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Q&A: Frankie Flood, Pizza Cutter Artist

This week's Q&A is with artist and professor Frankie Flood, the man behind those amazing pizza cutters we've seen surface online throughout the years. —The Mgmt. [Photographs: Frankie Flood] Name: Frankie Flood Location: Milwaukee Occupation: Acting head of Jewelry and Metalsmithing at University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Website: frankieflood.com You're head of the Jewelry and Metalsmithing Department at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and took a master's degree at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in metals. So that explains your skill in executing these cutters, huh? I am currently acting area head of the Jewelry and Metalsmithing area at the Peck School of... More

Dear Internet: These Awesome Cool Motorcycle-Inspired Pizza Cutters Are the Work of Artist FRANKIE FLOOD

Dear Internet,
Yes, Slice has seen these awesomely cool pizza cutters. You can stop sending us the link now.

Since so many of the oh-neat-look-at-this/design blogs out there fail to credit the man who made them, let us just say for the record that they were created by artist FRANKIE FLOOD, who, according to his website is "an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, where he teaches in Foundations and is currently co-area head in Jewelry & Metalsmithing at UWM."

That is all. Carry on.

UPDATE: We interview pizza-cutter artist Frankie Flood »


Slice-cycles: Pizza Cutters as Art

Take a spin: Artist Frankie Flood's pizza cutters take inspiration from chopper motorcycles and fringe culture. Clockwise from top left: Mantis (2003), Psycho Pizza Cadillac (2003), Easy Rider (2001), Pizza for Life (2002), and Phatboy (2003). [Credit: Frankie Flood] Some of you might have caught these pizza cutters yesterday on gadget blog Gizmodo. If you didn't see them there, behold them here. Artist Frankie Flood creates "machined pizza cutters [that] draw inspiration from chopper motorcycles and attempt to reclaim the mythology and economic usefulness of the American worker as patriarch; translating machine or functional object into flesh and blood."... More

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