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Offline min_K

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[IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« on: Sat, 06 March 2021, 21:45:13 »
IC Geekark Selenites, any suggestions/comments appreciated

Introduction:
Hi~I'm Mink. First of all, huuuge thanks to NightSakura夜桜さん. This set was created based on a set of "fonts", which was hugely inspired by the simplicity and elegancy of hangul and katakana, and the popularity of Japanese sublegends - something more aesthetic rather than functional(and I'm pretty sure more than half of the users can't really read hiragana). Combing it with some non-earthly elements and moony colors, I hope this selenite-themed set would create a sense of mysteriousness.

Why Geekark? :
Obviously, such a set would be too expensive to be a double-shot abs set, so it has to be dye-subed. Geekark is specialized in dye-sub keycaps, and they are the creator of some pretty popular sets such as MiTo XDA canvas and pbt versions of MT3 profiles. In case you're interested, in the newly published 3ildcat video, Geekark BoW was included

Collab with Holyoops :
I thought it would be cool to have something more interesting than the typical rama artisans. Thus, I made the call for a 3d-metal-UFO-shaped artisan keycap for the keycap set(just like the the little spaceship on enter key), and I'm pretty sure the design will soon be published. It should be spinnable, and we will play with the lights (shine-through? emit light from below?). I will update on this.

Renders:
Huuuuuuuuuge thanks to Imperfect Link for the template, and credits to the keyboard model creators
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Maja by Vulcan
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Phoenix NUM by Cable Car Designs
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Dalco 959 Mini by Hand Engineering
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I like the katakana legends pretty much but not sure if it's popular enough

I'm not a designer and this is my first time, so any suggestions are greatly appreciated(would katakana sublegends look good?). This set currently is only confirmed to be ran on Geekark. More vendors can be added if people are interested...



Offline dandruff

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 06 March 2021, 21:56:38 »
I think the set's theme/novelties are cool. Just a few things to pick out:

1. Your base kit has the light gray space bar (only 6.25) and dark gray accents for enter and novelty esc.
- no regular accented esc
- no other gray (light or dark) spacebars in any of your kits (1x 6.25 light gray in your base (no 7u), Neither for dark gray spacebars
- no regular enter key (only dark gray accent)
(I doubt adding all of this will increase price by too much given geekark's recent pricing, but if it does, I would remove the novelties from the base kit entirely)

2. What are the R4 1u accents for? I think there are a tad too many for R4 (unless this was designed for ortho or something). You can probably just stretch out some of those and make them 1.25u/1.5u's

GLWIC though!

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 06 March 2021, 21:56:43 »
Edit: I'm an idiot.

I like the design!
« Last Edit: Sat, 06 March 2021, 22:11:34 by nu_types »

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 02:46:40 »
Like the new font with latin sublegend, is it possible to have the light grey as the mod color? Maybe as alternative mod kit?

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« Last Edit: Sun, 07 March 2021, 03:23:46 by vi0till »

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 05:45:13 »
ISO UK 2 and 3 keys on the "normal" set miss the 2 and 3 legends

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 10:24:58 »
I love this set so much, I'd buy the no sublegend one without thinking twice, cheap, interesting and original.

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 13:11:07 »
cool concept and nice designs + colors!

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 14:15:52 »
Unusual but original. Nice work. Keeping an eye on this.
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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 18:28:35 »
very cool! reserved.

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 19:21:50 »
I like it! A lot  :thumb:

Offline chayu

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 19:37:39 »
I love the novelties, they are adorable (especially the ISO). Hope to see this come to life!

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 21:30:42 »
love this set!
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Offline juice_pouch

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 22:44:42 »
Original and delightful. Seconding calls for a regular Enter key, though.

Offline Xeryn

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 00:56:00 »
- no other gray (light or dark) spacebars in any of your kits (1x 6.25 light gray in your base (no 7u), Neither for dark gray spacebars
- no regular enter key (only dark gray accent)

+1 for this note dandruff made. I think having the dark 7u spacebar and white (regular) enter key would complete the base nicely.

other than that, this is a fun set. can't wait to see the UFO artisan you mentioned. glwic!

Offline atlanticise

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 01:30:43 »
this is so clean and cute! though i do wish the base kit had all normal mod keys - the cute novelty designs should only be found in the novelties kit.

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 02:33:48 »
Love it, I would love to see that happen

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 03:18:28 »
Something new and interesting. Please consider adding 7u gray spacebar.

