Tales from the Poster Hunter

Follow the adventures, and the thinking, of the poster hunter here. Each month the hunter reveals something almost breathtaking…

Know your country!

When the travel associations in Norway, Sweden and Finland were founded at the end of the 1800s, their members were enthusiastic. To be a tourist is to bear an exciting and important responsibility. And that responsibility is not to travel to glamorous big cities, like London or Paris. On the contrary, it is every person’s civil duty to travel, first and foremost, within their own country – to know their own country. This message is also ...

The exhibition has opened!

And finally the Poster Hunters can say ... Welcome to our brand new show! Our new travel poster exhibition lets you experience how early tourists were drawn to travel to and around the Nordic region, by way of steamboat, train or plane, between the 1890s and 1960s. Back then, illustrated travel posters were used as advertisements. Today, we see those same posters as pieces of art. In a time when the Internet hadn’t yet been invented, ...

Vintage poster glamour in Stockholm

A visual flight of fancy through the Nordic countries as envisioned in travel posters! This is what can be expected when our playful design exhibition opens at Nordiska museet in Stockholm. To put it simply: The poster hunters at Come to Sweden are almost too excited. Our exhibition, that we arrange in co-operation with Come to Finland, charts the way the Nordic countries made a place for themselves on the European tourist map. It was ...

Nordic day of the archives

Today the Poster hunters only has one message. The Poster hunters wants to thank the archives. Thank you for saving our history. Thank you for documenting a bygone era. Thank you for standing tall through social and political revolutions. Thank you for letting us visit you. Thank you for letting us leaf through the dust and find the pearls. Thank you for us living in a society where public finances are used so that we all can remember....

It’s better to spread joy!

You have probably noticed it at your post office, employees hauling bags filled with postcards? Yep, we have rediscovered a wonderful tradition. And no one is happier than me. Because, as a poster hunter, I know that many of Sweden’s most stylish postcards are created by illustrators who worked both as poster and postcard artists at the time. In addition, our poster artists also knew that the images they painted by hand must always work ...

105 reasons to stop staring at the screen

We only have two questions for you today: • Do you feel like you’ve spent too much time in front of the screen lately? • Did you know that we at Come to Sweden have an art treasure that can be yours? Here is our recommendation: Put away your device. Forget Game of Thrones and Instagram for awhile. Instead, focus on your home and on how you can give it a completely new look by simply putting up some art. Already a single classic ...