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Offline switchlab.sg

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[IC] Journey Deskmat (Gameboy/Pokemon inspired)
« on: Thu, 23 September 2021, 09:04:50 »
"Every journey begins with a choice."

Hey all, I'm back with a new deskmat design call Journey



Interest Check Form (24 Sep - 24 Oct)
https://forms.gle/ixWRL3fu7GntxBzt5


Inspiration
Inspired by nintendo gameboy and pokemon series. This design aims to journey back to that nostalgia era of the good old days where simple pixel gaming and 8bit battle themes were a thing.
Design elements from gameboy and pokemon into mechanical keyboard switches without overdoing them. Hope you like it!






Design (Affinity App)




Renders
Actual product colors might differ from image/renders

 
 
 


Vendors

CA/US - Alphakeys
SEA - ZionStudios
SG - Mechastore
UK - TheKeyCapClub
IN - Rectanglesstore
JP - Basekeys
KR - Monstargear
AU - AllCaps
EU - mykeyboard

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Collaboration
If you're interested in collaborating, contact me via IG or Discord



Signature
If you like and want to support this project, feel free to use this signature to spread the word!

« Last Edit: Fri, 15 October 2021, 02:27:38 by switchlab.sg »

Offline switchlab.sg

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Re: [IC] Journey Deskmat (Gameboy/Pokemon inspired)
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 23 September 2021, 10:29:16 »
UPDATE

24/9 - I have reworked the layout of the text from the previous design and also tweaked a few of the design elements,
added a power indicator which differs slightly from each theme.

25/9 - Changed the color of the middle switch to orange to better match Charmander's color.
25/9 - Charmander and Squirtle switches are now in correct sequence as with the original pokemon.

26/9 - Reduced size of the quotation marks and slightly toned down the quotation so the focus is more towards the switches.
26/9 - Updated renders to show a more accurate deskmat (texture and stitching).

27/9 - Light Theme - Slighty adjusted the outline tones for the switches to make it pop more.

4/10 - Update to vendor lists

5/10 - Changed the borders of the switches to match the respective pokemon colors. Many have commented that the light theme does not pop as much as the dark theme, hopefully this will resolve that!
« Last Edit: Tue, 05 October 2021, 09:31:06 by switchlab.sg »

Offline Zyrophr

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Re: [IC] Journey Deskmat (Gameboy/Pokemon inspired)
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 23 September 2021, 10:51:33 »
I like.
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Offline tomkatsuuu

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Re: [IC] Journey Deskmat (Gameboy/Pokemon inspired)
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 23 September 2021, 11:01:58 »
I think the text distracts the design too much. It's also a bit hard to read. Would buy if the text was removed.

Offline MisterPooter

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Re: [IC] Journey Deskmat (Gameboy/Pokemon inspired)
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 23 September 2021, 11:18:21 »
Not a fan of the pixelated font or the fact that it's just laid over the switches like that as it distracts from the art undernearth.

With that said, however, if you MUST keep it as is, I'd suggest changing the text to outline only so you can still see through to the art underneath it.

Offline Cylent

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Re: [IC] Journey Deskmat (Gameboy/Pokemon inspired)
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 23 September 2021, 11:23:12 »
Not a fan of the pixelated font or the fact that it's just laid over the switches like that as it distracts from the art undernearth.

With that said, however, if you MUST keep it as is, I'd suggest changing the text to outline only so you can still see through to the art underneath it.

THIS. I do not like the text over the switches, but if it MUST be kept, please move it down/out of the way, or at least outline the text so I can read it.

Offline switchlab.sg

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Re: [IC] Journey Deskmat (Gameboy/Pokemon inspired)
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 23 September 2021, 11:36:11 »
I think the text distracts the design too much. It's also a bit hard to read. Would buy if the text was removed.

Thanks for the feedback, I'll try another approach and update the thread!

Offline switchlab.sg

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Re: [IC] Journey Deskmat (Gameboy/Pokemon inspired)
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 23 September 2021, 11:54:09 »
I think the text distracts the design too much. It's also a bit hard to read. Would buy if the text was removed.

Thanks for the feedback, I'll try another approach and update the thread!

Thanks for the valuable feedback! Iíve been cracking my brains to play around with the words, the quote itself is important in the overall design and pokemon nostalgia so it wonít be removed completely but I will try another approach with the text.

Offline JohnYYZ

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Re: [IC] Journey Deskmat (Gameboy/Pokemon inspired)
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 23 September 2021, 12:21:33 »
I really like it!

