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[IC] ePBT Inkdrop ✒️
« on: Wed, 06 October 2021, 15:52:02 »

"The pen is mightier than the sword, and considerably easier to write with"-Marty Feldman


(I would be really grateful if you could spend a couple of minutes to give us some feedback.)



INTRODUCTION


Inspired by Textualis or Textura style of calligraphy, inks and pens.
The project revolves around hand drawn, fully custom "Old English" / "Textura"/ "Gothic" style of fonts and super clean modifiers in warm whites and blacks.

For updates to our current projects and future ones, please join our discord and follow us over Instagram at the links below.

   





KITS


Lowercase Alphas                                                     Uppercase Alphas Kit

Modifiers : Ink                                                        Modifiers : Royal 

40s Modifiers : Ink                                                     40s Modifiers : Royal

Novelties : Ink                                                           Novelties : Royal Kit

International : Lowercase Alphas                                        International : Uppercase  Alphas

Media & Macro : Ink                                                Media & Macro : Royal  Alphas

Spacebars                                                Numpads





DESKMATS

Coming Soon!!




RENDERS
Disclaimer : The keyboards are for visual purposes and are not included in the set.


Dalco 956 by Hand Engineering




Fuji65 by CMM Studios






IKKI Aurora by Wuque Studios





Nemui by Bachoo



Ogr by Alchemist Keyboards







VENDORS


Soon                 

   GB Date : 2022





COLLABORATIONS


I am already in talks with a few artisan / cable makers. If you are interested feel free to contact me.





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THANKS

Special thanks to Finite, Hoang, Sushii, Pnut and a lot of others for helping and supporting me through this!



« Last Edit: Sun, 28 November 2021, 01:30:51 by SxM Designs »

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Re: [IC] ePBT Inkdrop : Dream It, Ink It
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 06 October 2021, 15:54:00 »
Reserved!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Inkdrop : Dream It, Ink It
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 06 October 2021, 15:54:23 »
Yep, looks like a keycap set

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Re: [IC] ePBT Inkdrop : Dream It, Ink It
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 06 October 2021, 15:55:01 »
I too like money.
Typing on: Guga60 - 205g0 Vint blacks w/62g TX 16mm, GMK WoB
Collection: F1.69, Police, Jane V2 CE, Jubi (2x), Nunu, FLX Virgo, Guga60, Kei

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Re: [IC] ePBT Inkdrop : Dream It, Ink It
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 06 October 2021, 15:56:31 »
Yep, looks like a keycap set

Yeah I would say so as well!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Inkdrop : Dream It, Ink It
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 06 October 2021, 16:03:30 »
any reason why the norde kits aren't standalone alpha replacements

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Re: [IC] ePBT Inkdrop : Dream It, Ink It
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 06 October 2021, 16:03:33 »
Nice set. Not 100% on the font...maybe it could grow on me....

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Re: [IC] ePBT Inkdrop : Dream It, Ink It
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 06 October 2021, 16:12:39 »
any reason why the norde kits aren't standalone alpha replacements

No reason to be honest. Its just the traditional way of kiting.
I do like your idea. Please leave a feedback. If a lot of people want it we can turn the Nordeuk into a standalone set.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Inkdrop : Dream It, Ink It
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 06 October 2021, 16:26:34 »
sure, why not

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Re: [IC] ePBT Inkdrop : Dream It, Ink It
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 06 October 2021, 16:30:06 »
images borked

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Re: [IC] ePBT Inkdrop : Dream It, Ink It
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 06 October 2021, 17:56:02 »
Show Image

Sir that could damage the pcb

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Re: [IC] ePBT Inkdrop : Dream It, Ink It
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 06 October 2021, 17:58:20 »

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Re: [IC] ePBT Inkdrop : Dream It, Ink It
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 06 October 2021, 22:06:50 »
Images dont seem to be loading for me...

