Yugoslavian science magazines turned dry inquiry into psychedelia

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In the Seventies and Eighties, Yugoslavian science magazine Galaksija pumped out dozens of mind-blowingly weird covers that could easily be mistaken for prog rock LPs. Here's but a sampling of the many triptacular designs that hit Balkan newstands several decades ago.

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You can see a treasure trove of these variegated covers at Yugodrom's Flickr page. Also, the design blog 50 Watts has a gallery focused on the illustrations of Russian artist Nikolai Lutohin.

[Yugodrom via Coilhouse]

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Yeah, such was the fashion back then.. We (Yugoslavia) were far enough from SSSR's and Stalin's oppression not to be subjugated to their exclusive bland realism and cubism, and also too far to the USA to be their copycats, so in 80-ties we had our own blend of surrealism with french influences..

When I was little I didn't like such pictures on anything involving science, future, or SF, but that didn't stop me to fall in love with SF till this day.