papergecko: Web Design & Artists' Books

Book design, web design and photography by papergeckoHello, we're a small web and print design company, based in Crickhowell, South Wales and run by artist and designer Stefhan Caddick.

We build websites for arts organisations, artists, non-profits, the voluntary sector and small businesses.

We love usability, accessibility, WordPress, sticking to budgets, open source, the web, bilingualism, recycled paper and space flight.

We also design for print. We've made maps, sticky labels, cardboard bricks, business cards and postcards (amongst other things), but we specialise in short run books for artists and arts organisations. These range from lavish, cloth bound hardback books to pocket-sized paperback publications.

If you'd like to discuss a project, get a quote, or just for a chat, please get in touch, we'd love to hear from you!

Recent Work

Portmeirion Mermaid Spa . Phew! We've had a busy 2011, partly down to doing lots and lots of interesting print and web design work for the new Portmeirion Mermaid Spa in North Wales. The Spa is an exciting new enterprise by Lindsay Woodman from the Welsh School of Aromatherapy based in Sir Clough Williams-Ellis' Italianate Village near Porthmadog in Gwynedd. Amongst other things we've designed: - The Spa logo and branding - an adaptation of William-Ellis' Portmeirion mermaid. We utilised a soft edged, contemporary font to suggest the relaxed and approachable nature of the spa. The colour scheme refers to the Spa [...]

Books

Crwydro / Marcheurs des bois: a wales / quebec ambulation, edited by Simon Whitehead, text by Zoe Skoulding and Daniel Poulin Crwydro / Marcheurs des bois is a pocket-sized paperback book which documents an exchange between Wales and Quebec based artists in 2003 and 2005. Texts by Zoë Skoulding and Daniel Poulin.
Crwydro / Marcheurs des bois edited by Simon Whitehead. Paperback: 116 pages. Published by Shoeless. ISBN: 978-0955402029
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Lost in Ladywood by Simon Whitehead Lost in Ladywood comprises four walks around the Ladywood area of Birmingham by movement artist Simon Whitehead. Photographs by Phil Martin.
Lost in Ladywood by Simon Whitehead. Paperback: 80 pages. Published by Shoeless. ISBN: 978-0-9554020-1-2
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Dudley: A Critical Path by Gerard Mermoz. Making Sense of Places Series Dudley: A Critical Path, part of the Making Sense of Places series is a fold-out 'critical path' around Dudley by artist and designer Gerard Mermoz.
Dudley: A Critical Path by Gerard Mermoz. Paperback: 2 pages. Published by MADE. ISBN: 978-0955287916
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Market Drayton: A walk in the company of a Horticulturalist by Pamela Smith. Making Sense of Places Series Market Drayton: A walk in the company of a Horticulturalist, part of the Making Sense of Places series is a 48 page walking guide to Market Drayton by horticulturalist Pamela Smith.
Market Drayton: A walk in the company of a Horticulturalist by Pamela Smith. Paperback: 48 pages. Published by MADE. ISBN: 978-0955287923
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Rugby: A walk through the town, looking up by Eric Gaskell. Making Sense of Places Series Rugby: A walk through the town, looking up, part of the Making Sense of Places series is a fold-out walking guide to Rugby by artist Eric Gaskell. The aim was to rediscover the town, not from a typical historical or tourist perspective, but from an alternative local viewpoint.
Rugby: A walk through the town, looking up by Eric Gaskell. Paperback: 2 pages. Published by MADE. ISBN: 978-0955287930
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Tamworth: A walk in the company of Young People by Claire Wood. Making Sense of Places Series Tamworth: A walk in the company of Young People, part of the Making Sense of Places series is a 42 page walking guide to Tamworth by textile artist Claire Wood.
Tamworth: A walk in the company of Young People by Claire Wood. Paperback: 42 pages. Published by MADE. ISBN: 978-0955287947
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Walking to Work by Simon Whitehead Walking to Work chronicles the recent work of west Wales based performance artist Simon Whitehead.
Walking to Work by Simon Whitehead. Paperback: 80 pages. Published by Shoeless. ISBN: 978-0955402005
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