Exhibit and Event Resources

Downloadable documents for exhibits, events, and marches, including signage and media communications.

The links below will help you find and use the materials.

Some documents may be better viewed and downloaded from a computer, rather than mobile.

Contact us at info@soulboxproject.org with any questions.

Video: Introduction to the Soul Box Project

Put your exhibit into the national context for your participants or visitors. On a monitor in your space, play this informational video on loop.

Video and Flyer: How to Fold a Soul Box

If you are hosting a Soul Box-folding activity or including a table in your exhibit space, you may play the video in a loop or place a print-out into a plexi sign holder. Include paper cut to 8.5 x 8.5 square and optional felt markers, glue stick, or other materials to personalize Soul Boxes.

Print the step-by-step directions 3 times on card stock and tape together to make a convenient, hands-free, 3-sided table-top unit.

How to Host

How to Host a Box-Making Gathering / Materials List

Materials list and tips on hosting an event to make Boxes as a stand-alone event, during an exhibit, or to create Boxes locally in advance of an exhibit.

Memorial Box Template icon

Memorial Soul Box Template

Prepare for a Box-folding event by providing images for Memorial Soul Boxes from GunMemorial.org. Download this template, which includes instructions to easily print and cut images for your participants to use.

National Websites Collecting Valuable Information

Soul Box Branches

Local Partners to Consider for Funding, Outreach, and Exhibit Spaces

  • Your local Arts Council or Regional Arts Agency
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Local hospital / public health / medical groups
  • Faith-based organizations including churches, synagogues, temples, and mosques
  • Local history, science, or art museums
  • Public Library
  • City Hall or County Courthouse
  • Public or Private secondary schools
  • Colleges and universities (art galleries, offices of social justice or spiritual life, student-led organizations, academic departments interested in public health, art, or social sciences)
  • Chapters of national organizations focused on suicide prevention and gunfire issues
  • Conferences of professional organizations intersecting with issues of social change, art and policy, social justice, mental health, public safety, firearm sales or safety

Press Release Template

Press Release TEMPLATE with “How to Distribute” Tips

Click on PDF Button in right column to view. A new window will pop-up. You can then choose to download and save the PDF. Customize the red text with your own information in Adobe Acrobat. The third page includes professional tips from Laura Evans Media on how to distribute for best results!

Logos

Soul Box Logos and Banners

MOMS Speaking Soul Box Panels as BackdropFor press conferences, talks and performances using Soul Boxes as a backdrop, place larger logos over panels behind the speaker (as pictured) so The Soul Box Project is clearly identified for news cameras.

Connect your event to this nationwide movement with these bold Soul Box Project graphics (below).

Please always include the Soul Box Project name and/or logo in your

    • Exhibits and events as printed signage
    • Social media posts: @SoulBoxProject / #SoulBoxProject
    • Website and online notices of your exhibit/event
    • Printed publications or notices
    • Communications with local media
Official Soul Box Logo

Downloadable jpg: 667 x 667 px @96 dpi
Best printed at 8″ x 8″ or smaller
on letter-size paper

Downloadable PDF to print 16″ x 16″

Downloadable PDF to print 45″ x 45″

Downloadable SVG file (Vector – only use .svg files if you have an appropriate editor, like Adobe)

Official Soul Box Project logo

Downloadable jpg: 1379 x 601 px @229 dpi
Best printed at 16″ wide or smaller on legal- or tabloid-size paper

Downloadable PDF to print 24″ x 10.5″

Downloadable PDF to print 45″ x 20″

Downloadable SVG file (Vector – only use .svg files if you have an appropriate editor, like Adobe)

QR codes

QR codes to The Soul Box Project website

On your printed or electronic materials, these QR codes will take your participants directly to the Soul Box Project home page.

Soul Box Project Black QR Code
Soul Box Project Red QR Code

QR code link to SoulBoxProject.org (homepage)

Downloadable jpg (black): 1667 x 1667 px

Downloadable jpg (red): 370 x 370 px @143 dpi
Best printed at 6″ x 6″ or smaller on letter-size paper

Flyer Hand-out (English & Spanish)

Half-Sheet Informational Flyer for Visitors

Download and print double-sided on 8.5 x 11 coated paper (weight 70-80#), then cut in half for visitors to take away.

Tip: Your local copy shop, like FedEx Office, can easily and economically print these flyers for you.

Email your copy shop this link:
https://soulboxproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/RESOURCES_SBxP-Half-Sheet-Flyer-2sided_Fe2024.pdf

For flyers in Spanish, email your copy shop this link:
https://soulboxproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/RESOURCES_SBxP-Half-Sheet-Flyer-2sided-SPANISH_Fe2024.pdf

Explanatory Signage

All exhibits and displays must address these questions.

