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Offline Dotnick

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[IC] GMK Lavender - GB LIVE NOW!!
« on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 07:24:22 »



Inspiration

Throughout various cultures, lavender is represented in food, drinks, and fashion.
GMK Lavender is inspired by these uses throughout the world, as well as the flower’s calming color.
I chose a more muted shade of lavender for this set to reflect how this color is used in modern culture and fashion.


Kaze by NRDdesigns.co


Harbour by Kibou.store



I really hope you enjoy this set and that you share your thoughts and feedback using the form below!

Interest Check Form




Vendors

US:  Space (SpaceCables)
CA:  Ashkeebs
SA:  Fancy Customs
EU:  CandyKeys
UK:  proto[Typist]
OCE:  SwitchKeys
SEA:  iLumkb
PHI:  Zion Studios
South Korea:  SwagKeys
Int'l:  KBDFans


GMK Lavender will run from June 1-29 2021


Pricing






Kits
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Lavender - Base Kit


Rabenda - Alt base Kit


The Rabenda kit features katakana [カタカナ] sub legends to pay homage to the lavender fields of Japan’s Hokkaido prefecture
and the Japanese language of flowers, hanakotoba [花言葉], which derives from the use of katakana to transcribe words from western cultures.

Bouquet - Novelties Kit


The Bouquet kit designs are inspired by botanical and popular culture aspects of lavender.

Trimmings - Extensions Kit


Sprigs - Spacebars Kit


Petals - Numpad Kit


Roots - NorDeUk Kit





Renders
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Polycarbonate Rukia by MintAutumn



UHMWPE Irma by MintAutumn



J-02 by proto[Typist]



Whiskey by Bregoli



Satisfaction75 by CannonKeys





Shaddap
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Deskmats
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Cafe deskmat by 1stGarden



Macaron deskmat by 1stGarden



Elegant deskmat






Collaborations


RAMA - ANSI Enter Metal Artisan




RAMA 01/02 SEQ2 - Round Tray




Both RAMA collaboration pieces will be anodized aluminum and matched to the same Pantone reference that we are using on the F2-84 Lavender edition


Salvun - Metal Artisan



Two tone cerakote that matches the cable done by Space cables, R1 aluminum cap, fiber laser engraved and enamel infill.


Artisans:

TinyMakesThings
DeagCaps
KeyLabs
SodieCaps
LaPlastique
Archetype
Win Keys
Geo Keycaps
Latrialum


Cables:

Space Cables - Aviator cables



The cerakote on the aviators was coordinated by Space and Salvun to match!


ZeusCables - Braided Cable


Keyboard Accessories:

Amusing Atelier - Resin Wrist rest + Artisans
LeonardoDaMouse - Custom Lavender Themed Mice


Keyboards:

Geonworks - Lavender F2-84

269319-0

The F2-84 Lavender edition will be available for raffle for anyone that purchases a base kit from GMK Lavender
This will be a 30 unit run that will be raffled after the GMK Lavender GB has ended
Please join my discord server for all of the final information and to join the raffle when it happens

Legality note: this raffle is for the opportunity to buy the F2, not a paid spot or the board itself. This is not a prize.




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Credits

Biggest of Thanks
Plop for working together with me on novelties and deskmats, and for putting up with my crap 24/7.
Pwade for the last minute renders <3
EpsilonKeyboards for the constant feedback on theming, colors, and the support throughout the designing and IC process.
NathanAlphaMan for the kitting suggestions and renders for the set!
Kimchijodyboi for the discussion along the way with colors and designs.
Jintae for showing the early colors on stream and for the discussions on Japanese culture to ensure we didn't appropriate culture with this set.

I also want to thank everybody else who helped me in designing this keycap set!



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« Last Edit: Wed, 02 June 2021, 00:26:21 by Dotnick »

Offline Dotnick

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 07:24:56 »
Updates

10/31/2020: Interest check posted.
01/27/2021: Vendors, group buy date, and collaborations announced.


