by Emelie Lidehall Oberg
Published by Pagina förlag on January 1st 1970
Style: cardstock, single page illustrations
Format: Card cover, Glue Binding, Postcards
This book contains 20 postcards filled with imaginative fairytale landscapes in a winter wonderland.
En Sagolik Vinter (A Fabulous Winter Postcards)Video Review
I hope you enjoyed the video review of the gorgeous postcards En Sagolik Vinter by one of my favorite Swedish artists, Emelie Oberg.
En Sagolik Vinter Postcards Review
It is no secret that I adore Emelie Oberg’s art work ever since I purchased Sagolik on a whim earlier this year. Her naive and cutesy style of drawing is very appealing. As soon as I knew that this set of postcards was to be released I was checking each day, sometimes twice, at Pen Store in Sweden where I buy my books. It seemed to take forever before it was available for pre -order and I was waiting incredibly impatiently!
Cover & Layout
The set of 20 postcards have a lovely winter feel to them and really they would be lovely to color for Christmas as well.
The white matte cover on the postcard book features a beautiful Christmas bauble filled with a lovely village scene with foreground of leaves, berries and other baubles and bells. The pre printing is navy, blue, mint and gold highlights. I had never thought of that color combination before and now I’m bursting to color the card that is featured on the cover.
Deep blue cloth binding keeps the set of postcards intact. A variation in vertical form of the cover design features on the back of the cards and also includes gold foil highlights.
One thing I do need to flag with the postcard set is that the cover does tend to get dirty. Even though I haven’t yet used the cards and it has just been sitting on my desk it has already accumulated a lot of smudgy marks on it. Now this is not really an issue as there is not a lot of elements to color on the cover but just something that I would mention. By the way, I’m slightly OCD when it comes to my desk. I like it extremely clean and tidy and wipe it down regularly throughout the day (this is the only thing that I’m OCD about – the rest of the house could do with a maid lol).
The drawings in this postcard set are adorable. You will find lovely ladies, delicious cupcakes, decorated ice skating boots and an assortment of cute animals. The pictures themselves are very well thought out to reflect the winter theme.
One thing that I really like is that Emelie has considered the images and how they work on a smaller size page. There is enough detail to color for a small space without being overwhelming and too fiddly for colorists.
The paper is white, card stock and very good quality. Each card is printed on one side of the card and on the reverse there is space to write addressee details (should you wish to part with them!).
The line art is crisp black and is on the whole a medium weight with detail in a fine weight. Visually the drawings are very easy to see and colorist with minor visual impairment should not experience difficulties.
Art work has been well positioned on the page for ease of coloring.
En Sagolik Vinter Postcards Image Gallery
Please click on an image to see more detail if you wish.
Where to buy En Sagolik Vinter Postcards
The En Sagolik Vinter postcards have only been released in the artist’s country of Sweden at this stage. I purchased my cards from Pen Store in Sweden that ship internationally and offer excellent customer service. Hopefully, an English publisher will acquire the rights to publish an English edition of this set of cards, as that would increase the amount of people that can enjoy this beautiful set of cards and make it more affordable.
Happy coloring x