Since the beginning, I have had a huge interest in the relationship between Latin and Hangul. Added to that, inverted contrast letterforms also triggered my attention. Of course, reversed contrast is not a common feature in Latin type. However, this is an even bigger challenge in terms of Hangul script. Originally, there is no reversed contrast Korean typeface in either display or text. I wanted to obtain a different result from conventional style of Korean typefaces. Honestly, I have wanted to design a reversed-contrast typeface for body text in Latin for a long time.
I picked two letterforms from my version of the stroke cube. The left image has a small amount of reversed contrast, that looks actually quite neutral. On the other hand, the image on the right has reversed high contrast version of Hangul, which dramatically deforms the angle in the most common style of Hangul. I wanted to look for a specific form between these two letters: not too conventional, not too extraordinary.
When it comes to reversed contrast letterforms, there were several remarkable examples. And of course, there are many good examples but the ones I have mainly looked for are somewhat less exaggerated and can be used for body text. Among them, Trilby and Nordvest have a more neutral look, which was a great inspiration to think about better letterforms in the process.