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[IC] GMK Retrotrip | Collabs Announced!
« on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 17:17:27 »


Welcome to the IC for GMK Retrotrip!

Iíve been working on this set for the past few months, so really hope you enjoy this set as much as I have enjoyed making it!









This set takes most of its inspiration from some of the more vibrant colours used in the 80s, specifically deriving them from windbreakers and ski wear.


Of course, these sorts of colours arenít exclusive to fashion, with neons and pastels heavily inspiring other aspects of culture in that era and beyond. This prominent style still held influence well past the 80s, carrying through into the early/mid 90s by way of TV shows, technology and interior design.


Ultimately, despite seeming to clash at first glance, I find these colours still hold up with time, and with the resurgence of 80s fashion and inspiration in the modern era, really wanted to bring them into keycap form.









I chose to use GMK WS1, PANTONE  224 C, PANTONE  2725 C and PANTONE  3275 C respectively

I did attempt to use RAL colours, which are preferred by GMK, but felt there were too many compromises in the colours which would end up losing the heart of the set.




Base Kit


Covers most standard layouts, plus UK ISO support in base


Alt Alphas


Mono-colour support, and a smaller kit than base for more affordable exotic layouts


Spacebars


For Alice-likes, 6-unit spacebar boards and accent spacebars users


40s/Ortho Kit


Provides support for most 40s/ortho layouts + Whimsy support


Novelties

A kit bringing to life the Ski and 80s inspiration for the set








TGR 910 CE by Yuktsi







Cypher by Cable Car Designs







Dalco by Hand Engineering x DaleSnail







1ron165 by Smith & Rune







TGR Alice by Yuktsi







Old Renders

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Modern F by Kazoos Co







Isometria75 by Ebastler










Nemui by Bachoo




Pillow65 by KelliumWorks




Maja by Vulcan x KBDFans




Cypher by Westfoxtrot







Dalco by Hand Engineering x DaleSnail








Symphonic by Addmeonebay




Windbreaker by EagerSprout












Cerakoted Pink Metal Artisan by Asero Foundries







Handmade Beech Wrist Rests and Coasters by Barrett Creative







Custom Cables by GCables (SEA)






Close up shots of cable below!

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Custom Cables by RocketCables (US)

IMAGES COMING SOON








US - Kono
CN - KBDFans
EU - Mykeyboard.eu
CA - Deskhero
UK - Prototypist
SEA - iLumkb
KOR - Letsgetit
OCE - Dailyclack





COMING SOON



COMING SOON






Post IC
Novelties
Deskmats
New Renders
Even more new Renders
Announce Vendors
Collabs
Finally post Pricing and GB Date





Dates are UK format! (DD-MM)


07/03 - IC posted
08/03 - Added sizes to less used keycaps, added row numbers
11/03 - Changed title colours to better reflect set
16/04- Kitting overhaul, New renders, novelties and deskmats released
01/06- New renders! Novelties FINALLY fixed!
08/06- Vendors Announced!
07/07- Cypher Renders Added
23/07- Collabs Annouced!







Skok for the updated renders.
Lizcuits for the help early on and the earlier renders.
SpikedSynapse for saving the novelties and putting up with me.
Loquerish for giving the set a name.
HipyoTech and his Discord server for the constant support.
Russell, Jessie, Josh and Sasha for putting up with my constant questions and annoyances.

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Offline Lizcuits

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrotrip
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 17:20:57 »
Congrats, GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrotrip
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 17:32:12 »
Not sure how I feel about the 3 color spacebar kit and accent esc in 40s. I feel that it drives up the cost for a small addition. Other than that IC looks good and well fleshed out. Nice job and glwic!

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrotrip
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 17:38:14 »
This looks lovely, super excited to see how this goes!

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrotrip
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 18:03:21 »
I love the amount of support on the base kit!

Offline Zakar1ya

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrotrip
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 18:06:25 »
Not sure how I feel about the 3 color spacebar kit and accent esc in 40s. I feel that it drives up the cost for a small addition. Other than that IC looks good and well fleshed out. Nice job and glwic!

For the 3 colour spacebars, I really wanted accent spacebars, and then to cover both the base kit and the alt alphas, I included the other 2 colours. Definitely considering removing some support somewhere in there though! As for the 40s kit, I am very 50/50 on the inclusion of the accent esc in the 40s too, so depending on how the IC form goes, the accents might disappear

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrotrip
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 18:15:11 »
I think some green accent keys (and spacebars too, maybe) would go well in this set. Also some fun 80s/90s-inspired novelties would be cool!

Really digging the theme!

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrotrip
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 18:22:56 »
Itís a nice colourway, not too in your face while still having nice contrasts and a retro feel.

