|Designer:||Kreuger, Sven (1891-1967)|
|Dimensions:||75 x 49 cm | 29.53 x 19.29 inches|
|Condition:||Good | | B|
|Publisher:||Kalmarbygdens och Ölands turistforening|
This rare vintage travel poster, designed by Sven Krueger in the 1930s, serves as a captivating promotion for journeys through Kalmarsund to Öland and Gotland. The Kalmar Strait (Swedish: Kalmarsund) is a passage in the Baltic Sea, situated between the Swedish island of Öland and the province of Småland on the Swedish mainland.
With black text set against a yellow background, Krueger's 1934 depiction portrays a ship traversing the strait. Notably, the poster predates the construction of the bridge to Öland, showcasing accessible crossings by ship. The Swedish text on the poster invites travelers to experience a summer tour to Kalmarsund, exploring Kalmar and the Småland coast, Borgholm, and Öland. The landscape is described as distinctive and beautiful, boasting numerous attractions and excellent connections—encouraging travelers to journey over Kalmar to Öland and Gotland.
Despite exhibiting light age wear, a horizontal fold, a vertical scratch at the top right, and minor creasing and staining, the poster is in overall good condition, preserving its historical allure.