The Brazilian National Soccer Team’s World Cup Plane Is a Work of Art

Slate’s design blog.
May 27 2014 4:58 PM

The Brazilian National Soccer Team’s World Cup Plane Is a Work of Art

140528_EYE_2
The Brazilian national team's World Cup travel plane was painted by grafitti artist twins Os Gêmeos.

Courtesy Junior Lago/UOL

The World Cup hasn't started yet, but the winner of the competition for most original team plane is Brazil.

The plane from above.
The plane from above.

Courtesy of Junior Lago/UOL

Brazilian graffiti artist twins Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo (known as Os Gêmeos, Portuguese for “The Twins”) were asked to paint the Boeing 737 that will be used to transport the Brazilian national team from city to city during the upcoming FIFA World Cup starting June 12.

140528_EYE_4
The work of Os Gêmeos often features characters with bright yellow complexions.

Courtesy of Junior Lago/UOL

They responded with a vibrant ode to the people of Brazil in their signature style, which often features canary yellow–skinned characters. The artists worked for a week in an airplane hangar with some 1,200 cans of spray paint.

Brazilian graffiti artists Os Gêmeos at work on the plane.
Brazilian graffiti artists Os Gêmeos at work.

Courtesy of Junior Lago/UOL

Advertisement

More photos of the work in progress can be found at UOL.

TODAY IN SLATE

Politics

Don’t Worry, Obama Isn’t Sending U.S. Troops to Fight ISIS

But the next president might. 

IOS 8 Comes Out Today. Do Not Put It on Your iPhone 4S.

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

How Much Should You Loathe NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell?

Here are the facts.

Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows

Science

The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything

It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.

Foreigners

More Than Scottish Pride

Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 

The Ungodly Horror of Having a Bug Crawl Into Your Ear and Scratch Away at Your Eardrum

My Father Was James Brown. I Watched Him Beat My Mother. Then I Married Someone Like Him.

  News & Politics
Politics
Sept. 17 2014 5:21 PM Don’t Worry, Obama Isn’t Sending U.S. Troops to Fight ISIS But the next president might. 
  Business
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
  Life
Gentleman Scholar
Sept. 17 2014 5:10 PM Should Men Still Open Doors for Women? Or is it ungentlemanly to do so at all?  
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 17 2014 4:36 PM Is Nonfiction the Patriarch of Literary Genres?
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2014 4:07 PM Kern Your Enthusiasm: The Genius of Jenson’s Roman
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2014 5:26 PM If Fixing Global Warming Is Free, What’s the Holdup?
  Health & Science
Jurisprudence
Sept. 17 2014 4:49 PM Schooling the Supreme Court on Rap Music Is it art or a true threat of violence?
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 17 2014 3:51 PM NFL Jerk Watch: Roger Goodell How much should you loathe the pro football commissioner?