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Offline S3LQ

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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 14:51:52 »
Change Log
- Added credit to the designers of the icons of the Novelty
- Fixed a small issue with the IC form
- Fixed a typo on the "Inspiration and Thank you" picture. Also added the colors used for this project
- Fixed Maja renders, wrong colored spacebars were used. Switched from mod to alpha color.
- Added a new render, consisting of the Phoenix WKL and Phoenix NUM both designed by Cable Car Designs. Added novelties and deskmat to the render.
- Edited the exposure compensation novelty to be mirrored
- Added ISO enter novelty, 2x more R1 1U novelties, and an additional R4 1,5u novelty
- Added a second deskmat
- Redid the header
- Redid and added new Maja renders
- Added a new render of the Nemui by Bachoo and the Bloq by THOK
- Added a new render of the Haus by Hand Engineering
- Added a new render of the U80-A By Rama Works
- Removed Latin Base Kit
- Added Latin Alpha Alt Kit
- Replaced "Gallery Icon" novelty with "AWB" novelty
- Added a new render of the Maja by Vulcan
- Added a new render of the Paragon by Artemis Design Studio
- Added a R2, R3 and R4 1U novelty for the 65% users
- Adjusted the "Exposure Meter/Compensation" ANSI Enter novelty. Made the text and symbols a bit bolder to match the rest of the novelties better.
- Added a Pillow65 by KeliumWorks
- Added Vendors
- Added GB date
- GB Postponed
- Added back latin base
- Added pictures of the Artkey Universe collab
- Added pictures of the Mechfashion collab
- Added a comment regarding deskmat samples, explaining the outcome

To Do
- Sort out the best pricing possible, once quotes arrive
- Perfect the deskmats, and run samples till I'm 100% satisfied
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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 14:53:04 »
Good luck with the set, looks great!  :D
« Last Edit: Mon, 29 March 2021, 13:20:37 by RocketKeyboards »

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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 14:54:32 »
Looks Great!

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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 14:54:54 »
another set designed for the community

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« Reply #5 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 14:55:58 »
Ne b in base avail
« Last Edit: Tue, 16 March 2021, 14:58:25 by thatkoaladoe »

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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 14:57:28 »
Cool set, like the colors.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 14:59:25 »
Why are your sets always so good? I hate you for it S3. GLWGB!

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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 15:01:45 »
Dude this is hot.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 15:07:31 »
Cute


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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 15:07:59 »
well done s3ql :) novs are great!
« Last Edit: Tue, 16 March 2021, 15:14:45 by Bub »

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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 15:09:41 »
Might be worth moving the extra B's to their respective base kits. Looks good otherwise!

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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 15:13:08 »
pretty spicy  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 15:15:39 »
Looks awesome bro, GLWIC

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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 15:19:37 »
really like the tone of the greys and blacks you chose
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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 15:20:09 »
this looks so so so GOOD, i like the theme too, glwic man! ;D ;D ;D

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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 15:23:16 »
damn this is hot

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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 15:24:04 »
I can't stop looking at this, novelties for ISO enter please  :D

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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 15:24:51 »
HUGE miss by not adding ISO on ISO key smh

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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 15:28:11 »
Don't forget to thank the designers from the Noun Project for their icons you used on your novelties.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 15:34:37 »
Don't forget to thank the designers from the Noun Project for their icons you used on your novelties.
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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 15:40:02 »
Don't forget to thank the designers from the Noun Project for their icons you used on your novelties.
https://thenounproject.com/search/?q=lens&i=3519870
https://thenounproject.com/search/?q=camera&i=1910346
https://thenounproject.com/search/?q=shutter&i=752700

VERY ORIGINAL S3LQ. Do you also not like this set? Are you running this for the community!? Thank you for your service!


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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 15:48:21 »
Don't forget to thank the designers from the Noun Project for their icons you used on your novelties.

