©ourtesy of papermagazine
Squeezing all 37 of these artists, visionaries, icons and iconoclasts into our September 30th anniversary issue was about the best birthday present we can imagine. (Shooting everywhere from Wyoming to Tokyo was a sweet party favor.) But as Patti Smith suggests in this feature, this is no exhaustive list. OGs are everywhere: some have already changed the world, some are building toward their moment and some are reading this magazine right now. So to the OGs featured here, and to all fierce, fabulous trailblazers out there, this one’s for you.
AZZEDINE ALAIA ★ PEDRO ALMODOVAR ★ SARAH ANDELMAN ★ ANDRÉ BALAZS ★ JOHN BALDESSARI ★ AFRIKA BAMBAATAA ★ KLAUS BIESENBACH ★ DANNY BOWIEN ★ RICHARD BRANSON ★ NICK CAVE ★ LARRY CLARK ★ JEFFREY DEITCH ★ DAVE EGGERS ★ HERBIE FLETCHER ★ HIROSHI FUJIWARA ★ KIM GORDON ★ JEAN-PAUL GOUDE ★ BETHANN HARDISON ★ DEBBIE HARRY ★ ANGEL HAZE ★ JAMES JEBBIA ★ MICHELE LAMY ★ GIORGIO MORODER ★ SHIRIN NESHAT ★ RICK OWENS ★ MARISSA PATERNOSTER ★ RUPAUL ★ JEREMY SCOTT ★ CINDY SHERMAN ★ JENNY SLATE ★ PATTI SMITH ★ SHANE SMITH ★ PAT TENORE ★ ALICE WATERS ★ JOHN WATERS ★ OLIVIER ZAHM