kindvall-fika-portfolio-02Fika – The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break by Anna Brones and Johanna Kindvall. Published by Ten Speed Press, Spring 2015.

The book is a celebration of the Swedish coffee break, fika. Something that most Swedes do daily, sometimes even twice. At work, at home or together with friends. Doesn’t matter where, when or how, for a Swede this break is essential. And the best fika comes with a treat, sweet or savory.

In the book Anna and Johanna share their favorite fika recipes. The book has almost 50 recipes of cakes, cookies, tortes, buns, jams & cordials, breads and crackers. All illustrations in the book is illustrated by Johanna Kindvall. Book design by  Elizabeth Stromberg, Ten Speed Press.

“Swedish classics like kanelbullar (cinnamon buns spiced with cardamom) and hasselnötsflarn (simple cookies best dipped in a fresh cup of coffee) are easily explained and aided by Kindvall’s upbeat illustrations.” – Hans Aschim, Cool Hunting

“With whimsical descriptions and playful illustrations, the book is as charming as the tradition itself.” – Alison Spiegel The Huffington Post

(co-author) Anna Brones 
about the book


lrf-portfolio-2015-02Selection of illustrations for LRF, Lantbrukarnas Riksförbund, May 2015 (Agriculture organisation in Sweden).

kindvall-LW-portfolio-03Info graphics for Laithwaites Wine, USA, 2015. The illustrations will be used on the web and in printed materials for their Wine Club.

© Johanna Kindvall

Logo illustration for Monica Shaw & Emily L.W. Kern‘s Weekly Wheel Newsletter, February 2015.

© Johanna KindvallLogo and package design for Wiggley Leroux Confections, Washington, DC, 2014. Wiggley Leroux is artisan chocolates and desserts made by Francoise Villeneuve. The chocolate bean pattern was created for six different chocolate bars; dark chocolate (brown), milk chocolate (light gray), candied orange peel (orange), smoked nibs (dark gray), raspberry rose (pink) and sea salt (light blue). The confections are available at BacoN’Ed’s food truck at Reston Station, Washington, DC.

© Johanna KindvallIllustrations for LRF - Skogsägarnas Omvärldsanalys 2014 (LRF is a major Agriculture organisation in Sweden). The images where used in the brochure “Run, Forrest, run!“ (To the left is a selection of the work. Click the link above to see the rest).

kindvall-breadtopia-logoLogo and header design for Eric and Denyce Rusch at Breadtopia, 2014.

kindvall-lrf_2014Illustrations for LRF, Lantbrukarnas Riksförbund, 2014 (a major Agriculture organisation in Sweden). The images where used in the brochure “Blir’e nån andra vers, eller ? – LRFs omvärldsanalys 2014“.  (On the left is a selection of the work). See also 2012, 2013.

Pattern design for fabrics, wallpaper and wrapping paper etc. See more patterns here.

Personal greeting card for Kirsteen Burton, Toronto, Canada 2014. The card was a gift for her dear friend Heather Hewer. Before Heather traveled to Stockholm, she learned how to say “Tack så mycket” by remembering that it sounds like, “Taxi my cat”. The cat in the cab is Leila, who lives with Heather.

© Johanna Kindvall