Author Topic: [IC] GMK Mondrian (GB is live!)  (Read 21899 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline jebbra

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 472
  • Location: Indonesia
[IC] GMK Mondrian (GB is live!)
« on: Wed, 28 December 2016, 07:12:04 »
Okay here comes the news:

1. I'm happy to announce that we got the partner to do the GB: Caps Unlocked! The GB and shipping will be done by Caps Unlocked > http://caps-unlocked.com/

2. As per vote several days ago, there won't be additional black keys to this set.

3. The kit is locked now and we got the official render from GMK (yay!)

172022-0

4. We are done with the pricing too, a kit will be priced at $79 on 150 MOQ.

5. If nothing goes wrong, the GB will start next weekend. The GB duration will be announced together with the GB launch.


167682-1

167684-2



Old Updates:

Update Kit!


Kit is changed to support Preonic. And better yet, can cover alpha + numrow for standard keyboard!

167680-3

Background:
1. The idea is sparked when I asked myself: "Was there any GMK blanks?" and currently the only blanks GMK release is set of Ergodox/Planck mods which I find looks awkward when paired with legended alphas.
2. I love Planck, and how tidy it is. But still, no full legend support in the form of GMK. Why not go full blanks then? Planck is identic to weird and various layout which only the owner had because of its small factor.
3. I always love the simplicity of Piet Mondrian's usage of color in his Composition of Red Blue and Yellow series. And coincidentally, the artworks is in some kind of  G R I D



Piet Mondrian, Composition with Red, Blue, and Yellow, 1930, oil on canvas, 46 x 46 cm (Kunsthaus Zürich)

SO HERE IT COMES :cool:

156282-4

Consisting of full blanks in white color plus assortment of Red Blue Yellow accents which you can use to indicate important key-combo or slap them for just purely A E S T H E T I C .

Here's some sample you can do with this keys:

156284-5

156286-6

156288-7

156290-8

156292-9

Respective GMK colors available:
156294-10

Top row: Darker shades, quite resemble the aging painting.
Bottom row: More POP! I believe this kind of color is what Mondrian used back then.

Yes I know GMK didn't have the perfect color for Mondrian painting. We can use at least raw primary color (confirmed this with friends from fine art major that the best way to interpret Mondrian's color is by using raw primary color) but still, GMK don't have it.

I myself is leaning towards the darker shades (top row) as it depict the painting quite well (in term of aging). Maybe swap the yellow (or not :p)


What do you think? ;D



Bonus Q&A

Q: Why GMK?
A: I want to see GMK blanks appearing on the market. And this can be a temporary solution for people with Colemak/Dvorak layout who use only GMK

Q: Why Planck?
A: 1) I want to make this as simple as possible. 2) Mondrian artwork can only interpreted in ortholinear layout, staggered layout will destroy the charm of Mondrian's

Q: How much?
A: It'd been 3 weeks since I submit this layout and request quotation from GMK :-[ (they had responded to send me quotation

Q: How about your Planck HiPro case? Y U DO DIS?!
A: I still search the proper vendor for coating, this is a fresh powder coating sample which I just got 2 hours ago [ p o t a t o p i c ]
156296-11

« Last Edit: Thu, 06 July 2017, 19:40:59 by jebbra »
A E S T H E T I C  F O R  L I F E


Offline jebbra

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 472
  • Location: Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (BLANK!)
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 28 December 2016, 07:13:41 »
Reserved for whatever
A E S T H E T I C  F O R  L I F E


Offline WNovizar

  • Posts: 382
  • Location: Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (BLANK!)
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 28 December 2016, 07:18:06 »
OP loves planck, but took photos of planck color samples with Pok3rs..... JK gl man
I like mechanical keyboards

Offline jebbra

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 472
  • Location: Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (BLANK!)
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 28 December 2016, 07:23:09 »
OP loves planck, but took photos of planck color samples with Pok3rs..... JK gl man

LUL my plancks got dissambled too often to measure the hipro case so they stay on workshop.
A E S T H E T I C  F O R  L I F E


Online TalkingTree

  • Posts: 2299
  • Location: Italy (142)
    • My projects
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (BLANK!)
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 28 December 2016, 07:27:29 »
I'd add some blacks.
My opensource projects: GH80-3000, Skipad, TOAD (KotM Sept '17), TOAD v2 (KotM April '18), XMMX.

Offline rrrsss

  • Posts: 23
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (BLANK!)
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 28 December 2016, 07:49:38 »
I'm for this! Blank GMK = Cheap GMK? One can hope  :thumb:

Offline hansichen

  • Posts: 142
  • Location: Germany
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (BLANK!)
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 28 December 2016, 08:00:56 »
Nice idea  :thumb:
I would take the darker colors too. And maybe preonic support as some people are using it.
GMK Greek Olivetti, a remake of the legendary G81-3011 HBQ keyset, express your interest now: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=94733.0

Offline dsaf

  • Posts: 90
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (BLANK!)
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 28 December 2016, 08:28:34 »
I'm for this! Blank GMK = Cheap GMK? One can hope  :thumb:

They'd better be - they aren't even double-shot!

