To bring the art court to fruition, we collaborated with Project in the Paint, a community project aiming to promote greater investment in UK grass roots basketball, and artist Coco Lom. Identifying the court in Joseph Grimaldi Park in Islington for refurbishment, the court design drew inspiration from the natural forms seen in images of apples under the microscope and the energy and flow of people playing basketball.
We directed content generation throughout the process of the court being painted to capture it coming to life. Members of the local community were involved in the project from its inception, with young people from the local area participating in the painting of the court alongside Coco Lom and her team.
Once the court was complete, we hosted a launch event to celebrate the new community space. Basketball taster sessions led by an expert were held on the court for influencers, journalists and members of the local community.
We coordinated influencer partnerships to raise awareness of the Pink Lady® court, collaborating with some of Instagram and TikTok’s leading London lifestyle content creators.
To further support this activity and the local community, 5,000 Pink Lady® apples were donated for distribution FareShare across London including the Islington borough, as part of Pink Lady®’s ongoing support for the food redistribution charity network.
Creation of the first large-scale basketball art court of its kind in central London
Established a long-lasting piece of community art
Organic mentions on social media from the launch event with a total audience of 300,000 people
Coverage in the likes of Sky Sports, The Daily Mirror, Design Week and PR Week
Press coverage reach of over 13 million
Influencer content had an overall reach of more than 260,000