Artifact Keycap Series

With the sketches in hand, we created Artifact Keycap Series.

You may wonder what is the ideas behind our famous keycap series Artifact such as Oasis, Temple Dance, and next is The Forbidden Realm.

In this late update, we would like to share with you our sketch for the design of those Keycaps.

We get the ideas from topography maps, which people use to illustrate the and arrange natural and artificial physical features of an area.

We drew our first sketch of our own topography maps and named it as.

With the sketches in hand, we created Artifact Keycap Series.

We started the journey to the Frozen Realms by blind drawing with individual layer on the screen. “Blind drawing” is like you’ve got the imagination of a topographic scene with a bunch 2D vector slices piled on each other, it means the designer must seize how the topography of a cave would look like since it was on the flat vectors arrangement, those vectors would be laser cut on our new wooden sheet piece by piece. After that, our craftsman layered them on top of each other in an order which follows the instruction of the 2D layers sketches. This step took a lot of concentrativeness, it’s much more harder than its previous Forbidden Realmsused to be. In the Forbidden Realms series, the whole topography were layer from the bottom to the top in which their bottom layers was intact square, but in this series, the bottom layer was cut into separate pieces, that’s why it took more effort to arrange them at the exact positions unless it would fail the whole structure of the topography. Each topographic design is a completed structure that once when our craftsman got on the top layer, they’d never be able to come back. 

The next step is to cover the topographies with sleet and some non-belong-to-Earth plans as well as the glow worm inside the cave. We took times to search how the color would appear or to set off the background of a whiteout alpine and eventually did several options for you. The glaciers gave us much brain hack, we want both relevant combinations and pleasant effects for the cap, and we got some. Finally we filled the mold with transparent resin to form a perfect shape of profile Cherry, SA row 1 and 3 so you’ve got nearly dozen option to choose.