Back before every artist had a website and an Instagram account, it took time and lucky breaks for people to find out about new artists outside of their immediate vicinity.
In 1998, the international graffiti community was introduced to Os Gemeos thanks to a cover article in 12ozProphet. It was their first bit of press outside of South America. The editors of 12ozProphet had heard about Os Gemeos through Barry McGee, another 12ozProphet cover artists, who had met them back in 1993 when he was visiting Brazil, so the editors visited Sao Paulo in 1997 and the twins showed them around the city. Without a Barry McGee connection and a 12ozProphet cover article, who knows when Os Gemeosâ€™ talents would have been recognized outside of Brazil?