I didn't have a thesis project before I graduated, but if I did, I'm pretty sure it would have involved book covers. Obviously.
For his thesis project, illustrator and designer Alex Westgate created book jackets for three novels by S.E. Hinton.
Those colors! Swoon. Reminds me of these vintage Dick and Jane books. Also, I love this photo on Westgate's About page:
See more of Westgate's work on his website, or on Dribble—if that's what you're into.