One of the most constructive publication projects I have ever had was re-designing and publishing H.G. Wells' The Time Machine. It was up to me to make the chapter headers, table of contents, choose the fonts and design the headers and footers.
The cover of the book was pretty limited in it's design. I was given a color to overlay with whatever photograph I wanted and I was assigned a vibrant pink. The title letters were up to me to take and invert a construction of letters. My title is a TM written in ketchup.
Below is the suite of publications done by over 35 students and our professor.