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[GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« on: Sun, 20 June 2021, 16:44:51 »

from dudeship x Bobasweatandtears

Please note not all the renders are fully accurate due to legend changes, most notably the icon mods.
Please refer to the kit renders to view the final revision.




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Inspiration


The Great Wave off Kanagawa <神奈川沖浪裏>(c 1829-1833) by Katsushika Hokusai
is a woodblock print (Ukiyo-e) and is one of the most reproduced and recognisable images of Japanese artwork in history. World-renowned, it has had a profound influence on Western art culture, but particularly upon the French Impressionists which in-turn shaped the great wave of European Modernism in the 20th Century. Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night also clearly shows significant inspiration from it, with him even writing vividly to his brother Theo:
Hokusai’s "waves are claws, the boat is caught in them, you can feel it".
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In fact, Hokusai's sophisticated uses of rich hues of blue to create this striking design, led to European artists to incorrectly deem the colour blue as idiosyncratically Japanese, and fuelled the "Japonism" craze at the time (the earliest weebs Japanophiles!). The blue in fact was actually European in origin, commonly known as Prussian Blue, and is the first modern synthetic pigment, spreading rapidly around the world, causing reciprocating ripples of creativity globally, from Paris to Japan.

There's many details to love, such as the intense dramatic tension of the gigantic wave about to break on top of the viewer unfolding in the foreground, to the contrast between the saturated swells and the white crest of foam with its claw-like tendrils. Despite its restrictive palette, it successfully captures a moment in time, portraying the constantly changing movement of the ocean and its vast power. Men in boats appear insignificant amongst the chaos of nature, which even envelops Japan's largest and sacred symbol, Mount Fuji (a focus of Hokusai's spirituality). This referential icon appears as a diminutive triangle in the distance, where it could be easily missed and mistaken for another ocean wave. This defied traditional Japanese compositions of perspective at the time, and Hokusai thus skillfully blends European structure, with Japanese motifs and techniques into a seamless work of enduring international appeal.

To us, the significant history behind this artwork and the pigment Prussian blue (berorin-ai; ベロリン藍) highlights the role of cultural exchange at the heart of creative discovery, and to continue to celebrate this spirit, we're using this iconic seascape as the theme for a keycap set design we think lots of people will also love too.










Kentô (Kits)
- Registration marks carved into each woodblock so that the paper can be properly aligned on each woodblock during printing -

※ [Base Kit] - Aizuri-e (藍摺絵)

Alphas

※ [Latin] - Berlin Blue
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※ [Hiragana sublegends] - Hokusai (北斎)
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※ [Katakana sublegends] - Ōnami (大波)
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※ [Katakana] - Kanagawa (神奈川)
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※ [Colemak+Mod-DH] - Coastal
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Colemak Mod-DH for ANSI, ISO and matrix-like keyboards, including wide configurations and DHk has been catered for too

Modifiers

※ [Icon] - Spray
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※ [Text] - Swell
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※ [Japanese] - Umi (海) [Sea]
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ƒ-Row

※ [Standard] - Foam
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※ [Kanji] - Fuji
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Number Pad

※ [Arabic /Gradient] - Shoreline
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※ [Arabic + Kanji /Gradient] - Nami
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※ [Kanji /Gradient] - Soroban
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※ [Arabic + Kanji /White] - Froth
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※ [Arabic /Blue] - Thirty-six Views
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※ [Arabic + Kanji /Blue] - Depths
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Add-Ons

※ [Novelties] - Ukiyo-e (浮世絵)
- 'pictures of the floating world'; art produced in Japan in the 16th-19th century. Ukiyo was originally a Buddhist phrase meaning 'the floating world' used to explain that human life passed quickly, and later became used to describe the pleasures of life -

※ [Novelties] - Mons

Essentially serves the purposes of 'Blanks' for supplementing Orthos, and XT-layouts (side F-row columns)

※ [Seigaiha Novelties] - Seigaiha (青海波)
- 'blue sea and waves'; a pattern of layered concentric circles creating arches, symbolic of waves of the open sea and representing surges of good luck. Stemming from the 6th Century, and used on ancient maps and, this motif is prolific in Japanese print


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Do note that for PBT dyesub this is technically possible, as seen by KAM 80s After Dark sample (https://i.imgur.com/Rm0xkPU.jpeg) by the same manufacturer

※ [Spacebars] - Sandbar
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※ [Mac] - Ringo
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Alt Modifiers

※ [Ortho + 40s] - Oshiokuri-bune
Icon
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Japanese Text
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※ [Ergo] - Edo
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Alt Language Kits

※ [Nordic] - Ægir
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※ [German] - Die große Welle
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※ [Spanish] - La Gran Ola
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※ [French] - La Grande Vague
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※ [JIS - Latin Alphas + Mods] - Katsushika (葛飾)
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Yoko-e (Deskmats)
- a print in horizontal or “landscape” format -

Ōnami
- Great Wave -
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Prototype:


The Great Koi
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Prototype:



Ryūjin (龍神)
- the dragon kami (spirit/god) of the sea -
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Prototype:
Ryū (龍)

Great Cats off Kanagawa
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Prototypes:




The Great Wave off Kanagawa



Kyôgô (Renders)
- an impression pulled from the first woodblock made by a carver (omohan or sumihan) from the artist’s original drawing -

Paragon (Artemis Design Studio)

Sunsetter (Charue Design)

959 Mini (Dalco)

Argyle (Seoulcialite)

GMMK Pro (Glorious)

Cypher (Cable Car Designs)

Chasm (dudeship)

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Paragon 75 (Artemis Design Studio)

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Fuji65 (CMM.Studio - Mellperbia)

Aki-S 65% (Jeffccy)

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LX60 (Smith)

unnamed (dudeship)
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TGR Alice (Yuktsi)

Ortho

- All renders by dudeship -

Disclaimer: Colours shown in keyboard renders and diagrams should not be treated as accurate representations of final keycap colours. Multiple factors such as render lighting, and individual display monitor calibrations can affect what you see. Manufacturer samples will be checked against physical color decks of the Pantone standards selected.



Iroita (色板) (Colours)
- a colour block.  A separate block must be carved for each different colour for woodblock printing -

Photographs of Pantone colour reference (on paper); indoors during daylight
Note that colours may be subject to change depending on samples by manufacturer, and we are also trialing a darker shade for the deepest blue




Betsubara (別腹) (Extras)
-"separate stomach"; the mysterious extra room you find you have for dessert after a large meal -

Thok


Asero Foundry


Cablemod


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Cablemod Collab link


ArtKey Universe


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Thank you to:
※ Hokusai - the OG
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※ Chase for his support and co-contribution to seeding the initial idea many months ago
※ Oli for being a top bloke and helping with icon modifiers, and assisting with the vector files. The seigaiha kit was his suggestion.
※ Kidviddy - for patiently responding to multiple queries about Japanese terminology and JIS
※ Konstantin - for his contributions to the kitting of KAT Monochrome and KAT Refined which was our foundation
※ NoPunin10ded - obscure language kitting is based off his work in KAT Napoleonic
//Note that all kitting mistakes here are mine, due to solitary attempts to adapt for a diagonal gradient
※ Ai03 - Japanese text for modifiers were referenced off the SimpleJA project
※ To all the respective keyboard designers for granting us permission to visualise our set on their beautiful keyboard designs
※ ImperfectLink - for rendering help and queries
※ Dazon for helping out with the technical side of the theme
※ Swishy from Keycapdesigner Discord (KAM 80s), and QQMBR (KAT Specimen) for answering so many newbie questions when we first began
※ KCD and ZDC server communities for general feedback, support and resources
※ Designers of other sets, that we have admired or taken cues from, in one way or another: i.e. SA Vilebloom, GMK Masterpiece, GMK Sumi, and SimpleJA


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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 20 June 2021, 16:55:27 »
yehaw

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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 20 June 2021, 16:56:01 »
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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 20 June 2021, 17:02:28 »
First gradient set I'm considering. Good ****

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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 20 June 2021, 21:31:10 »
Current Vendor Listings that are live:

OCE (Australia/NZ) Vendor DailyClack :
https://dailyclack.com/products/kat-great-wave
https://dailyclack.com/products/kat-great-wave-deskmats

SG/SEA Vendor Hex Keyboards:
https://hexkeyboards.com/collections/group-buys/products/kat-great-wave
https://hexkeyboards.com/collections/group-buys/products/kat-great-wave-deskmats

PH Vendor Zion.Studios:
https://zionstudios.ph/product/groupbuy-kat-great-wave/

NA Vendor Vala.supply should go live at 12AM PST:
https://vala.supply/products/kat-great-wave