Offline Koobaczech

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Re: [IC] Journey Deskmat (Gameboy/Pokemon inspired)
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 23 September 2021, 13:08:18 »
Very nice my friend, lots of nostalgia from this one! Pat on the back :) For vendors, If you ever want to give them a look, I know Mechs and Co are a great team here in the USA, and rheset.mx is another stellar one for Latin America

Offline Serval

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Re: [IC] Journey Deskmat (Gameboy/Pokemon inspired)
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 23 September 2021, 15:09:28 »
Looks great. +1 on placing the text behind the design. GLWIC!

Offline adriantan

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Re: [IC] Journey Deskmat (Gameboy/Pokemon inspired)
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 23 September 2021, 20:11:26 »
as a pokemon fan, i like this very much.

Offline switchlab.sg

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Re: [IC] Journey Deskmat (Gameboy/Pokemon inspired)
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 24 September 2021, 03:25:00 »
Very nice my friend, lots of nostalgia from this one! Pat on the back :) For vendors, If you ever want to give them a look, I know Mechs and Co are a great team here in the USA, and rheset.mx is another stellar one for Latin America

Hey man, thanks alot! I do have a US vendor already but Latin America would be nice to have! Link me up. You can msg me over at discord.

Offline Friendship

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Re: [IC] Journey Deskmat (Gameboy/Pokemon inspired)
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 24 September 2021, 07:57:59 »
Both the red and blue switches have the same data callouts (number weight height)

Offline switchlab.sg

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Re: [IC] Journey Deskmat (Gameboy/Pokemon inspired)
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 24 September 2021, 09:31:21 »
Both the red and blue switches have the same data callouts (number weight height)

Thanks for pointing that out!  :thumb: Edited and updated the thread.

Offline EightDiagram

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Re: [IC] Journey Deskmat (Gameboy/Pokemon inspired)
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 24 September 2021, 21:25:35 »
The revision looks nice, though I am a bigger fan of the original pink stem, as well as the pixel font.  The affinity design seems to pop more than the renders. Will the final resemble more of the high contrast (affinity) or the renders? 

Offline Tulesto

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Re: [IC] Journey Deskmat (Gameboy/Pokemon inspired)
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 24 September 2021, 22:12:17 »
I really like this revised version!

Offline switchlab.sg

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Re: [IC] Journey Deskmat (Gameboy/Pokemon inspired)
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 24 September 2021, 22:29:31 »
I really like this revised version!

Thanks! The design file on Affinity app will definitely pop more as it is more color accurate than the renders as there are no light reflection/refractions. It is still a rough estimate but the colors will be as as close to the design file.

Offline Xemmas

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Re: [IC] Journey Deskmat (Gameboy/Pokemon inspired)
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 25 September 2021, 08:17:52 »
I really like it! It hits a nostalgia feels just right!

Offline Cylent

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Re: [IC] Journey Deskmat (Gameboy/Pokemon inspired)
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 25 September 2021, 09:28:55 »
Revised text is much better. I like it. GLWIC! :thumb:

Offline heavymark96

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Re: [IC] Journey Deskmat (Gameboy/Pokemon inspired)
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 27 September 2021, 10:07:11 »
Never really got into GB for deskmats cause I'm looking for something waterproof/spill resistant so that it is easy to clean with just a wipe of a cloth. Would be great if this could be first to start that, wouldnt be mind if the cost gets increased by a bit. This has an amazing design as a i love pokemon!

Offline alevyish

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Re: [IC] Journey Deskmat (Gameboy/Pokemon inspired)
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 27 September 2021, 11:39:29 »
Never really got into GB for deskmats cause I'm looking for something waterproof/spill resistant so that it is easy to clean with just a wipe of a cloth. Would be great if this could be first to start that, wouldnt be mind if the cost gets increased by a bit. This has an amazing design as a i love pokemon!

I would support this too, I really like the revisions and current design.

Offline switchlab.sg

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Re: [IC] Journey Deskmat (Gameboy/Pokemon inspired)
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 28 September 2021, 02:44:19 »
Never really got into GB for deskmats cause I'm looking for something waterproof/spill resistant so that it is easy to clean with just a wipe of a cloth. Would be great if this could be first to start that, wouldnt be mind if the cost gets increased by a bit. This has an amazing design as a i love pokemon!

I would support this too, I really like the revisions and current design.

Thank you and appreciate it!