Creative Type

An exhibition of typographic art & design in Toronto, Canada.

News & Updates

MAY 31, 2013

Creative Type Five opens

Thanks for your support and overwhelming attendance at last night's opening. It was jammed and it was hot, but we hope everyone had a blast. Congratulations to our artists and thank you to everyone who helped make the night a success. We'll be updating the site again with new photos of the work in a few days.

Photo credit: Stefania Yarhi, Amanda Happe

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MAY 30, 2013

Creative Type Five opens tonight at Cooper Cole

Creative Type Five

The work is submitted, sorted, and up on the walls. We couldn't be more excited for tonight's opening. This year's Creative Type – our fifth anniversary – broke the record for total submissions (over 200), making it one of the most challenging and rewarding to assemble. And for the first time, we were thrilled to get a number of international submissions, as well as a growing number of submissions from across Canada. So while the party might be in Toronto, the body of work and number of artists continues to expand.

On top of the biggest show ever, you're reading this on our new website. Designed by Normative in Toronto, it will continue to grow as we pull from our five-year back catalog of artists and work. Make sure to check out our gallery – it includes submissions going back to 2011, and will give you a sense of how the show's grown.

Thanks to everyone who submitted this year – see you at the opening!

MAY 30, 2013

Creative Type Relaunches

Welcome to our new home online. We wanted a site that was as good as showcasing the work as our gallery show, and our interactive partner Normative came through and then some. As we sort through our back catalog, our gallery will expand, but today you can explore work going back to Creative Type No. 3. There are still some corners to round out, but we'd love to hear what you think.

Creative Type Five

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About The Exhibition

Creative Type is an annual typographic showcase that features the work of artists, illustrators and graphic designers from Toronto and abroad. This year marks the show's fifth anniversary.

Since its inception in 2008, Creative Type has grown to become Toronto's largest curated exhibition of creative industry talent, with over 200 contributors showing work ranging from typeface design to illustrative typographic art.

Contact Us

Information about our submission process is coming soon. In the meantime, feel free to get in touch at, or follow us on Twitter, @creativetypeto.