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Howard G. Bud Kettler

Designer from Lexington, KY, b. 1919, d. 1999. He was most famous for creating Courier for IBM in 1955. Some sources claim that he created the monospaced Prestige Elite (1953; see here) for the IBM Selectric typewriters. But evidence points more in the direction of Clayton Smith. URW has a digital version of Prestige Elite.

Courier has seen many digital implementations:

  • URW Nimbus Mono L (free).
  • TeXGyre Cursor (2007). Also free.
  • Courier 10 Pitch. A digital family by Bitstream. See also Courier Ten, which is Courier 10 Pitch BT, offered in OpenType format as well as Type 1 for use with LaTeX. Package maintained by Daniel Benjamin Miller starting in 2020.
  • The Apple system font Courier is a 1990 typeface by Bitstream.
  • Kettler (2002). By Eric Olson, Priocess Type Foundry.
  • Courier New (2000). Published by Microsoft, with the help of Adrian Frutiger.
  • The free Courier Prime family by Alan Dague Greene (2013) was specially designed for screenwriters.

A student in Uberlandia, Brazil, Patrick Gouvea, created a great letter-based poster of a typewriter, and dedicated it to Kettler.

FontShop link. Klingspor link.

View some digital typefaces created by or related to Howard Kettler.

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file name: Nimbus Mono


file name: Bitstream Courier 1990 Apple System Font


file name: Howard Kettler Adrian Frutiger Courier New Microsoft 2000


file name: Howard Kettler Courier New Monotype 2008


file name: Patrick Gouvea Poster For Howard But Kettler 2011


file name: Adrian Frutiger Courier New Howard Kettler Adrian Frutiger


file name: Adrian Frutiger Courier New poster by Vidhi Joshi 2018


file name: Howard Kettler Courier10 Pitch Bitstream 1956


file name: Howard Kettler Courier10 Pitch Bitstream 1956c


file name: Howard Kettler Courier10 Pitch Bold 1956 Bitstream Version


file name: Howard Kettler Courier 1955 poster by Julia Minkstimaite 2018


file name: Howard Kettler or Clayton Smith Prestige Elite U R W


file name: Howard Kettler or Clayton Smith Prestige Elite U R W


file name: Howard Kettler or Clayton Smith Prestige Elite I B M 1953


file name: Alan Dague Greene Courier Prime 2013


file name: Alan Dague Greene Courier Prime 2013b


file name: Alan Dague Greene Courier Prime 2013c


file name: Alan Dague Greene Courier Prime 2013d


file name: Alan Dague Greene Courier Prime 2013e







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