2017 Official Poster

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Kentucky Derby Festival 2017 FINAL


The Kentucky Derby Festival has selected Louisville resident and self-taught artist, Ron Jasin, as the Official Poster Artist for the 2017 Derby Festival. His artwork will be featured throughout the Festival’s Official Poster and Merchandise line in 2017.

Well-known in the music scene for his album art work and gig posters, Jasin has worked with artists and organizations including My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists, Calexico, WFPK and Neil Young. Jasin and his wife own Madpixel, an art and design studio specializing and combining their passions: photography, illustration, design and printmaking. Ron has held positions at several publications in Louisville including Assistant Art Director of Louisville Magazine and the Art Director of LEO weekly. He is currently following a new passion as the Creative Director at Copper & Kings American Brandy Company in Butchertown.

“The image Ron Jasin created for the 2017 Kentucky Derby Festival was selected because it showcases icons significant to the Festival and the diverse community we call home,” said Mike Berry, KDF President & CEO. “The image will also translate well to other items we believe Festival fans will love in our merchandise line this year.”



01. Thunder Over Louisville

02. Thunder Over Louisville
(Plane Banner Tow)

03. Fest-a-Ville
(Helicopter Rides)

04. Great BalloonFest
(Hot Air Balloon)

05. Thunder Over Louisville Air Show

06. Marathon/miniMarathon
(Beechmont Neighborhood Pavilion)

07. Marathon/miniMarathon

08. Community Landmark
(Muhammad Ali’s Childhood Home, Butterfly and Bee)

09. Community Landmark
(John B. Castleman Monument at Cherokee Triangle)

10. Marathon/miniMarathon
(Speed Art Museum)

11. Marathon/miniMarathon
(Bourbon Water Tower)

12. Tour de Lou

13. Spelling Bee

14. TheSlice: Spice, Style & Soul
(Kentucky Center for African American Heritage)

15. BeerFest & WineFest
(Event Patrons)

16. Basketball Classic
(Freedom Hall)

17. Pro-Am Golf Tournament & $1 Million Dollar Hole-In-One Golf Contest

18. Celebrity Day at the Downs & Marathon/miniMarathon
(Churchill Downs)

19. Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
(Fourth Street Live!)

20. Kentucky Derby Festival
(Office Building)

21. BourbonVille
(The Louisville Palace)

22. Great Steamboat Race
(Louisville Water Tower)

23. Pegasus Parade
(Float, Royal Court, Bands, Inflatable and Celebrity)

24. Pegasus Parade
(Louisville and Nashville Railroad Office Building: L&N Building)

25. Pegasus Parade
(Union Station)

26. Fest-a-Ville and Chow Wagon
(Patrons, Rides and Concert)

27. They’re Off! Luncheon & Thunder Over Louisville
(Galt House Hotel)

28. Community Landmark
(Muhammad Ali Center)

29. Kentucky Derby Festival
(Pegasus Mascot)

30. Da’Ville Classic Drumline Showcase
(The Kentucky Center)

31. Community Landmark
(800 West Market: Former Aegon Building)

32. Mayor’s Derby Brunch on the River
(Farnsley-Moreman Landing)

33. Marathon/miniMarathon
(Worlds Largest Baseball Bat)

34. Spring Fashion Show
(Horseshoe Southern Indiana)

35. Community Landmark
(Colgate Clock)

36. Volleyball Classic
(Event Participants)

37. Ken-Ducky Derby
(Ducks on the River)

38. Great Steamboat Race
(Belle of Cincinnati)

39. Great Steamboat Race
(Belle of Louisville)