Written by curator Barbara London, founder of MoMA’s video programme, Video Art documents the first 50 years of this medium and showcases the key artists and events that played a key role in its development.
The book cover uses a holographic foil which references the light-based nature of the works. The cover typography, along with the publisher’s word mark and symbol, is shown to be glitching and this continues through the chapter openers within.
Typography throughout is set in GT Cinetype by GrilliType which was selected for its links with the subject matter. Derived from a design for an old cinema subtitling machine where a laser erases a layer of film to leave small, bright white lettering, the typeface contains no curves as the laser could only move in a straight line.