Our artists are crazy, we must say. They crafted Sky and Ocean castles inside the keycaps. Hold on! We won’t let you access the view of our lated artisan keycap first, it’s a needed wait that you should hold for yourself while we’re giving a brief introduction about them. Then you’ll soon be able to have your eyes’ orgasm.
As usual, the way Jelly Key artists always do is they get inspirations from anythings that their neurons could link to, then the whole workshop challenge ourselves to turn those crazy ideas into crazy keycaps, “in person”.
Legendary Castles Artisan Keycap, as its name, that our artists built up mystic castles from antique legends inner side the keycap. The most unique aspect of this keycap series is: its design is the combination of steampunk style castles created from watch gears and the Jelly Key realistic landscape handcraft style.
If you don’t have a watch (for Modern Technology Era reason) ask you grandpa to borrow his watch and dissect it, then carefully look and stare at any tiny gear or wheel or stud or balance, etc,… you’ll understand how tiny the items that our craftsman had to work with (don’t forget to assemble your grandpa’s watch before continue to read).
And now, we are elated to introduce our tempting design:
Skypiea (cherry profile)
You’ll find this name is familiar if you know One Piece, the famous manga series about a young pirate who brought himself to the challenging voyage to become the Pirate King, named the Straw Hat pirate Luffy, this is the sixth island that he and his gang visit in their voyage on the Grand Line. This keycap design has three hover islands, contains different layer of Earth and Wood, with the constructions of house and fortress of the people who reside here. It’s 10,000 meter high above the earth sea level. It holds historical valuable glyph in some ancient vestiges and huge amount of gold. You’ll need a Knock-up Stream to help you get access to these sky islands.
In this keycap design, our artists had places a small on a sky islands, it depicts the resident houses and small towers on the islands. A ring on the above the city is assumed as the whole islands energy’s container – which took much effort to keep it horizontal and vertical balance on the top of the keycap. While the constructions of the city were mainly crafted in Steampunk style, the group of three sky island base grounds were craft in Jelly Key realistic style, with wooden layers and green grass, which was what we call ‘The combination of Steampunk style and Jelly Key uniqueness ”.
Atlantis (SA row 3)
We all less or much heard of an abandoned city that buried deep down the bottom Atlantic Ocean, which first described by Plato in his The Republic theory book. In other legend said that this city was built by Poseidon to impress his woman, Cleito. In this keycap, our artists crafted a castle in the middle of the keycap, the city is surrounded by precious treasure of gold, pearl and jewels like it’s always believed to be extraordinary wealthy land before the whole civilization sank under water and disappeared.
What makes this keycap delicate is its water level appearance, our artists made their efforts to harmonize the shades of deep blue and green in order to let them express the right ocean ambience. They must ensure the keycap would have to depict exactly the depth of water level with relevant liquid proportion: dark blue shade characterize the depth, but also transparent enough to give expression of crystal clear water.
Laputa (SA row 3)
Laputa is a flying island in the Gulliver’s Travels book by Jonathan Swift. It was described “as being exactly circular and 4.5 miles (7.2 km) in diameter”. It’s also described to contain the lodestone which enable the island to fly and move six leages beyond the kingdom Balnibari, In another animation from Japan, named Castle in the sky, appeared to be a similar flying castle and with same name Laputa, it’s a fantastical story about keeping lives with hope and green.
The clouds were hand formed by a soft material that allowed our artists do the job of creating the sky – like god did. They would decide how much cloud should appear in the keycap that bring out the effect of a real sky, that it won’t condense itself but enough to cover, to hide the castle from being seen by people on the continents surface.
All the tiny items appeared in the Legendary Castles Keycap series was arranged, stuck, and formed inside of the mold. It means our artists didn’t really see what was going on inside the mold when they’re hand crafting it. Jelly Key conscientious artists must rely on their skill, imagination and knowledge of diverse material to craft those item inner side of the mold as the way how it’s going to appear in reality from their mind. A blind-process carried out by a bright accurate imagination and meticulous hands.
- Open time: 7/18/2018
- Close time: 7/23/2018
- Starting to Deliver after Groupbuy: 60 days
We could close the GB sooner than expected. So take your chance as soon as you can.
Cherry profile or SA profile
Design and Handcrafted by Jelly Key
What is in the box?
01 Legendary Castles keycap artisan keycaps by Jelly Key.
01 Medal dog-tag with engraved unique series number.
01 Wooden box.
A unique serial number is on the bottom of the keycap as well.
- The keycap was made entirely by hand and tool. The final product may vary from the original photos but at acceptable aspect. We would love to ask you to tolerate any reasonable differents.
- With each artisan keycap from Jelly Key, we offer you a one-on-one replacement if there is fault that causes by our artisan team. Feel free to contact us.