To-Do List

- Gather feedback from IC form
- Revise kitting
« Last Edit: Wed, 07 April 2021, 21:40:09 by Dotnick »

Offline whirlwind

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 07:26:04 »
Nice

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 07:31:39 »
Nice

Offline Visionaire

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 07:32:12 »
Clean. I think there's a lot of purple sets right now in IC, but this looks solid.

Offline trg1234

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 07:35:37 »
interested please consider text+ icon

Offline yoot

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 07:44:05 »
This looks very clean and we'll put together! Nice IC ;)

Offline Sycomore

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 07:48:42 »
interested please consider text+ icon

Always this

Offline Tyson

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 07:48:57 »
interested please consider text+ icon

I second this!

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 07:55:13 »
Nice

Offline DoughDoh

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 08:07:41 »
God this set is such an elegant purple and white very hyped

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 08:15:56 »
Great-lookin' IC, GLWIC&GB, Nick!

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 08:16:16 »

Offline Buburoo

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 08:22:30 »
 :thumb:

Edit: After fully looking through the incredible comparison chart I can honestly say big congrats for finding that very sweet spot of something entirely different from everything else available.
« Last Edit: Sat, 31 October 2020, 09:12:36 by Buburoo »

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 08:25:52 »
Turned out clean, GL with the IC dude

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 08:39:36 »
Looks super nice! I'm not usually big on purples but these ones really scratch some itch deep in my monkey brain. I dig the alt alphas & novelties!

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 08:47:43 »
Lav this

Offline mirubere

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 08:55:18 »
Looks great, good luck with IC~!

Offline al

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 09:12:40 »
nice

Offline Ciantha

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 09:15:47 »
Yes! This is my kind of purple. Blew all the other purple ICs out of the water for me and my wallet is very grateful.

That said, to me the wreath novelty looks a bit like a hood or a bonnet being tied by a bow. I'm wondering if it's because on a wreath the bow is usually on top of whatever the wreath is made of rather than tying it together.

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 09:35:35 »
those alphas are so soft and dreamy, HeLP

Offline upas

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 09:38:25 »
interested please consider text+ icon

+1

I think text + icon would go great with this set.

For me, having non-text novelties with text only would be kind of weird, but that's just my preference.

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #22 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 09:42:18 »
Love this!

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Offline BearCableCo

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #23 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 09:42:40 »
really nice set Nick
can't wait for this to go to GB so I can pick up!
GL!

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #24 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 09:42:54 »
Set has potential to look good. Don't like the weeb. But when do I ever like the weeb
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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #25 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 09:44:42 »
Great work Nick love this design!

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #26 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 09:49:49 »
Nice

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #27 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 10:29:31 »
Plop likes. Plop wants.

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Offline Dotnick

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #28 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 10:40:10 »
interested please consider text+ icon

I second this!
+1

interested please consider text+ icon

+1

I think text + icon would go great with this set.

For me, having non-text novelties with text only would be kind of weird, but that's just my preference.



You guys have been heard! Will be checking out text + icons.

Just to clarify: I assume you all meant this style right?



and not this style of text + icons:



Thanks for the feedback!

forgive the poor quality pls

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #29 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 10:49:32 »
Icon + Text Mods pretty please

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #30 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 11:42:31 »
Please consider making the following changes to your kits:
  • In base, drop ISO-UK keys and/or numpad 00 in favor of a second 1u Alt and 2× 1.5u Super keys, for Mac and OG HHKB bottom row support. You can read about the reasoning behind this suggestion here (second bullet point).
    Alternatively, add the extra 1u Alt and 2× 1.5u Super keys to the extensions kit.

  • In extensions, change R3 1u Tab to Code, and add a second R4 1u Shift key (reasoning).
    Alternatively, instead of adding a second 1u Shift, you can add a generic-legend 1u key such as Meta, Data or Hack. This key would be able to work as both second Shift, second Ctrl or a Fn2 key for ortho boards.

