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Offline edwyn

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[IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 18:40:47 »

               

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GMK Max Neon: Doing better for all my supporters

Geekhack Community, I'm Edwyn and GMK Max Neon is my follow up keyset to the cancelled 95NEON. Mistakes were made on my front on my previous
set. I won't go into details here but you can read about the mistakes I made and my apology here:
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=111270.msg3034883#msg3034883

I was humbled by all the people that reached out to me through reddit and discord following the cancellation telling me they really liked my set
and how they could still get it. Thus in the past week my goal was to design a new set that could both meet their expectations while also removing
elements that could be deemed other people's IP.


Changes made:
1. The signature gradient element from the previous inspiration is gone
2. Alphas are now darker
3. Signature volt color has been changed. This new green was crowdsourced and voted by my discord community. It is duller but it works because
the alphas are darker
4. Novelties with a direct sneaker association are removed. Remaining novelties I hope are ambiguous enough that they could be associated
with multiple inspirations


* GMK Max Neon Inspiration

The inspiration for this set is all things green and grey, the feeling of technology and future that these colors evoke, ninjas, all past IC
suggestions on how I could improve on the set and most importantly feedback I got this past week from my community (they helped by voting on most
significant decisions)

The tentpole novelty has been changed to “武”. This word is originally Chinese and is used in other asian languages as well and it means “warrior”. I have
chosen this character to honor all my supporters and anybody else that is fighting for this set to be made.

Although this character has been used in other places I have designed the font to better fit the future aesthetic of the set while also better
maintaining the original Chinese character strokes and proportions than similar renditions of this character.

* GMK Max Neon Colors

Dark Grey: GMK N9
Light Grey: RAL 7011
Green: Pantone 2290 C




* GMK Max Neon Kits

The base kit should cover most people's needs (includes ISO UK support). I also added a 6.25u accent spacebar this
time around so no need to buy the spacebar set just for it


Novelties 
武 Novelty in honour of all the neon warrior supporters!


Spacebars 
To cover any other spacebar needs you might have


* GMK Max Neon Renders

Paragon by Artemis                                                                                                                              


Paragon by Artemis                                                                                                                              


Paragon by Artemis                                                                                                                              


Koyu by Rama Works                                                                                                                              


Koyu by Rama Works                                                                                                                              



* GMK Max Neon Desk Mats
TBA

* GMK Max Neon Vendors
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* GMK Max Neon Collaborations   
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* GMK Max Neon To Do
More renders
Desk Mats
Finalize kits
Annouce Vendors
Get Quotes from GMK
Announce Collaborations
Collab Designs



* GMK Max Neon Thank You

Credits:
Supporters: The Neon Warriors that not only gave me the encouragement to make this set happen but also helped vote on design choices:
Caconym, roaK, Tenor Madness, Jese, 1999MapleSyrub, Oversized Shady, miggy, boku, flipm0de, MangoPineapple, omane and many many more
Renders: Nathan for Kits
Special Thanks: All previous vendors for being supportive and understanding



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* Contact
http://concepidea.com
/u/edwyn on Reddit
wyn#6723 on Discord
Join my new discord server for updates on GMK Max Neon, other keycap sets I am working on and other design/art projects I am working on (art/toy is next)
http://discord.conceptidea.com/


Changelog   
04/15/21
First publish
« Last Edit: Thu, 15 April 2021, 03:03:15 by edwyn »

Offline yoniwolf1202

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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 18:46:03 »
Well this is brave

Offline Chippy

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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 18:46:22 »
this looks familiar, can't put my finger on it.
This and the swiss cheese keyboard is the next generation of keyboards

Offline NoteMakoti

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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 18:51:13 »
Good luck bro

Offline Beenoman

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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 18:52:21 »
i fail to see the difference

Offline firewrath9

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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 18:56:19 »
looks decent, but on the renders of the set on keyboards i think changing it so there is more contrast between the mods and the alphas would be good, as the renders look almost as if alphas and the mods are the same color. As it is right now, the renders of the set on the boards look almost as if its GMK toxic because of the lack of contrast between the alphas and the mods

not a fan of the name either but that is a preference thing ig.

