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TotemicDesigner: Jim Rimmer
Publisher: Canada Type
Totemic was created by Jim Rimmer and published by Canada Type. Totemic contains 1 style. p > Jim Rimmer's first typeface was initially released in 1970 as a standard film type alphabet through a little, independent type home in main California. Its sources of impact (now calligraphic type standards by Dair, Goudy and Zapf) are ones that stayed with Jim for the rest of his career. If you squint at Totemic in simply the right method, you can see some recognizable styles Jim would later flesh out and make his own in later works throughout his career as a type designer and printer.

Totemic is now readily available for the very first time as a digital typeface, of the fine-tuned and broadened kind now anticipated from Canada Type. It includes many standard advanced typography functions: Little caps, caps-to-small-caps, automatic fractions and standard ligatures, stylistic alternate sets, six type of figures, case-sensitive kinds, and extended Latin language support.

It likewise features an extremely special and unmatched function: Variably stackable totem poles. Merely enable the discretionary ligatures feature, type any special three-digit mix using numbers in between 1 and 4, and see the magic takes place. With a name like Totemic, we simply couldn't help ourselves.

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

20% of Totemic's profits will be contributed to the Canada Type Scholarship Fund, supporting greater typography education in Canada.

Font Family: Totemic

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