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STUDIOBLB:


GMK SOYAMILK

A refreshing set that’s straight out of your childhood lunch box and afternoon snacks. A heartfelt homage to the soyamilk that we grew up with and remember fondly.
We drew inspiration from a vintage soyamilk drink box from an era long before our time, hoping to provide a throwback aesthetic that resonates with our childhood.

SOYAMILK FOR CHARITY
Because GMK Soyamilk is a food-themed keycap set, inspired by a drink that raised us, we want to use this opportunity and platform to pay back to our heritage, particularly to the elderly in the Asian American community that shaped us into who we are.

As a design team, we are pledging to donate a percentage of our profits towards the charity Heart of Dinner, which has a goal of “nourishing NYC’s East Asian elders with love and food every week”.
Proof of donation will be provided for posterity after the group buy.
If this is a cause that resonates with you, please consider supporting the project or donating towards the charity!

GROUP BUY INFO
We are incredibly excited to finally announce that GMK Soyamilk will be going to group buy on October 1st, 2021! We will be working with CannonKeys as our lead vendor.

VENDORS
Soyamilk fans around the world rejoice! We have a few vendors for you, and we are so excited to work with all of them on this project!

United States: CannonKeys
Canada: Mech.Land
Europe: myKeyboard.eu
United Kingdom: Proto[Typist]
Oceania: Daily Clack
China: zFrontier
East Asia: Kibou
Korea: Swagkeys
South East Asia: Monokei

KITS AND PRICING

Basekit - 'the classic' - $131*

*Pricing based on prior GMK quote without R1 End and Pg Dn, subject to change

Novelties - 'hudson store' - $52


Latin Alphas - 'less sugar' - $50

Because of our shared Asian roots in this project, we feel strongly about having Cangjie sublegends in our basekit.

Accent Kit - 'extra straws' - $30



Extensions Kit - ‘snack pack’ - $33



RENDERS

More
U80a by Rama Works, render by Entity.


U80a by Rama Works


Harbour —港口 by Kibou, render by Chung


Haus by Hand Engineering


KBD8X MKII by KBDFans


Ikki68 Aurora by Wuque Studios

COLOURS

MoreHere is the colour palette that we chose for the set. We decided to limit custom colours to only the blue and the beige, leaving the white and red as GMK stock colours.



We picked RAL 260 50 25 and 1015 respectively after colour matching to inspiration material.

Check out some colour comparisons with other sets that use blues and beiges:



COLLABS

MoreWe are excited to share the two of the artisan keycaps that we will have available for this set!

RAMA Works artisan keycap:





Monokei x Soyamilk artisan keycap:





RNCables x Soyamilk artisan cables:

Product Render


Product Render


Prototype Photo


Prototype Photo


RNCables x Soyamilk artisan keycaps:

Check out that straw on the prototype!

IV Works: Av3x Soyamilk

We are pleased to announce our collaboration with IV Works for the release of GMK Soyamilk!
Features of the board will include:
Cream acrylic case
3D milled Soyamilk bottle cap badge
Stainless steel full case bottom
8 degree case angle
Anodized aluminum leaf-spring plate
Isolated plate mount with poron gaskets
Stainless steel hardware
Hot swap PCB with underglow RGB
USB Type C
VIA Compatible
Made in USA

These will be produced in a limited quantity, to be announced later.
Please join the IV Works Discord Server for updates and announcements!









DESKMATS

MoreSlice of Home Deskmat


Milk Carton Deskmat, designed by retainerbox


CHANGE LOG

More 2021.05.21
All of our international vendors have been confirmed!

Updated kitting released! You guys sure filled out a lot of IC forms, and we did our best to accommodate!

-Basekit now has better ISO support, F13, and full Alice and Arisu compatibility.
-ISO users get novelties too!
-Small keyboards don’t have to get left out, please give us feedback on our Extensions Kit if you really need it!
-Quite a few of you asked for Latin alphas, and we are pleased to unveil the Latin Alphas kit.
We still stand by our choice to leave Cangjie sublegends as the default alphas in our basekit, as it stays true to our chosen theme and our personal heritage.

Please be sure to fill out our NEW IC form so we can gather your feedback on our new kitting!

Big thanks to Entity. for whipping up some awesome renders!