Katakana Sublegend Alphas, Text Modifiers, Latin F-Row and Novelties

Katakana Alphas, Icon Modifiers, Kanji Gradient Numpad and Novelties

Hirigana Sublegend Alphas and Japanese Modifiers

Latin Alphas and Icon Modifiers

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Gaze upon the glory of this venn diagram for a major reason why you should get this set:




Yes we've finally got this set to GB!
We're stoked to have this set reach this stage.
This was the first keycap set Dudeship and I started designing in mid-2020, and we didn't anticipate it would take this long, but nor did we expect to reach the level it has become.
Humble beginnings: https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/iawoah/the_great_wave_off_kanagawa_%E7%A5%9E%E5%A5%88%E5%B7%9D%E6%B2%96%E6%B5%AA%E8%A3%8F_concept_keycap/
Kitting, novelties, deskmats and renders all took many long nights and many things were learnt (so much kitting...)

Thanks again to all who have helped given us encouragement, feedback and advice that has shaped the set to where it is today.
Particular shout outs go to Kidviddy (JP translations), Oli (vectors), NoPunin10ded (language kitting), Dr Higsby/Mat (40s kit), Swishy (beginning advice) & Chase (conception).


« Last Edit: Sun, 20 June 2021, 21:46:05 by bobasweatandtears »

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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 20 June 2021, 21:46:36 »
Hot  ;D
 

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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 20 June 2021, 23:17:19 »
It's finally here, folks!

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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 21 June 2021, 03:16:56 »
Really like the colours on this set! Just wanted to check if it has been noted that the homing "F" key on all alpha kit renders (excluding latin and alt language kits) have the wrong legends, where there is an "F" instead of the corresponding hiragana/katakana. Other than that, it looks good!

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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 21 June 2021, 06:13:56 »
Really like the colours on this set! Just wanted to check if it has been noted that the homing "F" key on all alpha kit renders (excluding latin and alt language kits) have the wrong legends, where there is an "F" instead of the corresponding hiragana/katakana. Other than that, it looks good!

Hey there,
Thanks for the heads-up. We were using an older render image with incorrect legends on the homing key. It should look like this:

« Last Edit: Mon, 21 June 2021, 07:01:41 by bobasweatandtears »

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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 21 June 2021, 06:21:04 »
NA Vendor site listing is now live: https://vala.supply/products/kat-great-wave

Other regions:
OCE (Australia/NZ) Vendor DailyClack :
https://dailyclack.com/products/kat-great-wave
https://dailyclack.com/products/kat-great-wave-deskmats

SG/SEA Vendor Hex Keyboards:
https://hexkeyboards.com/collections/group-buys/products/kat-great-wave
https://hexkeyboards.com/collections/group-buys/products/kat-great-wave-deskmats

PH Vendor Zion.Studios:
https://zionstudios.ph/product/groupbuy-kat-great-wave/


Official Custom Coiled Cable collab with CableMod is also live:
https://store.cablemod.com/product/pro-keyboard-cable-kgw-se/

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IDK if it's just me. But the cablemod link does not work and I cannot see the pictures on this comment




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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 21 June 2021, 07:43:10 »
NA Vendor site listing is now live: https://vala.supply/products/kat-great-wave

Other regions:
OCE (Australia/NZ) Vendor DailyClack :
https://dailyclack.com/products/kat-great-wave
https://dailyclack.com/products/kat-great-wave-deskmats

SG/SEA Vendor Hex Keyboards:
https://hexkeyboards.com/collections/group-buys/products/kat-great-wave
https://hexkeyboards.com/collections/group-buys/products/kat-great-wave-deskmats

PH Vendor Zion.Studios:
https://zionstudios.ph/product/groupbuy-kat-great-wave/


Official Custom Coiled Cable collab with CableMod is also live:
https://store.cablemod.com/product/pro-keyboard-cable-kgw-se/

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IDK if it's just me. But the cablemod link does not work and I cannot see the pictures on this comment

I can see the pictures now, but the link is broken. Maybe it's not up yet.

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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 21 June 2021, 10:07:51 »
Slight incorrection in a small amount of the alphas kits has been fixed, we apologize for that.

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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 21 June 2021, 10:17:35 »
Prototypist the UK vendor store page is live:
https://prototypist.net/collections/live-group-buys/products/group-buy-kat-great-wave

Candykeys for EU should go up later tonight.

Also not sure if the Korean community actually uses Geekhack, but Greenfield will be the South Korea vendor. Links for remaining vendors will continue to be listed.


