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I'm working on a sans serif design, not quite mono-lineal, some humanist
structure but no humanist modulation, and I find myself constantly
questioning if I have drawn my shapes correctly. When setting sample
words, some parts of strokes appear thicker and some thinner. Parts
that would normally be made thinner by the shape of the pen, the upper
left and lower right of the 'o', right stroke of 'v', appear thick. Where I
might expect a thickening of the stroke, lower left and upper right of
the 'o', left stroke of the 'v', I see instead a thinning.
Am I mad or is this a common experience? I imagine that my mind
'expects' the normal pen based modulation that I've been accustomed
to working with in my past few projects and is reacting against the
mono-linearity of this new design. I'm finding it very distracting
and I don't know what to do about it except to keep measuring all
my strokes to confirm that they are in fact the same width.
Ideas? Similar experiences?