Andy Backhouse’s Work Blog

Fiddling With Maps

Amateur Cartography seems to be the hipster trend du jour. There seems to be a renaissance in Psychogeography and Cartography-as-Art. I am just as guilty as the next person for buying into this - I have made the maps on this site look like a Mondrian...

The Champagne Concept

When I first turned freelance, I built the original website for The Champagne Concept on Oxford Street, Harrogate. The proprietor, Laurence, has been in contact with me to see about a re-design of the front page of the website to keep it up to...

A Redesign For Creao Studio

I was offered the opportunity to have a crack at Creao Studio's site. The build is a wordpress build so I quickly found my way around it and re-familiarised myself with my previous work. The main point was to try and create a video header to embed some...

Wag Walk Woof Redesign

Wag Walk Woof Redesign: My wife, Kathryn, is a dog walker with her own business, Wag Walk Woof. Kathryn's site was one of the first I had ever built - even before I turned professional. So, it was high time to give it a redesign. The old site was good,...

Designing A Nightclub Poster

I had been asked by the management of RETRO Bar, Harrogate to design a poster for a series of upcoming events. The cause for celebration was actually me DJing. I am a recording artist and I have been at the top of the charts twice on 2017. The night is put...

Retro Futuristic Designs

Are you wondering what to do with your Christmas Money? Well, the smart choice for affordable art is on the NASA/JPL "Visions Of The Future" Collection. In fact, it is so affordable that is free. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is giving away PDF/TIFF downloads of...

Sound Of Wonder

I have a friend called Stewart - a lot of people have a friend called Stewart but my Stewart, Stewart Thornton, is a special Stewart. Stewart Thornton, aka DJ Scooby, hosts the Sound Of Wonder Radio Show. The Sound Of Wonder Radio Show is a weekly podcast that is...

The Parish News: A Redesign

I am staying up late to listen to The Ashes - England have a chink of light having taken four wickets yesterday; there is hope. I have spent my time with a redesign and I am pleased as punch with the redesign for my own site, www.theparishnews.com. The Parish News is...

So, What Is A Colour Font?

They are the next big thing in graphic design They bring multiple colours, shades, textures and transparency to type They include vector shapes, bitmap images or even both into font files Color fonts represent a key evolution in digital typography, introducing rich...

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