Don't forget to thank the designers from the Noun Project for their icons you used on your novelties.
https://thenounproject.com/search/?q=lens&i=3519870
https://thenounproject.com/search/?q=camera&i=1910346
https://thenounproject.com/search/?q=shutter&i=752700

VERY ORIGINAL S3LQ. Do you also not like this set? Are you running this for the community!? Thank you for your service!

Hey! These icons are indeed bought through thenounproject. Buying icons through there leaves you with no need of giving the designers credit.

This set I'm running specifically to pleasure my taste. I've always been interested in photography. I grew up using a polaroid camera, having all these polaroid films laying around brings back tons of memories. That's why I've decided to dedicate this set to that theme.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 16:02:40 »
Hey! These icons are indeed bought through thenounproject. Buying icons through there leaves you with no need of giving the designers credit.

CCPL License, but you should thank them anyway. It costs nothing to thank the designers for their icons.  Here I will do it for you:

Special thanks to the Noun Project Designers for allowing free use of their icons:
Viktor Ostrovsky, RU
By Khuzema, IN
IconMark, PH


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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 16:24:10 »
Hey! These icons are indeed bought through thenounproject. Buying icons through there leaves you with no need of giving the designers credit.

CCPL License, but you should thank them anyway. It costs nothing to thank the designers for their icons.  Here I will do it for you:

Special thanks to the Noun Project Designers for allowing free use of their icons:
Viktor Ostrovsky, RU
By Khuzema, IN
IconMark, PH

Why would you thank professional icon designers for doing their job?
« Last Edit: Tue, 16 March 2021, 16:27:39 by Nonnegaard »

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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 16:24:34 »
Much wow.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 16:28:06 »
Cool.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 16:30:18 »
Hey! These icons are indeed bought through thenounproject. Buying icons through there leaves you with no need of giving the designers credit.

CCPL License, but you should thank them anyway. It costs nothing to thank the designers for their icons.  Here I will do it for you:

Special thanks to the Noun Project Designers for allowing free use of their icons:
Viktor Ostrovsky, RU
By Khuzema, IN
IconMark, PH

Why would you thank professional icon designers for doing their job?
Do you not say thank you after the barber cuts your hair?
Do you not say thank you when a mechanic fixes your car?
Its just being a nice person!

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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 16:31:43 »
Don't forget to thank the designers from the Noun Project for their icons you used on your novelties.

Don't forget to thank the designers from the Noun Project for their icons you used on your novelties.
https://thenounproject.com/search/?q=lens&i=3519870
https://thenounproject.com/search/?q=camera&i=1910346
https://thenounproject.com/search/?q=shutter&i=752700

VERY ORIGINAL S3LQ. Do you also not like this set? Are you running this for the community!? Thank you for your service!

Hey! These icons are indeed bought through thenounproject. Buying icons through there leaves you with no need of giving the designers credit.

This set I'm running specifically to pleasure my taste. I've always been interested in photography. I grew up using a polaroid camera, having all these polaroid films laying around brings back tons of memories. That's why I've decided to dedicate this set to that theme.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 16:36:08 »
Hey! These icons are indeed bought through thenounproject. Buying icons through there leaves you with no need of giving the designers credit.

CCPL License, but you should thank them anyway. It costs nothing to thank the designers for their icons.  Here I will do it for you:

Special thanks to the Noun Project Designers for allowing free use of their icons:
Viktor Ostrovsky, RU
By Khuzema, IN
IconMark, PH

Why would you thank professional icon designers for doing their job?
Do you not say thank you after the barber cuts your hair?
Do you not say thank you when a mechanic fixes your car?
Its just being a nice person!
Have a look at this:
https://thenounproject.com/pricing/#icons
you do see the part where it says "Use without attribution", yes?

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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 16:38:00 »
i like the deskmat  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #31 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 16:38:46 »
Don't forget to thank the designers from the Noun Project for their icons you used on your novelties.

Don't forget to thank the designers from the Noun Project for their icons you used on your novelties.
https://thenounproject.com/search/?q=lens&i=3519870
https://thenounproject.com/search/?q=camera&i=1910346
https://thenounproject.com/search/?q=shutter&i=752700

VERY ORIGINAL S3LQ. Do you also not like this set? Are you running this for the community!? Thank you for your service!

