Hobson​​​​​​​ is a reverse-contrast typeface that explores the area between old western-style and futuristic, sleek typefaces. Named after the old saying "Hobson's Choice," this typeface explores the contradictions that come with decision-making.

This typeface is currently under construction—here's what needs finishing: the letterset (uppercase and lowercase forms, and some tweaking), numerals, basic punctuation, and ligatures. 
Concept
Hobson accentuates a forward reading movement and, perhaps, a look toward the future through its stark contrast. Its contrasting elements create both harmony and disruption, and the typeface allows for dialogue through contradictions: old and new, thick and thin, fast and slow. 
Design
Hobson is designed with all elements strictly adjusting around a central x-height. This emphasizes the "train track" motion when reading a reverse-contrast typeface. The undulating ascenders and descenders provide some anomaly amongst the consistent letterforms. 
Process
Initial Sketches
Initial Sketches
Initial Sketches
Initial Sketches
Lowercase forms
Lowercase forms
Uppercase forms
Uppercase forms
Text setting for spacing
Text setting for spacing