Drawing Norway

Vintage illustrations from the book Norske Malebøker by Einar Økland, which features his extensive collection of Norwegian coloring books and cut & paste books

With big thanks to Are Mokkelbost (b-o-r-g.org)


Hans Hauger, ca. 1942–44
See more from this book via Aslak Gurholt.



Are Mokkelbost—whose incredible work I featured in 2009—tells me Norske Malebøker was designed by Yokoland (website / facebook), "an interesting group of designers/artists with many fine book releases." It was published in 2012 by Samlaget.


The illustrations here date from about 1920 to 1945.




Hans Hauger, ca. 1942–44






Paul Lillo-Stenberg, 1940s






Paul Lillo-Stenberg, 1940s






Marie Walle and Eyvin Ovrum, 1921






Marie Walle and Eyvin Ovrum, 1921






A. Tyrihjell, 1930s






Inga Havig-Gjelseth, 1940s






Inga Havig-Gjelseth, 1940s







Arne Johnson, around 1940






Arne Johnson, around 1940






Johs. Berggren, 1946






Johs. Berggren, ca. 1940






Elbjørg Øien Moum, 1930s






Elbjørg Øien Moum, 1930s






Elbjørg Øien Moum, 1930s






Augusta Sand, 1911






Eyvin Ovrum, 1937






Eyvin Ovrum, 1938






Thorbjørn Egner, 1940






Olaf Reither, 1940s






Paul Lillo-Stenberg, 1940s






Jens Jensen, 1940s






Hans Hauger, 1943–44






Johs. Berggren, 1940s






Per Krogh, 1921
Scariest coloring book ever?





cover of Norske Malebøker
Images on the cover, from top left: Karl Dahl: “Malere’n, Kosten og Pøsen,” 1949 – Hans Hauger: drawing book, 1942 – Paul Lillo-Stenberg: “Malebok,” 1940s.



Previously: Mokkelbost's Entity