I’m in an awkward position. As your typography advisor, I’ve counseled you not to use monospaced fonts.
But the truth is—I really like them. The golden age of monospaced fonts was probably the 1950s, when IBM led the typewriter industry and released a series of great monospaced designs. One of these was Courier, designed by Howard Kettler. But the system font Courier New is a beastly imitation of the original: spindly, lumpy, and just plain ugly.
So I designed Triplicate, a monospaced font family influenced by several typewriter fonts of the ’50s, and optimized for body text. Triplicate has a feature that’s very rare among monospaced fonts: a genuine italic, instead of a sloped roman like Courier.