Tales from the Poster Hunter

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

It’s better to spread joy!

May 12, 2020

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 in reduced form as well: as brochure covers, as postcards, as luggage patches.

Take Ranke Sandgren and Gotthard ”Gotte” Gustafsson as examples. In the 1930s Gustafsson made travel to Skansen ever so trendy, while in the 1950s Sandgren captured the joy of travelling to Norrbotten. They are two different artists with  different styles. But their iconic motifs have survived all the trends and different movements, and now they are ready to give joy to your friend in quarantine: either to a neighbor or to someone on the other side of the globe.

So let’s celebrate with a special offer:

Buy 15 postcards, pay for 10 with the code POSTCARDLOVE

(valid until May 20, 2020)

Don’t worry, you’ll most certainly find designs you like: we have 70 different postcards – and more are coming up – for you to choose from.

Oh well, let’s hope that those postal workers start training their biceps.

Magnus Londen, poster hunter

Please keep in touch! magnus.londen(at)cometosweden.se

PS. Thank you for all your happy comments after my last letter! Let me know if there is anything special about Swedish travel posters you want me to write about in the next letter, it will be a summer special!

105 reasons to stop staring at the screen

April 10, 2020

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 Swedish travel poster will get you in a much better mood – we promise *.

Instead of a screen, wouldn’t you prefer to stare at beautiful Sweden? This incredible paradisewhere the sun never sets, where the sea and the great lakes are blue like blueberries and every meal is a culinary crescendo.

Let’s be honest: as it is not currently possible to travel, our posters are your best chance to experience the beauty of Sweden.

In our range of posters (you have about 105 designs/sizes to choose from) you will find lovely vintage classics from almost every corner of Sweden.

No matter what poster you choose, you can be sure that your walls at home will be a lot more fun than your instagram feed.

Too bad you can’t scroll on your walls.

Click here to get more joy in your life >>

Magnus Londen, Poster Hunter

Please keep in touch! magnus.londen(at)cometosweden.se

*) If you, for some unknown reason, would feel worse after hanging up a Come to Sweden poster on your wall, you can simply return the poster to us. We won’t ask any hard questions.