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Offline vanyll

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 09 March 2021, 00:58:46 »
Creative and cute! And a nice colourway. I hope this makes it to GB.

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 09 March 2021, 15:36:47 »
GLWIC! This is very interesting, and cute!

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 09 March 2021, 15:40:56 »
GLWIC, I really really like this concept

Offline toastinato

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 09 March 2021, 17:33:44 »
I really like this concept! Personally, im a huge fan of aliens and space so Ive been looking for sets with cool/different space novelties. Will be watching out for this. Hope it makes it to GB!Goodluck

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 14:54:33 »
the colors give me moon vibes and the lunarian only legends looks awesome, looking forward to this!

Offline minicap

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 16:43:02 »
The symbol alphas are so cool and the alien novelties are very cute! GLWIC, will be keeping an eye out for GB!

Offline handmademedal

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #23 on: Thu, 18 March 2021, 15:20:41 »
Looking forward to this so much! For the katakana, why don't we try other related languages? Katakana just doesn't fit right.

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 18 March 2021, 15:28:15 »
Lookin' great! Can we get 3-key support for 40s in base kit?

R2 1.75u backspace
R3 1.25u tab
R3 1.5u enter

Thanks for consideration!  :cool:

Offline summerqm

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #25 on: Thu, 18 March 2021, 16:04:39 »
Love the cute legend! I like how they have _just enough_ similarity to the regular letters but can still be seen as alien text <3

Could you please include an extra B in either base kit or spacebar kit for Alice support? A few labels of key sizes the kits will also be tremendously helpful! GLWIC :)

Offline krikun98

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 18 March 2021, 16:43:07 »
Dual 1.5u novelties (for the Corne, bottom row) would make this very hard to pass up.

Offline min_K

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 22 March 2021, 09:14:46 »
I think the set's theme/novelties are cool. Just a few things to pick out:

1. Your base kit has the light gray space bar (only 6.25) and dark gray accents for enter and novelty esc.
- no regular accented esc
- no other gray (light or dark) spacebars in any of your kits (1x 6.25 light gray in your base (no 7u), Neither for dark gray spacebars
- no regular enter key (only dark gray accent)
(I doubt adding all of this will increase price by too much given geekark's recent pricing, but if it does, I would remove the novelties from the base kit entirely)

2. What are the R4 1u accents for? I think there are a tad too many for R4 (unless this was designed for ortho or something). You can probably just stretch out some of those and make them 1.25u/1.5u's

GLWIC though!

Sorry that this reply took this long, and thanks so much for your constructive advice! I've been receiving complaints regarding kitting and I think I will remove novelties from the base kit. It was a bit of a mess, as I was planning to make sure that the "base kit" is enough to fulfill normal needs(I don't like the idea of splitting into excessive kits) R4s are a bit too much I have to admit, I was trying to provide more choices...It's my bad, I think I'll have to work on kitting a bit more. Thanks!

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 22 March 2021, 09:18:44 »
huh didn't know geekark made xda canvas, the set looks good and the novelties are nice

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Offline min_K

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 22 March 2021, 09:20:13 »
Like the new font with latin sublegend, is it possible to have the light grey as the mod color? Maybe as alternative mod kit?

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Thanks for the advice! Yeah, people are requesting for lightgrey mods, I wasn't confident enough to add that many kits before...Pretty sure it'll be added

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 22 March 2021, 09:43:20 »
Those novelties look awesome!

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 22 March 2021, 15:32:49 »
This is good, this is really good. Please let this one happen!
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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #32 on: Mon, 22 March 2021, 16:27:44 »
Happy to see Geekart being used more as a manu!

Offline Musicmonkay

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 23 March 2021, 10:36:23 »
Created an account for this! This is the first keycap set since the geekark triangle that got me hyped. I love the alien font but I really think that it should still be to some extent arranged in a way that’s similar to the English letters. Yo that X as an I messed me up big time
 
My suggestion, swap the designs for:
I -> X
X -> T
T -> R or K
R or K -> I
« Last Edit: Tue, 23 March 2021, 15:34:39 by Musicmonkay »
@fuzzycaps

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 23 March 2021, 11:34:16 »
I love all sets with Alien language alphas. This looks super clean and the novelties are very cute, which really pushes it over the edge for me. Would love some color in the novelties for accents, but I can totally understand if that's not what you are going for here. I would definitely go for the base kit without sublegends, novelties and space bars. Good luck with the IC!

