FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Greenwich, CT) – Greenwich, CT-based vintage sports company Black Fives, Inc. (www.blackfives.com) today announces a new licensing partnership with Los Angeles, California-based Soular Creative Design Agency (SCDA), an award-winning producer of high-end artisan-crafted limited-edition collectible posters and tee shirts.
Black Fives, Inc. researches, preserves, honors, and promotes the pre-NBA history of pioneering African-American basketball teams – known as the Black Fives Era.
SCDA (www.soularcreative.com), a graphic design agency whose innovative print campaigns for films, video games, television, home entertainment, and consumer products are well known in the entertainment industry with clients such as Disney, Artcrank, and various musicians, has now entered the sports category of printed art with its new Black Fives Collection of vintage-inspired posters and accompanying tees.
Soular Creative: (310) 424-5527
Black Fives,Inc.: (203) 493-8600
“We’re thrilled with the opportunity to use our creative energies in helping turn the spotlight back onto such an important time in basketball history,” say SCDA founders Tom and Miriam Gundred, who began the business in 2005. “We look forward to working closely with Claude and the Black Fives organization to ensure the legacy of these pioneers is renewed and never forgotten.”
“Soular Creative is best-in-class not only as the producer of creative, memorable graphic designs and premium quality posters and tees but also in terms of our shared vision and outlook for the world and the culture in which we all live in today,” says Claude Johnson, founder and CEO of Black Fives, Inc. “We are doubly excited because 100% of the royalties generated will go to our new charitable not-for-profit, the Black Fives Foundation, which uses this rich history in support of leadership training, character development, arts and culture appreciation, health awareness, and community building.”
SCDA plans to release several lines of Black Fives Collection posters that encompass both team history and individual achievement. The premiere series will feature the New York Rens of Harlem followed by the Smart Set Athletic Club of Brooklyn. The artwork will embody the era through rich color, type style, and the hand crafted feel of screen-printing. These limited edition posters will be signed and numbered by the artist in editions of 100, and available for purchase exclusively online at www.shopsoularcreative.com.