Offline priyadi

  • Posts: 139
  • Location: Depok, Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (BLANK!)
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 28 December 2016, 11:51:33 »
interested!
Boards: Filco TKL+HID Liberation, Infinity 60%, Sentraq S60-X, Whitefox, Ergodox, Planck.
Member of the flat keyboard society.
Keycap manifesto: "Key sets without vendor neutral Super key are worthless"

Offline sems

  • Posts: 47
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (BLANK!)
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 28 December 2016, 14:04:59 »
Love it!

Offline gnmar2723

  • Posts: 321
  • Location: Minnesota
  • i just want it to stop
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (BLANK!)
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 28 December 2016, 14:47:00 »
This is pretty sweet looking! Would it be better to do a full keyset for compatibility with standard layouts? You can make a planck keyset with what's available in a full one :)
gnmar2723's projects

I generally concentrate on the stop light. When that **** turns green its mother****ing Nürburgring time.

Offline heedpantsnow

  • * Esteemed Elder
  • Posts: 3740
  • Location: Orlando, FL
  • Old enough to know better
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (BLANK!)
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 28 December 2016, 15:31:57 »
Do you use the midi controller for Photoshop/Lightroom or midi stuff?
I'm back.

Espresso machine overhaul: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=78261.0

Carbon Fiber keyboard base: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=54825

Offline jebbra

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 472
  • Location: Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (BLANK!)
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 28 December 2016, 20:24:13 »
I'd add some blacks.

Because the black is act as separator on the artwork, I leave the black keys out since there are already "black lines" between keys, yes it's not that thick but if black key added, it will be too much.
A E S T H E T I C  F O R  L I F E


Offline jebbra

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 472
  • Location: Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (BLANK!)
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 28 December 2016, 20:29:03 »
Nice idea  :thumb:
I would take the darker colors too. And maybe preonic support as some people are using it.

Adding 1 more row is another matter tbh, because we must add several color option for that row too.

This is pretty sweet looking! Would it be better to do a full keyset for compatibility with standard layouts? You can make a planck keyset with what's available in a full one :)

Like I said on the top, staggered layout diminish the Mondrian's charm.

I'm for this! Blank GMK = Cheap GMK? One can hope  :thumb:

They'd better be - they aren't even double-shot!

Lit's cross our fingers together bois >:D
A E S T H E T I C  F O R  L I F E


Offline rabbitfire

  • Posts: 226
  • Location: Rabbitfire102
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (BLANK!)
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 28 December 2016, 20:43:42 »
Interested! Can you add a spacebar kit with a 6.5U

Offline derezzed

  • * Destiny Supporter
  • Posts: 297
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (BLANK!)
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 28 December 2016, 21:41:56 »
This is one of those sets that I might never buy (I don't own an ortholinear keyboard) but I still want to see it on actual keyboards.  I normally loathe contrasting WASD clusters but this set is an example of good aesthetic design.  You've really nailed the theme.  I understand that there are cost considerations and constraints due to the fact that this set uses a sculpted profile, but I would really like to see the set use more colored keys, like this example:

156341-0


Offline WNovizar

  • Posts: 382
  • Location: Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (BLANK!)
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 29 December 2016, 04:11:46 »
In all seriousness, I would at least add coverage for 40 or 45% keyboards
I like mechanical keyboards

Offline hansichen

  • Posts: 142
  • Location: Germany
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (BLANK!)
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 29 December 2016, 06:32:03 »
I think there are so many 40% boards that you would need so many extra keys with different rows that it wouldnt be cost efficent. Additionally this design idea only works with orthlinear keyboards. As many people have a planck the market should be big enough for this, keyboards like the van etc seem to be pretty rare on the market.
GMK Greek Olivetti, a remake of the legendary G81-3011 HBQ keyset, express your interest now: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=94733.0

Offline PollandAkuma

  • Posts: 323
  • Location: London
[IC] GMK Mondrian (BLANK!)
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 10 February 2017, 18:25:44 »
GMK PBT PLZ
OH AND ALPS

Offline le_wraith

  • Posts: 69
  • Location: San Francisco
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (BLANK!)
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 11 February 2017, 00:31:52 »
Fantastic idea. I always thought Mondrian is underrated.

Offline jebbra

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 472
  • Location: Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (BLANK!)
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 11 February 2017, 22:44:15 »
Not yet got invoice from GMK. Anyone know the reliable GMK Rep?

