This special edition was limited to a production run of only 100 screen printed posters, which are numbered, signed by the artist, and embossed.
Because of their limited quantities and fine-quality artisan screen printed production, posters by Soular Creative are popular among high-end rare poster collectors.
This design commemorates the unveiling by the Barclays Center in Brooklyn of a special compilation of mural-sized vintage African American basketball images from the Black Fives Era, permanently installed in the arena’s concourse, while Mayor Michael Bloomberg proclaimed the date – February 10, 2013 – as “Black Fives Day” for the City of New York. In addition, descendants of the pioneers in those images were recognized at center court during half time of the NBA game between the Spurs and the Nets.
“February 10, 2013 was a night to remember at the Barclays Center when the arena and the Brooklyn Nets honored Black Fives Era pioneers and their descendants.”
– Claude Johnson
100% of the royalties from this poster go to the Black Fives Foundation which uses the history of the Black Fives Era to research, preserve, and exhibit the history of the Black Fives Era in order to help teach life lessons relevant today, while honoring its pioneers and their descendants.
We are thrilled to present our first Black Fives commemorative collectible screen printed poster, and we look forward to many more!
– Soular Creative
This poster features a rendition of one of the vintage images featured in the Barclays Center concourse, of The 1907-08 Colored Basketball World Championship winning Smart Set Athletic Club. This limited edition screen print was designed and illustrated by Tom Gundred of Soular Creative under license from Black Fives, Inc.
• 18″ x 24″ 4-color screen print
• Mr. French Paper – Madero Beach 100#C
• an edition of 100
• signed and numbered by the artist
• ships rolled in heavy duty poster tube to ensure proper care in transit via USPS priority mail