Courier

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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Suggested Font Pairing

Courier Font Pairings

Good Things
May 18, 2020
Fonts — Grand Slang, Courier, Acumin
Get flawless typography on every design project.
SSHH
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
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