Also, seems like I will add R1 so Preonic get covered too (and the blanks can be used as alpha in standard keyboard!)

160173-0


Do you use the midi controller for Photoshop/Lightroom or midi stuff?

I use it for LR stuff  :thumb:
A E S T H E T I C  F O R  L I F E


Offline sambarugh

  • Posts: 85
  • Location: Buffalo, NY
    • Megalixir
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (BLANK!)
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 13 February 2017, 09:50:38 »
This is one of those sets that I might never buy (I don't own an ortholinear keyboard) but I still want to see it on actual keyboards.  I normally loathe contrasting WASD clusters but this set is an example of good aesthetic design.  You've really nailed the theme.  I understand that there are cost considerations and constraints due to the fact that this set uses a sculpted profile, but I would really like to see the set use more colored keys, like this example:

(Attachment Link)

Great concept and I agree that this is how the set should be utilized to really say 'Mondrian'
« Last Edit: Tue, 21 February 2017, 13:43:10 by sambarugh »

Offline jebbra

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 472
  • Location: Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 20 February 2017, 23:10:54 »
BIG UPDATE ON 1st POST!
A E S T H E T I C  F O R  L I F E


Offline hansichen

  • Posts: 142
  • Location: Germany
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 21 February 2017, 03:16:57 »
Nice  :thumb: Pics are looking like this kit will go with homing bars. Are homing bars planned or scooped caps?
GMK Greek Olivetti, a remake of the legendary G81-3011 HBQ keyset, express your interest now: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=94733.0

Offline merintil

  • Posts: 37
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 21 February 2017, 07:13:41 »
I don't own a Planck, but if this kit came out, I would get both a Planck and this kit!

Offline JaccoW

  • Fire Typer!!
  • * Elevated Elder
  • Posts: 1995
  • Keyboard is Lava!
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 21 February 2017, 07:57:15 »
+1 for the idea.
-1 for misspelling his name.

For whatever weird reason that happened in English.

Edit: Nvm he did that himself.
« Last Edit: Tue, 21 February 2017, 08:37:20 by JaccoW »
|||Daily driver: Duck Orion TKL
|||My other keyboards :
More
|||The Original|Home|Work|Numpad|Play|Endgame|Keycaps
x
|Déck Legend Frost|Keycool 87 LE|Leopold FC660M|FC 210TP|Raptor K1 Gaming|Duck Orion TKL|My keycaps & sets
|Pics|Pics|Pics|Pics|Pics|Pics

|||Want to know what Keycap stores there are? Check out my Keyboard Pearltree and my (FS/FT/WTB) thread

Offline jebbra

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 472
  • Location: Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 23 February 2017, 07:39:29 »
So someone giving an idea about halving the kit, so we only need 75 people to order because 1 people need to order 2 kits.



The only drawback is there will be no accent 2u spacebars.

What do you think?
A E S T H E T I C  F O R  L I F E


Offline jebbra

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 472
  • Location: Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #27 on: Thu, 23 February 2017, 07:41:18 »
Nice  :thumb: Pics are looking like this kit will go with homing bars. Are homing bars planned or scooped caps?

I'm not sure a while back. But now I lean on scoop, for a cleaner looks.
A E S T H E T I C  F O R  L I F E


Offline merintil

  • Posts: 37
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 23 February 2017, 08:36:51 »
So someone giving an idea about halving the kit, so we only need 75 people to order because 1 people need to order 2 kits.

The only drawback is there will be no accent 2u spacebars.

What do you think?

So, just for clarification would the total price increase? For example, 2 kits = $55 still?

Also, I think it is a shame to lose the accent 2u spacebars, but I can live without them.

Regardless, I am fully committed to buying into this once it moves to the GB stage.

Offline hansichen

  • Posts: 142
  • Location: Germany
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 23 February 2017, 09:56:17 »
As a grid user I am fine with that :p And I really like the idea, if somebody wants to use more colors he would have the possibility to order 3+ sets. Seems like a solid concept
GMK Greek Olivetti, a remake of the legendary G81-3011 HBQ keyset, express your interest now: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=94733.0

Offline Gunzjack

  • Posts: 2
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 23 February 2017, 11:02:32 »
Hope i can join this drop since preonic is going to drop on MD (based on their schedule on r/)  ;D

I like this set, cherry profile + simple colorway.

A E S T H E T I C S

Offline loar

  • Posts: 16
  • Location: Switzerland
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 23 February 2017, 14:54:24 »
Count me in if this goes to GB land!

Offline jebbra

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 472
  • Location: Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #32 on: Thu, 23 February 2017, 20:52:37 »
So someone giving an idea about halving the kit, so we only need 75 people to order because 1 people need to order 2 kits.

The only drawback is there will be no accent 2u spacebars.

What do you think?

So, just for clarification would the total price increase? For example, 2 kits = $55 still?

