Smena (Смена) Sci-Fi Illustrations
Sci-Fi of Cold War
“Stena (Shift)” - the Soviet and then - Russian humanitarian illustrated popular magazine with a strong literary tradition. Founded in 1924, it was extremely popular youth magazine of the Soviet Union. By the end of the 1980’s circulation of ”Smena" has reached more than three million copies.
For the artist and Illustrators it was one of the more coveted publication to work with. As well as writers, many artists found fame and recognition by having their work featured in this highly popular magazine. Not to mention the opportunity to work on much more captivating material than more typical social propaganda that was the collateral of more common publications.
"Spotted Dog Running Along the Seashore"
— Chingiz Aitmatov —
"Пегий пёс, бегущий краем моря" — Чингиз Айтматов