Totemic™

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What is the Totemic™ font?

Jim Rimmer’s first typeface was originally published in 1970 as a basic film type alphabet through a small, independent type house in central California. Its sources of influence (now calligraphic type standards by Dair, Goudy and Zapf) are ones that remained with Jim for the rest of his career. If you squint at Totemic in just the right way, you can see some recognizable themes Jim would later flesh out and make his own in later works throughout his career as a type designer and printer. More…
Totemic is now available for the first time as a digital font, of the refined and expanded kind now expected from Canada Type. It comes with quite a few standard advanced typography features: Small caps, caps-to-small-caps, automatic fractions and standard ligatures, stylistic alternate sets, six kinds of figures, case-sensitive forms, and extended Latin language support.
It also comes with a very unique and unprecedented feature: Variably stackable totem poles. Simply enable the discretionary ligatures feature, type any unique three-digit combination using numbers between 1 and 4, and watch the magic happens. With a name like Totemic, we just couldn’t help ourselves.
Many thanks to Andrew Steeves of Gaspereau Press for finding Jim’s lost gem in a most unexpected place, and for helping us bring it back to life 45 years after its analog birth.
20% of Totemic’s revenues will be donated to the Canada Type Scholarship Fund, supporting higher typography education in Canada.

Totemic™ Font families

The Totemic™ includes the following font families:

  • Totemic

Totemic™ Preview

Here is a preview of how Totemic™ will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.


You're probably thinking - Is Totemic™ available to Download for free?

The short answer is no. Totemic™ is definitely not available as a free download font. This is a premium font which mean that you will have to pay to download and use it in your project. We showcase fonts on SharedFonts that are almost all premium fonts. Feel free to waste valuable hours of your time searching for a free download of Totemic™, but take it from me, you will not be successful in your quest. Just think how much time and effort you will save if you just pay for Totemic™ and be done with it.

It is always best to pay for a premium font rather than trying to find an illegal download. The benefits of paying for Totemic™ is that you get the license to use it leagally. If you're using an illegal version of Totemic™ and you get caught, you or your client could get into some trouble legally with the publisher of Totemic™. Also it is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Totemic™ for free. Doing various searches on Google such as "Free Totemic™ Download" you will see a lot of websites that will say "Free Download" but these are just attempts to get you to click on a link which will either take you to an ad landing page or you risk getting viruses on your computer. In the rare occasion that you do find a free download for Totemic™ remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Totemic™ and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on MyFonts.com. Here you will be able to obtain the proper license. The designer and publisher deserves to be paid for their work, as they have put in the hours and the creativity to produce such an amazing font. Good luck with your purchase and future use of this font. :)