Offline min_K

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 25 March 2021, 09:30:01 »
ISO UK 2 and 3 keys on the "normal" set miss the 2 and 3 legends

Nice catch! Really appreciate it! My bad. :-[ :-[

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #36 on: Thu, 25 March 2021, 09:34:43 »
This is pretty sweet :D

Offline min_K

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 25 March 2021, 09:47:15 »
huh didn't know geekark made xda canvas, the set looks good and the novelties are nice

Happy to see Geekart being used more as a manu!

I personally think they have top notch quality(comparable or even better but cheaper than epbt), all they need is a bit more exposure.

By the way, it's Geekark who designed XDA profile, so technically they are the only one eligible for manufacturing XDA profile keycaps.


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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 25 March 2021, 09:48:07 »
huh didn't know geekark made xda canvas, the set looks good and the novelties are nice

Happy to see Geekart being used more as a manu!

I personally think they have top notch quality(comparable or even better but cheaper than epbt), all they need is a bit more exposure.

By the way, it's Geekark who designed XDA profile, so technically they are the only one eligible for manufacturing XDA profile keycaps.
Agreed entirely

I have some Geekart BoW coming and I can't wait

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 25 March 2021, 11:29:02 »
I have some Geekart BoW coming and I can't wait

This reminds me... Is the white here the same as Geekark BoW? Or is it a cream? I'd buy the novs kit just to go with BoW if the colors matched

Offline min_K

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #40 on: Fri, 26 March 2021, 10:11:07 »
I love this set so much, I'd buy the no sublegend one without thinking twice, cheap, interesting and original.

Love it, I would love to see that happen

Unusual but original. Nice work. Keeping an eye on this.

Creative and cute! And a nice colourway. I hope this makes it to GB.

GLWIC, I really really like this concept


I like it! A lot  :thumb:

GLWIC! This is very interesting, and cute!

This is good, this is really good. Please let this one happen!

Thanks for the support! ㅠ^ㅠ

Offline min_K

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #41 on: Fri, 26 March 2021, 10:28:40 »
Created an account for this! This is the first keycap set since the geekark triangle that got me hyped. I love the alien font but I really think that it should still be to some extent arranged in a way that’s similar to the English letters. Yo that X as an I messed me up big time
 
My suggestion, swap the designs for:
I -> X
X -> T
T -> R or K
R or K -> I

Glad you liked it, and thanks so much that you looked into it! As a fact, I switched X and I intentionally, as "I" was the current "X" at first! But after using it for a while I realized how the "+" was visually smaller than the other characters, so it doesn't fit that well with the other characters and it's better if it's an X as it's used less frequently. I also wanted the vowels to be basic shapes and I thought "ᐃ,ロ,Χ,O,ᐁ"would look better than"ᐃ,ロ,+,O,ᐁ", and it's then that I decided to switch them. I understand how you feel that way, because I also thought about it for a while...

I think you might be right, maybe it should be better to switch them back to make sure that they are to some extent similar to English characters.

Offline min_K

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #42 on: Fri, 26 March 2021, 10:32:52 »
I have some Geekart BoW coming and I can't wait

This reminds me... Is the white here the same as Geekark BoW? Or is it a cream? I'd buy the novs kit just to go with BoW if the colors matched

Great point! I haven't decided exactly what color to use though I think cream would definitely look better as it's what I chose before, but...I have Geekark BoW R1 myself, and I think it's a great idea to make the novelties compatible with BoW...!

Offline Musicmonkay

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #43 on: Sat, 27 March 2021, 11:26:14 »
<3 looking forward to seeing this on one of my keebs!!
@fuzzycaps

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #44 on: Sat, 27 March 2021, 21:42:54 »
Novelties are A+
In for at least those.

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #45 on: Sat, 27 March 2021, 22:31:21 »
Alien-only base kit so dope

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #46 on: Sun, 28 March 2021, 00:24:12 »
I keep looking at this, absolutely in love witht the Alien-only base kit.

If you go the BoW route, maybe it would make sense to seperate the alphas and the mods? Don't know if that works with Geekark kitting, but then people who have BoW Latin alphas could opt for just the mods. Most people who need Latin alphas might still enjoy Alien mods (esp. for Home, Insert, PgUp/Down etc) and pick those up together with novelties? Maybe an accent kit with alien colors would also be interesting in that case. But I don't know how much this would raise the price for the Alien alphas plus mods vs. one base kit.

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #47 on: Sun, 28 March 2021, 04:31:55 »
Love the novelties! Can't wait.

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Re: [IC] Geekark Selenites(Lunarians)
« Reply #48 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 09:57:31 »
I'm in!