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“Those fluffy creatures like to think they have stolen the spotlight.
I, Sphynix, dare to challenge such erroneous notion.”

Sphynix

Sphynix is another take of Artkey Team on the animal-inspired artisan keycaps. What set this design apart from Artkey’s previous generations, Sphynix is indeed a curious, exciting and equally refreshing attempt in breathing a cat’s 9 lives into resin keycaps!

So what is so special about Artkey’s newest feline sculpt?

Inspirations

The design of Sphynix draws inspiration from the famous hairless cat – the Sphynx. Sphynix sports many features resembling the Sphynx cats in real life, and in a way, one of Artkey’s most realistic designs.
In encapsulating inspiration from the natural world, we also add in our own twist, this time, it is the sci-fi wiring details on the outer sides of the cap.

Notable design details

Skin

Wrinkly, obviously. But every wrinkle is designed and executed with realism in mind, all together to capture the organic folds of the Sphynx cat. To achieve this, the team at Artkey has extensively polished the surface of the sculpt, giving Sphynix the soft and natural gleam on its skin.

Facial Appearance

Perhaps the most noticeable feature of Sphynix, and possibly what sets Sphynix apart from Artkey's previous sculpts. Instead of the cartoonish facial features, Sphynix sports a realistic face of the famous airless cat. The snout, whiskers, and large feline eyes are further intensified to naturally capture the look of a real cat!

Outer wires

To contrast the apparent real-life inspirations from the Sphynx cat, Artkey adds a few sci-fi elements on the sides of the cap, in the forms of technological wires. It is these elements that give Sphynix the unique Artkey look.

Technical Elements

As our much-loved Bull V2, Sphynix is a single-mold sculpt.


Unlike Bull V2, Sphynix’ sculpt is clay molded, entirely a product of human hands.

There are 2 sections in Sphynix sculpt – the Sphynx cat and the outer wires. This design choice allows for separate coloring in multiple compartments, creating the limitless potential for colorway designing!


These two sections are the opposites of each other in both concepts and design decisions. While the Sphynx cat is smooth and organic, the outer wires are more angular and artificial. All of which are perfect for Artkey.

Technical Elements

As our much-loved Bull V2, Sphynix is a single-mold sculpt.


Unlike Bull V2, Sphynix’ sculpt is clay molded, entirely a product of human hands.

There are 2 sections in Sphynix sculpt – the Sphynx cat and the outer wires. This design choice allows for separate coloring in multiple compartments, creating the limitless potential for colorway designing!


These two sections are the opposites of each other in both concepts and design decisions. While the Sphynx cat is smooth and organic, the outer wires are more angular and artificial. All of which are perfect for Artkey.

Words from the Artist

We love cats, so we wish to immortalize them in our favorite form of art – artisan keycaps.

In concept, Sphynix is the opposite of our previous cat sculpt – Felix. While the latter
was cute, chubby, and cartoonish, Sphynix is not as round and not as cartoonish.
However, we believe this will be the sculpt that opens up a new era for Artkey.


Also, just between you and me, this is not the final form of Sphynix, yet.
Stay tuned for more upcoming excitement!


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