On This Day in IUPUI History: May 12, 1995

May 12, 1995. 

On this day, Herron School of Art student Jeffrey Drew won first place in the Indianapolis 500 poster contest. In his winner entry, Drew painted over an image of two Indy cars on the Speedway track. The poster was printed and sold, the proceeds of which went to Herron.

Jeffrey Drew and his winning poster, 1995 595-6094-016

For many years Anton "Tony" Hulman (1901-1977), owner of the Indianapolis 500, funded the Herron poster competition. The competition continued after his death.  

Tony Hulman (right) with Herron professor Robert Weaver, 1972 UA24-006941 

For more information on the Indianapolis 500 poster competition, check Herron School of Art and Design records in IUPUI Special Collections and Archives. Tap staff at speccoll@iupui.edu.

Updated May 12, 2019 by Editor Name Missing