One lesson I did with my Computer Graphics class last fall was "Recovering the Classics".
I especially enjoyed this lesson as I love reading, but it seemed that most students enjoyed it even if they aren't big readers.
After explaining the project to my students, I shared a google sheet with the class so that each of them could sign up for a book in which they were interested. I asked that if they hadn't read the book they chose, that they do a little research reading summaries and getting a feel for the book and its style. I tried to get them to avoid looking at covers and posters that had already been made for their particular book and to avoid copying the style of a movie version. This is a skill we are still practicing.
We also looked at some of the beautiful examples of covers designed by artists and collected by Recovering the Classics to show how a style can be developed.
When the projects were complete, I put up a bulletin board with my students' designs on one side and the Recovering the Classics designs on the other. We did a little hallway critique where I asked each student to point out another student's design that they liked and say why they thought it was successful.
Here is a link to a video I took to show the display: https://www.instagram.com/p/-cejiNiKh3/?taken-by=jhartclass
You can also search #RecoveringTheClassics