Offline illusixn

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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 18:58:22 »

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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 19:01:10 »
yesn't

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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 19:02:54 »
I think the most important thing missing from your apology post is, “I’m sorry for making light of the human rights atrocities perpetrated by the Chinese government against the Uighurs in Xinjiang China. My joke about using my keyset to retaliate against Nike for its decision to stop sourcing its cotton from slave labor was ill-informed, and I should have thought about the greater ethical ramifications of what I was saying rather than joining other likewise misinformed persons in Nike-bashing.”

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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 19:06:58 »
what do you mean youve seen this? it's brand new

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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 19:13:40 »
Just do it

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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 19:15:27 »
This set seems be the very first GB i'll involve. If NorDEUK set is in, it's an instant buy for me, high hopes on it🤘🏻 I just love the accent greens on gray.

Offline aleeex

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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 19:22:44 »
Bruh it's been like a week since u got cancelled and you've basically redone the IC for the exact same set

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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 19:23:03 »
Quick question.. what relevance does 武 have in this set? That means martial arts.. or warrior..

Oops, just read it. Still think it's a bit random to include that.


but hey oriental characters cool & exotic  :p


Also, your IC form has "required" in sections that shouldn't be required, i.e. "are you interested in collabs/artisans". If you're going to make it required, you should have an option that says "not interested".
« Last Edit: Wed, 14 April 2021, 19:35:46 by loop | esc lab »

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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 19:24:01 »
* GMK Max Neon Vendors
TBA
                                                                                                                                           

So if vendors dropped out because your statements were a liability and not the set itself, I'm not sure what's changed here.

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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 19:25:12 »
did you know you can use custom colors for forum posting by using color=#(hex number goes here)
anyways gl landing a vendor you don't seem to be running out of original ideas
« Last Edit: Wed, 14 April 2021, 19:29:08 by Kokaloo »

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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 19:51:19 »
brave

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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 19:55:54 »
This is more desperate than the "infringe copyright to protest" ****

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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 19:57:51 »
Wasn't this a copyright infringement dumpster fire already?

Offline TenorMadness

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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 20:35:41 »
I really dig the colors. Wish there were more green keycap sets. Will probably pick this one up.

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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 20:36:04 »
This ain't it chief. I don't see the link between your new inspiration and keyset name. Regardless of the warrior ****, isn't it still the Air "MAX" 95 "NEON" as the name suggests???? This got to be a joke.

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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 20:44:09 »
lol lets see how this one goes

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[IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 20:58:19 »
Wish there were more green keycap sets. Will probably pick this one up.

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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 20:59:08 »
Well well well... back so soon?


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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 21:02:57 »
W... what a save...  :blank:

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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 21:11:38 »
I like posting multiple IC's for the same set

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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 21:40:29 »
this novelty kit makes no sense, what type of warrior has no sword novelty keys? not even a ninja star

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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 21:43:18 »
This is kind of like when a guy gets dumped and he is like "no baby I can change I promise" its desperate and sad.

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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 21:55:21 »
oh my

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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 22:02:41 »

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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 22:29:26 »
Love the colors, loved the original 95Neon idea, but I don’t see how “95” was coming any close to Nike’s IP, and want that back. I can dig a Neon Warrior, but let’s be honest. It is 95Neon and I love it, despite the haters. I want 95Neon. This is okay tho. Still want the original.

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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 22:30:56 »
wow i love genji so much i cant wait for this set

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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #32 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 22:35:43 »
This is kind of like when a guy gets dumped and he is like "no baby I can change I promise" its desperate and sad.
^ l o l
I hope this is worth the time for vendors. What are the chances that GMK runs this - based on their stricter policies it seems unlikely.

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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 23:04:26 »
drama aside, the fact that you removed the gradient in the mods is a huge plus... not being hampered by that 'inspiration' makes for a much cleaner and better set.

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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 15 April 2021, 00:01:39 »
yall like shoes?

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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #35 on: Thu, 15 April 2021, 00:03:22 »
Back so soon? It's been a week my guy.



