You know that you want more than a staid marker for the memory of your important person.
Do you need an urn or casket right now, or do you have the time to personalize?
Choose from Ready to Order, Personalized, or Custom.
Ready to Order
You can order right now from our collection. We have about 20 urn designs and 8 casket designs available right now that are ready to go on the urn of your choice (Bamboo, Aspen with mahogany stain, or Aromatic Cedar). We can ship or deliver locally within 2 days.
A natural wood urn wrapped in the fine art print of your choice from our collection.
Embrace your loved one with art that honors their colorful life and speaks to the value of their connections and memory.
You can order right now from our image collection.
Starting at $520
Placed on a natural wood urn, this option involves selecting a pre-painted canvas and adding graphic elements to make it your own.
Depict you loved ones life story or favorite things by adding graphics to your selected canvas. Add words, photos, poems or prayers that express the wonder of your special person or pet. You also have the option to bring your own family artwork* to strengthen the bonds of family stories and connections.
This memorial package includes a natural wood urn wrapped in your personalized canvas and a print to share. More prints available for an additional charge.
Schedule a creative call to go over options using our images or yours.
Starting at $980
* high-resolution digital image needed, no copyright infringement.
A natural wood urn with an original painting on canvas.
You will work with an artist to select imagery, colors, textures and graphics so that your original canvas reflects the love you feel for your person or pet.
This memorial package includes the urn, 2 prints and the original art canvas. More prints available for an additional charge.
This means your family will receive a gorgeous piece of art by an experienced artist, prints to proudly share with friends and family, as well as the connection that this is the art on the urn itself.
Schedule a creative call so we can find the most heartfelt way to give your important person or pet the best goodbye.
Starting at $2530
Paula listens. You will get the product you asked for and, with her artistic magic, it will be more than you can ever imagine.
- Natalie B.
Art Canvas Urn
A natural wood urn wrapped in the Fine Art Print of your choice to embrace your loved one with art that honors their colorful life.
Discounts on Fine Art Prints
Discounts on future fine art print purchases so that you can share this moment of memory with others who knew and cherished your person. (Discounts valid for 90 days)
Complimentary text on prints so you can add a personal saying, poem, or prayer.
Free Creative Session
Brainstorm the best ways to give your person a true send-off.
Free shipping within the US.
Option to bring your own family artwork* to strengthen the bonds of family stories and connection.
Fine Art Prints
Complimentary matching fine art print so that your family has an heirloom that shares your loved one’s light and soul
with friends and family for years to come.
Free upgrade to an aspen or aromatic cedar urn, made in the US of locally sourced timber.
10 trees are planted for every urn, so that you can support buying local and eco-friendly practices.
Original Art Canvas
Original canvas by a local artist to create a moment of memory for you that truly represents & reflects your loved one's vibrancy and passion.
Ready to Order
* high-resolution digital image needed (we can help), no copyright infringement.
Art adds beauty to my life. It also creates something that I can interact with mentally and emotionally to re-center myself and at times examine my feelings through different lenses. It always shines through and communicates both beauty and emotion.
- Ivan R.
Personalize: the power of graphic design
Free Creative Session to brainstorm the best ways to give your person a true send-off… ACTUAL choices, not limited to 25 characters and a piece of clip art... you can have whatever font, color, style, quantity etc. that please you. As long as it can print out OK and fit where you want it to... you're good.
Personalize your art prints and urn with your choice of fonts, text layouts and color: to share their story and values, poems and prayers, lay claim to the wonderfulness of your non-standard person or pet.
Work with us to create a collage of meaning. Use images from our collection, or BYO family artwork* to strengthen the bonds of family stories and connections. (*no copyright infringement, production assistance available for an additional fee).
Complimentary Fine Art Print ... Archival giclee print ($140 value/print) so that your family has an heirloom that shares your loved one’s light and soul with friends and family for years to come.
The urn or casket is a blank canvas waiting for your story.
What do you want to say?
You work directly with an experienced artist to have YOUR vision realized in a one-of-a-kind painting created especially for your loved one.
Original painting on canvas by a local artist to create a moment of memory for you that truly represents and reflects their vibrancy and passion. This means your family will receive a gorgeous piece of art by a trained artist, prints to proudly share with friends and family, as well as the connection that this is the art on the urn or casket itself.
You will work with the artist to select imagery, colors, textures, and graphics so that your original art canvas is a beautiful representation of your loved one.
Free upgrade to an Aspen or Aromatic Cedar urn, made in the US, 10 trees planted for every urn, so that you can support buying local and eco-friendly practices.
Domed-lid or "Stealth" window-seat caskets available.
2 Complimentary Fine Art Prints ($140 value/print) so that your family has an heirloom that shares your loved one’s light and soul with friends and family for years to come.
Having art you love in your space is uplifting to the heart and soul. If you want to truly go out with a memorable bang, commission your box with Paula before you go.
- Dr. Marny T.
Are you frustrated with urn choices that run from boring to staid, and even if you spend more money you don't get a whole lot of options to show how cool your person was?
Liberate your imagination and create a beautiful colorful unique piece of art that speaks beyond words to carry memories both on the urn and as prints for friends and family.
• You or your loved one have possibly been described as having "a bit of an attitude". We like you lots already.
• A marker of your loved one's death is not enough. Art speaks to you, and you want it to speak of a life well-lived; the ties and joys and passions of a soul that REALLY LIVED, not just a start and stop date.
• Traditional urns are OK, but you want something that reflects the myriad of ways your person impacted our world, a heartfelt way to show their legacy.
• Your person wasn't average, they had a light, and you want to share it, to continue to be inspired by their joys, connections, and achievements.
• Your family value independent thought, creativity, and doing things their own d**n way. They will really appreciate how you have created a meaningful urn to give them a final gift that honors a life well-lived, as well as quality prints that respect and honor your person's colorful being.
• Actually, this is for you... you want to go out in your own darn style, consistent with your life.
• You have something like an allergic reaction to normal (toes curl, hackle raise) so you are delighted when you can be heard and your ideas properly expressed outside of cookie-cutter norms. Because if you can do something amazingly right, why settle for "good enough"?
Knowing you achieved a special and meaningful goodbye.
Having a touchstone of memory that truly reflects the story of a life well-lived.
Being listened to, and your ideas brought to life to make a moment of memory.
Going beyond the standard options to find a way to properly honor the individuality of your loved one.
And being able to share all that with friends and family with fine art prints so that you keep the memory, stories and spark alive in your heart and the hearts of your people.
"Paula focused on the tribute to my father, that he so deserved. Her artistic skills created a lasting treasure of his life. She gave his passing the honor and distinction for the man he was, and wanted to be remembered as. My father was a unique individual and I would have been saddened to lay him to rest in a cookie cutter box. I LOVE what Dead Gorgeous Box is able to give to us at a time when we need so much. Thank you, thank you, thank you"
- Janet G.
We Would Be Honored
We're in this because we value our people's stories. We want your story to carry on. There are people in our lives who are beacons, they shine and inspire the rest of us to do our best, live our best, live our real lives wholeheartedly with color and soul.
We love doing work that is meaningful, for people who care.
We would be honored to create a piece of art for you that helps you remember the joys and passions, quirks and achievements, of someone who has brought color into your life.
Paula, and the other artists of DGB