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.
Sometimes you need an elegant, understated frame for your big bold prints. Here is Patrick standing with a Marimekko textile that we stretched and framed in a thin black floater frame.
Here we have some lovely gilded 5″ x 7″ frames handmade it Italy. These antique frames are new old stock from another picture framing store in Toronto that recently closed it’s doors. We have a limited supply of these lovelies for sale at a special price of only $25 each. Bring in your small artwork or 4″ x 6″ photos and we can custom frame it in one of these gold frames for only $50, including UV protective glass and museum quality matboard. Limited supply available, get ’em while they’re hot!
Here we are distressing a new extra-wide wood profile that we recently started carrying. This particular style of picture frame moulding is over 5 1/2″ wide and is available in a slightly smaller 4 1/2″ variant as well. This grand moulding is guaranteed to make a statement in any room, and looks as great framing small prints or mirrors as it does with very large ones. Look out for an update from us soon as we look forward to showing off some of the new pieces that we will be creating with it.
I probably don’t have to tell most of you local readers that what we have here is a very nice hand-painted sign from the one and only Honest Ed’s. The art of hand lettered sign painting is alive and well in that store, and we are huge fans of this particular art form. We think it looks great in it’s new simple black wood frame and very thin black mat. This will serve as a great memento once this Toronto landmark finally closes it’s doors.
Here is another print by Trevor Wheatley that we recently framed.
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.