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TotemicDesigner: Jim Rimmer
Publisher: Canada Type
Created by Jim Rimmer, Totemic is a serif typeface published by Canada Type.

Jim Rimmer's first typeface was originally published in 1970 as a standard film type alphabet through a small, indepndent type home in main California. Its sources of impact (now calligraphic type requirements by Dair, Goudy and Zapf) are ones that stayed with Jim for the rest of his career. If you squint at Totemic in just the proper way, you can see some recognizable themes Jim would later on expand and make his own in later works throughout his career as a type designer and printer.

Totemic is now available for the first time as a digital font, of the improved and expanded kind now anticipated from Canada Type. It comes with numerous standard innovative typography features: Small caps, caps-to-small-caps, automatic fractions and standard ligatures, stylistic alternate sets, 6 type of figures, case-sensitive types, and extended Latin language assistance.

It likewise comes with a really unique and unprecedented feature: Variably stackable totem poles. Simply enable the discretionary ligatures include, type any special three-digit combination utilizing numbers in between 1 and 4, and view the magic occurs. With a name like Totemic, we just couldn't help ourselves.

Many thanks to Andrew Steeves of Gaspereau Press for discovering Jim's lost gem in a most unexpected place, and for helping us bring it back to life 45 years after its analog birth.

Proceeds from this font style will be put towards a variety of Canadian typography education causes.

Font Family: Totemic Regular

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