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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #36 on: Thu, 15 April 2021, 01:45:31 »
Oh, so it is possible to dig further...

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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #37 on: Thu, 15 April 2021, 01:46:53 »
based on all things airmax95 and neon

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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 15 April 2021, 03:00:20 »
Thanks for the feedback!

There is a "Just interested in the set" option for the collaboration question


Quick question.. what relevance does 武 have in this set? That means martial arts.. or warrior..

Oops, just read it. Still think it's a bit random to include that.


but hey oriental characters cool & exotic  :p


Also, your IC form has "required" in sections that shouldn't be required, i.e. "are you interested in collabs/artisans". If you're going to make it required, you should have an option that says "not interested".

Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 15 April 2021, 06:57:15 »
Why does my gut say Kono will still run this set

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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 15 April 2021, 07:06:27 »
I think the most important thing missing from your apology post is, “I’m sorry for making light of the human rights atrocities perpetrated by the Chinese government against the Uighurs in Xinjiang China. My joke about using my keyset to retaliate against Nike for its decision to stop sourcing its cotton from slave labor was ill-informed, and I should have thought about the greater ethical ramifications of what I was saying rather than joining other likewise misinformed persons in Nike-bashing.”

good lord.

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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #41 on: Thu, 15 April 2021, 07:31:41 »
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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #43 on: Thu, 15 April 2021, 11:18:00 »
Yikes
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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #44 on: Thu, 15 April 2021, 11:18:35 »
If only this keyset didn't make me think about atrocities being perpetrated upon innocents.

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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #45 on: Thu, 15 April 2021, 11:49:34 »
this novelty kit makes no sense, what type of warrior has no sword novelty keys? not even a ninja star

A 武 that fights for cancelled keycaps and loses sight about the conversation going on around him about human rights and actual political consequence :(


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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #46 on: Thu, 15 April 2021, 12:34:23 »
So... let me see if I got it right!

You had copyright problems because the set was clearly taken from Nike's IP so now you make the exact same set with slightly changed tones, say you were inspired by "green and grey"??? and we gucci because you are now inspired by colors instead of Nike's IP despite it being the exact same set?

Best of luck to find proper vendors for all regions.

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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #47 on: Thu, 15 April 2021, 13:34:10 »
Can someone fill me in on the IP issues/drama in this set? I'm not familiar with how strict Nike is, but it doesn't look like anything's blatant. Is it not okay to connect the words "Max" and "Neon" to this colorway or something? Or is it a problem with the novelties?

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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #48 on: Thu, 15 April 2021, 14:54:21 »
Can someone fill me in on the IP issues/drama in this set? I'm not familiar with how strict Nike is, but it doesn't look like anything's blatant. Is it not okay to connect the words "Max" and "Neon" to this colorway or something? Or is it a problem with the novelties?

https://www.nike.com/launch/t/air-max-95-og-neon-yellow pretty sure it's this but i don't care enough to look deeper
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Re: [IC] GMK Max Neon - based on all things green and grey
« Reply #49 on: Thu, 15 April 2021, 16:57:33 »
Love the colors, loved the original 95Neon idea, but I don’t see how “95” was coming any close to Nike’s IP, and want that back. I can dig a Neon Warrior, but let’s be honest. It is 95Neon and I love it, despite the haters. I want 95Neon. This is okay tho. Still want the original.

Yikes... it was never about 95 coming close to Nike's IP. It was about OP openly and blatantly stating an intent to infringe on Nike's copyright. I am not a lawyer, but my understanding is that being able to show intent goes a long way in legal preceedings. And this was as public and blatant as it could be.

Can someone fill me in on the IP issues/drama in this set? I'm not familiar with how strict Nike is, but it doesn't look like anything's blatant. Is it not okay to connect the words "Max" and "Neon" to this colorway or something? Or is it a problem with the novelties?

See above. In addition to that as "the IP issue" there is also the fact that edwyn brought the Xinjiang cotton fiasco into it, which politicised something unnecessarily.

This is an issue of risks and optics primarily - and no vendor wanted to touch 95 Neon because of that.