The 30 Greatest ‘Paris Review’ Covers Ever

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We’re totally loving this fall’s cover of The Paris Review, and the newest cool design got us to thinking about some of our favorites from years past. The literary quarterly, founded in 1953 by Harold L. Humes, Peter Matthiessen and George Plimpton, has had many different designs grace its face — from the beautiful to the silly, from the abstract to the realistically rendered. With a publication like The Paris Review, of course it’s what inside that counts the most, but that doesn’t stop us from appreciating the packaging. Click through to see our 30 favorite Paris Review covers since their first printing, and let us know if we’ve missed any of your beloved picks in the comments.

The Paris Review No. 20, Autumn-Winter 1958-1959

The Paris Review No. 32, Summer-Fall 1964

The Paris Review No. 33, Winter-Spring 1965

The Paris Review No. 34, Spring-Summer 1965

The Paris Review No. 35, Fall 1965

The Paris Review No. 37, Spring 1966

The Paris Review No. 40, Winter-Spring 1967

The Paris Review No. 81, Fall 1981

The Paris Review No. 82, Winter 1981

The Paris Review No. 103, Summer 1987

The Paris Review No. 104, Fall 1987

The Paris Review No. 106, Spring 1988

The Paris Review No. 110, Spring 1989

The Paris Review No. 114, Spring 1990

The Paris Review No. 140, Fall 1996

The Paris Review No. 156, Fall 2000

The Paris Review No. 158, Spring-Summer 2001

The Paris Review No. 165, Spring 2003

The Paris Review No. 167, Fall 2003

The Paris Review No. 173, Spring 2005

The Paris Review No. 174, Summer 2005

The Paris Review No. 176, Spring 2006

The Paris Review No. 177, Summer 2006

The Paris Review No. 178, Fall 2006

The Paris Review No. 180, Spring 2007

The Paris Review No. 182, Fall 2007

The Paris Review No. 184, Spring 2008

The Paris Review No. 186 Fall 2008

The Paris Review No. 191, Winter 2009

The Paris Review No. 198, Fall 2011