Cover Letter

New York City College of Technology
300 Jay Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201

December 12, 2018

Micheal Smith, DFA
Curator
Art Gallery
123 Ink Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201

Dear Mr.Smith,

I am writing to you to inquire about your art gallery space and propose an installation based on the work my classmates and I have compiled. I am a Communication Design student at New York City College of Technology currently studying Graphic Design and raster and vector graphics. I take interest in digital art, motion graphics, illustration, and street art. Together with my classmates, we have developed an installation entitled ” a Glossument”. Inspired by Tom Phillips ” A Humument,” this project focuses on taking a book, painting, create a collage and/or using cutting or carving techniques, all to create or transform the book into something new, different, and original.

Our installations include a series of altered books filled with representations of words chosen from our class glossument =. These words are represented through image or text. Each book created follows the author or artist theme of choice. M work, in particular, has a dark, horror theme. It is filled with visual representations of words that follow this particular theme in some way.

My classmates and I hope that this installation is of interest to you and your gallery. If you feel like asking me any questions, please feel free to contact me, my address is written above, in the top right corner of this letter. I look forward to your reply and any questions you want to ask.

Sincerely yours,

Garence

Cover letter

New York City College of Technology
300 Jay Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201

Dear Gallery Owner,

I am Elliot Vidalon, a communication design student in city tech, writing this letter to you because me and my colleagues are interested to be part of your gallery. We have created a glossument book inspired by Tom Phillips work, “A Humument. My interests are illustration design and graphic designs. During the first semester of college, I was given a project by my colleagues to create a glossument. I am very certain that this project of my glossument would be a good fit to your gallery.

All my colleagues had to write up 15 glossary words and use it for our glossument. In my glossument book, it contains words that I learned about throughout the first semester of my English class. Using these words, I create a customized book called “Cold fate.” Some of the words I used for my glossary book was Futile, Serene and Shun . Each words have their own picture and definition in the book. Please consider the art towards your gallery.

I’m very interested and looking forward to see our work in your gallery and hoping you would be interested and giving me or my colleagues. I look forward to what you think about it. Thank you for your time and have a great day.

Sincerely,

Elliot 

 

Didactic 2: Hokum

This panel is using two pages because i wanted to really visualize like people hearing hokum. I wanted to have like ears and dialogue bubbles like as if people hear non sense and ears. And pointing at words in the book because to other people that dont know what the book was before all those words are nonsense or hokum. I used permanent marker, tape, and cut out of dialogue bubbles.

Didactic 1: Monotomy

This panel is the second to last panel and it says the word Monotomy which means the same thing, or boring, same tone. I used the color grey for the background because its known for being a boring color and i kept it at the same tone. I used the word hiccup as like the title because its the same tone over and over again. I used acrylic paint and cut up one word that says “yawn”

Glossary Write Up

Afflatus

Detour

Exasperate

Expenditure

Liabilities

Matriarch

Multihyphenate

Notion

Perilous

Pharmaceutical

Plough

Prevalence

Psychiatric 

Treacherous

Underfed

During the semester i learnt these list of words. I found the words mostly in readings we had and article from the practice final. The whole point of this glossary is to find words we don’t know and look it up and write out the definition and sources out so classmates that may not know the word can also see it. This glossary has helped me through the semester because i got to know 15 new words that i may have heard but never know the actual meaning. This glossary was also used for my glossument book which was also another fun project.

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New York City College of Technology
300 Jay Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201

Hello Gallery Owner,

I am writing this letter to you because my classmate and I would like our art to be apart of your gallery. We have created a glossument book together with my classmates inspired by Tom Phillips work, “A Humument”. My name is Giraffe and i am a communication design major student attending City Tech. My interests are digital art and graphic designs. During the first semester of college, I was given a project by my classes to create a glossument. I believe this project of my glossument would be a good fit to your gallery.

Everyone in my class had to write up 15 glossary words and use it for their glossument. In my glossument book, it contains words that i learnt about throughout the first semester of my English class. Using these words I create a customized book called “The Book That Called My Name.” Some examples of the words i used was Expenditure, Afflatus, Exasperate, and Matriarch. Each of these words have their own picture and definition in the book. Please also check out my Catalogue Entry, it will explain who the artist is and how the work was created to my glossument. Please consider the art towards your gallery.

I really enjoy the work you have in your gallery and hope you would be interested and giving me or my classmates, hopefully everyone a chance in adding our art towards that collection. I look forward to what you think about it. Thank you for your time and have a great day.

Sincerely,

Giraffe

 

 

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300 Jay St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

12/19/18

fullname

title

address

Hi, Recipients name:

I’m writing to you in regards to your gallery, and propose an art instillation based on my work centered around the theme of altered books, inspired by Tom Phillips work, ‘A Humument’. I am an art student, currently studying communication design at city tech. My personal work, and pieces created within my altered book, both relate to my interest in illustration and love for texture within a 2D space.

