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Breaking down the process:

































  • Together we figure out what the coolest thing would be for your box. 

  • Half day or so design time

  • A day of prep and layout 

  • The painting - usually about a week, more if you’re going super-arty

  • Clearcoats (3)

  • An extra week of just sitting there (believe it or not) so that the paint is properly cured for handling. You know that thing where you sit a vase on a windowsill that was just painted yesterday, then you go to move it in a couple of days and it has sorta-stuck in place or leaves an indented ring on the surface where the vase sat? That. We like to avoid that. Hence the cure time.

  • Shipping: 7-10 days. 

Which adds up to about a month, if you know what you want right now.

You give us courage to claim our own value, sing our own songs. We need you, we need to see the real you –– not some sanitized version that placates conventionality and heaps you in with the masses.


Your complicated beauty strikes chords with those of us still fighting to untangle ourselves. 


We get caught up in society's simplistic fences, defining our existence... but we are really full and colorful humans, and we are fiercely proud of your example.

Give me a call for a free 45 minute creative talk.

You, or your important person, don’t have to be tidied up into a boring box.


The best respect and memory is when we honor our people for who they really were… in the full color of their loves, joys and passions.


WE have the power to make truly meaningful moments of memory.

You aren't standard-issue, but is your funeral going to reflect that... or will you be tidied up and stuck in a nicely polished BORING box?
Customizing your casket is a kick-ass way to make sure your last big show speaks to your passion and joys in life.
Not only that, but if you order ahead and use it as a window seat you get practical use out of your dead gorgeous box NOW. May it be joyful blanket storage for many happy years.
After all, you're going to be getting it painted with YOUR favorite and best colors and thoughts. Why shouldn't you get some great use out of this beautiful box, too?

Dead Gorgeous Box designs and creates custom artistic urns and caskets in Chicago. We primarily sell to funeral directors.


Please contact us (form below) to find out how we can work with you.

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