OS GEMEOS CREATE GIANTS IN VANCOUVER

That dynamic duo, street artists Os Gemeos (Portuguese for the twins) turned six large silos in the industrial area of Granville Island,Canada into their distinctive characters.

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Each 75-foot-tall cylinder features a different character, dressed in vibrant colors and bold patterns.

It was unveiled on September 7th as part of Os Gemeos’ international series, Giants, their largest undertaking to date. The art project was organized by the Vancouver Biennale as part of their city-wide effort to convert urban landscapes into open air exhibitions across the city.

Via MyModernMet

 

Os Gêmeos Design Brazil’s Airplane for the World Cup

Brothers and graffiti artists Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo, aka Os Gêmeos, are helping the World Cup host country, Brazil celebrate in style. The duo painted the exterior of Brazil’s national team’s airplane.

It took one week and 1,200 spray paint cans to complete the portraits along the surface of the aircraft’s body.

Os Gêmeos explains that it’s “an airplane transformed into a work of art to transport the Brazilian people and the Brazilian national soccer team, placing art in people’s lives and taking our characters to the clouds.”

The project was completed in collaboration with Gol/9ine, who will continue to use the Boeing 737 for two years once the World Cup is over.

Os Gemeos on the web.

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via MyModernMet

5 Street Art Instagrammers You Should Follow

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  • Martha Cooper / Handle: Marthacoopergram – Legendary Graffiti Photographer, Martha Cooper is basically ‘have lens will travel’. Most recently she was in Puerto Rico capturing street artists: Vhils, Luis Perez, Monica Parada, NEPO, and Colectivo Fibra in action. You wanna stay in the know – follow Martha – her pictures come from the core of the inner circle. I mean, you did see the surprise mural put up for this graffiti darlings birthday at the Wall (Houston & Bowery) didn’t you?

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  • JR / Handle: JR – No one bounces around the globe quite like JR & his crew. This TED Talks street artist brings the faces of urban communities into the forefront with his large scale wheatpastes. It’s all so job fantasy camp, whether you’re viewing pics of their global meet-ups (parties) or looking at a aerial view of his work lacing the favelas of Brazil. Not to miss: snapshots of prideful smiles when JR revisits his muses.

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  • Os Gemeos / Handle: osgemeos – The Brazilian twins document their process extensively on their account. You’ll get to drop in on their murals in progress, see their sketches forming…though my favorite moments come when other street artists drop by their gallery shows to wish them luck and then show up in their feed.

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  • Jonathan LeVine Gallery / Handle: JonathanLevineGallery – The Gallery’s Instagram puts you in the thick of their shows: you can catch the artist preparing the gallery, see the install, pieces from the show, and drool over the after-party. The account should come with a tagline “We’ll make you wish you were here.”

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  • Seth GlobePainter / Handle: seth_globepainter – French Street Artist, Seth Globepainter is everywhere. You’ll globe trot with him via the colorful large scale murals he leaves behind. His Modus Operandi is achieving a culture vibe by taking a photo of a local in front of the mural once it’s completed. Gotta admit, It’s a pretty significant way to humanize a projects.