Unusual grotesque face

NJMcLellan's picture

Hello folks!

I cam across this rather tasty grotesque in the most recent issue of Little White Lies (UK film magazine). Instantly my brain went for Berthold's Akzidenz Grotesk Condensed Italic, then Trade Gothic Condensed 20 Oblique, then E+F's TV Nord Condensed Bold Oblique, but no cigar. Though they're all relatively similar, the squared shoulders of the R and S (amongst others) set this one apart. Other weights in regular and italic appear in the mag, so it would appear to be part of a larger family.

Appreciate the help!

Cheers,
Nick

Jan's picture

NJMcLellan's picture

Sorry? :/

Jan's picture

Posted something. Saw immediately that I was wrong. Edited/erased. Sorry.

NJMcLellan's picture

Ah, no problem. Thanks for the effort anyhow.

Quincunx's picture

Quite unusual. It looks like Akzidenz Grotesk Bold Condensed Italic, but it has an R that looks more like Trade Gothic Bold Condensed Oblique.

NJMcLellan's picture

Well well well...weeks later, we have a match! It is, it seems, Akzidenz Grotesk Bold Condensed Italic, in Berthold's new OpenType suite. It seems they have transposed the Helvectica-style cap-R to the "Alt" variant of the font.

http://www.bertholdtypes.com/bq_library/590037.html

Huzzah!

paulstonier's picture

Hmm. good find.

It's very interesting, but does the R bother anyone else?

Quincunx's picture

No, I actually like the R. :)

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