From: Randal <[log in to unmask]>
> why aren't there any sans's like this (with large
> differences between thicks and thins) that I can
> stand to look at these days?
Don't know about you, but I have a similar problem with
most contrasty sans faces, and I think it has to do with
"modeling": the strong urge to make the strokes (especially
the thin ones) vary in thickness, like making them thicker
towards the ends.
Although this modeling is sometimes a sign of technical
sophistication (since it compensates for optical illusions),
it's usually taken too far, and especially at larger sizes
makes the design very feminine compared to contrasty sans
fonts with totally straight strokes, which is fine except
that a planet with no males is pretty boring.