Winter 2010 cover
|Editor||Kim Hastreiter and David Hershkovits|
|Categories||Fashion, music, pop culture, art|
|Frequency||8 per year|
|Founder||Kim Hastreiter and David Hershkovits|
|Year founded||Paper Publishing Inc.|
|Based in||New York City|
Paper magazine is a New York City–based independent magazine covering and discovering cultural movements with a focus on fashion, design, pop-culture, nightlife, music, art and film. The magazine (dis)covers trends, new creative talent, urban American lifestyle as well as international lifestyles and is read by urban culture vultures all over the world. Past cover models include Katy Perry, Gael García Bernal, Chloë Sevigny, Prince, Björk (two times), Zac Posen, Rosario Dawson, Jay-Z, Wyclef, Vincent Gallo, Pharrell Williams, Fergie, Mariah Carey, Julianne Moore and The Scissor Sisters. In 2009 for its 25th anniversary, Paper had five different covers featuring 25 25-year-olds such as Taylor Hanson and Kid Cudi. It also held its anniversary party at the New York Public Library with performances by artists Liza Minnelli, Queen Latifah, and The Virgins. PAPER was commissioned by AOL to produce a special website and provide coverage of Art Basel Miami in Dec 2010 and most recently published guides to small businesses in New York, San Francisco and Chicago for American Express for their Small Business Saturday initiatives.
Paper was founded and launched in 1984 by editors Kim Hastreiter and David Hershkovits (with Lucy Sisman and Richard Weigand) as a black and white 16-page fold-out focusing on pop-culture. The magazine evolved into an 8-inch by 10-inch format and eventually into a glossy magazine. Along with the magazine the company also publishes a website papermag.com (founded in 1995) with articles, photos, blogs, and interviews. The website also features PaperTV which showcases musicians, celebrities and behind the scenes footage and party clips.
Paper Communications Inc. owns PAPER Publishing Company, PAPER Multimedia and ExtraExtra, a consulting, marketing strategy, event planning,and production company.
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