En­joy Peter Kors­man’s ty­po­graph­i­cal nir­vana

In­de­pen­dent de­signer Peter Kors­man on his pur­suit for ty­po­graph­i­cal mas­tery

Computer Arts - - CONTENTS - IN­STANT IN­SPI­RA­TION @au­to­graph__

Hav­ing stepped straight out of art academy in 2004 to start his own stu­dio, ATTAK, de­signer Peter Kors­man (aka Au­to­graph) has spent most of his cre­ative ca­reer push­ing ty­pog­ra­phy to its lim­its. "Ev­ery­thing is lan­guage," he says. "Our thoughts are words and ty­pog­ra­phy is words made vis­ual. It's the ba­sis for graphic de­sign."

Kors­man's fas­ci­na­tion with the lan­guage-based dis­ci­pline has led him to ap­pre­ci­ate those fonts and type­faces that evoke a per­sonal touch, when he "can feel the ex­cite­ment of the de­signer, and get ex­cited too." As such, the dig­i­tal de­vel­op­ment to­wards vari­able and an­i­mated fonts has con­tin­ued to in­spire his own work. "It's wiz­ardry to me, and also pure eye candy," he en­thuses. "I'm in awe of the skills and re­sults, and it forces me to re­de­fine ty­pog­ra­phy."

De­spite choos­ing to part ways with ATTAK in 2016, Kors­man's ty­pog­ra­phy goals re­main the same: "To make it a ve­hi­cle for ideas, thoughts, experiment, crafts­man­ship and my vis­ual lan­guage." See more: www.au­to­graph.works

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