  • What is The Soul Box Project?
  • What do the number of Soul Boxes on view represent?

Exhibit Signage – Editable and Ready to Print Versions

  1. This PDF contains 3 signs formatted@ 11 x 17.
  2. What is The Soul Box Project
  3. What does it mean
    > Ready-to-Print PDF includes pages for displaying 217 or 588 Soul Boxes. If you are new to Soul Box, 217 is a good goal for a first display. If you have or borrowed 6 panels from a Branch, use the signage for 588 Soul Boxes.
    > Editable DOC includes calculations to customize signage for any number of Soul Boxes and your state’s statistics.

Signage in Spanish. The PDF is ready-to-print for displays of 217 or 588 Soul Boxes. The DOC can be edited for displays of other sizes, but does not include a translation of how to make the calculations.

Signage: Intro and statistics signage for U.S. (2 pages, 48″h x 12″ w)

Contact exhibit@SoulBoxProject.org for this graphic with text relevant to your area.

This signage pairing explains what 588 Soul Boxes (6 panels) represents and puts your display into the context of a nationwide movement. Send PDF to your local printer (such as FedEx Office) to print and mount on foam core backing. Hang these signs in line with Soul Box display panels or the “Add a Soul Box” graphic for a professional look. They are all 48″ high. Also good back-to-back on a garment rack, photo backdrop stand, or pipe & drape structure.

Add a Soul Box (printable board)

Signage: Add a Soul Box DIY panels

Download and print one or more of these blank panels on which visitors may mount their Soul Boxes in your exhibition. The height of these printable panels matches our loaned panels, but these can also be used alone for completely DIY exhibitions. Foam core (48″h x 13″ or 24″ w) is an ideal sign backing for pinning Boxes into the grid pattern–and easily removing them later. Alternatively, attach Soul Boxes with velcro or tape for a more permanent display. Laminating this board will make the board and the attached Boxes easily reusable.

How to Make Panels

Branches that adopted panels in 2023 received a Google doc spreadsheet of named Boxes on the panels and templates for creating signage specific to the state and number of Soul Boxes on display. If lost, contact exhibit@soulboxproject.org.

Replicate our panel design and process for greater durability and compatibility with existing panels. (We are out of kits, but the complete materials source list is in the DOC at right.)  See how:

VIDEO: How to Make a Soul Box Panel

PANEL MATERIALS LIST
and recommended hanging structures

This document is a supply list with pictures and links

Diagram: How to Make Composition Frame to lay out Soul Boxes also contains mesh dimensions for both types of panels (with “hook” or “loop” Velcro).

How to Cut/Reinforce corners on mesh with “Hook” Velcro [0:55]. Cut the corners out of your panel mesh that will have “Hook” Velcro. Panels with “Loop” Velcro do NOT need the corners cut out. This is primarily necessary if you will hang more than one row of panels (stacked), and you need to reduce the bulk of four panels overlapping in each corner.

Diagram of raising/lowering panel for stitching & proper posture (drawing and link to QR codes). Includes Stitching Boxes already glued to mesh: How to raise & lower panel [0:25]

Tying Replacement Soul Boxes onto panels [1:29]

Named Soul Boxes spreadsheet – Contact us for a formatted spreadsheet to record the individuals memorialized on the named Soul Boxes you receive. The spreadsheet will also include statistical formulas specific to your state to aid in making the signage explaining what your number of Soul Boxes represent.

Need more panels?

How to Hang Panels of Soul Boxes

Hanging Panels for Exhibit/Display:

Panel-Hanging Tips and Links

Google Doc: Panel Hanging Tips and Links (including online sourcing)

Video: Overview for “Pipe & Drape” Structures [first 22 sec of 2:40]

Video: How to Attach Hooks to Panels

If you are installing Soul Box Panels on “pipe and drape” structures or any horizontal bar, attaching hooks to the mesh so they are invisible and level involves just a small trick.

How to Make Strands

Strands 

Add texture and depth to your exhibits. String some of your locally-made Soul Boxes in “Strands” or “Dangles.” To see more examples of how to display Soul Boxes, see our archive of year-by-year exhibits under Past Highlights.

Panels and strands, Cerimon House, Portland, OR  Curtain of Strands, Milwaukie, OR   Wear Orange 2019, Seattle, WA

How-to-Make-Strands Video

Note that any needle will work since going “straight through” with a long quilting needle can be problematic.

How to Make Backpacks

Video: How to Make a Backpack

Our 120-Soul Box “Backpacks” (about 5 lbs each) have been helpful for Wear Orange and March for Our Lives processions.

Signs for additional Backpacks can be downloaded (two versions, below) to print and laminate. Materials list available soon.