Dada Grotesk was designed by Devalence for the book and the signage of the fantastic ‘Dada’ exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, 2005. The font is based on a typeface found in a 1918 issue from the "Dada Paris" magazine, originally called Aurora. It can be described as a text-and-display typefaces which remains in the same time American Gothics and German Grotesks. This modest-but-beautiful font has been used a lot during the first decades of the 20th Century, but it dit not make through the dawn of photocomposition. While maintaining the idiosyncrasies of the original drawing, Devalence developed a contemporary design available as a complete font family.
The Dada is still under development with a condensed, compressed and monospaced version on it's way.