I'm part of an Illustration collective, and one of our recent challenges was to design a new book cover for Chaucers' Canterbury tales, and here's mine. I enjoyed having a go at some pen and ink drawings, not done those for a while! My idea was to show the different characters and elements of thier stories, but keep it all looking like it belonged as part of a set. Sort of like how all the various pilgrims are travelling together in a big mis-matched group. I wanted it to look old but not grimy. If you've not read them, give them a go. The stories are really old, but full of lively characters bickering and telling tall tales.