Hey! These icons are indeed bought through thenounproject. Buying icons through there leaves you with no need of giving the designers credit.

This set I'm running specifically to pleasure my taste. I've always been interested in photography. I grew up using a polaroid camera, having all these polaroid films laying around brings back tons of memories. That's why I've decided to dedicate this set to that theme.

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coming up with theme, name, and novs in two days. yes.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 16:41:04 »
Gonna be real for a moment, I had to google what this even meant and why things were the way they were to be able to give some actual feedback and not harp on things others have brought up. Not too great of a look, to be fair.

That being said, if the set is about photography or cameras, why does it have to be Japanese? Surely, and I'm just spitballing here, the set could've just been called 'Aperture' without sublegends, and maybe some more thought into presenting it as a more fully fleshed out interest check. For some bit of more constructive criticism, or rather for something neat because photography is a passion, hobby, and past means of making ends meet for me, why not also have a novelty function row with the legends "f/1, f/2" and so on? Think that might be a winner if possible and would tie the set together more than just sublegends and pulled logos for novelties.

Best of luck with this one.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 16:46:21 »
Gonna be real for a moment, I had to google what this even meant and why things were the way they were to be able to give some actual feedback and not harp on things others have brought up. Not too great of a look, to be fair.

That being said, if the set is about photography or cameras, why does it have to be Japanese? Surely, and I'm just spitballing here, the set could've just been called 'Aperture' without sublegends, and maybe some more thought into presenting it as a more fully fleshed out interest check. For some bit of more constructive criticism, or rather for something neat because photography is a passion, hobby, and past means of making ends meet for me, why not also have a novelty function row with the legends "f/1, f/2" and so on? Think that might be a winner if possible and would tie the set together more than just sublegends and pulled logos for novelties.

Best of luck with this one.
Well, he does like his sublegends. Besides, Aperture is taken.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 16:51:53 »
Gonna be real for a moment, I had to google what this even meant and why things were the way they were to be able to give some actual feedback and not harp on things others have brought up. Not too great of a look, to be fair.

That being said, if the set is about photography or cameras, why does it have to be Japanese? Surely, and I'm just spitballing here, the set could've just been called 'Aperture' without sublegends, and maybe some more thought into presenting it as a more fully fleshed out interest check. For some bit of more constructive criticism, or rather for something neat because photography is a passion, hobby, and past means of making ends meet for me, why not also have a novelty function row with the legends "f/1, f/2" and so on? Think that might be a winner if possible and would tie the set together more than just sublegends and pulled logos for novelties.

Best of luck with this one.
Well, he does like his sublegends. Besides, Aperture is taken.

A quick Googling shows me no result for Aperture, but now we're arguing minor points.

Offline Nukz

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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 16:54:29 »
Hey! These icons are indeed bought through thenounproject. Buying icons through there leaves you with no need of giving the designers credit.

CCPL License, but you should thank them anyway. It costs nothing to thank the designers for their icons.  Here I will do it for you:

Special thanks to the Noun Project Designers for allowing free use of their icons:
Viktor Ostrovsky, RU
By Khuzema, IN
IconMark, PH

Why would you thank professional icon designers for doing their job?
Do you not say thank you after the barber cuts your hair?
Do you not say thank you when a mechanic fixes your car?
Its just being a nice person!
Have a look at this:
https://thenounproject.com/pricing/#icons
you do see the part where it says "Use without attribution", yes?
https://imgur.com/gRC6kgU  :rolleyes:

Offline NathanAlphaMan

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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 16:57:47 »
Hey! These icons are indeed bought through thenounproject. Buying icons through there leaves you with no need of giving the designers credit.

