Matchbox Books. I really like this as an alternate way of making a book and Phil sent me the snopsis and an excerpt from a local recipe book that he thinks will end up being printed on postcards. Perhaps you could create an image like this with that book when it's made/do this with unbound pages, then you have the nice visual pun on the company name as well. Also maybe postcards of book covers would be nice
Andrew Davidson wood engraving commissioned for the adult editions of the Harry Potter books. Davidson says: "I wanted them to look as if they had come straight from the pages of a book taken from the library at Hogwarts."
We tried loads of photographic approaches for this cover before arriving at this. I created this illustration as a last-minute entry to the Cover Meeting, and amazingly it ended up being the finished jacket. Here's the finished cover, plus a close-up of the illustration.