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2015 Kentucky Derby Festival poster unveiled

Boone displays the 2015 KDF poster she created (Source: KDF) Boone displays the 2015 KDF poster she created (Source: KDF)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The 2015 Kentucky Derby Festival poster rolled off the presses Wednesday morning at Clark & Riggs Printing in Louisville.

This year's festival poster image was designed by Louisville native Karen Boone. Official and limited edition versions of the poster will be available.

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Boone's images will be officially released along with information about this year's festival at KDF's first event of 2015: Festival Unveiled. The event is set for Thursday, Feb. 26 at The Ice House on East Washington Street. Tickets for the event go on sale on Friday, Jan. 9 and cost $30 in advance and $35 at the door. The can be purchased online at kdf.org or by calling the Kentucky Derby Festival Office at 502-584-FEST (3378).

This is the third time Boone has designed the Kentucky Derby Festival poster. She previously designed the 1996 and 1999 festival posters.

Boone is a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy and the University of Louisville. She received her master's degree from Basel School of Design in Switzerland.

The 2015 Kentucky Derby Festival poster art was painted traditionally with an organic paint, created by mixing real earth pigments with organic walnut oil.

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