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Courier designer dies, aged 80

World of type - 17 September 1999
Howard G. "Bud" Kettler, designer of what is probably, now, the world's most familiar typeface, died on Monday.


Bill Troop's posting to the Type.Design list.

Howard G. "Bud" Kettler, designer of what is probably, now, the world's most familiar typeface, died on Monday, at 80. If crystal goblet type design is your ideal, then surely Courier is the most successful of all monospace typefaces. Comparing it to other monospaces, it seems to me to have vastly more even color in the greatest proportion of letter combinations, and the highest degree of what we might call 'scansion', borrowing a term from literary analysis, and which we might define as the ability to scan lines of text readily.



article posted 17 September 1999 and last updated 17 September 1999.


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