Color harmony: Phase 3

The K-Files

Hours spent- 2

The picture that I based my book cover off of was a painting of a sunset with trees. I can’t really draw so I mad a abstract like cover that represents all colors that I used to make the color proportions.



Definition- persistently avoid, ignore, or reject (someone or something) through antipathy or caution.

I found this word In the text of  “Here Poverty and Privilege are Neighbors; Income Gaps are a Source of Resentment and guilt” by Janny Scott where  it talks about how the wealthy people were “shunned” as they were being pushed into by neighbors.





Definition- “essentially different in kind; not allowing comparison.”

“here, poverty and privilege are neighbors, income gaps are a source of resentment and guilt” where it states “A defining characteristic New York city its is economic diversity, The juxtaposition of people of disparate circumstances in limited spaces.”



•a process or set of rules to be followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations, especially by a computer.

I encountered this word in the final that we took, the article “when your boss is a algorithm” where it mainly talks about what Uber drivers have to go through because there boss is a system on a phone.




•the study of the development, structure, and functioning of human society.

I found this word in the text of “A professor of sociology at queens college” where it says,“Here, poverty and privilege are neighbors; income gaps are a source of resentment and guilt”.



•make (someone) a priest or minister; confer holy orders on

•order or decree (something) officially.

The word ordained is used a lot for sayings like “equal punishment was ordained for the two crimes”. The word also has a definition that supports the previous definition which is to make someone priest or minister.

Class Notes: Catalogue Entry

Important aspects of E.N.’s draft:

  • working outside of the digital is a departure from usual workflow
  • makes an argument about the materials used
  • HAS A RATIONALE for the work included in the book
  • links to sources
  • different topics: everyday objects; uniformity; blackout poetry; digital vs analog/physical/material/tactile
  • show what from the outside sources is relevant and how it influenced the work or how it relates to your work
  • process, choices–how you ended up making what you made
  • what effect did you want this to have? who are you including or excluding? what message did you want them to take away from spending time with your work?
  • highlight the 4 pages/spreads you write the didactic panels about–though without repeating exactly what you say in those didactic panels
  • artist’s bio: how does this represent your artistic vision, your aesthetic sensibility, how is it a departure?

To do BY THE END OF 12/3:

  • post a brainstorm of your catalogue entry
  • post your 4 didactic panels
  • Use the category ENG 1101 Project #4 and any tags you want

Class Notes: Glossument project


  • What do you hope to get from the Glossument project?
  • What do you need to do to successfully complete the project?
  • What questions do you have about the project? OR: what roadblocks have you encountered?

What goes into the catalog entry?

  • covers the 4 pages/spreads you’ve written didactic panels for, or more (can address the Glossument book overall).
  • specific focus on the 4 you’ve chosen to highlight–not all general
  • inspiration
    • you might include some bio that addresses you as a designer/artist/writer as is relevant to this project
    • personal aesthetic/design aesthetic
    • even if it’s to say “this is a departure from the artist’s previous work, which focused more on X and Y instead of Z”
  • motivation(s)
  • THEME(S)
  • research: show that you know what’s come before, that you’re aware of others’ projects
  • technique


  • complete 4-6 pages/spreads in your Glossument book
  • post by Friday one didactic panel
  • aim to complete the 4 didactic panel drafts for Monday
  • in class, start to outline our catalog entry
  • please bring your book with you for class
  • we will revise our schedule to complete Project #4
  • be sure to be up-to-date on glossary entries, 12-13 words

Class notes: reflecting on and writing about A Glossument


  • shading
  • cutting
  • blackout poetry
  • illustration
  • white-out
  • use 2 pages
  • in process
  • repetitive vs variety
  • character design
  • use more descriptive words
  • use the project to represent your own interests in art/design/writing
  • painting
  • gluing different words on different pages
  • collage
  • gluing pages together
  • window
  • wouldn’t it be cool to cut out so much of the book that you make a space for something or the word itself

How much does the text matter vs. the visual?

  • poetry?
  • dictionary entry?
  • something else?
  • helps the illustration match with the glossary entry word
  • let’s workshop the poetry/text aspect
  • tell a story
  • represent the defined word in a creative way, playful, engaging
  • also while still being accurate, informative

Theme, technique, argument:

  • uniformity on the page
  • random choices vs. planned choiced
  • display of range
  • find a path in chaos if you choose chaos

What would you want to know more about?

  • know more about word origins, etymology
  • how different colors affect mood: color theory, psychology of color
  • impact of learning new words
  • Tom Phillips, A Humument
  • Altered books
  • other artists and techniques: look at the compiled references
  • poetic/writing techniques such as collage poetry, concrete poetry

search terms

  • words that you put into the search bar
  • Google, Wikipedia