Condensed San Serif - Provoke Japanese Photobook 1968-70

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Rama Gothic Condensed Heavy comes close:
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/flat-it/rama-gothic/c-heavy/

Thanks kthomps5! Close, but the descender of the "p" is much longer in Rama Gothic Condensed Heavy. The left stem of the "v" is also noticeably thicker. Maybe this is a typeface that was never digitized?

If you horizontally compress California Grotesk Black, you may get closer (and you will probably have to trim the ascenders and descenders:
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/urw/california-grotesk/

Thanks! Worth a shot.

I agree with the never digitized idea. This from the heyday of photo-lettering when fonts were expanded, compressed and or clipped at will.
Kevin's suggestion of California Grotesk Black gives you a candidate to do the same with digital tools. Here is California Grotesk Black compressed so that the height width ratio matches your sample, done by compressing the width to 49%.

But, as you can see the compressed version is not nearly bold enough.
You need to start with a high contrast [aka thick and thin] grotesk that is a much heavier weight than California Grotesk Black. Must be an ultra black somewhere that you could compress.
Don

You could also start with [[http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/adobe/helvetica|Helvetica]] Ultra Compressed/[[http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/bitstream/swiss-911|Swiss 911]]. With some minor adjustments, it could do the trick.
You could also wait for Kris Sowersby's soon-to-be-released [[http://typophile.com/node/116971|Manuka]].
More alternatives: [[http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/borutta/dudu|Dudu]], [[http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/outsidetheline/tall-skinny-condensed|Tall Skinny Condensed]], [[http://www.houseind.com/fonts/chaletcomprime|Chalet Comprimé]] 1980, [[http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/parachute/pf-fusion-sans-pro|Fusion Sans]], [[http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/canadatype/press-gothic|Press Gothic]], [[http://www.myfonts.com/search/compacta|Compacta]], [[http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/itfmecanorma/british-inserat|British Inserat]]

Thanks everyone for the help and suggestions! It is much appreciated.

Out of the box somewhat close Agency FB Compressed Bold http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/fontbureau/fb-agency/
Don

Adding an interesting one, Berton Hasebe [[http://commercialtype.com/typefaces/druk/condensed|Druk Condensed]] for Commercial Type.