Known for their quick work flow and nearly telepathic communication, Brazilian twin brothers Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo, collectively known as Os Gemeos, recently took their work to new heights — quite literally. The artists painted a Boeing 737, which took flight for the fist time yesterday between Belo Horizonte and Sao Paolo. The plane was painted to carry the Brazilian team to the FIFA World Cup, which starts on June 12, and will eventually be incorporated into the fleet of Brazil’s GOL Airlines. The plane was as much a collaboration between the twins as it was with local engineers. To ensure that the paint would be protected from UVA and UVB rays and weather conditions at high altitudes, a special varnish had to be applied. The wings were left purposely unpainted for safety reasons, so that leaks and other hazards could be easily detected. Painted in Os Gemeos’s signature style, the portraiture-driven piece will pay homage to the diversity of Brazil as it flies through the sky for years to come.
Photos by Junior Lago/UOL.