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Offline BAS1C

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Re: KeypressGraphics.com, keycap art for mech keyboards.
« Reply #200 on: Thu, 13 July 2017, 21:06:08 »
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« Reply #201 on: Fri, 14 July 2017, 02:36:49 »
Really, really really awesome work KPG!
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Re: KeypressGraphics.com, keycap art for mech keyboards.
« Reply #202 on: Mon, 21 August 2017, 01:45:54 »
Hi everyone, I hope you're all doing well. :)

Here is a new batch of keycaps just released, I would love to hear what you think!
http://www.keypressgraphics.com


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Re: KeypressGraphics.com, keycap art for mech keyboards.
« Reply #203 on: Mon, 21 August 2017, 01:48:21 »
Really, really really awesome work KPG!
Thank you JMD! I try to coax as much beauty as my skills allow out of these wonderful little sculptures, and hopefully flesh out the original intention of the sculptor while putting my own little spin on things. :)
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« Reply #204 on: Mon, 21 August 2017, 11:59:30 »
Hi everyone, I hope you're all doing well. :)

Here is a new batch of keycaps just released, I would love to hear what you think!
http://www.keypressgraphics.com


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Is the Shambling Horror inspired by Little Shop of Horrors? :D

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« Reply #205 on: Tue, 22 August 2017, 09:37:44 »
Is the Shambling Horror inspired by Little Shop of Horrors? :D

Actually no, but I really like that reference now that you've mentioned it. :)
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Re: KeypressGraphics.com, keycap art for mech keyboards.
« Reply #206 on: Sun, 10 September 2017, 22:37:21 »
Hi everyone, I just released a new keycap which I'm especially proud of and would love to hear what you think. :)

http://www.keypressgraphics.com




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Re: KeypressGraphics.com, keycap art for mech keyboards.
« Reply #207 on: Sun, 10 September 2017, 23:45:47 »
Hi everyone, I just released a new keycap which I'm especially proud of and would love to hear what you think. :)

http://www.keypressgraphics.com

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Nick,

It may be hard for me to put my personal bias aside with this one, but I don't think anyone would dispute that the "Empire" Keybuto is on a completely new and higher level.  Your work routinely outdoes itself, but never have I seen such concentrated, handcrafted precision, storytelling, and symbolism in such a tiny space.

I can easily picture the lucky owner of this keycap proudly showcasing it as a unique history lesson and one-of-a-kind conversation piece.  It tackles a controversial subject by showcasing the power and pride of Imperial Japan while simultaneously, and crucially, acknowledging its sinister side, the historicity of its mistakes, and the miracle of its remediation.  The artist's passion for the engaging subject and its unique canvas instills awe down to the microscopic level and commands respect and admiration. 

Astounding work!

Bambino
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Re: KeypressGraphics.com, keycap art for mech keyboards.
« Reply #208 on: Mon, 11 September 2017, 00:21:30 »
Many thanks for your kind words Bambino, they mean a lot to me. :)

This is a project I've wanted to tackle for at least six months but kept putting off out of sheer doubt I'd be able to execute it off to a reasonable standard. It did prove to be hugely challenging, but rewarding in the way only keycaps that've taken me outside my comfort zone have been. Your original Keybuto is still one my favorite artisans and this was my attempt to get the absolute most out of it while attempting to create something fresh and full of meaning.

Regarding the subject matter, my take on it is that the War represents a tragic period in Japan's history (and indeed the world's) when millions were made to suffer for questionable values, but it also provides us with a valuable reminder of the dangers of totalitarianism and those who follow ideologies blindly. I think its critically important to remember the mistakes of the past lest we repeat them, a point more poignant with what's been happening in Korea recently. For the record I am a pacifist and believe nothing good ever comes of war.

Nick
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« Reply #209 on: Mon, 11 September 2017, 07:43:00 »
That cap is immediately the clearest example of art in the keyboard community.

That said, the imperial flag choice maybe dilutes your message. I'd err on the side of arguing that nostalgic representations of horrors are different from acknowledgements of their significance (e.g. you could have chosen faded colours or inverted the colours in a macabre representation or used the pattern but not the tones etc.). Yes, juxtaposition with the bloodied face is a clear enough intent, but the overall tone I get from the cap is 'resilience' not 'damage'. And when that is juxtaposed with the imperial flag, you may get some backlash.

This isn't me saying I don't like the cap. In fact, I'm going to try and get it. Art isn't really about trying to avoid being uncomfortable.

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« Reply #210 on: Mon, 11 September 2017, 09:18:58 »
Many thanks clappingcactus. :)

It was certainly not my intention to offend anyone with the subject matter but I did set out to create a piece of art I hoped would have a powerful visual and psychological impact. Ultimately everyone's free to judge the final result as they see fit, although my intention was largely to portray the tragedy and cost of Japan's journey down a dark path which holds a valuable lesson for the present.

Nick
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« Reply #211 on: Mon, 11 September 2017, 14:25:17 »
Sorry, mis-posted
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Re: KeypressGraphics.com, keycap art for mech keyboards.
« Reply #212 on: Mon, 09 April 2018, 00:05:38 »
Hi everyone, sorry this update has been so long in coming but my website is finally updated and there are new keycaps for sale on the store.

Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy these latest artisans I've painted. :)


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« Reply #213 on: Tue, 10 April 2018, 01:24:26 »
You do such amazing work sir! I need to get you some caps like yesterday...
            

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« Reply #214 on: Tue, 10 April 2018, 20:58:53 »
Thanks DillonHightower, its always lovely to receive positive feedback. :)
« Last Edit: Wed, 11 April 2018, 20:24:56 by KeypressGraphics »
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« Reply #215 on: Mon, 16 April 2018, 20:30:34 »
Thanks Nick! Beautiful work as usual.  :)


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« Reply #216 on: Fri, 20 April 2018, 00:37:56 »
Great to see Homer arrived and you like him reaper. :)
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« Reply #217 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 22:15:07 »
Just thought you guys might appreciate my latest commission, an Alien-themed Cosmonaut. You can find more photos in my website gallery.  :)

http://www.keypressgraphics.com


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« Reply #218 on: Thu, 05 July 2018, 22:47:15 »
Just thought you guys might appreciate my latest commission, an Alien-themed Cosmonaut. You can find more photos in my website gallery.  :)

http://www.keypressgraphics.com


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That mask looks so cool.

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« Reply #219 on: Fri, 06 July 2018, 22:22:53 »
The fact that you're able to get so much details on these tiny keycaps is impressive! Loved looking through your gallery and hope to throw some money at you in the future. :)

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Re: KeypressGraphics.com, keycap art for mech keyboards.
« Reply #220 on: Mon, 09 July 2018, 16:29:10 »
Just thought you guys might appreciate my latest commission, an Alien-themed Cosmonaut. You can find more photos in my website gallery.  :)

http://www.keypressgraphics.com


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This is one of my faves so far!
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Re: KeypressGraphics.com, keycap art for mech keyboards.
« Reply #221 on: Wed, 19 September 2018, 08:37:12 »
Hi everyone! I just wanted to draw your attention to a couple of my latest commissioned keycaps. If you like them you can find many more photos of both on my website. :)

http://www.keypressgraphics.com


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« Reply #222 on: Wed, 19 September 2018, 09:03:07 »
Wow I've missed a lot of these beauties - love those Yetis!
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« Reply #223 on: Wed, 19 September 2018, 09:13:25 »
Thanks suicidal_orange! Tinymakesthings did a fantastic job of sculpting those Yetis. :)
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