Keypress Graphics recently completed a large commission of nine Shapeways artisan keycaps for a keen keycap collector. All of these particular designs are the brainchild of Tasker, who periodically releases new creations on his Shapeways store.
You can view tons of photos of these artisans in the revamped Gallery.
As you’ve probably noticed from the keycaps available at Keypress Graphics, I’m a big fan of Shapeways’ 3D-printed artisan keycaps. They look awesome when painted, and there’s a huge number to choose from. So with that in mind here’s a list of recent additions to Shapeways’ selection of purchasable artisan keycaps, and a few older designs some of you may not be aware of.
By far the most prolific & accomplished Shapeways artisan keycap guru is Tasker, who regularly releases new keycaps and I’m told also creates custom designs if you have a specific idea in mind.
I’m not sure if its meant to resemble Smaug from The Hobbit, something out of a D&D monster manual or a beast you’d see in a Boris Vallejo painting, but I definitely plan to paint one of these in the next few months.
Today marks the launch of Keypress Graphics, a website dedicated to the display & sale of hand-painted artisan & flat keycaps.
Its been quite a journey that’s brought me to this point from when I originally discovered Geekhack and the Mechanical Keyboard hobby back in 2009. Since then we’ve seen an explosion of keyboards, keysets, & artisan keycaps hit the market as an ever-wider section of the community discovers the joy of using a mechanical keyboard.
In my own way I’ve jumped on board the growing trend of keyboards not just as functional tools but fashion statements by putting my miniature painting skills to use on artisan & flat keycaps. Having originally sold my work through eBay, then later on Geekhack and Reddit, I realized a dedicated site to house my creations was a matter of when, not if.
Finally the site is finished and I’m eagerly looking forward to the comments & opinions of members of the Mech Keyboard community, especially those who’ve supported my work in the past.