NA Vendor Vala Supply is running a large giveaway on Instagram, /r/mechmarket and their discord server for this set!



IDK if it's just me. But the cablemod link does not work and I cannot see the pictures on this comment
I can see the pictures now, but the link is broken. Maybe it's not up yet.

https://store.cablemod.com/product/pro-keyboard-cable-kgw-se/

It was working for me initially when I posted, but then it stopped working for some reason, but now upon recently checking, it's working again for me and others.



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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 21 June 2021, 11:42:02 »
i'm hesitant to post this, so maybe that's a sign i should not. on the other hand, consider this a psa for newbs. or consider this a request for vendors to push for more info from keyreative before asking for our money.

full disclosure: it's getting tougher for me to pull the trigger on new sets, no matter how much i like and no matter the manu. i'm in on KAT Refined. the GB closed 31 oct 2020, and production now scheduled for dec 2021 according to mekibo's 18 june update. shipping to vendors and shipping to customers puts this well into 1Q2022  :-[

KAT Cat's Eye closed 4 dec 2020 and is production is now also scheduled for dec 2021 according to kono's 17 june update.

note: keyreative's new machines were supposed to be online in january but there are no public updates that i could find about success of aging and stability tests. there also have been reports of misalignment and other production issues. keyreative has been generally uncommunicative about its issues and delays, as stated by macsurfy in KAT Refined thread at the end of may.

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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 21 June 2021, 15:42:22 »
Mmm… is it me or CandyKeys is missing the Mac/Ringo modifiers? (They list 28 kits)

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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 21 June 2021, 17:46:36 »
Been looking forward to this. But just realised there is no 1.25u left shift in the ukiyo-e novelties  :( or rather, there's only one 1.25u dark blue on the left side of the novelties.

However, in the ukiyo-e novelties, I was wondering if that 1.5u light blue on the right side, on the last (bottom) R1, with the fish/koi and wave - is that supposed to be a white keycap instead of light blue?



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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 21 June 2021, 19:03:02 »
Mmm… is it me or CandyKeys is missing the Mac/Ringo modifiers? (They list 28 kits)
Yes they are missing the Mac (Ringo) modifiers. Thanks for letting us know. We'll notify them.

Been looking forward to this. But just realised there is no 1.25u left shift in the ukiyo-e novelties  :( or rather, there's only one 1.25u dark blue on the left side of the novelties.

However, in the ukiyo-e novelties, I was wondering if that 1.5u light blue on the right side, on the last (bottom) R1, with the fish/koi and wave - is that supposed to be a white keycap instead of light blue?
Hi, yes, the R1 1.5u modifier on the right side is actually meant to be white keycap. That's a color error made during rendering. We'll get that corrected asap. Thanks to you and the others who have pointed this out.


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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 22 June 2021, 08:54:22 »
I think that, Asero Metal Artisan is not available on candykeys.com (yet), I've also tried search for "Asero", "wave".

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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 23 June 2021, 06:48:56 »
Novelties kit has been updated!

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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 23 June 2021, 07:10:03 »
just ordered keycap and deskmat <3

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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 23 June 2021, 07:47:28 »
I think that, Asero Metal Artisan is not available on candykeys.com (yet), I've also tried search for "Asero", "wave".

2nd artisan keycap still not available for Europe.

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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 23 June 2021, 08:52:14 »
Thanks MechMerlin for their kind words on their review of this GB. Timestamp @50:50

Novelties kit has been updated!
To clarify, there was an incorrect colour that was missed on the prior render of the novelty kit

just ordered keycap and deskmat <3
Thanks!

I think that, Asero Metal Artisan is not available on candykeys.com (yet), I've also tried search for "Asero", "wave".

2nd artisan keycap still not available for Europe.
Hey thanks for letting us know, we have let Candykeys know again that their listing is missing the Asero Foundry artisan (and also the Mac and Ergo kits).


Dvorcal the chart wizard is on a break, so don't expect any graphs until the end of the week!
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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #24 on: Sat, 26 June 2021, 01:52:23 »
Just reserved base + Ukiyo-e.

Quick question: will this still be done on dye-sub or will be doubleshot?

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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #25 on: Sat, 26 June 2021, 04:32:00 »
Just reserved base + Ukiyo-e.

Quick question: will this still be done on dye-sub or will be doubleshot?

It will be dye-sub due to complex novelties and many molds needed if we do doubleshot.

