Chercán is a spirited typeface created by Chilean designer Francisco Gálvez with a delicate sense of how readability doesn't need to be dull. Chercán wears a uniquely friendly voice, and its mature design makes it highly legible in small bodies as well as in the distance.
Its balanced rhythm is the result of a slow pairing of qualities found in old classics admired by Gálvez, such as Copperplate by Frederic Goudy (1905) and Antique Olive by Roger Excoffon (1962). Chercán occupies a unique place in the contemporary type design shelf, by exquisitely combining versatility and elegance.
Due to the delicate grey colors it gains within long texts, Chercán is good for immersive reading, where one want to avoid readers’ eyes fatigue. It can be a great choice for setting texts that require a slightly informal atmosphere without loosing authority.
Chercán is the Chilean name for the melodious little bird 'Troglodytes aedon' usually found all across the Americas. Available in Std and Pro versions (the Pro only at PampaType.com) with all the usual OT features, Chercán addresses all modern needs of the demanding typographer.