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This is the first blog in an attempt to improve, and informalize, the way we communicate with our fans. Going forward, we want to be more forthcoming about our upcoming projects, art direction, and occasionally share our opinions on business and art, as we do in this post…

At the start of 2022, we began to roll out some changes across our art and operations. Some examples of these changes are
This is the first blog in an attempt to improve, and informalize, the way we communicate with our fans. Going forward, we want to be more forthcoming about our upcoming projects, art direction, and occasionally share our opinions on business and art, as we do in this post…

At the start of 2022, we began to roll out some changes across our art and operations. Some examples of these changes are


Evolving our sculpts to build on the success of visors but also move beyond them


Refreshing our branding, including our web site and packaging


Expanding into other product areas


Connecting with the community
Evolving our sculpts to build on the success of visors but also move beyond them
Refreshing our branding, including our web site and packaging
Expanding into other product areas
Connecting with the community

Balancing
Artistic Freedom
& Market Trends

We believe good artists are constantly trying to evolve and improve, and never satisfied with the status quo. The artists of Artkey Universe are no different. We consider both sculpting and color design/casting as ways to tell a story and apply artistic styles to keycaps. We go through the ebb and flow of inspiration in sculpting and colorways, some of which becomes refined into an idea - this is the nature of an artist.

Some of these ideas may not always be in line with contemporary trends or what is currently in demand. But that’s part of the fun: occasionally, these ideas can break new ground.
Be that as it may, we would love to involve you, our fans, in the process of creating and even looking to you as inspiration for our work. One way of doing this is creating a colorway poll (as the one we made recently), in which you will be able to share feedback on which colorway themes you would like to see.

Another is through the #colorway-ideas channel in our discord server, where you can share your own inspired colorways. It doesn’t mean we will make them in sales, but we may borrow ideas that people like, or you can form a group to run a commission. We will continue to think of ways we can strike a balance between finding our own inspiration, and taking feedback from the community.

Balancing
Artistic Freedom
& Market Trends



We believe good artists are constantly trying to evolve and improve, and never satisfied with the status quo. The artists of Artkey Universe are no different. We consider both sculpting and color design/casting as ways to tell a story and apply artistic styles to keycaps. We go through the ebb and flow of inspiration in sculpting and colorways, some of which becomes refined into an idea - this is the nature of an artist.

Some of these ideas may not always be in line with contemporary trends or what is currently in demand. But that’s part of the fun: occasionally, these ideas can break new ground.




Be that as it may, we would love to involve you, our fans, in the process of creating and even looking to you as inspiration for our work. One way of doing this is creating a colorway poll (as the one we made recently), in which you will be able to share feedback on which colorway themes you would like to see.

Another is through the #colorway-ideas channel in our discord server, where you can share your own inspired colorways. It doesn’t mean we will make them in sales, but we may borrow ideas that people like, or you can form a group to run a commission. We will continue to think of ways we can strike a balance between finding our own inspiration, and taking feedback from the community.

What is the next
big thing?


Frankly, with art, we can never be sure.

Ever since our first cast in 2017, Artkey has always strived to keep moving forward with new ideas and execution. From the first Bull, to the Four Monsters and finally, the space animal series, our artistic style predominantly focuses on a combination of “cute” characters executed with sufficient sculpt detail to enable diverse opportunities for colorways.
We may occasionally intersperse these more detailed sculpts with simpler creations such as the Ninja, Hipo, and the more recent Screamson.

Our keycap creations are, at some level, an expression of ourselves. And as we try to be the best version of ourselves every day, our keycap creations will also evolve. Our goal, and new slogan, remains to put great…


“Art at your fingertips”

What is the next
big thing?



Frankly, with art, we can never be sure.

Ever since our first cast in 2017, Artkey has always strived to keep moving forward with new ideas and execution. From the first Bull, to the Four Monsters and finally, the space animal series, our artistic style predominantly focuses on a combination of “cute” characters executed with sufficient sculpt detail to enable diverse opportunities for colorways.


We may occasionally intersperse these more detailed sculpts with simpler creations such as the Ninja, Hipo, and the more recent Screamson.

Our keycap creations are, at some level, an expression of ourselves. And as we try to be the best version of ourselves every day, our keycap creations will also evolve. Our goal, and new slogan, remains to put great…


“Art at your fingertips”

Thank you for reading these posts, for your continued support, and for allowing us to turn our passion for art into a profession. Ok, enough blogging. Back to the workshop, where we will do our best to bring you creations that you will be amazed by.
Thank you for reading these posts, for your continued support, and for allowing us to turn our passion for art into a profession. Ok, enough blogging. Back to the workshop, where we will do our best to bring you creations that you will be amazed by.

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