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OSU Legacy

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My grandad, Dick Gilpin, was an illustrator in Oklahoma city from 1952 to 1989. One of his notable clients was Oklahoma State University. He was contracted to illustrate numerous football programs, advertisements, book covers, etc. I don’t have a ton of his work, but I’ve done my best to catalog his work here.

I made a recent connection with Oklahoma State University and we brainstormed a print project that kinda fell through. My father, Greg Gilpin, and I jointly created an illustration in the likeness of my grandfathers football program style. This is a project that although didn’t go to print, I am very proud of. I think this is as close to a Dick Gilpin illustration you could get on this side of Heaven.

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Here are a few examples of the incredible work my grandad did for OSU Football games:

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State Fair Mural Demo 2018

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Another GREAT year painting at the State Fair is in the books! Nancy Nortz and the crew at the State Fair are wonderful hosts and we are already planning on making the event BIGGER and BETTER for next year!

Big thanks to all the participating artists! Here are photos of all the finished panels (in alphabetical order.) Click on the artists’ name to visit their instagram page and see more of their work!

ASHLEY DAWN

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RUHEK

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SEAPO

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TRUDUST

I decided to try something new this year. It didn’t come out 100%, but I definitely learned a few things, so that’s a win. I love insects and entomology, always have since I was a little kid. I thought it would be fun to try to paint one of those adorable little jumping spiders that frequent our house and eat the flies in the windowsill…

I’ve never tried to paint something dimensional and ‘realistic’ with spray paint, so this was a fun experiment. Happy with the turnout, looking forward to the next time I can try something like this again.

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All in all, great fun! Big thanks to the State Fair, Nancy Nortz, and all participating artists! We’ll see you next year!