The poster is devoted to the famous Russian writer Maxim Gorky’s 150 anniversary.
To celebrate the famous Russian writer Maxim Gorky’s 150th anniversary, I choose to make a poster about his most iconic novel Mother. It's a staple of Soviet literature and is often considered the first work of socialist realism. The novel is about factory life, the revolution in the 19th century, and a mother’s self-sacrifice.
The mother’s red eye and the red flag are the symbols of the strong woman, her self-sacrifice, and her beliefs in the revolution. The smoke from the factory implied her self-awakening journey as the revolution grows bigger and bigger in the novel.
The poster was selected as a finalist for Strelka Design Biennale 2018. The result was a memorable, modern poster that was appreciated by other professional designers.