Giant portrait of stainless steel pioneer is unveiled

Artist Sarah Yates of Fawnagraphic with her 42 foot portrait of Harry Brearley, who discovered stainless steel in Sheffield 100 years ago'''2 May 2013'Image � Paul David Drabble
Artist Sarah Yates of Fawnagraphic with her 42 foot portrait of Harry Brearley, who discovered stainless steel in Sheffield 100 years ago'''2 May 2013'Image � Paul David Drabble
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Visitors to Sheffield arriving at the railway station have a striking visual reminder of the importance to the city of stainless steel pioneer Harry Brearley.

On the centenary of his invention, a 42ft portrait has been painted on the side of the Howard Hotel, between the station and the Hallam University campus.

It’s the work of local artist Sarah Yates, also known as Faunagraphic, who has been building an international reputation for her approach, combining graphic design, illustration and street art.

The artwork has been commissioned by Marketing Sheffield and the 100 Club, companies committed to commemorating the stainless steel centenary in style throughout 2013.

The results of Brearley’s discovery can be seen in everything from the tiniest medical components to some of the world’s biggest architectural structures.