CCPL License, but you should thank them anyway. It costs nothing to thank the designers for their icons.  Here I will do it for you:

Special thanks to the Noun Project Designers for allowing free use of their icons:
Viktor Ostrovsky, RU
By Khuzema, IN
IconMark, PH

Why would you thank professional icon designers for doing their job?
Do you not say thank you after the barber cuts your hair?
Do you not say thank you when a mechanic fixes your car?
Its just being a nice person!
Have a look at this:
https://thenounproject.com/pricing/#icons
you do see the part where it says "Use without attribution", yes?

Thanks for that link! I decided to look through Noun Project FAQ and found some pretty interesting paragraphs;

The first is from here
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To use an icon in items for resale (such as Tshirts, phone cases, stickers, mugs), you must purchase a license for each icon using the individual purchase feature and Pay $2.99. Pre-paid credit, NounPro or NounTeam accounts may not be used to download icons for items for resale. One icon license purchased may be used for up to 100 units of product.

For example, if you're selling 500 Tshirts with the same icon design, you will need to purchase 5 icon licenses (500 Tshirts / 100 units per license).

If you're unsure if your items are considered Resale or Commercial use, please read here.

And the second is from here (emphasis mine in the below quote)
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The biggest differentiating factor is that in Items for Resale, the icon creates the substantial value of the product.

For example: if you print a book on iconography and use icons throughout the book, the icons make up the value of the book and therefore it is considered an item for Resale. However, if you use icons to designate the sub-section in the book, or to illustrate an infographic, that is considered Commercial Use. In both cases, the book can be available for sale, the biggest determining factor is what is contributing most to its value.

Now, I am not a lawyer, but I'd argue that the Noun Project icons do create the substantial value of the novelty kit. With 5 icons per kit and two instances of each, some quick mafs ($3 * 5 * 2)/100 tells us that OP should be paying $0.30 per nov kit sold. As long as he does this (which I'm not implying is not already his plan), he is free to use them sans attribution.

Otherwise, cool to see MoDo Dark running

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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 17:00:09 »
It looks good. Want more novelties like the aforementioned ISO ISO enter, and the f/# stops for the function row maybe as was suggested too. I like the japanese sublegends because Canon and Sony, but you mentioning polaroids would make me think to add in some kind of polaroid touch to it if possible. Love the deskmat design too.

Offline S3LQ

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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 17:06:02 »
Hey! These icons are indeed bought through thenounproject. Buying icons through there leaves you with no need of giving the designers credit.

CCPL License, but you should thank them anyway. It costs nothing to thank the designers for their icons.  Here I will do it for you:

Special thanks to the Noun Project Designers for allowing free use of their icons:
Viktor Ostrovsky, RU
By Khuzema, IN
IconMark, PH

Why would you thank professional icon designers for doing their job?
Do you not say thank you after the barber cuts your hair?
Do you not say thank you when a mechanic fixes your car?
Its just being a nice person!
Have a look at this:
https://thenounproject.com/pricing/#icons
you do see the part where it says "Use without attribution", yes?

Thanks for that link! I decided to look through Noun Project FAQ and found some pretty interesting paragraphs;

The first is from here
Quote
To use an icon in items for resale (such as Tshirts, phone cases, stickers, mugs), you must purchase a license for each icon using the individual purchase feature and Pay $2.99. Pre-paid credit, NounPro or NounTeam accounts may not be used to download icons for items for resale. One icon license purchased may be used for up to 100 units of product.

For example, if you're selling 500 Tshirts with the same icon design, you will need to purchase 5 icon licenses (500 Tshirts / 100 units per license).

If you're unsure if your items are considered Resale or Commercial use, please read here.

And the second is from here (emphasis mine in the below quote)
Quote
The biggest differentiating factor is that in Items for Resale, the icon creates the substantial value of the product.

For example: if you print a book on iconography and use icons throughout the book, the icons make up the value of the book and therefore it is considered an item for Resale. However, if you use icons to designate the sub-section in the book, or to illustrate an infographic, that is considered Commercial Use. In both cases, the book can be available for sale, the biggest determining factor is what is contributing most to its value.

