LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The official 2017 Kentucky Derby Festival poster, created by a self-taught Louisville artist, has started rolling off the presses.
Ron Jasin, the designer of the popular piece, is well-known in the music scene for his album artwork and gig posters. He's worked with artists and organizations including My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists, Calexico, WFPK and Neil Young.
Jasin signed the poster as approval for the color and design.
"It's like Christmas morning," said Jasin while laughing. Jasin, the creative director at Copper & Kings American Brandy Company in Butchertown, said it took him less than three weeks to become satisfied with the design. He described the style of art as "60's and 70's mod design." He and his wife own Madpixel, an art and design studio specializing and combining photography, illustration, design and printmaking.