Edit: mayhaps its just my internet
« Last Edit: Wed, 06 October 2021, 22:10:02 by LittleAad »

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Re: [IC] ePBT Inkdrop : Dream It, Ink It
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 06 October 2021, 23:45:35 »
Ah yes EPBT San Andreas

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Re: [IC] ePBT Inkdrop : Dream It, Ink It
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 07 October 2021, 00:19:11 »
Images dont seem to be loading for me...

Edit: mayhaps its just my internet

Does it load now?
Could also be a server issue.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Inkdrop : Dream It, Ink It
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 07 October 2021, 01:21:26 »
your epbt renders are in OEM.
you also seem to be missing proper kitting renders.

for someone who has put five sets through IC, and ran two of them, I don't appreciate these mistakes, shortcuts, and low effort sets.
do better.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Inkdrop : Dream It, Ink It
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 07 October 2021, 03:09:05 »
your epbt renders are in OEM.
you also seem to be missing proper kitting renders.

for someone who has put five sets through IC, and ran two of them, I don't appreciate these mistakes, shortcuts, and low effort sets.
do better.
About missing kit renders, probably the designers are waiting for all feedback before making all neccessary renders. Gmk Zen Pond is on gb atm if you care. Also I don't see the "low effort" here, care to back that argument?

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Re: [IC] ePBT Inkdrop : Dream It, Ink It
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 07 October 2021, 04:19:08 »
Hmm, I like the design by itself, but feels like could be out of place on most modern design keyboards.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Inkdrop : Dream It, Ink It
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 07 October 2021, 08:01:15 »
really brah

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Re: [IC] ePBT Inkdrop : Dream It, Ink It
« Reply #19 on: Thu, 07 October 2021, 11:59:38 »
Images dont seem to be loading for me...

Edit: mayhaps its just my internet

Thanks for bringing this to my notice. Some people in my discord were also complaining about having the images not loading.
I changed all the render to the imgur server. Please have a look and check if you still have the issues.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Inkdrop : Dream It, Ink It
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 07 October 2021, 12:22:35 »
I like it but when is it going into production? Wouldn't all the monks be hungover because of Octoberfest?

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Re: [IC] ePBT Inkdrop : Dream It, Ink It
« Reply #21 on: Thu, 07 October 2021, 12:27:26 »
I like it but when is it going into production? Wouldn't all the monks be hungover because of Octoberfest?

Oktoberfest was cancelled this year! So no risks whatsoever  :p

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Re: [IC] ePBT Inkdrop : Dream It, Ink It
« Reply #22 on: Thu, 07 October 2021, 16:26:46 »
I'm sure you've tried different variations but I feel the mods are too inconsistent. Alt and Menu follow the same stroke logic, whereas you'd have to rotate your fountain pen halfway to achieve the Control shape. Redesigning tons of icons is hard so I don't fault you for that. Maybe consider text mods.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Inkdrop : Dream It, Ink It
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 08 October 2021, 00:04:51 »
I'm sure you've tried different variations but I feel the mods are too inconsistent. Alt and Menu follow the same stroke logic, whereas you'd have to rotate your fountain pen halfway to achieve the Control shape. Redesigning tons of icons is hard so I don't fault you for that. Maybe consider text mods.

We tried the same stoke direction for all mods and it did not look good enough. The stroke width is same all across but stroke direction are changed in some mods to make it look more balanced.
Actually, we started with text mods. It was way way too busy (specially for upper cases) and in the end it just looked weird and out of place. Another thing was sizing them according to the alphas which made them essentially too big/ look more cluttered.
I hope I could explain it.

However, if you are still unsure and since this is an IC and not a finished product we can still make changes. Please reach out via the feedback form/ directly in our discord.

Thanks for the kind words! Really appreciate it!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Inkdrop : Dream It, Ink It
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 08 October 2021, 11:13:51 »
Just wanted to say that I really enjoy the icon mods and would be sad to see them gone in favour of text mod (I'm assuming text mods would look horribly busy).

