The Dada movement
Marcel Duchamp
Francis Picabia
Man Ray
Tristan Tzara
Kurt Schwitters
Dada news
- Dada exhibitions
Books on Dada
- Dada events
- Sound Music & Movies
Dada bibliography
Presenting Dadart
Free downloading
Publication catalogue
Dada links


DADA Movement Letterhead

  Click on the thumbnail to visualize the document.

This letterhead for the official stationery of the Dada movement, printed at the beginning of 1920 at Tristan Tzara's request, was freely distributed among the dadaists. It would be used by them and by their friends and acquaintances for their correspondence and to write some of their manuscripts until far beyond the end of the movement per se. Its lean typography and amusing use of type sizes is seen in the French word "mouvement," in which alternate letters are one third as large as the others. Authentic originals, which were printed on very light, fragile paper, are now very rare.

27x21 cm., recto. Pale blue paper, black lettering.