Sci-Fi & Beyond
“SMENA (Shift)” - the Soviet and then - Russian humanitarian, popular illustrated magazine with a strong literary tradition. Founded in 1924, it was extremely popular youth-oriented publication 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.
Running Along the Shore
by Chingiz Aytmatov
"The sea boomed and heaved in the dark, charging forward and dashing itself on the crags. The rock-hard earth groaned as it beat off these onslaughts by the sea.
They have been duelling like this ever since Creation--since the time when day first became day and night first became night, and so it shall be, all days and all nights, as long as earth and water abide in unending time.
All days and all nights...