Making Of

Porsche 'Pink Pig'

Fine Art Print

About the project

Starting in the 1971 24 Hours of Le Mans alongside a squadron of other Porsches, the unusual 917/20 painted in full pink was the star of the show. To honour the bold liveried 'Pink Pig', we have teamed up with Porsche to create a tribute worthy of such a vehicle - the Fine Art Print.

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Final artwork

After months of waiting, our โ€˜Pink Pigโ€™ tribute in the form of a Fine Art Print is finally here, depicting the famed Porsche fleeing its pursuers on the brink of dusk before the night sets in. The warm tones of the setting sun complete the feeling of the 1971 Le Mans race, all the while highlighting the bold pink livery with a red butcher's diagram.

Presenting

The Pink Hour

Concept

Final

Drag
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Project timeline

Over the course of the past few months, you had an opportunity to join us in the creative process of designing this Fine Art Print. You followed the timeline along, voted in the polls, and engaged in the progress with us up until the final reveal.

Now you can go back through the timeline and relive the making of process as it happened.

08. Name

Results of your third voting

23 May 2023

The results of our third and final vote are in. The name has been decided!

With just a few votes short of 230, โ€˜The Pink Hourโ€™ has emerged victorious closely followed by โ€˜Bring Home The Baconโ€˜.

We are grateful to everyone who participated in either of the three voting polls and helped us throughout the creation process of the โ€˜The Pink Hourโ€™ Fine Art Print. Your votes have been of great help and we are excited to finally be able to share the finished artwork with you, fellow Automobilists!

Stay tuned, the finish line is near. And so is the announcement of the Fine Art Print winner!

06. Scene

Golden (and pink) hour

16 May 2023

The second voting took place a few weeks ago, and as promised, the golden hour sun will be highlighting the pink hues of the 917/20.ย Not only that, but the other contestants have been given their liveries and the final artwork is quickly coming together.

However, we do not want to reveal too much, just yet.ย We have one last poll ahead of us before the full reveal. It will be up to you to decide the name of the 'Pink Pig' Fine Art Print.

Stay tuned, the final lap is right around the corner!

06. Scene

The scene is set

10 May 2023

Throughout the past two months, we held two separate voting polls for you to decide the direction of our Fine Art Print. With the first vote deciding on the angle the car should be depicted in, we are thrilled to reveal the final composition, now fully modelled in 3D.

Racing against a variety of its โ€œsisterโ€ Porsche contestants, theย 'Pink Pig'ย is set speeding on the Le Mans track with the famed Dunlop bridge peeking behind its tail.

06. Scene

Pink and alive

5 May 2023

We are closing in on the final stages of creating our Porsche 917/20ย 'Pink Pig'ย Fine Art Print and what a journey it has been so far.

The 3D model of the car has come alive through the intricate texturing process and it is time to set it against the backdrop of the Circuit de la Sarthe. It was you, our fellow Automobilist, who set the pace for the direction of the artwork.

And you will have one more chance to influence the final outcome!

05. Time of day

Tthe winning time of day: Sundown

25 April 2023

The Sundown has completely dominated our poll, so it is time to take a closer look at the winning option.

We are in for a treat as theย 'Pink Pig'ย is going to be depicted fleeing its pursuers on the brink of dusk before the night sets in.ย The warm tones of the setting sun will complete the feeling of the 1971 Le Mans race, all the while highlighting the bold pink livery with red butcher diagram.

We cannot wait for the finished artwork to see the light of day and thank you again for joining us on this journey!

05. Time of day

Voting results

25 April 2023

The results of our second vote are in and people have spoken.

With nearly 300 votes, the option ofย 'Sundown'ย dominated our poll and won with staggering 71% of the votes.

We really appreciate all of you for taking your time and participating in our voting process. The direction for our Porsche 917/20ย 'Pink Pig'ย Fine Art Print is now set in stone and we can start working on the final design.

Stay tuned for more updates as we give you one last chance to influence the artwork in the upcoming weeks!

05. Time of day

Voting: Time of day

16 May 2023

The second voting took place a few weeks ago, and as promised, the golden hour sun will be highlighting the pink hues of the 917/20.ย Not only that, but the other contestants have been given their liveries and the final artwork is quickly coming together.

However, we do not want to reveal too much, just yet.ย We have one last poll ahead of us before the full reveal. It will be up to you to decide the name of the 'Pink Pig' Fine Art Print.

Stay tuned, the final lap is right around the corner!

04. Textures

Texturing process

21ย April 2023

The next step in designing the print is to texture the bare 3D model of the car, which is initially just a grey skeleton. During this process, the car receives its famous livery, and even the smallest details are added to make the final design as faithful as possible to the original.

From the tiniest scratches to the duct tape used for quick repairs during a race, texturing is key to creating the final impression.

03. Car angle

The winning angle: Option C

17 April 2023

Brace yourself for an adrenaline-fuelled ride as theย 'Option C' angleย triumphantly captures the Porsche 917/20 leaving its competitors in the dust.

In the background, the legendary Dunlop Bridge stands tall, an iconic landmark of the Circuit de la Sarthe. The angleย not only showcases the dynamics of speed but also complements the 917/20โ€™s bodywork curves, revealing its elegance and unique features.

Get ready to witness the power and beauty of this masterpiece unfold in our Fine Art Print.

03. Car angle

Voting results

17 April 2023

The people have spoken and the voting results are in!

With over 200 votes, theย 'Option C' angleย has emerged as the clear winner with an impressive 44% of the votes.

We are grateful to everyone who participated in the voting process and helped us decide the direction of ourย 'Pink Pig'ย Fine Art Print creation. Itโ€™s remarkable to see how the power of collective decision-making has shaped our project, and we are excited to move forward with the production as per the peopleโ€™s choice.

03. Car angle

Voting: Angle of the car

14 April 2023

The key to every artwork is its composition. With that being said, here is your chance to join the voting and let us hear your preferred angle of the 'Pink Pig' Porsche 917/20. There are three options to choose from.

The voting has ended. Thank you very much to everyone who participated.

02. 3D model

Merging the parts

12 April 2023

With all the individual pieces created, we begin the process of assembling them together to create the final 3D model of the car. This involves adding any finishing touches that may be necessary, as well as addressing any potential damage or imperfections that may exist within the model itself.

02. 3D model

Modelling the details

7 April 2023

Moving forward with our modelling process, we shift our focus to the finer details of the car. This involves refining smaller elements such as wheels, brakes, wipers, lights, and more, to ensure that every aspect of the vehicle is meticulously crafted and precisely represents its real-life example.

02. 3D model

Building the chassis

5 April 2023

After extensive research, we begin by shaping the foundational elements of the carโ€™s chassis โ€“ the primary forms, surfaces, and larger components that make up the body.ย This includes developing the overall structure of the car, its major contours and larger assemblies, in short, the main body.

01. Research

Reference search

3 April 2023

The modelling stage always starts with an extensive research. We gather a plethora of information and materials, either by searching online or through literature, to use as a basis for the model. Whenever possible, on-site visits are also a valuable source of information.

For this particular artwork, we had the opportunity to visit the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart to see the 'Pink Pig' in person.

01. Research

Story of the 'Pink Pig'

1 April 2023

For a car that only raced once in its audacious pink livery fifty-one years ago, the 'Pink Pig' occupies a unique niche in the history of Porsche. Sporting an extraordinary look decorated with dotted lines mimicking a butcherโ€™s chart, the bold colour scheme was to work as a distraction for Porsche's aerodynamic secrets.

Read the full article to find out why exactly it is so special.

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