Johan Stiernspetz Design (former Talking Design) is a 26 year old graphic design company that specializes in developing a pleasing way to present a visual image. We have created print as well as interactive electronic media in the past. We have narrowed our expertise now, working with book and logo design, but in 2016 there will be illustration work as well.

Since 2008 the Publicera Publishing Group Ltd have used JSD as a partner in designing photographic books, and this work is continuing.

And we have a lot of fun.

The book market has changed the latest years, and the ebooks has become a large channel of distribution, but that doesn't necessary means the printed book is going to disappear. On the contrary, the sales of printed books has increased around 20% under the last five years in USA. The printed book doesn't need batteries, and it's a pleasure to hold it in your hands. So, it is looking good for fine printed photobooks and ordinary books indeed.

We welcome that, and continues our work.


November. For two years we have had autumns without early snow. Well, not this year. On November the 2nd it started to snow. Now (7th of November) we are covered in nearly 60 cm of fluffy snow...

The picture to the right is the aurora borealis, taken in the late evening last winter, with an ordinary Canon Ixus 130, in the middle of Umeå.


PictureBank is up and running. Secure payment by PayPal is in place for the order page, and the infrared fine art photographs is first out on the market. The fine art is printed by a Certified Studio for Digital Fine Art Printing of Hahnemühle FineArt. More information are found at


At Publicera Publishing House a documentary book about the taxi business is in production. It is written from behind the wheels, and gives a fantastic view of what the job as a taxi driver is about. We got a manuscript from a person with personal experience that gives this book a real edge to the stories.

My own books »When silence is heard« and »Shadowlight« is still in production and will be announced when due on Blurb.


Check out our books here.


Phone +46 (0)70 255 00 51, or try the contact page.

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