It does make me think a little of a desaturated GMK Future Funk, but thatís just me.

Oh and a 1.25U enter in the 40s kit for UT47.2/Whimsy support would be lovely.
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Offline Zakar1ya

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrotrip
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 18:41:47 »
Itís a nice colourway, not too in your face while still having nice contrasts and a retro feel.

It does make me think a little of a desaturated GMK Future Funk, but thatís just me.

Oh and a 1.25U enter in the 40s kit for UT47.2/Whimsy support would be lovely.

I can't believe I missed Whimsy support! Its one of my most anticipated boards this year and the 1.25u enter isn't there. Its something I'll definitely look at including in the next revision of the 40s kit!

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrotrip
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 23:48:48 »
me likey. also, that base kit is huge
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Re: [IC] GMK Retrotrip
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 00:20:33 »
I really love the colors! I'll be watching this set :D GLWIC  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrotrip
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 00:49:18 »
very cool! GLWIC :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrotrip
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 01:33:22 »
this is very nice! though i do wish you would also include that green in some accent keys, like how gmk taro has some bright yellow/cyan accents. GLWIC  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrotrip
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 01:46:34 »
Oh man I wanna see this on a polycarb board for extra throwback 80s/90s vibes -- maybe something like the purple NK65 entry

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrotrip
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 02:48:12 »
glad to see someone pulling off the windbreaker aesthetic.  :thumb:


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Re: [IC] GMK Retrotrip
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 05:58:05 »
No Norde kit? :(

Looks great, but I'll pass then.

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrotrip
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 08:27:42 »
Nice

Offline Zakar1ya

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrotrip
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 08:44:25 »
No Norde kit? :(

Looks great, but I'll pass then.

I really wanted to be as inclusive as possible with my kitting options and did think of including the Norde kit, but for a first time designer, it unfortunately probably wouldn't make MOQ, so I didn't think it would be fair to include it in the IC. You could say the same of the 40s kit, but I made steps to make it as light as possible without missing any important keys in order to keep costs down, which can't really be achieved with a Norde kit I'm afraid.

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrotrip
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 08:47:51 »
this is very nice! though i do wish you would also include that green in some accent keys, like how gmk taro has some bright yellow/cyan accents. GLWIC  :thumb:

Its something I considered early on, but I found the green was a little too bold as an accent colour, clashing a little bit with the other colours. The set has evolved a lot since those early stages, so I'll give it a 2nd look and see if it works a bit better now!

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrotrip
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 09:10:34 »
The whole kit minus the pink is screaming Mitolets and Mitocorns to me

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrotrip
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 13:53:13 »
Lots of support in the base kit. It will be interesting to see what novelties come with this. I assume a VW type bus?

Offline Zakar1ya

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrotrip
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 14:23:32 »
Lots of support in the base kit. It will be interesting to see what novelties come with this. I assume a VW type bus?

I tried to cover as much as I could without massively bloating the set. Keep your eyes peeled for novelties in the next week or so

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrotrip
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 08 March 2021, 15:09:13 »
Much respect given to you for including a proper 40s kit on you GMK set.


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Re: [IC] GMK Retrotrip
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 09 March 2021, 01:45:51 »
Is this Bento without Hiragana?

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrotrip
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 09 March 2021, 03:26:48 »
Is this Bento without Hiragana?

Not sure if trolling.


Bento is RAL colours and Retrotrip is Pantone, but you get the gist
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Re: [IC] GMK Retrotrip
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 09 March 2021, 11:39:00 »
Is this Bento without Hiragana?

Not sure if trolling.

Show Image

Bento is RAL colours and Retrotrip is Pantone, but you get the gist

I'll be honest, I'm not 100% sure where the comparison is coming from, but I reached out to Biip just in case and there's no qualms on his end, which to me is all that matters. Thanks Jerry for the comparison image too, definitely further shows the difference between the sets

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrotrip
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 09 March 2021, 11:44:57 »
Is this Bento without Hiragana?

Not sure if trolling.

Show Image

Bento is RAL colours and Retrotrip is Pantone, but you get the gist

I'll be honest, I'm not 100% sure where the comparison is coming from, but I reached out to Biip just in case and there's no qualms on his end, which to me is all that matters. Thanks Jerry for the comparison image too, definitely further shows the difference between the sets

No worries ^-^

Yeah, I'm not sure what they're getting at.
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Re: [IC] GMK Retrotrip
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 09 March 2021, 11:50:18 »
Is this Bento without Hiragana?

Not sure if trolling.

