We Built the World

Pig Tales

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A1 print in tribute to Bolckow & Vaughan’s Middlesbrough furnaces which created pig iron, the raw material for steel, making the region the iron capital of the world in the late 1800s.


Pig iron is a solid form of hot metal, obtained from iron ore. When the metal cools and hardens, the smaller ingots (the pigs) are broken from the much thinner runner (the sow), hence the name pig iron.

Bolckow & Vaughan’s Middlesbrough furnaces created pig iron, the raw material for steel. Along with their Eston mines, they made the region the iron capital of the world in the late 1800s. Considered to be the fathers of the steel industry, Bolckow & Vaughan's company would eventually be consumed by Dorman Long in the 1930s. Steel from Dorman Long is in everything from the Sydney Harbour bridge to the girders that held up Churchill’s underground war rooms.

Production Specification

  • Print only - no frame
  • Print size is A1 (594mm x 841mm)
  • 100% recyclable and sustainable packaging

Investing in the Future

Celebrating our heritage by investing in our future. Alongside our printing partnership with The Northern School of Artwe’re directly sharing profits to help the next generation of creatives realise their ambitions and reach their potential.

Postage and Delivery

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