This was a day project we had which involved illustrating the opening line of various books. The catch was were weren't allowed to use images, only text and font. The final had to be A1 size and capture the feeling of the line.
My opening line was from 'The Name of the Rose':
"It is cold in the scriptorium. My thumb aches. I leave this manuscript, I do not know for whom; I no longer know what it is about. Stat rose pristine nomine, nomina nuda tenemus."