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.
Typography is not an art, although it is at the service of a task, but precisely for this reason: the designer's freedom is not at the edge of his task, but at the centre of it.
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But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master builder of human happiness. No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful. Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure.
Cyrillic is unfortunately not available in this font.
Greek is unfortunately not available in this font.
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