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Zigarre™ Font Download

font family from Canada Type, added in 2012

Zigarre™

Though Zigarre can easily be categorized a brush script, Jim Rimmer actually drew it using a big marker. Jim’s original face, inspired by inter-war German poster lettering, was a rough one, with the marker’s juicy ink roughing it out all over the place.

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Gaulois™ Font Download

font family from Canada Type, added in 2012

Gaulois™

A couple of years before the second World War, Marcel Jacno, the popular French graphic designer who in the 1930s designed iconic posters for Gaumont and Paramount and famously illustrated the Gaulish helmet that first adorned the Gauloises cigarette packs in 1936, was asked by Deberny & Peignot to design a calligraphic typeface for the advertising market. Jacno’s Scribe design, billed by D&P as a “virile ad writing” typeface, was released to some great fanfare in 1937, enjoyed some time of French spotlight, and was ready to make waves in the rest of Europe before the war broke out and snuffed its chances at international recognition. However, samples of it can still be found in some specialty post-war publications as an example of a trend that lasted a couple of decades, when Western European type manufacturers commissioned famous visual artists to design typefaces in order to capitalize on the artists' fame - the trend that brought us standards like Futura and the long list of Lucien Bernhard and Imre Reiner faces.

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Cotillion Pro™ Font Download

font family from Canada Type, added in 2012

Cotillion Pro™

Cotillion is an original design Jim Rimmer finished just before the turn of the century. Alongside its evidence of Jim’s nostalgia at the deco type designs he was exposed to as a child, it distinctly shows a type designer who has become very comfortable with that rarest of design abilities: Bringing efficient typographic solutions to what is essentially a calligraphic endeavour.

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Pipa™ Font Download

font family from Canada Type, added in 2012

Pipa™

Originally made for a health food store chain we cannot name, Pipa is the embodiment of organic display typography. Although it draws inspiration from some cold type ideas, like the uncredited Atlantis from VGC and a couple of older photo-lettering faces, its overall expression is right in line with what has become today’s vernacular in integrity organic display packaging.

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Common Comic™ Font Download

font family from Canada Type, added January 31st

Common Comic™

The Common Comic volume is the fifth in Canada Type’s ever-growing series of comic book fonts,


which really is the expression of Patrick Griffin’s continued obsession with the genre. Common Comic


joins Collector Comic, Captain Comic, Caper Comic, and Classic Comic, all popular fonts in their own right.

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