“For as long as I can remember, pixel art has always had special meaning to me. While working with pixels, the simplest form of digital art, I feel I am solving a puzzle. The constraints of a limited colour palette and the challenge of coming up with the perfect grid and alignment to achieve my artistic goals brings me immense enjoyment. I also feel a sense of nostalgia from my upbringing around early video game graphics.” – Retoid of BKM Caps
Combining the love of pixel art with their love of the mechanical keyboard hobby, Retoid utilized their favourite pixel art palette EDG32 (32-bit) which was used as a starting point for the original 32-Bit Build deskmat design. The Navy colourway is inspired by black and gold PCBs, Clay by the popular Olivia colourway, and Aged Olive by classic military-style electronics and avionics. Each colourway is accompanied by an accent colour reminescent of their favourite switch: the Holy Panda.