Paper (magazine)

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Paper (magazine) Winter 2014 cover.jpg
November 2014 "Break the Internet" cover featuring Kim Kardashian
Categories Fashion, music, pop culture, art
Frequency 6 per year
Publisher Paper Communications
Founder Kim Hastreiter and David Hershkovits
Year founded 1984
Based in New York City
ISSN 1073-9122

Paper, stylized as PAPER, is a New York City-based independent magazine focusing on fashion, popular culture, nightlife, music, art and film. Past cover models include Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Prince, Jeremy Scott, CL, and Jennifer Lopez.

Paper was founded and launched in 1984 by editors Kim Hastreiter and David Hershkovits (with Lucy Sisman, Richard Weigand, and Jake Weston) as a black and white 16-page fold-out. Production was done in the offices of The New York Times. The magazine has since evolved into a monthly print and digital magazine.

It has been known to have celebrities like Cyrus and Kardashian pose nude for their covers.

"Break The Internet"[edit]

In November 2014, Kim Kardashian was the cover star of the “Break the Internet” issue. Kardashian was interviewed by Paper contributor Amanda Fortini for the spread "No Filter: An Afternoon with Kim Kardashian". The photos for the issue were taken by Jean–Paul Goude.[2] The shoot was a re-creation of Goude's "Champagne Incident", a series of photographs from his 1982 book Jungle Fever.[3] The cover photo, as well as the rest, feature a fully nude Kardashian.

Since the story was published, it has gotten 34,147,700 unique page-views, which is more than double the number of page-views Paper normally receives annually.[4]


Paper Communications also owns ExtraExtra, a marketing, event planning, and production company. Their clients range from Nine West to Hewlett Packard.


  1. ^ Gaffney, Adrienne (January 18, 2014). "'J.Lo of India' Draws a Crowd Downtown". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved June 1, 2015. 
  2. ^ "No Filter: An Afternoon With Kim Kardashian". Paper. Retrieved September 25, 2015. 
  3. ^ "These Are the Original Jean-Paul Goude Images That Inspired Kim Kardashian's Paper Magazine Cover". Complex. Retrieved September 25, 2015. 
  4. ^ "The 10 Most Popular Stories of the Year on". Paper. Retrieved September 25, 2015. 

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