Via the brilliant blog CAUSTIC COVER CRITIC I've just come across the absolutely gorgeous work of Hungarian graphic designer Timea Andorka. She does awesome stuff with the book as an object and here, in the Mérleg könyvek ('Balance Books') Series, she folds, cuts, burns and soaks paper to create wonderful textural covers. It seems like such a simple, obvious yet evocative idea, I'm surprised more of this hasn't been explored before.
There's also a video with music that sounds like it might have been lifted from Tori Amos.
Great news all round.