Now, I am not a lawyer, but I'd argue that the Noun Project icons do create the substantial value of the novelty kit. With 5 icons per kit and two instances of each, some quick mafs ($3 * 5 * 2)/100 tells us that OP should be paying $0.30 per nov kit sold. As long as he does this (which I'm not implying is not already his plan), he is free to use them sans attribution.

Otherwise, cool to see MoDo Dark running

Hey! Thanks for bringing this up, I am fully aware of this and this will be paid for. I've multiple times gotten commission work done for previous projects, and the designer has always been paid by either me or the vendor.

As of now, I've only bought 1x of each icon used from The Noun Project, regarding the sale hasn't started. If I decide to move on with these novelties, and we get sales, profit margins will go towards paying for the icons used!

That being said, I will add credit to the designers of the icons in the IC, so no more people get confused.
« Last Edit: Tue, 16 March 2021, 17:29:54 by S3LQ »

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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 17:40:22 »
maybe some more thought into presenting it as a more fully fleshed out interest check

are you literally joking? how is this not as fleshed out as possible for a interest check? he even has vendors in it already. :confused:

the set could've just been called 'Aperture'

Aperture as a name doesn't work because it would cause people to confuse it with a Portal game themed keycap set.

A japanese name suits the set given that it has sublegends.
And the theme fits. Most of the cameras during the analog photography age came from japan anyways.

why not also have a novelty function row with the legends "f/1, f/2" and so on?

You do know how doubleshot keycaps work?
Something like this would require an entire set of new molds for the F-row and that would make the set a significant bit more expensive.
« Last Edit: Tue, 16 March 2021, 17:55:10 by elmo »

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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 17:53:44 »
woah where's this hustle by you guys for those non licensed anime/video game sets?
i don't often see those keycap designers thanking the animators or publishers for those.....
« Last Edit: Tue, 16 March 2021, 17:57:19 by Kokaloo »

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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 17:55:46 »
woah where's this hustle by you guys for those non licensed anime/video game sets?

right eh? ;D

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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #42 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 18:07:58 »
what a weeb. nice set, weeb, love the tape titles and will consider it! :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #43 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 18:18:55 »
I thought pure WoB or BoW was beautiful, no third color required. I was wrong.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #44 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 18:19:12 »
I really love the Hiragana sublegends on these dark grey Alphas.
Nice change from black.
Personally I like to see Alice support in base kit.

Hoping to see a Rama  :thumb:
   

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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 18:25:54 »
IC alone is a work of art. I'm tingling.

Offline NathanAlphaMan

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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #46 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 18:32:55 »
the set could've just been called 'Aperture'

Aperture as a name doesn't work because it would cause people to confuse it with a Portal game themed keycap set.

A japanese name suits the set given that it has sublegends.
And the theme fits. Most of the cameras during the analog photography age came from japan anyways.

Or make the set be ISO-DE as a tribute to the king of glass, Zeiss. Makes just about the same amount of sense to me.
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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 18:55:16 »
maybe some more thought into presenting it as a more fully fleshed out interest check

are you literally joking? how is this not as fleshed out as possible for a interest check? he even has vendors in it already. :confused:

the set could've just been called 'Aperture'

Aperture as a name doesn't work because it would cause people to confuse it with a Portal game themed keycap set.

A japanese name suits the set given that it has sublegends.
And the theme fits. Most of the cameras during the analog photography age came from japan anyways.

why not also have a novelty function row with the legends "f/1, f/2" and so on?

You do know how doubleshot keycaps work?
Something like this would require an entire set of new molds for the F-row and that would make the set a significant bit more expensive.

