Courier is a monospaced slab serif “typewriter” font designed by Howard Kettler in 1955. Adrian Frutiger later redrew Courier for use in the IBM Selectric series of electric typewriters. IBM chose not to seek any kind of copyright protection for Courier so the typeface is now available for royalty-free use. This has made it a common “web safe” font. I like Courier, however I think there are other monospaced fonts that offer better legibility on screen, such as Anonymous Pro.

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Courier Specimen

Courier Type Specimen

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Courier Font Pairings

Stink Studios
Feb 14, 2022
Aug 1, 2021
Fonts — GT Alpina, Courier
Apr 14, 2021
Good Things
May 18, 2020
Fonts — Grand Slang, Courier, Acumin
Dec 25, 2018
Fonts — Titling Gothic, Courier
The Rodina at CalArts
Nov 12, 2018
Fonts — Gill Facia, Eurostile, Courier
Jamie Smyth
Mar 18, 2018
Fonts — Palatino, Courier
Rachel de Joode
Apr 5, 2017
Fonts — Arial, Times New Roman, Courier
Dec 17, 2016
Fonts — Druk, Courier
Dec 9, 2016
Brassneck Brewery
Nov 17, 2016
Fonts — Compacta, Courier
Eric Smith
Oct 29, 2016
Fonts — Dala Moa, Stanley, Courier
Oct 25, 2016
Fonts — Surveyor, Circular, Courier
The Creative Independent
Fonts — Georgia, Courier
Aug 17, 2016
Jul 22, 2016
Fonts — Calibre, Courier
May 5, 2016
Apr 27, 2016
Fonts — Drury Lane, Courier
Café Evoke
Mar 10, 2016
Fonts — Sackers Gothic, Futura, Courier
Untold Stories
Feb 28, 2016
Feb 10, 2016
Fonts — Caxton, Courier, Hawthorn
Cake Teacher
Oct 4, 2015
Fonts — Brandon Grotesque, Courier
Jun 1, 2015
Fonts — Proxima Nova, Courier
The Franklin Hotel
Jan 29, 2015
Fonts — Miller, Courier
Studio Songes
Sep 6, 2014
Fonts — Acrom, Courier
Ymuno Summer
May 8, 2014
Fonts — Garage Gothic, Courier
Tangent Cafe
Mar 9, 2014
Fonts — ITC Grouch, Courier, Raleway
Feb 21, 2014
Fonts — Brandon Grotesque, Courier
Folklore Surf
Feb 20, 2014
Fonts — Bodoni, Courier, Proxima Nova
Dec 6, 2013
Fonts — Futura, Courier
Anthony Kolber
Nov 17, 2013
Fonts — Jude, Courier
Olly Sorsby
Jun 19, 2013
Fonts — Montserrat, Courier

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