Things to consider:
Artist books are intimate artworks created within the confines of a book; they often include pieces of artwork specifically made for the book. Artist books don't generally tell a picture-book story, but more of an artistic story. They should speak to the viewer.
Your assignment is to create an artist book using a LOTUS fold or ACCORDION fold. The theme will be your choice. Choose something that you can carry out throughout the entire book. I will demonstrate how to create both book types. You must also write a critique on the book.
For her MA degree project at the University of West Hungary, Budapest-based graphic designer Barbara Bernát devised this lovely concept for the Hungarian euro. The project involved five denominations of increasing scale, each made with a set of copperplate etchings; animals of increasing size on the front and related plants on the back. The kicker is a security feature that reveals the skeleton of each animal under UV light, not unlike the new Canadian passport. Regardless of whether this would translate well into actual currency, this is phenomenal way to get hired. Design students take note. (via Kottke).