The name John Mattos and the Art Deco style of art are somewhat synonymous. Considered a leading American graphic artist, Mr. Mattos has been commissioned to lend his signature style to the 2016 Official Art of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. While retro-inspired, this year's artwork has a timeless appearance and modern appeal. Based in San Francisco, California, Mattos is a sought after illustrator whose work has graced countless corporate publications, advertising campaigns, products and much more.
His interpretation of a duel at the fabled finish line between two (3) year old thoroughbreds is a classic composition. Mattos' striking images for the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks will be featured on the 2016 Derby and Oaks tickets, program covers, commemorative posters, and many other branded souvenirs.