Meet

Autograph is an independent studio for graphic design and (bespoke) typography led by founder Peter Korsman and is based in ’s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands

We create thoughtful design solutions across multiple platforms and apply our aesthetics to output in the following disciplines: Logo and Identity Design, Print, Bespoke Typography, Type Treatments, Type Design, Art Direction, Editorial Design, Interior/Spatial Design and Consultancy.

The basis of everything we do is the drive to create:
Engaging and meaningful work that is both explorative and thorough.
A signature visual language which acquires its effectiveness through alluring, yet custom-fit, design.
Contemporary and well-made work that embodies the client’s ambitions and anticipates their future form(ats).

We believe in type as a vehicle for ideas, identity and expression.

About the studio

2016-Now
Autograph was established in 2016 and currently is Peter Korsman (1982), an independent designer since graduating from The Royal Art Academy (nowadays AKV|St. Joost, ’s-Hertogenbosch) in 2004. Peter’s main influences are cinema, literature, design, architecture, boxing and most of all (alternative) music. He’s a proud father of two girls.
2004-2016
Co-founder and member of ATTAK, a creative partnership with Casper Herselman.
In 2016 Peter left ATTAK and started Autograph.

Clients

(Shortlist past and present)
Avans Hogeschool, Boomerang, Gemeente Altena, City of Amsterdam, City of ’s-Hertogenbosch, Hurley, Getaway Deluxe, Jan van Hoof Galerie, Levi’s® Benelux, The Martin Agency (USA), Men_at_Work, Nieuw-Amsterdam Publishers, P79, Panama Pictures, Penguin Books UK, Rubinstein, Valley Eyewear, V&D.

Collaborate

To secure the highest quality in every aspect of a project we work together with different professionals from our extensive yet short-lined network: photographers, web developers, motion designers, copy writers etcetera. We are happy to work with you too. If you have the feeling we can do interesting work together or if you’d like to have Autograph on your team. Feel free to drop us a line! We like to think of Vignelli’s statement: “If you can design one thing, you can design everything.

Thought

We are convinced that idea and form are two entities moving towards each other. If we practice our craft right they will collide to become one: a recognizable aesthetics that reveal an attitude. Aesthetics carry the word ‘ethics’ and that’s fitting; by shaping your environment you shape your beliefs. The fully realized potential of an idea (in form) is beauty. And beauty is a (underestimated) basic human need. In that light graphic design is a vocation worth pursuing and worth practising.

Press

Typodarium 2020, Schmidt Hermann Verlag, 2020
Computer Arts, Issue 288, 2019
New Aesthetic, The Curation of Independent Type Design, Leonhard Laupichler, 2019
Ellipsis, 100 typographic conversations edited by Adriana Bareikytė, 2019
Typodarium 2019, Schmidt Hermann Verlag, 2019
We Need To Talk magazine, Issue 1, 2018
Yearbook of Type 3, Slanted Publishing, 2018
Typodarium 2018, Schmidt Hermann Verlag, 2018
Typodarium 2016, Schmidt Hermann Verlag, 2016
This Book Loves You by PewDiePie, Penguin UK, 2015
How to Use Type, Laurence King Publishing, 2012
Smashing logo design, Gareth Hardy, 2011
Designers’ Identities, Liz Farrelly, Laurence King Publishing, 2010
Los Logos, Compass, Gestalten, 2010
How To Use Images, Laurence King Publishing, 2010
Logo Design Vol. 2, Published by Taschen, 2009
Los Logos 4, Gestalten, 2009
Onehundredat 360°, Laurence King Publishing, 2007
Logo Design, Taschen, 2007
Tres Logos, Gestalten Verlag, 2006
Items Magazine, May 2005
(A Book) Designed To Help, Gestalten, 2005
Type – One, Discipline and progress in typography, Gestalten, 2004

Exhibitions

Shortlist
Posters!, Nieuwe Bossche School #2, Den Bosch, 2020
Rewrite your Future, Nieuwe Bossche School, Den Bosch, 2020
New Aesthetic, Münster, 2019
Ellipsis, Düsseldorf, 2019
San Francisco Design Week, 2019
GEM ART Truck, Rotterdam, NL, 2017
Letters Are What Matters #2, Lisbon, 2016
No Apologies, Alley Gallery (ATTAK solo), Hasselt, 2016
Kelderman en Van Noort (ATTAK solo), Eindhoven, 2014
Riot Place, Riot Time (ATTAK solo), Ababa, Rotterdam, 2014
Druck Berlin, Stattbad, Berlin, 2013
Good guys don’t wear white (ATTAK solo), Opperclaes, Rotterdam, 2013
Typo, La Maison de l’Image, Brussels, 2013
Brasilia 50, Tramando Espacio Vidriera, Buenos Aires, 2010
Graphic Matters, MUPI, 2008

Talks

BNO Utrecht, Kapitaal, Utrecht
Druck Berlin, Stattbad, Berlin
AKV|St. Joost, Breda
AKV|St. Joost, ’s-Hertogenbosch
Open Haard, Amsterdam

Teaching

AKV|St. Joost, ’s-Hertogenbosch, Avans Hogeschool
2nd year Graphic Design, 2013
AKV|St. Joost, ’s-Hertogenbosch, Avans Hogeschool
2nd and 3rd year Illustration, 2012

Credits

Credits
Studio photography & portrait Peter: Thomas van Oorschot Fotografie
Web development: Buro Meta
Homepage masonry lay-out inspired by Neubauberlin.com
Typefaces: APK Galeria and Times New Roman Italic

Disclaimer

This website contains links to the websites of third parties. As the content of these websites is not under our control, we cannot assume any liability for such external content. In all cases, the provider of information of the linked websites is liable for the content and accuracy of the information provided. At the point in time when the links were placed, no infringements of the law were recognizable to us. As soon as an infringement of the law becomes known to us, we will immediately remove the link in question.

Imprint

The copyright for any material created by the author remains by the author of this website. All rights reserved. Any duplication or use of objects of the website in any form is not permitted without the author’s printed agreement.
© 2020 Autograph | Peter Korsman