According to David Farey, the typeface’s designer, “Cachet is a monospaced, monostroke typeface “that isn’t.” Farey’s goal in drawing Cachet was to create a typeface that appeared to be monospaced and constructed with geometrically precise character strokes “but that was more legible and friendlier than typefaces that have been limited to a single character and stroke widths.
At first glance, Cachet appears to be constructed of straight and nearly-straight strokes. A closer look, however, reveals several subtleties. Curved strokes have an almost calligraphic, spontaneity. Farey also paid special attention to the places where character strokes joined and to stroke terminals. Places where character strokes meet are tapered slightly while stroke ends have been flared. These quiet deviations from the obvious give the design a human, organic, and decidedly non-digital look. An added benefit is that the subtle design modulation benefits readability.
The result? A design that is distinctive, legible and one that is ultimately reader friendly.