Show Image

Bento is RAL colours and Retrotrip is Pantone, but you get the gist

I'll be honest, I'm not 100% sure where the comparison is coming from, but I reached out to Biip just in case and there's no qualms on his end, which to me is all that matters. Thanks Jerry for the comparison image too, definitely further shows the difference between the sets

As long as Biip is ok with it, it's all good
Sorry about that!    :D

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrotrip
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 09 March 2021, 22:05:12 »
Really love how the colours came out, best of luck!

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrotrip
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 10 March 2021, 18:04:43 »
Love how this looks, colours really pop

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrotrip
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 10 March 2021, 18:47:58 »
Doesn't look anything like Bento lmao.

Looks great and will be following! Love the color combination and thought of old windbreakers for sure when I first saw the set.
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Re: [IC] GMK Retrotrip
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 11 March 2021, 12:35:37 »
Doesn't look anything like Bento lmao.

Looks great and will be following! Love the color combination and thought of old windbreakers for sure when I first saw the set.

Thank you so much! Like I said before, not 100% where the comparison even came from, but I'm super glad the colours match the theme, was something I fretted over for a while pre-IC!

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrotrip
« Reply #32 on: Sat, 13 March 2021, 02:16:44 »
Love these colors! Definitely watching this. GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrotrip
« Reply #33 on: Mon, 29 March 2021, 16:23:16 »
Hoping this one comes to fruition.

Offline Zakar1ya

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrotrip
« Reply #34 on: Wed, 31 March 2021, 23:31:01 »
Hoping this one comes to fruition.

I'm working on a few things behind the scenes, keep those eyes peeled for the next few weeks, big updates coming soon(tm)

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Deskmats are nais  :thumb:

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Deskmats are nais  :thumb:

Thank you very much  :-*

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Considering GMK production lead times, by the time that this set ships, the 80's will probably be back in fashion again...

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Please consider adding an alpha R3 pipe key "\|" to the base kit so it can support both US and UK ISO.

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I'm not normally a neon fan but I think you've really done a good job with this set, GLWIC

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Considering GMK production lead times, by the time that this set ships, the 80's will probably be back in fashion again...

I went with GMK because that way when the set is produced we'll be in 2080 and the set will be super relevant

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This looks so clean! I have at least 3 windbreakers from the 90's that match the colors exactly, so I'm in for sure!

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Considering GMK production lead times, by the time that this set ships, the 80's will probably be back in fashion again...

I went with GMK because that way when the set is produced we'll be in 2080 and the set will be super relevant

All I need now is a fly neon board so I can roll up to the spot and stunt on some mallrats.

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrotrip | New Renders! New Novelties!
« Reply #44 on: Tue, 01 June 2021, 23:47:03 »
It's sad to see the space bar kit doesn't have 3u Space. If it has 3u Space, I definitely will buy this set.

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrotrip | New Renders! New Novelties!
« Reply #45 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 06:35:03 »
It's sad to see the space bar kit doesn't have 3u Space. If it has 3u Space, I definitely will buy this set.

I have never once seen a GMK set with a 3U spacebar (with the exception of ThinkCaps which had one in the extension kit), so that seems very unlikely.
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Re: [IC] GMK Retrotrip | New Renders! New Novelties!
« Reply #46 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 07:04:45 »
It's sad to see the space bar kit doesn't have 3u Space. If it has 3u Space, I definitely will buy this set.

I have never once seen a GMK set with a 3U spacebar (with the exception of ThinkCaps which had one in the extension kit), so that seems very unlikely.

Have you ever looked? Theyíre extremely common these days

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrotrip | New Renders! New Novelties!
« Reply #47 on: Wed, 02 June 2021, 09:10:10 »
It's sad to see the space bar kit doesn't have 3u Space. If it has 3u Space, I definitely will buy this set.

Hi! I really considered 3u space, but I felt the spacebar kit was already chunky enough as it was, and I really didn't want to further bloat it. The kits went through several iterations but honestly there was never a way for me to happily fit 3u space in, so even though ideally I do want to include it, I really don't think I can.

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrotrip | New Renders! New Novelties!
« Reply #48 on: Thu, 03 June 2021, 13:29:41 »
Have you ever looked? Theyíre extremely common these days

Why no, I decided to reply without even a google.
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Re: [IC] GMK Retrotrip | New Renders! New Novelties!
« Reply #49 on: Thu, 03 June 2021, 21:36:29 »
Have you ever looked? They’re extremely common these days

Why no, I decided to reply without even a google.

3u isn't an issue for me personally and I'm not sure if you are being serious or not (if so apologies). But here are some gmk sets with 3u spacebars starting from most recent, a full list would go much further back.  :-X

analog dreams r2, lavender, british racing green, haku, dualshot r2, sparta, hazakura, parcel, arch, zooted, metropolis r2, fuji, kouhai, striker r2, dots r2, muted r2
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