- Wild Duck
- Location: The Netherlands
- Main keyboard: HHKB Pro II
- Favorite switch: IBM beam spring
- DT Pro Member: 0000
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Round 3 rules:
Please vote for the best artisan keycap, novelty keycaps or artisan in 2017.
This is the final round. See the first round and second round for reference.
The final round ends on Wednesday 6 December, 19:00 UTC. You can change your vote until the end of the round by resubmitting the poll. The winner and full results will be released soon after the vote closes.
Grimey As Fvck keycaps and for artisan of the year
Various people nominated the GAF keycaps. Considerable thought was put into the sculpts, showing great skill in casting as well, with magnificent detail and color layering, resulting in a really unique look. Many of the caps consist of four shots, which clearly shows the difficulty of the sculpt and casting process. They show a grimy side to artisan making, reminiscent of graffiti artists.
The mind-blowing sculpts capture the complexity of artisan keycap making and the essence of grime in an artistically pleasing way.
Nightcaps from eat_the_food's Poisoned Summer sale
ETF's summer raffles on /r/MM excited many people for the chance to snag a couple of Nightcaps from the man himself, instead of suffering the extreme markups introduced by the private third-party. There was one sale per day, unannounced, posted on /r/MM, and each day would be a new color scheme and there would only ever be 20 made.
Delicious, fresh Nightcaps, perfectly sliced and cut.
HWS Binge for best artisan and his hard work in 4x4
Binge from Hunger Works Studio is not only a great artisan of Hunger Keys - HWS also offered the "4x4" fulfillment style sale of tripple-shot keys where the fan feedback decided what colors were used. This enabled HWS to provide them with a key they would like to own without delaying production for 100% customization.
"The shades and hues of each represented color are delicately tuned to the will of the Unicorn Ice Cream God, He Who Must Not be Neighhhhm’d (fka Hoof Prince). This is as much science as it is magic."
KeyForge's Sneaky Potato
Sneaky certainly isn't new to the artisan community with quite a few successful sculpts last year, but he really stepped up his attention to detail and colorway complexity with his Shishi and Orochi sculpts this year, placing his cap quality on par with the most desirable artisans currently available.
The Orochi was sculpted shortly after Shishi, to provide it with a rough contrast to the smoother features of the Shishi.
Jelly Key, from Vietnam, began offering artisan keycaps in 2016. Each keycap is literally handmade, and the materials vary considerably from one keycap to the next. Some artisans make only a few caps, and you need to pray to random number generator gods to get a chance to buy one. Jelly Key runs its new caps as group buys, which means everyone orders their caps, and then the company makes the necessary number.
"Inspired by the greatness of nature and from our imaginary about the perfect place for taking a moment away from our normal life. A life that is so tiring, busying, and full of anxiety. But those place was forbidden to us."
- The Tiproman
- Location: Berlin, Germany
- Main keyboard: Tipro MID-QM-128A + two Tipro matrix modules
- Main mouse: Contour Rollermouse Pro
- Favorite switch: Cherry black
- DT Pro Member: 0010
kbdfr wrote: ↑I'm voting for the Jelly Key, the only candidate which seems eager to attract the looks to the beauty of our planet instead of showing yet another boring iteration of an imaginary ferocious face: