Vintage Satire: Krångel-Svea

Oh, no! The Smorgasboard is going!!

This is a detail of a poster showing a 1940s satirical take on Swedish war-time rationing, bureaucracy and patronizing by the government. Krångel-Svea would translate Hassle-Svea, Svea being the personified Sweden (like John Bull or Uncle Sam). I found the poster in a thrift store today. Originally it's probably a black and white print that has been hand-colored. See the whole thing and more details here: Krångel-Svea.


1 comment:

Quigley's Cabinet said...

This was the perfect illustration for my blog post today: http://quigleyscabinet.blogspot.com/2011/08/oxbringa-fran-1940.html. I hope you don't mind. If so, let me know!