My inspiration includes pieces, such as significant words, I’ve discovered while reading through text, then followed by an illustration depicting said word, for example ‘Weal , Shunned, Afflatus, and Osmosis‘ which will all be linked.  For each piece I work on, my technique varies, for some I use slow careful line work, trying to capture the weight of each mark, while others are more quick and tightly drawn. My goal is to use this method of a glossument (finding a word, and providing its definition via blog post, then to later visually show the word) as a means to branch out as an artist.

Sincerely yours,

okay

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New York City College of Technology
300 Jay Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201

December 12, 2018

Clout Bee, DFA
Art Manager
WordArt Gallery
1407 Vertical Street
Brooklyn, New York 11256

Dear Mr. Clout:

I’m writing an inquiry about you to inquire about your gallery/museum/etc space and to propose an installation based on the work maybe classmates and I have compiled. I am a communication design student at NYCCT studying art interested in advertising together with my classmates. We have developed an installation entitled  a glossument. Inspired by Tom Phillips’s “A humument”, this project is a new innovative way to express our art in this technological age. It may sound corny but trust me, this project were working on will gain you many audiences and popularize your museum.

Our installations includes various artistic perceptions through drawings and many individual idealistic creativity. We bring life to our books through various means such as cut-ups, paintings, vocabulary, and etc. We’re basically trying to find creative ways to put an artistic meaning to books and give books a better concept than the usual heavy, long, dull look. My work, in particular includes many things such as blackout poetry, magazine postings, and side cuts. Each piece to be displayed has already been prepared  with appropriate didactic panels (see inclosed links, “omnipotent ”, “Fictitious ”, “Carousing ”, “sociology”. You should also check out my Catalogue Entry. This should be very interesting towards your audiences perspectives. Please consider our works for the culture of art and design.

My classmates and I hope that this installation is of interest to you Museum. If I can answer any additional questions, Please reach out to me at the address above. I look forward to your reply. Hopefully my classmates and I would be able to work with you in the near future. Have a wonderful evening and please try to get back to me when you can.

Sincerely yours,

Olando 

Olando Alexis

Class Notes: Project #4 Cover Letter

Upcoming schedule:

  • M 12/10:
    • draft formal cover letter for Project #4
    • add 14th (and 15th) glossary entries
  • W 12/12:
    • Post complete draft of Project #4
    • Q&A about Project #4
    • Review for final exam
    • receive copy of final exam reading
    • draft FYLC writing response about adjusting to college
  •  Th 12/13
    • Project #4 due online
  • M 12/17:
    • Write final exam
    • Glossary Write-Up due
  • W 12/19:
    • Complete survey about ENG 1101/Ways of Seeing
    • Final presentations/critique/showcase of work (bring your Glossument book, please!)

Project #4 formal cover letter (questions? ask them here!)

Whether you’re submitting an application for a job or materials to be reviewed for submission to a gallery, or writing for publication, or any number of other things, you’re going to want to include a cover letter. For the purposes of this assignment, the cover letter is a business letter designed as a way to let the recipient know about your project and about you as a designer/artist/writer. As we’ve discussed, we’re writing some of the same information in each part of the project (gallery catalogue entry, didactic panels, and cover letter), but they’re each with a different purpose and a different audience in mind.

For the cover letter, we’re going to follow a template:

 

Your Address

Date

Recipient’s Full Name
Recipient’s Title
Recipient’s Address

Salutation with Recipient’s Name: (note the colon not comma here)

I am writing to you to inquire about your gallery/museum/etc space and to propose an installation based on the work my classmates and I have compiled. I am a Communication Design student at New York City College of Technology studying…interested in… Together with my classmates, we have developed an installation entitled A Glossument. Inspired by Tom Phillips’s A Humument, this project…

[fill in blank areas]:

  • classes you’re taking
  • interests you have (could serve as transition)
  • what A Glossument is: altered book, using glossary entries, image and text
  • gives the books new meaning…rewrites, recasts, reimagines

Our installation includes….My work, in particular, [work in the name of your project]….Each piece to be displayed has already been prepared with appropriate didactic panels (see “Title 1,” “Title 2,” “Title 3,” and “Title 4,” as well as catalogue entries for my and each artist’s contributions.

  • explained more about what A Glossument is
  • technique
  • goals for the project
  • goals for the installation: what visitors would take away from seeing this work

My classmates and I hope that this installation is of interest to your (gallery/museum/etc). If I can answer any additional questions, please reach out to me at the address above. I look forward to your reply.

Sincerely yours,

Signature [don’t include your real signature!]

Your Name [ or your display name]

 

Glossary Write-Up

Your Glossary Write-Up will be due on Monday, 12/17. Follow instructions posted in the Glossary assignment information.

Didactic 4 : Dilapidated

Dilapidated

The word the illustration above visually represents is dilapidated. Dilapidated is a building or house that is in ruin or despair. The image represents this word through an illustration of an old shabby house. This illustration was created using a black pen.