The thing with skinny fonts is that they are made to be skinny. The font designer has created the font with just the right size opening in letters like A's and O's. You can add a little to them with strokes, stretching, etc, but not too much. That is why there are often narrow, thin, compressed, bold, normal, wide, heavy, black, etc versions of fonts. They are all made, just so.
On a side note, Mr. Benguiat himself walked into my shop one day. It was a surprise. He is a personal friend of one of the owners of that business. Mr. Benguiat is responsible for so many of the fonts that we use today. He's a really funny guy. He says to me, name a font, I probably made it. So I blurted out, "Helvetica???". LOL Nope, not that one.
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