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Completely Custom: Vacation in Hell

Flatbush Zombies - Vacation in Hell

Hello blog readers– We’ve got another installment of Completely Custom for you! We were lucky to have the opportunity to work on the newest Flatbush Zombies release , “Vacation in Hell”. And let us be the first to tell you, this one is SO COOL. The need sunglasses kind of cool. Yeah, we went there. First we started with a 6 panel digipak. Sounds simple doesn’t it? Nay, not simple at all! This one was printed with a matte finish PLUS a spot glitter UV. We were able to mix actual, real life, full on glitter into to the standard UV finish. Since […]

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Artist Spotlight: Jackie Venson

Jackie Venson

It is legend that a blistering Jackie Venson guitar solo knocked Pluto straight out of planetary existence. Venson’s “…astonishing mix of raw soul, superb musicianship and laid back grace…” (Austin American Statesman, June 2014) has been compared to the likes of Joss Stone, Amy Winehouse and fellow Austin native Gary Clark, Jr. Originally a classical pianist, Jackie picked up the guitar, shortly after graduating from Berklee College of Music, and made the giant leap from the tradition of classical music to the raw and gritty blues. Enthralled with music since the age of 8, this young singer/songwriter/musician instantly captures your […]

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Completely Custom: Shredders

Shredders - Dangerous Jumps

It’s time to feature another custom package that we’ve manufactured here at Copycats. We have dubbed this as ‘Completely Custom’. Because well, it’s just that, completely custom. This time, we were lucky to have the opportunity to work with our friends, and yet another Doomtree Records artist: Shredders. For the inaugural release for Shredders, we added a few unique elements to really make the packaging shine. We printed and manufactured both the vinyl record and cd. There are a lot of similarities on both, but lets start with vinyl! The vinyl jacket was printed on uncoated card stock with a spot UV. Hard to […]

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Designed by Copycats: Red Bull Crashed Ice Afterparty

Red Bull Crashed Ice Afterparty Square

This is a long but informative and fun story, are you ready for it? In November, we hosted a Shredders pop up show that was held at Bauhaus. We got to the design work for the promotional poster and their social media posts. Because of that success, the local Red Bull promotions team reached out to us to not only sponsor, but to design the poster and social media art for their Red Bull Crashed Ice Afterparty on January 20th, 2018. Happily, we obliged at the opportunity! We wanted to come up with a pretty detailed theme or design style to make it unique and […]

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What A Year: 2017

Copycats - What A Year

Thank you to everyone for a wonderful year. Scroll down for just the smallest, most tiniest selection of projects we had the utmost pleasure to work on. See you in 2018!

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