The Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Services recently created a school house system – kind of like the one used by everyone’s favorite school of wizardry! As part of an effort to promote their wellness, students are grouped into four houses, each named for an important figure in the history of veterinary medicine. Each house has its own crest featuring an animal native to Oklahoma. I was commissioned to illustrate the wildlife. Designer Benton Rudd created the final crest graphics.
The animal mascots include a bison, a bobcat, a gray wolf, and a scissor-tailed flycatcher. I worked in a scratchboard or woodcut style, though the images were created as vectors that can be easily scaled to different sizes.