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Mötley Crüe Dr. Feelgood 30th Anniversary Set

Dr.Feelgood Anniversary Box Set

Did you catch the new product for Mötley Crüe’s 30th? In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Mötley Crüe’s Dr. Feelgood album, a specially packaged version of the album along with a variety of select merchandise was released back in December. We had a blast getting to work on this project, and following the release we got the chance to sit down with Melanie Pillette, VP of Production and Digital Fulfillment at Better Noise Music to get the inside details on the entire box set and their experience working with us! What was the inspiration for releasing such a wide […]

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Custom Packaging Spotlight: “The Decalogue” By Sufjan Stevens

Our custom packaging projects are unique to each of our customers, and give us an opportunity to flex our creative strengths in a variety of ways. We recently had the chance to create a custom package for Asthmatic Kitty Records artist Sufjan Stevens, a singer/songwriter based in New York City. This deluxe edition of his album, “The Decalogue,” comprises a Stoughton tip-on gatefold jacket, 180-gram vinyl, a 40-page songbook, a 9×12 art print by Charlotte de Mezamat, and a download card. Package Specs: Stoughton tip-on gatefold jacket printed on 24pt board, black backside board printing, 5 PMS spot colors, and […]

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Completely Custom: Vacation in Hell

Flatbush Zombies - Vacation in Hell

Another installment of “Completely Custom,” this time featuring the latest from Flatbush Zombies, “Vacation in Hell.” 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 INCREDIBLE. The “don’t look directly at it,” kind of incredible, because you may go blind from coolness. 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, […]

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Completely Custom: Shredders

Shredders - Dangerous Jumps

Time to feature another custom package we had the opportunity to manufacture here at Copycats! This time around, 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 tell from photos, this really should be seen in person. The […]

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Designed by Copycats: Red Bull Crashed Ice Afterparty

Red Bull Crashed Ice Afterparty Square

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 stand out not only to make something super cool for Red Bull, but also […]

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