2021.05.26
Minor changes to kitting
-Changed 2.5u spacebar in the 40s kit to be an additional 2.0u spacebar

2021.06.07
Colour update!
-We have chosen a new blue for the kit to more closely match the shade of blue that you can see in the old kit renders
-Blue is now RAL 260 50 25 instead of RAL 5023
-While working on our other renders, we noticed that the shades of our colours were not matching the vision we had from our original kits, so we have adjusted the blue to better fit our preferences
-Check out our new kit renders and let us know how you feel!



2021.07.19
Collab reveals! We are thrilled to announce that we are going to have metal artisans available for group buy.
Check out our RAMA Works and Monokei artisan keycaps!
Additionally, we are very excited to be working with RNCables on a Soyamilk themed custom paracorded USB cable!

Minor kitting update: We removed the arrows from the numpad because we felt that they were extraneous and took away from the clean minimal aesthetic that we prefer.

2021.08.19
We’ve been saying “Coming Soon TM” for the last few months, but this time we mean it!
Deskmats are finally here!
We are so excited to present our two designs: Slice of Home and Milk Carton.
Slice of Home was inspired by the memories evoked by the Tong Lau buildings of Hong Kong, a style of housing that combined residential and commercial spaces into a vibrant and tight knit community.
The Milk Carton mat was of course inspired by our favourite flavours and varieties of Soyamilk, and was designed by our good friend retainerbox! A massive thank you to them for their time and creative expertise.
Check out their other work at their Instagram page!

2021.08.24
The announcement that you’ve all been waiting for! A confirmed group buy date!
GMK Soyamilk will be going to group buy on October 1, 2021. Mark it in your calendars!
We have been blown away at how much support we have gotten for this project, and we are so excited to see it come to fruition.

A big thank you to everyone who has filled out our IC form too! Thanks to your feedback, we have decided to run our Extensions Kit, aka the snack pack!

A condensed kit pricing breakdown is as follows:
Base Kit - $131
Novelties Kit - $52
Latin Alphas Kit - $50
Accent Kit - $30
Extensions Kit - $33

2021.09.10
Soyamilk For Charity!
This update means a lot to us. From the start of the project, we wanted to find some way to give back to the community that raised and shaped us into who we are today.
We have decided that the way we want to show this is to donate a percentage of the profits we receive as designers to a charity that we believe strongly in: Heart of Dinner.
This organization aims to provide and deliver necessary pantry and food items to East Asian elders in the NYC area.
If this is a cause that resonates with you, please consider supporting the project or donating to the charity!

Sneaky Kitting Update:
We added in R1 End and Pg Dn for 1800 compatibility.
Updated kit pricing is subject to change, pending new quote.
The change is not expected to be major, as we are only adding two 1u keys.

2021.09.20
More collabs??
We are incredibly excited to be working with Joe from IV Works on this collaboration project.
We are all huge fans of the Av3 keyboard, and to be able to work with him on this one is incredible.

Also RN Cables surprised us by coming up with an incredible juice box artisan for us!
The details on it are exquisite.They will be available for purchase alongside the cables.

2021.09.23

Added additional render images to the IC page of the set on keyboards that weren't beige/soya coloured.
Sorry to neglect all the other colours for so long, we just got a little caught up in the whole theme!
Hope that these new images give a better idea of how the set will look on your keyboard!
Also the IC page was getting a little lengthy, so formatting has been added to streamline the post.

TO DO LIST
-Count sleeps until the GB!

CONTACT
Please fill out our NEW IC form!
Do you make artisans and want to do a collab? Please give us a shout at studioblb.co@gmail.com
Join us on Discord!

SPECIAL THANKS
NintendoNoNo
Kriegar
IV Works
m1w
ImperfectLink
Chung
Break
Entity.
retainerbox

And a massive thank you to grundlemere for pioneering the Cangjie sublegends for the keyboard community!
As designers of Chinese heritage, we can't express enough gratitude and appreciation for bringing this part of our culture to the hobby.


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CoinStorm:
looking amazing! cant wait!

Ustinj:
Like it!

apexshikari:
Perfecto


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darthcapn:
Looks good! The colorscheme is quite calming. I wish gmk production times were better I have a keeb incoming that'd look good with this set!

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