Pig Iron BBQ Delivery Van


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Pig Iron BBQ Delivery Van is a picture, with genre photograph. Its dimensions are 4 in. x 6 in..

It was created in 2002.

Shown here is the left side of the Pig Iron BBQ delivery van. The design on the van was created by artist and signmaker William (bc) (Bill) Collins. It depicts two cartoon pigs and the words "Pig Iron BBQ & Fish Shack, 5295 N. High Street, 885-4PIG." It also has the slogans "Man's Sized Sandwiches" and "Mr. Pig Goes to Town!" The Pig Iron opened at 5295 North High Street in June 2001, in what had formerly been a McDonald's restaurant. In June 2012, the Pig Iron changed ownership and became Iron Grill Barbeque & Brew.

Born in Columbus, Ohio, bc attended Columbus College of Art and Design when it was still a small art school, majoring in Fine Art. After serving in the Army in Europe, he became a sign artist for businesses throughout the Columbus area, starting his sole ownership sign business in 1978. Over nearly three decades, he created some of the most iconic advertising art in central Ohio.

Before the advent of computers and the use of vinyl, bc designed, created and sold his signs marketing his work through word of mouth. He cut letters with a router, made and pounced patterns, projected designs on a variety of objects then finished the job by painting and installing the sign.

bc created signs for numerous Worthington-area businesses, including Angels on High, Scottie MacBean, Pig Iron BBQ (now Iron Grill Barbeque and Brew), P.K. O'Ryan's, The Old Bag of Nails Pub, Celtic Corner, Magic Cruises & Tours and M.S. Abbott Jewelers.

In addition to his sign art, bc was an accomplished muralist, sculptor and painter of portraits, landscapes and other work, which were exhibited in galleries throughout central Ohio. In April 2022, bc’s 1992, 25-foot mural of the Columbus skyline became part of the permanent collection at The Ohio Arts Council.

bc and his family lived in Worthington for 22 years.

It covers the topics vehicles, restaurants, food and drink, art and artists.

It features the person William (bc) (Bill) Collins, 1943-2020.

It covers the city Worthington.

The original is in a private collection.

This file was reformatted digital in the format video/jpeg.

The Worthington Memory identification code is wcd0420.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on November 21, 2022.