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One of our projects at Art for a Democratic Society is what we call the "Manifesto Exchange." In order to create a more self-aware and critical art community, we're trying to increase awareness of past art movements and the art of the manifesto. Besides publishing both historical and recent, local manifestos, we made buttons in support of various historical art movements. We thought it would be funny if people wore buttons in support of their favorite art movement just like they wore buttons in support of a politician. Hopefully, this would create some dialogue about art and its place in society.

This is a button featuring a quote from the Dada Manifesto:
"What does Dada do?"

In shades of grey on a pale chartreuse background, 1 1/4" pinback button has a durable plastic coating that has even survived the wash!

If you want more than one of this (or any) item, please send us a message and we will change the quantity.

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Learn more about their shop and process
Celeste Christie
Steve Damewood

Frequently asked questions about a4ds

We make buttons and designs for left-wing causes at a special "political" rate. Please contact us if you are an organization and we'll discuss pricing and options.

Contact us for bulk pricing if you're interested in ordering more than 20 of any one item. We love doing orders for schools and organizations!
Due to the nature of our items, we don't generally gift wrap. If your purchase is a gift, let us know and we can include a note.
Our philosophy is to create art that is affordable for broke people like us. We use the small profit margins on our zines and buttons to subsidize projects and giveaways - we often give away zines or buttons in exchange for participation in one of our events.

We don't believe in copyright protection for the most part, so all of our work is fair use copyright, meaning if you want to use our text or images for anything that you're not going to then turn around and sell, by all means, go for it. We don't care if you scan a whole zine and put it on the web if that's your thing, as long as you're not making money off of it. But please if you do that, email us the link and credit our work!

Dada Manifesto Button



  • Handmade item
  • Materials: art, politics, pinback, button
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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