist print from Jens Stoltze or Mads Teglers, printed on 11"X17" BARYTA FIBER paper and HAND-SIGNED by the artist.

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    Masterpiece Print Plus Package

    We heard you; you want something different and genuinue. There is nothing better than supporting the authenticity of the artist's creations. Our founders Jens Stoltze and Mads Teglers have brought their creative expression and vision to help inspire artists and promote their work at their forefront in the world of indpendent fashion magazine. We want to share with you their most intimate and iconic creation throughout the S years, and are pleased to give you an ARCHIVAL artist print from Jens Stoltze or Mads Teglers, printed on 18""X24"" BARYTA FIBER paper and HAND-SIGNED by the artist.

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    S Artist Experience

    How about a group photoshoot at the S studio? Our studio is the heart of S Magazine. Many of our biggest S contributors, including Asger Carlsen, David Bellemere, and Danielle Levitt have expressed their photographic vision in our editorial studio. This will be a perfect learning opportunity for you, an aspiring fashion photographer, and we accept passionate learners from all photography levels. So don't be shy and join us for a group PROFESSIONAL PHOTOSHOOT EXPERIENCE. Our founder Jens Stoltze and the editorial team will work together to provide you with experienced models, stylists, and makeup artists to work with. We are dedicated to create an immersive on-set photoshoot environment for you. We know that you care about the craftsmanship of photography.

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    • Half Day Group Workshop
    • - Meet and Greet with the S Magazine Team at our NYC Studio
    • - First-Hand Experience and Inside Look of S Magazine
    • Professional Group Photoshoot Experience at the S Studio
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    Our Ultimate Studio Experience

    Honestly, We are extremely grateful for your generous support. We have been supporting the spirit of artistic expression and authenticity since we founded this studio space at the heart of downtown Manhattan. Upon entering, You will be surrounded with bright daylight in 1800sq ft of space with a 15ft wooden ceiling and 7ft high windows. And you guessed it, this also includes a long list of equipment including makeup tables, autopoles and backdrop support, extension cords, A-clamps, 40" C-stands (4x), sandbags (5x), apple boxes (5x), 4'x8' V-flats (2x), 9' seamless in variety of colors, Jiffy steamers, and garment racks (2x). We welcome you to participate in this experience. We are passionate in providing the best studio experience for you.

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