Unusual grotesque face

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

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Sorry? :/

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

Ah, no problem. Thanks for the effort anyhow.

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

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!

Hmm. good find.

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

No, I actually like the R. :)