I think there could be allowances made for a symbol or drawing requiring a repositioning of the hand. You lift your hand when reinking the nib anyhow so it could be assumed that you'd add in the other half of the symbol later when you dot your i's and cross your t's (if you were to actually write it out).

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Re: [IC] ePBT Inkdrop : Dream It, Ink It
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 08 October 2021, 14:46:47 »
Just wanted to say that I really enjoy the icon mods and would be sad to see them gone in favour of text mod (I'm assuming text mods would look horribly busy).

I think there could be allowances made for a symbol or drawing requiring a repositioning of the hand. You lift your hand when reinking the nib anyhow so it could be assumed that you'd add in the other half of the symbol later when you dot your i's and cross your t's (if you were to actually write it out).

Thanks for the feedback. We wont be switching to text mods as I explained in the comment above ( WAY TO BUSY).

Basically what you explained is accurate and absolutely correct. There can be strokes on either sides. Depends on the artist and their choice and how they draw. We have spent months on this (the number of custom icons / font is actually too much)and made sure the mods and texts look as balanced as possible.
If we chose to do same stroke direction ( which we actually tried), it would look really unbalanced.

On a side note : We actually revealed this in our discord server earlier and made necessary changes and then put an IC here. So basically this is the second iteration.
From my POV, the alphas + mods are very very clean and and aesthetically pleasing to look at. However, I would encourage people to criticize and give feedbacks if you want something to be changed.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Inkdrop : Dream It, Ink It | Website launched
« Reply #26 on: Sun, 10 October 2021, 12:58:49 »
Hi all,

A small update : We have launched the website for this set. If you want some cool interactive pics head over to the website!


Kitting : We tried to give as much flexibility in all of the kits as possible. If we missed something (which can happen quite easily), please let us know in the comments.[/size]

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Re: [IC] ePBT Inkdrop : Dream It, Ink It
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 13 October 2021, 15:58:27 »
Nice set. Not 100% on the font...maybe it could grow on me....

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Re: [IC] ePBT Inkdrop : Rev 2.0 | Major Changes + New IC Form
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 03 November 2021, 10:09:56 »
Update :

As promised we were looking into making the whole project more versatile.

One of the major changes is the removal of the spectrum kit
I was not particularly happy with how newer renders looked and was quite far from my actual vision. I wanted pops of colors but there was a definite issue there which had to be addressed
The solution was to remove the series and replace it with something else. The replacement being the ROYAL series. This also comes with more accent options.
There are a few changes from the previous kitting. I hope you guys like it.

There is a new IC form.

IC Form Link :  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScTVIzOyUy2a73rKRvLjF-KcUMA61Vvuv5Mu60h9J8l3Nt0tg/viewform?usp=sf_link

I would be grateful if you could spare 2 mins of your time to fill the IC form.

Thanks!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Inkdrop
« Reply #29 on: Sat, 27 November 2021, 14:19:12 »
Kits are finalized for now. I am quite happy with the flexibility that it offers. First round of quotes has been asked for from epbt.


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Re: [IC] ePBT Inkdrop
« Reply #30 on: Sun, 28 November 2021, 03:49:25 »
Kits are finalized for now. I am quite happy with the flexibility that it offers. First round of quotes has been asked for from epbt.
yayyy, I'm so happy

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Re: [IC] ePBT Inkdrop ✒️
« Reply #31 on: Sun, 28 November 2021, 04:13:32 »
The Royal modifiers look very good!  - keeping an eye out for the GB

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Re: [IC] ePBT Inkdrop ✒️
« Reply #32 on: Sun, 28 November 2021, 14:56:36 »
The Royal modifiers look very good!  - keeping an eye out for the GB

Thanks!! The overall idea is to have awesome flexibility on this set! 
Hopefully I can keep the cost down as much as possible which would then allow people to mix and match more!