Chernobyl: How the world trembled under the shadow of Armageddon

Sky Atlantic’s new 5-part drama about the Chernobyl disaster of 1986 focuses on both the terrifying effects of the radioactive spill and the effects it had on the people of Russia – those who lived and died there, those who gave everything to limit the damage, and those who covered it up. The duality of the show’s premise inspired us to commission Coen Pohl to create a conceptual illustration for a reverse front cover of The Sunday Times Culture Magazine. The illustration shows the iconic abandoned ferris wheel from Pripyat amusement park with it’s shadow creating a giant nuclear symbol. The cover, on a stark yellow background, is a bold, eyecatching image that reflects Sky’s confidence in the show’s quality and subject matter – and is synonymous with Sky Atlantic’s brand mission to create iconic, premium quality, thought-provoking content. The reverse cover was art directed by Josh Farley and published in print on 5th May 2019.


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