Back in the mid 1960’s my Uncle James up’d sticks and went to live in Stockholm. The pictures are super cool, an excess of teak room dividers, marimekko fabrics and the kind of Volvo’s with the go faster back Id love to drive (and no doubt there is a Moomin over from Finland making coffee in the kitchen). And we love the book he bought to learn the language which recently we’ve been using for inspiration.
Published in 1959 the drawings are by Per Silfverhjelm and we were hard pressed to choose just a small number for this post (its made more difficult by the paper being super-thin so we’ve had to discard some we really love as the text and illustrations print though from the previous page).
They are very much of their era but in a way that is fresh and fun………… and en alg is definitely a guy to have around, we have decided he looks like he’d enjoy a few beers with the bears from TheBigForest grooving to 60’s swedish jazz.