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