Welcome to Archetype Custom Framing Toronto.
We are a customer service oriented picture framing shop located in Toronto’s Junction Triangle neighbourhood near Dupont St. and Symington Ave. Please have a look around our website to view some samples of our work and learn more about the services that we provide.
This poem by Sir Christopher Ondaatje titled Daydream, is a tribute to Chester, Nova Scotia. We framed it in an antiqued white wood frame which our customer said reminded her of the sea. Calligraphy by Patrick Fisher.
We are having an open house tomorrow (Saturday July 26, 2014) here at Studio Huddle from 2pm until late. Please stop by 97 Niagara St. Toronto and say hi. There will be new works on display by all of the artists and craftspeople working out of our collective studio. Hope to see you there!
Do you have a certificate, diploma or degree that you are proud of and would like to display in your home or office? Give us a call and we can help you to make it happen!
These are photographs of sculptures by Toronto artist Trevor Wheatley that we recently framed. They are currently available at the AGO Art Rental + Sales Gallery, go check them out!
Happy Pride to everyone
Here is a piece of paper cut artwork by local artist Eric Wang of Simulacrum Studios. This piece demonstrates his contemporary interpretation of traditional chinese paper cut art. He is able to push the boundaries of what can be achieved by utilizing modern laser-cutting technology. We floated his art inside of a white shadowbox in order to reveal the interplay of light and shadow falling on and below the paper.
Let us help you to get your medals and memorabilia out of your drawers and onto your walls.
This mini Art Nouveaux style advertisement is the reverse side of an old card, probably used in some type of board game. It was discovered underneath the floorboards of a house while undergoing renovations. Things are looking up for this lonely piece of paper now, since it will be happily resting on the wall instead.
These prints title Drift, Fall, Drift by Aaron Oussoren look great in their new natural wood frames.
We recently framed some students’ artwork for the Seneca College School of Communication Arts.
Here is an un-stretched canvas that we framed for Esther Simmonds-MacAdam‘s show ‘Was I Before’ at The Registry Theatre in Kitchener. This particular painting titled In Tangerine Monochrome measures 46” x 84” and the art really stands out in it’s white floater frame.
We recently framed this work titled ‘Love Spoons’ by artist Annie Tung. We milled and built this shadowbox to spec using solid walnut and brass fittings. Love Spoons will be on display at SOFA Chicago from Nov 2-4 2012 at the L. A. Pai Gallery booth
This sticker had been stuck to our client’s fridge for two years. After this long, it had become clear that the time for a more permanent display solution had come. We are proud to say that no job is too small for us, and we enjoyed making a tiny custom frame for it.
This monochrome photograph titled Icelandic Ice Hross is by talented local photographer James Brylowski. It is looking sharp in its new white frame with white rag mat.
Sometimes we find that the best solution is also the simplest one when it comes to choosing which style of frame to use for a particular piece of artwork. This black and white photograph by Patrick Fisher looks great in its black wood frame and white 100% cotton rag mat.
We recently framed this new work by Annie Tung, just in time for this year’s TOAE. This project required a truly custom solution due to the three dimensional quality of the artwork. We hand-picked a piece of solid Red Oak from a local lumber yard and custom milled the moulding to achieve the specific depth and colour desired. Check out Annie’s display this weekend at booth White 87 for more beautiful sculptural artwork and jewellery.
We recently framed this beautiful painting for Esther Simmonds-MacAdam’s exhibition ‘Days’. You can view more of Esther’s work here.
This cool halftone photograph titled “The Perfect Twist” by Chicago photographer Debbie Carlos looks great in the shallow white shadowbox that we framed it in. While we have certainly delighted in a delicious twist or two in our day, we must admit that there are other treats we would sooner devour these days.