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Blog: In the Studio

A match made in luxury leather. Meet our newest ADC member Moore & Giles

Moore & Giles Founded in 1933, in Lynchburg, Virginia, Moore & Giles is dedicated to designing and developing the most innovative and luxurious natural leathers for the high-end hospitality, aviation/automotive and residential interior design industries. In January 2007, they  introduced a collection of luxury leather bags and accessories as an additional avenue to showcase the inherent beauty and timeless appeal of their natural leathers. Sold at fine retailers across the country and now on Autotype, their collection, just like their leather offerings, is constantly evolving and we couldn’t be happier to have them as an Autotype Design Club member.      Making the leather To see what goes into creating every Moore & Giles piece gives us a deeper appreciation...
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Event Recap: Rare Shades 4

Saturday, Sept.14th: 000 Magazine hosted Rare Shades 4 - A Celebration of Paint-To-Sample and Unusual Porsche Colors at the A+D Museum in downtown Los Angeles. As the event's philanthropic partner, Autotype was at the 000 booth selling our exclusive Autotype + 000 Magazine Proof & Prototype Tee to commemorate their legendary Proof & Prototype exhibit showing at the museum until late November. The event started at 9 am on what would become a very hot day in Los Angeles. Porsche enthusiasts from all over the country attended to appreciate the Porsches on display. Spectators and participants alike enjoyed the rare array of 911's, 912's, 914's, 924's, 928's, 930's, 944's, 959's, and others. Here are a few of our favorites.   A big highlight for...
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000 + PTSRS present RARE SHADES 4

Saturday 9/14 at the A+D Museum in Downtown Los Angeles, is a celebration of Paint-To-Sample and Unusual Porsche Colors. The event will take place from 9 am to 12 pm and showcase a wide variety of rare Porsches. As the event's philanthropic partner, Autotype will be at the 000 Magazine booth selling our exclusive 000 Proof & Prototype tee, designed to commemorate this legendary exhibition.   View the 000 collection
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Featured Designer: Matt Gorton

Matt Gorton is a New York-based design director, graphic designer, and independent creative, with fifteen years of experience under his belt in everything from creative direction, brand and concept development, and photography to garment and accessory design. He’s worked with anyone and everyone, bringing an East Coast, hardcore street style that only he can to the biggest names in brands, like Vans, Levi's, Reef, American Eagle, Lucky Jeans, MTV, Nike, New Balance, and even Disney.  We tapped his unique style for an Autotype collaboration of exclusive graphic tees and got to know him a little better. What brought you to your craft?  Matt Gorton: Growing up playing in a hardcore band and always being at shows, design was always around you....
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Pouria Savadkouei, Autotype's first scholarship recipient

Name: Pouria SavadkoueiScholarship: #1 - Industrial DesignSchool: Art Center College of DesignArea of Study: Transportation Design Pouria was born in Tehran, Iran, and for as long as he can remember, he’s always wanted to be a car designer. Now living in Pasadena, CA, and attending the Art Center College of Design, Pouria’s passion has fueled him to pursue a career in the world of automotive design. He tries to take a step toward realizing his childhood dream every day, one sketch at a time. “His portfolio shows a connection to his own personal design language. There is a mature continuity of shape and form that establishes his unique perspective while finding a home with each brand project. Always impressed when...
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Behind Erin Feinblatt’s Lens: Active lines and live moments

Erin Feinblatt is a born-and-bred California photographer, specializing in lifestyle and architectural photography and videography. A wildlife biologist in a past life, his acute observational skills with technical proficiency allows him to produce images that are genuine and timeless. What brought you to your craft? Erin Feinblatt: I’ve been a photographer most of my life. When I hit a dead end in my first career as a wildlife biologist it was my wife Brina that gave me a kick in the ass. She instilled the confidence to turn my passion for photography into a career. Where do you turn for inspiration?  EF: Ultimately my inspiration comes from the things I see through my own eyes. I don’t actively seek out...
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Everything We Know About Modernica, We Love

Family owned and operated, Modernica has been building each piece of furniture, one by one, at its home base in Los Angeles for over 25 years. They’re true masters of the lost art of high-pressure fiberglass molding: the team fashions each shell by hand using traditional construction methods—guided by a modern, geometric vision—that honors the tactile attributes unique to the fiberglass shell chair. We greatly respect Modernica’s approach to design. And we’re even more honored to be included as one of the select few retailers to carry Modernica and offer a platform for its fans to support both the brand and the future of design through our scholarship fund. We’re extremely fortunate to have Modernica Founder Jay Novak on the...
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All roads lead to Autotype

Meet the Founders Autotype co-founders Derek Galkin and Tu Pham have been close friends and collaborators since they met in 2001 working at MEDIUM, an innovative footwear brand marketed to the creative class, and the first of many projects for the pair. Even after MEDIUM’s sale four years later, they continued to apply their creative synergy across a diverse portfolio of brands, from start-ups to niche businesses to nonprofits like Adobe, Pantone, House Industries, DWELL, James Perse, Quiksilver, Lynda.com, Sperry Top Sider, Favia, Johnson & Johnson and Girls Rock. In 2007, when Derek launched SeaVees footwear, he knew whose creative genius he wanted to lead the visual tone for the brand. Derek and Tu’s synergistic creative vision guided the brand for the next...
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Event: House Industries Lettering Workshop

Our friends at House Industries are hosting Freehand Lettering workshop with Ken Barber in New York City. If you're in the area it's not an event to be missed, but if you can't make it, find some inspiration with the (House Book) or other books from our library.  
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Timeless Design

From an early age my love for timeless design has guided my vision for brands. That love and appreciation has been passed down from generations. Quality, purpose, performance—the most essential elements of a brand, carried through in one: Porsche.—Derek Galkin  Happy Birthday dad!
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