28 April 2009
The Dada Movement began in Zurich, Switzerland around 1914 through 1922. Dada was formed on an anti-war movement from WWI. The basis of abstract art evolved out of this movement. The origin of the word Dada is unknown, but historians feel that Tristan Tzara used the words da da (translation yeah yeah) in a sarcastic way often, others believe it is just a nonsense word. Graphic design was evolving in posters, bookcovers and layouts. You can see the energy and passion of those involved in the movement in these examples. Typography grew in new and different ways, it was giving its wings to fly during this time. Explore and view additional images on the Dada movement atThe International Dada Archive - at the University of Iowa.