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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #26 on: Sat, 26 June 2021, 13:23:09 »
Ohh, The Great Wave off Kanagawa is a genius idea, good luck!

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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 28 June 2021, 11:23:00 »
Some more renders!





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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 28 June 2021, 20:17:58 »
Dragon on space bar looks awesome

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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 29 June 2021, 03:47:33 »

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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 29 June 2021, 03:55:01 »
I didn't put my order in since the Asero artisan is still not listed in CandyKeys.
Aren't they suppose to have it for order also? I've been trying to speak with them, but was not able to find an answer yet.

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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #31 on: Tue, 29 June 2021, 04:50:52 »
Good order rate considering it's still 3 weeks to go?

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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #32 on: Thu, 01 July 2021, 02:35:53 »
I have been eyeing this set since day one, but I don’t know which vendor to buy from as I am in Thailand. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 01 July 2021, 02:48:52 »
I didn't put my order in since the Asero artisan is still not listed in CandyKeys.
Aren't they suppose to have it for order also? I've been trying to speak with them, but was not able to find an answer yet.

Hi there, they've been informed of this matter. I'm still waiting for them to update their site.

Good order rate considering it's still 3 weeks to go?
Yes, reaching MOQ in week 1 would be considered a successful GB imo. Anything above that is just awesome. Not going to evaluate our set by its success compared to the Olivia, Modern Dolch and Mizu level of popularity. We just hope people like it.

I have been eyeing this set since day one, but I don’t know which vendor to buy from as I am in Thailand. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Hi there, I would recommend zFrontier as they are the closest to you, as they are based in China. The next closest vendor is probably Hex keyboards.
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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 06 July 2021, 00:12:23 »

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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 06 July 2021, 00:47:51 »
Thanks for the nice updated numbers

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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 06 July 2021, 08:26:29 »
Thanks so much for the update Dvorcal!
Once again thanks to all who have helped us attain MOQ to guarantee the set (and all kits) will be made!


Miroticaps x KAT Great Wave Collab
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Offline DJR

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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #37 on: Wed, 07 July 2021, 00:49:13 »
Really cool set, I bought the Ortho icons and Colemak sets for my Planck keyboard.

Positive:
- it's gorgeous
- love not having to buy a base kit to get all keys Colemak + you covered a lot of variations (I use Colemak Mod DH)

Requests / Possible improvements:
- No 1U R2 baspace key for the colemak set! It's a pity for the Planck or other ortho guys. I was really looking forward to replace my tab key with a 1U backspace key (dark blue one). If it's possible to add it in the Colemak/Dvorak set... that'd be great :p
Online, I find that many colemak users are also using ortho keyboards, so it seems like a legit request for the community :)

- mac modifiers lack some of the light blue colors, so I didn't buy the set because it wouldn't fit at the right spot on my keyboard

Looking forward to getting these keycaps next year! I hope the 1U R2 backspace can be considered! :P

Offline bobasweatandtears

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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 07 July 2021, 21:08:10 »
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Really cool set, I bought the Ortho icons and Colemak sets for my Planck keyboard.

Positive:
- it's gorgeous
- love not having to buy a base kit to get all keys Colemak + you covered a lot of variations (I use Colemak Mod DH)

Requests / Possible improvements:
- No 1U R2 baspace key for the colemak set! It's a pity for the Planck or other ortho guys. I was really looking forward to replace my tab key with a 1U backspace key (dark blue one). If it's possible to add it in the Colemak/Dvorak set... that'd be great :p
Online, I find that many colemak users are also using ortho keyboards, so it seems like a legit request for the community :)

- mac modifiers lack some of the light blue colors, so I didn't buy the set because it wouldn't fit at the right spot on my keyboard

Looking forward to getting these keycaps next year! I hope the 1U R2 backspace can be considered! :P

Thanks for the feedback!
Sorry that we couldn't accommodate ortho backspace for Colemak in this run. It didn't come to mind that there would be an overlap of Colemak and Ortho users.
Mac modifiers was definitely very tricky with the colour gradient... I'm sorry if it didn't satisfy your needs. If we run this set ever again with Mac kits I'll contact you for some feedback on where it could improve compatibility.

Offline zachphillips

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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #39 on: Fri, 09 July 2021, 20:03:37 »
These are beautiful, but how could you make a Colemak but no Dvorak? I'm confused. Never seen that before.

