Hsiao-Ron Cheng & Jay Guan-Jie Peng collaborate to design new album for Cœur de pirate

in Inspiration / Illustration

For her latest album, Roses, Béatrice Martin – otherwise known as Cœur de pirate – hired the creative talents of Taiwanese digital artist/illustrator Hsiao-Ron Cheng (鄭曉嶸) and graphic designer Jay Guan-Jie Peng to come up with its packaging design.

Using soft, muted tones as a backdrop against appealing black roses, the cover and accompanying sleeve adds great contrast and depth to the album's identity, as it includes everything from song lyrics and credits to discography.

Hsiao-Ron began work as a freelance illustrator in 2012 and soon get international attention after she was shortlisted for the Young Illustrator Award. Find out more at hsiaoroncheng.com.

Her friend and colleague Jay Guan-Jie is a graduate of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia, and he now freelances for clients such as Asian Creatives, New Graphics magazine and Asia Pacific Design. Discover more of his work at jayguanjiepeng.com.

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