Here is a school project by Rachel Walsh, a student at Cardiff School of Art & Design. The assignment was to “explain something modern/internet based to someone who lived and died before 1900″.
She created a metaphor for the Kindle, in order to demonstrate the gadget to Charles Dickens.
The project caught my eye: it’s a mix of analog & digital, a remix work, and it’s about books. Throw in some historical analysis, interpretation and cultural commentary, and voila – what a fine piece of illustrative art AND food for thought.
More photos of this project and Ms. Walsh’s other work are available at her tumblr blog: http://rachelwalshillustration.tumblr.com.