This month’s WordPress theme is Aspire.
Aspire is a great theme for a site about books, writing, or a fantasy computer game. I’m a big fan of parchmentesque designs, so this one really stood out when I was looking for a theme for this month.
The designed is fixed, and is designed for 1024×768 resolution, though it’s usable at 800×600 without sideways scrolling. There is slightly more than 600 pixels of horizontal space in the content column, and there is plenty of room for creativity in the two other columns.
The template has most of the important template tags included (categories, tag cloud, Blogroll, etc) though there some of them are redundant. You’ll probably want to take-out either the monthly archives box or the calendar (or both, as I would do). There’s plenty of room for you to go crazy and customize things. Personally, I’d start by adding a logo and changing the sidebar a bit.