Akira logotype


Any ideas?


Not an exact match, but you can achieve a similar result by emboldening/compressing [[http://www.findmyfont.com/index.php/fonts/font-preview?fset=Monotype&ffa...|Smart Sans (Bold)]] by Rod McDonald (Monotype, 2004)

[[http://typophile.com/node/101734|Previous discussion]] on this topic.

Don't think it's a font as it, more a custom work based on some existing type or why not a hand-lettering by Otomo Katsuhiro himself mimicking some black condensed grotesk. If I had to reproduce it, I'd probably start with [[http://www.myfonts.com/search/Impact|Impact]], stretching it and pulling some points up/downwards to reduce bowlers. [[http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/fontbureau/tasse|Tasse]] would be another good substitute.