Art school is hardly the school of hard knocks, but it’s not exactly a cakewalk for students matriculating into today’s workforce either. Brutherford Industries‘ latest popject is a quartet of CMYK “brass” knuckles, frozen in mid-melt. Main Melter, Ryan Rutherford, writes:
Brutherford is not a fan of violence, either as a perpetrator or recipient, and maybe this is why the knuckles are melting? Perhaps he is trying to suggest something about the duality of man… the Jungian thing.
Jeremy forgives him for speaking in the third person and sees another possibility. A good, hard physical punch to the face achieves fleeting satisfaction, immediate consequences and no real change.* But there exists an alternative: fight for your cause through art and design. Take the long (high) road!
* Proof of immediate consequences and no real change right here.
Rutherford, known for his melting Ice Scream Men, chose the designer standby CMYK colorways for the Melt Knuckles, and they look great.
The CMYK release includes a black light sensitive pigment in the Cyan, Magenta and Yellow versions that will make them glow just as bright as your velvet poster of a unicorn riding a snowmobile when viewed under a black light.
I can vouch for the goodness of the glow. I tend to wear mine when I get up to pee in the middle of the night, because you never know.
The Melt Knuckles are hand-cast solid polyurethane resin made at Brutherford Industries in lovely, designer New Jersey. All manufacturing and packaging materials were sourced from domestic suppliers, and Mrs. Brutherford, Tamara Petrosino, designed the boxes.
Look for the CMYKnuckles in the Brutherford store tomorrow, Wednesday, October 3rd at 12PM for $40 each!