I'm kerning this simple 'logo' for an online magazine/blog and since I'm not completely sure if I've 'got it' I would appreciate some help from any kern masters here. I've zoomed out and flipped it but have doubts.

My focus is mostly on the distance between the I and the N - just not sure if it's too big of a gap or just my head playing games with me.

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I don't particularly see the problem in the separation between I and N, I see it in the others, especially in the angled corners.

Taking the separation between the two vertical strokes as the reference module (a in the image below), you can make a base scheme that can be optically adjusted later:

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From there, the relationship between a curved and straight stroke and between a straight stroke and a vertex can share the same distance, in this example 2/3 a:

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If you want a tighter kerning, change the a measure and adjust the others proportionally

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This is the comparison in a reduction between the question logo at the top and the one of this answer to better appreciate the difference:

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    Glad to help...
    – user120647
    Commented Sep 10, 2019 at 13:21

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