I’m investigating the idea of starting a modern museum of keycap artisans.
I’ve been lurking in the MK community for the past year and have been looking for a way to engage with the community other than buying and selling to get the perfect setup. In the past I’ve had a good experience with another small art collection project (post-it art) and recently I’ve come to realize that the sub-culture of artisan keycaps is growing virtually unknown from the public. I believe that it’s fine for hobbies to be obscure and kept behind lingo and secret knowledge, but art forms and artists usually benefit from recognition from larger audiences and the attention or diverse audiences.
My initial goal would be to create a travelling exhibit that would feature keycap sets and the artists that created them, so that the exhibit could be shipped to other keycaps artists around the world for meetups, art exhibits or simply for artists to see the work of others up-close.
Because nerds always read the plaque… these travelling exhibits would also have accompanying digital material to help with the appreciation of the work. I would hope to work with each artists and studios to build a “format” that would be both accessible to everyone and could be sustained accross multiple medium and generations of digital technologies.
Something beautiful is happening and more people should notice.
Would any artists be interested in contributing to such a project ? If so, what questions, hopes and ideas does it raise ?
Keep on keebing,