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

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

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

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.

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


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



Smash and Grab

Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?

Stop Panicking. America Is Now in Very Good Shape to Respond to the Ebola Crisis.

The 2014 Kansas City Royals Show the Value of Building a Mediocre Baseball Team

The GOP Won’t Win Any Black Votes With Its New “Willie Horton” Ad

Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band

Can it be again?


Forget Oculus Rift

This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.

One of Putin’s Favorite Oligarchs Wants to Start an Orthodox Christian Fox News

These Companies in Japan Are More Than 1,000 Years Old

Trending News Channel
Oct. 20 2014 6:17 PM Watch Flashes of Lightning Created in a Lab  
  News & Politics
Oct. 20 2014 8:14 PM You Should Be Optimistic About Ebola Don’t panic. Here are all the signs that the U.S. is containing the disease.
Oct. 20 2014 7:23 PM Chipotle’s Magical Burrito Empire Keeps Growing, Might Be Slowing
Oct. 20 2014 3:16 PM The Catholic Church Is Changing, and Celibate Gays Are Leading the Way
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 20 2014 6:17 PM I Am 25. I Don't Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 20 2014 7:15 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 9 A spoiler-filled discussion of "Flatline."
Brow Beat
Oct. 20 2014 9:13 PM The Smart, Talented, and Utterly Hilarious Leslie Jones Is SNL’s Newest Cast Member
Oct. 20 2014 11:36 PM Forget Oculus Rift This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual-reality experience.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 21 2014 7:00 AM Watch the Moon Eat the Sun: The Partial Solar Eclipse on Thursday, Oct. 23
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.