Serif: Daring Normal [STD]

Daring was as CHILDS designed by Hermann Ihlenburg in 1892 for MacKellar, Smiths and Jordan, one of many type houses that were amalgamated into American Type Founders (ATF) later that year.

With its unmistakable 19th-century characteristics - swirls, loops, and surprising letter shapes - Daring is a natural for display situations that demand high drama.
Daring/Childs proved to be one of the more popular and enduring of the American-designed Art Nouveau display faces of the period, appearing frequently in ads in various publications. For this digital version, the character set has been expanded to include alternates, accented characters, punctuation and currency symbols.

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Whether it be the swee­ping eagle in his flight, or the open apple-blos­som, the toiling work-horse, the blithe swan, the bran­ching oak, the winding stream at its base, the drif­ting clouds, over all the cour­sing sun, form ever follows func­tion, and this is the law. Where func­tion does not change form does not change. The gra­nite rocks, the ever broo­ding hills, remain for ages; the light­ning lives, comes into shape, and dies in a twink­ling. It is the per­va­ding law of all things or­ga­nic and in­or­ga­nic, of all things phy­si­cal and me­ta­phy­si­cal, of all things hu­man and all things su­per­hu­man, of all true ma­ni­fes­ta­tions of the head, of the heart, of the soul, that the life is re­cog­ni­za­ble in its ex­press­ion, that form ever fol­lows func­tion. This is the law.

[Louis H. Sullivan; 1856 – 1924]