Courier Prime


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I’m actually a big fan of Courier, so I’m intrigued by this project from screenwriter John August, who regards the ubiquitous typeface as a key tool of his trade. August writes:

“In July 2012, I asked type designer Alan Dague-Greene to come up with a new typeface that matched the metrics of Courier — thus protecting line breaks and page counts — while addressing some of its weak spots… Alan rose to the challenge, creating a typeface that is unmistakably Courier, but subtly improved in ways you wouldn’t necessarily notice at first.”

Courier Prime is available now for free. Read more and download it at


One Comment

  1. I’ve been using it for the past week for all longform writing and for code. It’s enjoyable for writing; jury’s out on whether it will dethrone Monaco for code. But it’s an exceptionally well-made rendition of the classic.

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