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33rd Annual KDF Poster Premiere

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The first official Kentucky Derby Festival event for 2013 was the 33rd annual Poster Premiere.

The work of Louisville illustrator and graphic artist Lonnie Walker was selected for this year's poster image. Walker is an award-winning artist with over 30 years experience in the graphic design and advertising field.

His illustrations and designs have appeared across the globe. He's worked with Coca-Cola Worldwide, Papa John's International, The Rose Bowl Parade, ESPN and Brown-Forman Beverages, among many other notable clients. Walker currently owns and operates PrimoGraphics, Inc. an advertising and graphic studio he started in 1999. This is a repeat performance for Walker, who also created the Official Festival Poster in 2000.

In addition to the poster and merchandise, original artwork by local students is also being honored.

Division E - 9th - 12th Grades
1st Place
Diana Pickett
Pleasure Ridge Park

Division C - 4th & 5th Grades
1st place
Cortez Vinson
Breckinridge Franklin

Division A - Kindergarten & 1st Grade
Honorable Mention
Charlotte Leis
St. Margaret Mary

Division A - Kindergarten & 1st Grade
3rd place -
Ra'Koryiah Ross
Breckinridge Franklin

Contributing sponsors of the Poster Premiere are Clark & Riggs Printing, Greater Louisville Inc., New Country Q103.1 and The Silver Spoon.

Over the years, the Derby Festival's Official Poster Series has become a unique symbol of the community. Past designs decorate offices and homes throughout the city. Peter Max's expressionistic "Bluegrass Pegasus" launched the series in 1981, and a stylistic and geographical mix of artists have been showcased over the years. The signed collector editions continue to significantly increase in value, and the quality of the Poster Series has been recognized worldwide.

For more information, contact:
Kentucky Derby Festival
1001 S. Third Street
Louisville, KY 40203
Phone: (502) 572-3822
Fax: (502) 589-4674
www.kdf.org 
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