Friday Calligraphy and typography

Weekly Calligraphy: Happy Friday

12 Sep 2014 in Calligraphy by Andy Mardell

This is the fourth of my weekly calligraphy practice. This time, I used a ballpoint pen and went super small. Happy Friday!

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How to Migrate Emails from Heart Internet in 7 Easy Steps

07 Sep 2014 in Tutorials by Andy Mardell

Heart internet mail migration

Over the last couple of days, I’ve been moving all the sites I host with Heart Internet to a VPS I recently purchased. Moving the site data and databases was a breeze, but there was no easy way to migrate email addresses. Hopefully this post will make your life a little easier and save you time. […]

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Lucky Calligraphy Typography Lettering

Weekly Calligraphy: Lucky

25 Aug 2014 in Calligraphy by Andy Mardell

This is the third piece of weekly calligraphy practice. I chose the word “Lucky” so I could experiment with tails and practice my capital Ls. I used a brush pen again and I tried to keep the word well balanced.

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Information Weekly Calligraphy inspiration

Weekly Calligraphy: Information

19 Aug 2014 in Calligraphy by Andy Mardell

This is the second of my weekly calligraphy practice. It hasn’t been a week yet, but I’m enjoying this too much to not post more! The aim of this one was to try out a little decoration here and there. It’s not perfect, but it’s a start.

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Voltage Calligraphy Lettering

Weekly Calligraphy: Voltage Lettering

16 Aug 2014 in Calligraphy by Andy Mardell

I’m a noob when it comes to lettering and I really want to improve. I will be posting at least one piece of work on instagram, good or bad, every week to push myself to practice. This is my first – a quick one with a duff brush pen.  

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I Took My Galaxy Nexus Swimming and it Loved It

01 Aug 2014 in General by Andy Mardell

Galaxy Nexus water damage

Earlier this year in April, I went to California for my friends wedding. We stayed in a nice little hotel just outside of LA which had the tiniest swimming pool I have ever seen. During our stay, we went swimming, well paddling, a few times. For those who don’t know me, I’m super careful and always […]

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Eastall Calligraphy Logo

Eastall Logo

30 May 2014 in Calligraphy, Design by Andy Mardell

A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled upon the Instagram feed of Ryan Hamrick and was so inspired that I went straight out and got myself a couple of (probably rubbish) brush pens. Drafts and Early Attempts The only calligraphy training I’ve had up until now is Infant School handwriting lessons — so I know I have […]

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Increase Your Productivity When Working from Home

04 May 2014 in Workflow by Andy Mardell

Increase your productivity

Working from home definitely has its perks — but it also has some down sides. One of the hardest things for most of us is being disciplined enough to work well when the boss isn’t looking over your shoulder. Here are some tips to increase your productivity when working from home. Set yourself working times […]

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Business Card design in Portsmouth, Hampshire

2014 Business Card Design

22 Apr 2014 in Design, Print by Andy Mardell

Here is my new 2014 business card design. As usual I stuck with a minimal design, keeping everything as clean as possible. When designing these cards, I wanted to keep all my contact information on one side of the card to make it as easy as possible for people to read. I wanted to make […]

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How to EQ a Firewire audio interface on a Mac

15 Apr 2014 in Off-topic, Tutorials by Andy Mardell


Now that I have my new and improved workspace all set and ready to go, I’m using my Alesis Monitors every day. Here are 2 methods I found to EQ any sound output on your Mac. My setup Macbook Pro → Alesis IO26 → Alesis M1 Active Mk2 Method 1: Boom (Working Method, Not Free) […]

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