Offline bobasweatandtears

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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #40 on: Fri, 09 July 2021, 20:38:52 »
These are beautiful, but how could you make a Colemak but no Dvorak? I'm confused. Never seen that before.

Sorry about that.
Given the particularities of maintaining a gradient pattern, incorporating Dvorak compatibility with Colemak kit would have added a significant amount of keys (of which it already has in a Colemak only kit), and led to it being more expensive than what we wanted. As such, a decision was made to keep it Colemak + mod-DH only. If it was a non-gradient pattern, perhaps we could've provided Dvorak coverage. Given we had aimed for a 30 kit limit, we didn't want add another kit specific for other niche layouts such as Dvorak, Norman etc.
The reason why Colemak was picked over Dvorak was simply preference. The former is more recent layout, and a bit more familiar to qwerty users to learn, although I understand the latter maximises hand alternation, is reasonably well supported in OS and has a longer history of use.

Offline Mr Chrome

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  • Location: Australia
Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #41 on: Fri, 09 July 2021, 23:51:23 »
Do you have a date for when the GB ends? I’d hate to miss it :(
“This plastic rectangle is alright. The plastic rectangles on top of it, though...”

Offline dvorcol

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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #42 on: Sat, 10 July 2021, 01:16:05 »
Do you have a date for when the GB ends? I’d hate to miss it :(

21 July

Offline Mr Chrome

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  • Location: Australia
Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #43 on: Sat, 10 July 2021, 01:27:48 »
Do you have a date for when the GB ends? I’d hate to miss it :(

21 July

Thanks! I’d better get on it  :-X
“This plastic rectangle is alright. The plastic rectangles on top of it, though...”

Offline hobbescalvin136

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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #44 on: Wed, 14 July 2021, 01:07:47 »
Does anyone know what the japanese banners on the Ōnami and Great Koi mats translate to in english?

Offline kiwoli

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  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #45 on: Wed, 14 July 2021, 02:03:14 »
Does anyone know what the japanese banners on the Ōnami and Great Koi mats translate to in english?

It comes directly from the original artwork of "The Great Wave off Kanagawa"
You can see this in the inspiration part of this GB

The bottom six characters is the name of the piece, as mentioned.
The top is the name of the series that this piece belongs to: "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji"

Offline jesuswalks

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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #46 on: Thu, 15 July 2021, 04:54:14 »
Put in my order few days ago, super excited!!! First foray into groupbuys, pairing these  a e s t h e t i c  badboys up with my shiny new gmmk pro (another first :D )

Quick question since it's my first time joining a groupbuy that won't ship til literally a year later:

How is shipping handled if you're changing addresses in between placing an order for GB (aka now) and actual delivery of GB (aka next year)?
Would hate to have the keycaps disappear on me cause of negligence. If anything I'll keep my address updated via vendor (deskhero) but if anyone's got advice/experience regarding this, it would be nice.
Sorry for the newbie question, appreciate it! <3

Offline bobasweatandtears

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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #47 on: Thu, 15 July 2021, 06:18:22 »
Put in my order few days ago, super excited!!! First foray into groupbuys, pairing these  a e s t h e t i c  badboys up with my shiny new gmmk pro (another first :D )

Quick question since it's my first time joining a groupbuy that won't ship til literally a year later:

How is shipping handled if you're changing addresses in between placing an order for GB (aka now) and actual delivery of GB (aka next year)?
Would hate to have the keycaps disappear on me cause of negligence. If anything I'll keep my address updated via vendor (deskhero) but if anyone's got advice/experience regarding this, it would be nice.
Sorry for the newbie question, appreciate it! <3

Congrats on your first groupbuy and keyboard!
Usually people just contact their vendor when their shipping address changes to alter the order address. As long as you're not moving countries, it's not likely to effect shipping costs. It's pretty straight forward.  :thumb:

Offline dvorcol

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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #48 on: Thu, 15 July 2021, 09:33:59 »

Offline hobbescalvin136

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Re: [GB] KAT Great Wave (大浪)
« Reply #49 on: Fri, 16 July 2021, 17:03:10 »
Does anyone know what the japanese banners on the Ōnami and Great Koi mats translate to in english?

It comes directly from the original artwork of "The Great Wave off Kanagawa"
You can see this in the inspiration part of this GB

The bottom six characters is the name of the piece, as mentioned.
The top is the name of the series that this piece belongs to: "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji"

Awesome. Thanks so much for the information.