(x) font id needed / 'Canola' - modified Helvetica Ultra Compressed {Stephen, Marc O}

any help is greatly appreciated.



The only thing in this genre that has the curve in the 'a' is Helvetica, but it's not nearly as square. How old is this sample?

It's a modified Helvetica Ultra Compressed. Look at the 'o' -- it's round on the top and flat on the bottom.


I don't actually know how old the sample is, I believe it's been passed around and tweaked form designer to designer for some time now. You're right "originally" it was helvetica ultra compressed.

thanks for the help.