Visit the Festival Merchandise Booth by the fountain to buy our T-Shirts or check out our online store. Note: All designs, styles and colors of the original shirts pictured below may not be available; not all colors & shirt styles pictured.
T-Shirts & Merch
Design by Christine Gmys
Christine Gmys earned her BFA at Clarion University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in drawing and printmaking and went on to receive a diploma in Desktop Publishing at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Her professional career began with creating large format visuals for trade show booths and later working for an advertising agency developing logos, ads, product labels, and brochures. She made the move to Kentucky when her husband accepted a job in Bowling Green and became a stay at home mom shortly after. Christine continues to design for clients seeking to customize their special event with invitations and announcements to favors, banners, games, posters and more.
Design by Madison Whittle
Madison Whittle is a visual arts student based in Bowling Green, KY. She is currently a sophomore at Western Kentucky University, pursuing a BFA in Graphic Design and a certificate in User Experience. In the logo, she wanted to encapsulate the unusual circumstances of holding the International Festival online, while also visualizing the idea that the cultural unity that the festival promotes still surpasses the limits of our screens. To see more of her work, check out her Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/madison_whittle_art/
Design by Ashley Scott
Ashley Scott is a WKU student and freelance graphic designer from Bowling Green, KY. She is studying sociology and graphic design and she graduates in May. She loved creating a t-shirt that celebrates the diversity of our city! See more of her work at www.instagram.com/ashleyscottdesigns and www.ashleyscottdeseigns.com
Art Print by Zach Preston
Zach Preston is a Bowling Green based graphic designer and student at Western Kentucky University. He has been honing his skills in printmaking and graphic design for the past several years with an innovative outlook, and a passion for constructing unique and cutting-edge designs.
For these poster designs my main intention was to portray a narrative of inclusiveness and diversity through simple and modern design techniques. The use of basic geometric shapes to fill a formal compositional layout, motivated the aesthetic behind these posters with the goal in mind to appeal to any and all audiences. The entirety of the designs were created digitally, however, with the application of minimal textures and natural earth tones, it hopefully suggests a handmade feel. Most importantly I wanted these designs to have a timelessness that allowed it to connect across cultures and accentuate the vitality of the human spirit so that engagement was effortless between the design and the viewer. In the poster using a more colorful palette, each color represents the colors used in every flag around the world, blue, red, green, yellow, black, and white. I wanted combine these colors and similar shapes to show that with diversity comes connection and something beautiful that was there before.
Design by Darius Lightfoot
Darius Lightfoot was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky and graduated from Warren Central High School and Western Kentucky University. He enjoys digital art, drawing, photography, making music and keeping up with social media trends. View his digital art at https://www.instagram.com/thetoongod/ and his photography at https://www.instagram.com/toonagraphy/
Design by BJ Jordan
BJ Jordan is a lifelong resident of Bowling Green who has enjoyed visiting 13 other countries and meeting people from many more. He is a WKU alumnus and graphic designer. He strongly believes in accepting and respecting other cultures, and incorporated that into this year’s design. For more information visit jordan195.wordpress.com.
Design by Emily Harvey
Emily recently graduated from WKU in the Spring with a BFA in Graphic Design and is actively pursuing the life of a freelance artist; working on illustrative, design, and fine arts projects. Her two greatest passions in life are art and animals. Much of the inspiration behind her art derives from her childhood on a farm and spending her teen years working in an animal shelter. It is her greatest goal to create art that is both beautiful and rich with purpose.
Design by Kaela Ward
Kaela Ward, Bachelors of Fine Arts, WKU, 2015: As Twyla Tharp wrote, “Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.” This quote really hit home with me since I grew up in a very small country town. I have always dreamed of having my art impact the world. In this current piece, my concept was to include both an international landscape and the state of Kentucky with splashes of color to really capture what the festival is all about.