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Derby Day Art

Kentucky Derby Poster is Unveiled in Louisville

— January 30, 2010 — Art & Design
The Kentucky Derby will run for the 136th time this year. Held the first Saturday in May in Louisville, Kentucky (my home town), the horse race draws international names, as well as home town faces.

Recently, the Kentucky Derby poster contest has asked local artists to capture the essence of America’s oldest continually running sporting event.

The poster submitted by James Thornton of Oz Publishing was this year’s winning design and features a fleur-de-lis and horses coming around the final turn.

The poster is fantastic for sure, but even better is the fact that I am writing about the Kentucky Derby right now. I mean it’s only THE BEST DAY OF THE YEAR. No big deal.
Trend Themes
1. Digital Art - Exploring the use of digital technology in creating visually appealing poster designs for events like the Kentucky Derby.
2. Local Artistry - Emphasizing the importance of showcasing local artists in creating artwork that represents significant sporting events.
3. Event Poster Contest - Encouraging the tradition of hosting poster contests to engage artists and promote creativity for annual sporting events.
Industry Implications
1. Art and Design - Opportunities to leverage innovative techniques in digital artistry for event posters and promotional materials.
2. Sports and Recreation - Utilizing unique and captivating poster designs as a means of enhancing the promotion and marketing of sporting events.
3. Event Management - Incorporating poster contests as a creative way to engage local artists and generate visually appealing promotional materials for events.
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