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

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May 27 2014 4:58 PM

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

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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.

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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

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

Kristin Hohenadel's writing on design has appeared in publications including the New York Times, Fast Company, Vogue, Elle Decor, Lonny, and Apartment Therapy.

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