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Helvetica Neue Black is a very good substitute.
There is also a font called Olympia-ExtraBoldIta by B & P Graphics, Ltd (1993) which looks like a better match, but I can't find any legitimate source to acquire it and given the fact that B & P Graphics is a known font forgery company, I suppose this is just another Helvetica clone.
See the image bellow for a comparison...
Good comparison Fivos. Helvetica would work fine if the tail was added to _a_ and the base of _t_ and top of _f_ was made more square. To my eye, noting else really needs adjusting to get a workable match.
Thanks for the help, i've been searching similars for a long time.
By the way is there an official source to buy Olympia can't find it for buy.
The name Olympia is used by B&P Graphics but most probably this is not the original font name (Unfortunately I haven't find any other font matching Olympia glyphs).
B&P is a known font forgery company and according to some sources it has been sued by other foundries.
You can find more info on Luc Devroy site:
For all those reasons, maybe it's a better idea to use a modified Helvetica - Olympia is actually on a gray area regarding copyright and licensing.
Thanks for the info.
Agree 100% with Fivos. Particularly if this is a commercial use. Stick to known legitimate fonts and modify to the extent allowed. If you have questions as to what you can do in the way to editing the correct thing is to check with the font seller for additional permissions if needed. Not perfect, but better than a legal hassle.
Back in the early 90's FontBank produced a collection of mostly very bold weight versions of many popular fonts. There was a font called Heroic Heavy (#158) which was an italic that seems to match this sample. Luc Devrouye's information about FontBank describes his belief that they were tweaked copies, but apparently the owner of FontBank was able to prove that his fonts were made from original artwork, even if they were not original designs. I think these fonts were widely available (and copied) at the time. Tiger Direct sold the FontBank collection (which I bought), and then they eventually renamed it as the Expresiv Classic Collection.
My point is that while we might not think much of these fonts as original creations they were widely sold in bargain collections, and people still have and use them.
- Mike Yanega