Tokyo Dawn Records is a Munich-based independent record label specializing in funk and eclectic jazz music. Their long-time working relationship with UK illustrator Matt Lyon has produced some truly fantastic music packaging and design. To date, he has collaborated with the German label on over ten different releases.
Lyon’s whimsical, lively style involves bright colors and geometric shapes that reflect the loose, upbeat tones of the music. These colorful covers are made to pop out on the shelves of a music store, not just squeezed in a tiny square on an iPhone screen. After all, jazz is all about the flying colors.