Tap is a typewriter font. Unlike real typewriter fonts, however, the characters of Tap are not uniform. For example, the i does not have much longer serifs than the n, and the m does not shrink to the width of the n. Nevertheless, the visual impression of typewriter fonts has been retained. For example, the uppercase letters look narrow compared to the lowercase letters. The serifs are strong and long, because with typewriters fine details would have been squeezed out quickly.
Georg Salden drew each letter by hand. He says that he deliberately drew every hump and dent. The bold weights has fewer, but more pronounced humps and dents than the light weights.