1. No, and I'm going to be thorough with my response as I feel it did not have the right tone before, nor did it fully convey my thoughts. Fully fleshed out in this day and age to me means more than posting a few renders of kits and listing vendors. Describe to me the idea. I don't want to have to go and Google the name of the kit in order to have some vague understanding of what the idea is. I'm not the designer of the set. While I can piece together it is photography themed based on the novelties, in what aspect does it tie in? Is it a general photography themed set? Does it have to do with a specific Japanese photographer? Was the designer inspired by more monochromatic photography? Tell me the thought process, the story, the reasoning behind why this kit should exist like the 40 other sets that get posted on a daily basis (slight exaggeration, but the point remains). Simply showing me renders with a list of vendors does some weird psychology thing to me. I want to learn, I want to experience the same thought process, I want to feel like the designer of the set cares enough to express that thought process.
Edit: There is a picture at the bottom now that has a small blurb about the set. Either it wasn't there earlier or for some reason, that image did not load for me, so this point is now moot in my eyes.

2. Aperture as a name for a photography themed set does work if the above is done. Expand upon the idea, explain the name, the process, and people won't think of Portal when they see GMK Aperture. Not only that though, but it was literally the first thought I had. Could've easily called it GMK Focal Length, GMK Full Frame, GMK Prime, GMK 35mm, and so on. But, instead, it's GMK Shashin which does work with the sublegends, but only after a search of Google was that apparent to me, a self described idiot.

3. No, I don't know much about the manufacturing side of things, but I do know that new molds do get made. While sure, it will make the kit more expensive, it was simply an idea to throw out. Then again, must have missed over the part right after that says: "Think that might be a winner if possible" meaning, to me, "I have doubts it could be done, but it would be pretty rad if it could."
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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #48 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 18:59:50 »
maybe some more thought into presenting it as a more fully fleshed out interest check

are you literally joking? how is this not as fleshed out as possible for a interest check? he even has vendors in it already. :confused:

the set could've just been called 'Aperture'

Aperture as a name doesn't work because it would cause people to confuse it with a Portal game themed keycap set.

A japanese name suits the set given that it has sublegends.
And the theme fits. Most of the cameras during the analog photography age came from japan anyways.

why not also have a novelty function row with the legends "f/1, f/2" and so on?

You do know how doubleshot keycaps work?
Something like this would require an entire set of new molds for the F-row and that would make the set a significant bit more expensive.

1. No, and I'm going to be thorough with my response as I feel it did not have the right tone before, nor did it fully convey my thoughts. Fully fleshed out in this day and age to me means more than posting a few renders of kits and listing vendors. Describe to me the idea. I don't want to have to go and Google the name of the kit in order to have some vague understanding of what the idea is. I'm not the designer of the set. While I can piece together it is photography themed based on the novelties, in what aspect does it tie in? Is it a general photography themed set? Does it have to do with a specific Japanese photographer? Was the designer inspired by more monochromatic photography? Tell me the thought process, the story, the reasoning behind why this kit should exist like the 40 other sets that get posted on a daily basis (slight exaggeration, but the point remains). Simply showing me renders with a list of vendors does some weird psychology thing to me. I want to learn, I want to experience the same thought process, I want to feel like the designer of the set cares enough to express that thought process.
Edit: There is a picture at the bottom now that has a small blurb about the set. Either it wasn't there earlier or for some reason, that image did not load for me, so this point is now moot in my eyes.

2. Aperture as a name for a photography themed set does work if the above is done. Expand upon the idea, explain the name, the process, and people won't think of Portal when they see GMK Aperture. Not only that though, but it was literally the first thought I had. Could've easily called it GMK Focal Length, GMK Full Frame, GMK Prime, GMK 35mm, and so on. But, instead, it's GMK Shashin which does work with the sublegends, but only after a search of Google was that apparent to me, a self described idiot.

3. No, I don't know much about the manufacturing side of things, but I do know that new molds do get made. While sure, it will make the kit more expensive, it was simply an idea to throw out. Then again, must have missed over the part right after that says: "Think that might be a winner if possible" meaning, to me, "I have doubts it could be done, but it would be pretty rad if it could."

Hey! Appreciate the reply! Regarding your 1. point, scroll all the way down on the IC! There’s a little description regarding the them and name, thanks!

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Re: [IC] GMK Shashin
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 16 March 2021, 19:01:42 »
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Yep, just saw it. Amended my posting accordingly. My original wishes of success do stand.