Books.Show is a reading applicaition for Project Gutenberg books. The design was purposely very typographig, using concepts that would mimic the printed page: black and white photos and high contrast typography, and then created interest using dashes of color. The specific accent I chose was an homage to the classic Penguin paper back series.
I also kept corners sharp and shapes rectangular as a nod to the printed page that we were emulating and used a unique shadow style for any elements in the app that were extraneous to the virtual world of typesetting that we had created. These shadows were designed to lift the “extra” content off the page in a way that was more three dimensional and lifelike than your typical offset dropshadow.
These are actual screenshots of the app. In addition to doing the design, I implemented most of this. Unfortunately, these screen shots are scaled down. To see all the detail, you can download it for free but it's a big download (because it comes with 50 books).