Is there any reliable way to programatically process a grayscale gradient and end up with this lo-fi gradient style? I don't know the exact name of this style, but it's used frequently in logo design and is a sort of scan line or Venetian blinds effect.

square with a black and white gradient fill and an arrow pointing to another square with a unique limited gradient style

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  • Draw 2 paths with different stroke weights.
  • Select them both
  • Choose Object > Blend > Make
  • Choose Object > Blend > Blend Options and adjust...

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You can do this with any two paths, curved, straight or whatever...

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