Avoid Courier, unless you want to look like a relic of a bygone age! As a symbol of typewriters and the 20th century, Courier is a dated typeface, and thus it can give texts a dated feel. Due to its use as common typewriter face, it reminds one of typewriters and business and government in the mid to late 20th century. It has the same ethos as memos and carbon paper. Courier gives a feel of an outdated time and obsolete technology.

Unless you are writing a screenplay, writing computer code, or making columns of text, or writing in the 1960s (or want it to look like you are), avoid using Courier!

To find out more, check out my recent post: Typeface of the Week: Courier the typeface of the 20th century, typewriters, and screenplays.

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