Why The Kentucky Derby Is Proud to Be Decadent

Kentucky admen are back with take on Hunter S Thompson's essay

Published on May 01, 2013

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In their continuing efforts to promote Kentucky as a "kick ass" state, the team behind Kentucky for Kentucky (ad industry Kentuckians, Whit Hiler, Kent Carmichael and Griffin VanMeter) has collaborated with with Louisville artist Rachael Sinclair on this print work for the Kentucky Derby. It's an infographic of Kentuckian Hunter S. Thompson"s infamous essayon the 1970 Kentucky Derby. Entitled "The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved’", it appeared in Scanlan's Monthly. Each silk on the print is symbolic of something from Thompson's essay, name checking Colonel Quick, Nekkid Horses, Whiskey Gentry, Dust Commander, Old Fitz, Chemical Billy, Inbred Horses, and more.

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May 01, 2013
Kentucky for Kentucky
Creative Director:
Whit Hiler
Creative Director:
Griffin VanMeter
Creative Director:
Kent Carmichael
Rachael Sinclair

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