One of the Seth Apter's classes was a class called Cover to Cover. This was the last class he taught and definitely my favorite. We took old books and used the covers to make a loose book. I liked them so much that I have had them framed (well, they are at the framer's now).
His aesthetic of layers, words, symbols mixed with a little grunge is right up my alley. I can't wait to use these techniques when I am back in the studio. Until then, I will be taking boatloads of pictures of grunge in New York City this weekend.