April 5th, 2012
Legend design is done! Some minor changes will be applied to make it perfect! Picture below:
Signature Plastics’ font selection is limited. It has been brought up through many group buy discussions that it would be good if we could make custom keycaps with a font that is very close to the original Cherry font. We know this is possible through creating moogle kit keycaps and the result has been fantastic.
What’s been stopping us from making a full set of keycaps with a font similar to the original Cherry font is the cost of creating the legends. legend fee is $45 per keycap. It is a lot of money to get a full set of legends made. Luckily, a few new legends have already been made through the recent moogle kit group buy (Shift, Control, Alt, Windows, menu, Esc).
To get the rest of the legends made, a few regular keycap group buyers and forum members are teaming up to start an “Adopt a Cherry keycap” project. People can now adopt a keycap by pledging to pay for the legend fee for the adopted keycap. The resulting legends from this effort will be available to any future group buy. We will maintain a list of “parents” and their adopted keycaps so the community can recognize the “parents’” contribution. If you choose to support this effort anonymously, we will respect that. You can adopt one keycap, you can adopt many keycaps.
If you are interested in joining this effort, please post here to let the thread know which keycap you are adopting.
Separately, we are also interested in asking organizers of new keycap group buys to add a small fee to each set to contribute to this effort. This will benefit everyone in the community. Will these organizers’ help, we can get to our target much sooner. NEWS FLASH!!!
At the same time, we are auctioning the naming right to this Cherry Legend font. If you win this Cherry Legend will be referred to as "YOURNAME Cherry Legend font".
You will be famous! You name will be in the keyboard history book (or a wikipedia page)!
We will close this auction when all keys are adopted. Current naming right high bid is $120 from Sherryton!
If you want to bid silently, please PM me.
Hope you will participate.
Update: In less than 24 hours, we have most of the key legends adopted. Only a few keys left, come join us to make this Cherry legend effort a reality!