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Seductress is strangely seductive, featuring a Fontainbleau School painting of Poppaea Sabina, mistress and second wife of Nero; Kerouac's Book of Haikus is pure poetry. Of the latter, "In keeping with the notion that Kerouac was adapting haiku - and not merely aping the form - to his particular ideas and a more "American" interpretation, I constructed the design to suggest a clean, post-war minimalism, in keeping with Japanese-influenced design of the time period," explains Jesse Marinoff Reyes. "The illustration suggests Zen paintings in a subtle manner, without being a Sumi-brush depiction or other obvious Japanese/Asian rendering."

Title: Seductress: Women Who Ravished the World and Their Lost Art of Love Designer: Maggie Payette AD: Paul Buckley

Title: Book of Haikus Designer: Jesse Marinoff Reyes ADs: Paul Buckley, Jesse Marinoff Reyes Illustrator: Riccardo Vecchio

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