  • Let's talk spacekeys. Your spacebars kit currently has mod-colored (light purple) spaces, which aren't commonly used at all; yet it is missing 1.25u and 1u spacekeys.
    • 1.25u space is used on Alice-like boards (2u+1.25u left space) and standard split 6.25u space configurations (2.25u+1.25u+2.75u and 2.75u+1.25u–2.25u).
    • 1u space is used on Alice-like boards (2.25u+1u left space) and standard split 7u space configurations (3u+1u+3u).
    I recommend you remove the mod-colored (light purple) 2u, 2.25u and 2.75u spacekeys from the kit and in their place add accent-colored (dark purple) 1.25u and 1u spaces.

  • On a related note, I don't think you need 3u spaces in both white (extensions kit) and dark purple (spacebars kit). Just like 6u, this size isn't common enough to warrant including both variants. It's probably a good idea to remove one of the two pairs.

  • It might be a good idea to add one 1.75u space to the extensions kit, for staggered 40% boards such as Vortex Core, JD40, JD45, Prime_L. (The latter three use 2× 1.75u, but the R4 1.75u Lock key is able to substitute for one of the spaces.)
    It might also be a good idea to add a second 2u space for ortho users who prefer 2× 2u space layouts.

  • The katakana alphas kit looks great.
« Last Edit: Sat, 31 October 2020, 11:59:24 by konstantin »

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #31 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 12:21:07 »
Another set for my collection. +1

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #32 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 12:58:58 »
Oooh yes please :D Can't say no to white alphas and light mods

Offline boneandbee

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #33 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 13:35:02 »
I love the herbal novelties on this!

Offline kim.on.coffee

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #34 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 13:44:05 »
I love this! The 3 shades of muted purple colors are perfect.

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #35 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 13:59:08 »
Oh, this is lovely!

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #36 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 14:01:06 »
interested please consider text+ icon

I second this!
+1


interested please consider text+ icon

+1

I think text + icon would go great with this set.

For me, having non-text novelties with text only would be kind of weird, but that's just my preference.



You guys have been heard! Will be checking out text + icons.

Just to clarify: I assume you all meant this style right?

Show Image


and not this style of text + icons:

Show Image


Thanks for the feedback!

forgive the poor quality pls



Set looks great! I support both the icon+text mods (as in Olivia) and the icon mods in the other pic :)

I would prefer either over text mods. GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #37 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 14:14:15 »
The mod color is very nice

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #38 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 14:18:34 »


Your image titled "Shaddap" explains how desaturated these colors are in comparison to most sets.

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #39 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 14:30:10 »
+1 for considering the icon mods. Really liking the colors used for this set.

Also, the katakana alphas kit looks super clean! :cool:

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #40 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 14:31:13 »
Show Image
Show Image


Your image titled "Shaddap" explains how desaturated these colors are in comparison to most sets.

I like the subtle lavender color. To me, that image explains why I’ll be picking this set up over the other ones.

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #41 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 14:41:43 »
Such a clean and peaceful aesthetic. I love it!

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #42 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 14:57:29 »
interested please consider text+ icon

I second this!
+1
+1

Also I love the set as it is, but I feel like brighter legend would make it look even better. Like in a less harsh more soft kinda way...

Just a thought

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #43 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 16:13:43 »
Nice! Any way to get a render on a lilac Satisfaction 75?

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #44 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 16:29:19 »
novelties are so cute, i love ^-^

Offline devilDesignsKB

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #45 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 17:18:50 »
my first thought was GMK Tuzi, but they are actually different enough! GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #46 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 17:23:11 »
Okay sign me up!!!

Im definitely going to buy a couple sets :-)

Goodluck with the interest check, cant wait till this becomes gb :-)

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #47 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 17:39:23 »
I am SO IN for those alt alphas!!

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #48 on: Sun, 01 November 2020, 04:02:30 »
Watch people sleep on the katakana mono kit. Good stuff man!

Edit: Katakana mono COLOR
« Last Edit: Thu, 05 November 2020, 19:36:00 by kimchijody »

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Re: [IC] GMK Lavender
« Reply #49 on: Sun, 01 November 2020, 07:54:55 »
Really nice color pairing! Looking forward to the GB!