The cover of the Story and User Guide zine

One of our challenges with This Box is for Good is to communicate the “don’t keep this box: pass it on to someone else” message. 

We’ve been experimenting with different ways of telling this part of the story, and for the June 2024 box we created a hand-lettered Story and User Guide to not only do this, but to tell the story of the project, and our hopes for it. 

Copies of the zine are going out with the June box; you can also read it online here.

It was a labour of love that took the better part of a week to write, edit, letter and draw, copy, and bind (by hand-sewing).

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