Day of Design: 20 Years of Newspaper Design

The Financial Post

Toronto, Ontario

The Financial Post was an English Canadian business newspaper, which published from 1907 to 1998. In 1998, the publication was folded into the new National Post, although the name Financial Post has been retained as the banner for that paper’s business section and also lives on in the Post’s monthly business magazine, Financial Post Business.

The paper was purchased by Sun Media in 1987, and expanded into a daily tabloid newspaper the following year. In 1997, Sun Media sold the Financial Post to Hollinger, whose CEO Conrad Black had been seeking a way to establish a national newspaper. Sun Media acquired the Kitchener-Waterloo Record, the Guelph Mercury, the Hamilton Spectator and the Cambridge Reporter from Hollinger in exchange, but has since sold all four papers.

The Hollinger transaction was finalized in July 1998, and the National Post debuted in October of that year.

Source: Wikipedia

Read a 1993 design note from The Financial Post


110,000 circulation

80 staff

1993 Frontpage
The Financial Post front page from Feb. 10, 1993
See a newsroom photo from 1993


N/A circulation

N/A staff

2013 Frontpage
The Financial Post front page from Feb. 10, 2013 (Or Feb. 8 page)