Also, I think it is a shame to lose the accent 2u spacebars, but I can live without them.

Regardless, I am fully committed to buying into this once it moves to the GB stage.

Sadly GMK is very slow at communicating. It take me almost 2 weeks to get the quotation. And I'm not yet to submit the new kit since I still have some questions they're not yet answered. But chance is it can be even cheaper since there's no 2u as much as back then.
A E S T H E T I C  F O R  L I F E


Offline jebbra

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 472
  • Location: Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #33 on: Thu, 23 February 2017, 20:55:09 »
The extra benefit with the new kit breakdown is when you wanna built Atomic, you need 3 of these, and it will have enough 2u for spacebar, shift, and enter!
A E S T H E T I C  F O R  L I F E


Offline __

  • Posts: 28
  • Location: US
    • Cartel
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #34 on: Fri, 24 February 2017, 02:42:28 »
Oh wow, I've been debating building a preonic, and this kit would seal the deal. I'm absolutely in for this!

Offline MungFuSensei

  • Posts: 16
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #35 on: Fri, 24 February 2017, 02:56:12 »
On the halved kit, is that extra white key a scoop, or for the space? Would be nice to have an extra 1u white key for the space, just for options. Otherwise you're forced to use the accent keys on the bottom row for people with grid layouts.

Offline jebbra

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 472
  • Location: Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #36 on: Fri, 24 February 2017, 07:04:09 »
On the halved kit, is that extra white key a scoop, or for the space? Would be nice to have an extra 1u white key for the space, just for options. Otherwise you're forced to use the accent keys on the bottom row for people with grid layouts.

Damn I forgot to include that. The extra white now is for un-homing key. Should be another R4 1u white for Grid spacebarbutton.
A E S T H E T I C  F O R  L I F E


Offline aznreaper

  • Posts: 206
  • Location: AB, Canada
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #37 on: Fri, 24 February 2017, 23:06:47 »
The extra benefit with the new kit breakdown is when you wanna built Atomic, you need 3 of these, and it will have enough 2u for spacebar, shift, and enter!

Profile wise it won't work for enter right? Like someone else said as well, what are we looking at for pricing?

Offline ns90

  • Posts: 122
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #38 on: Sat, 25 February 2017, 23:02:10 »
Wow. I was on the fence about buying a Planck, but now I'm pretty sure I'm going to buy one just so I can get this!

Offline jebbra

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 472
  • Location: Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #39 on: Sun, 26 February 2017, 01:10:53 »
The extra benefit with the new kit breakdown is when you wanna built Atomic, you need 3 of these, and it will have enough 2u for spacebar, shift, and enter!

Profile wise it won't work for enter right? Like someone else said as well, what are we looking at for pricing?

Yeah it is not right.

A E S T H E T I C  F O R  L I F E


Offline dragonfax

  • Posts: 8
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #40 on: Sun, 26 February 2017, 02:41:44 »
I'm in.

Offline owacle

  • Posts: 30
  • Location: Canada
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #41 on: Sun, 26 February 2017, 22:35:26 »
I'd love it if there was even the slightest chance of putting it on a larger board. I'd buy two to fill the gaps as long as a space bar of semi normal length was available.

Offline jebbra

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 472
  • Location: Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 01 March 2017, 23:53:13 »
I'd love it if there was even the slightest chance of putting it on a larger board. I'd buy two to fill the gaps as long as a space bar of semi normal length was available.

Do you mean 6.25u? Originative has plenty of GMK space bars on various colours and various length.
A E S T H E T I C  F O R  L I F E


Offline jebbra

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 472
  • Location: Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #43 on: Thu, 02 March 2017, 08:39:04 »


Anybody interested in 1u convex aka 1u SPACEBARBUTTON?

I AM!  :eek:
« Last Edit: Thu, 02 March 2017, 18:03:46 by jebbra »
A E S T H E T I C  F O R  L I F E


Offline ehmlis

  • Posts: 47
  • Location: Sweden
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #44 on: Thu, 02 March 2017, 08:46:00 »
:eek: Sign me up!!!

Offline MungFuSensei

  • Posts: 16
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #45 on: Fri, 03 March 2017, 12:24:42 »
(Attachment Link)

Anybody interested in 1u convex aka 1u SPACEBARBUTTON?

I AM!  :eek:

I don't understand. Is it a 1u R4? Or just the 1u homing key?

EDIT: NVM, forgot what convex meant.

Offline jebbra

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 472
  • Location: Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #46 on: Sat, 04 March 2017, 10:22:29 »
Slight update:
– I'm pretty fixed on the halved kit, maybe the price will raise but it will give support for Atomic/Subatomic too by purchasing 3 kits
– Adding accent on R1 to support Preonic Esc
– Adding 1 more R3 so if you want to put WASD there won't be any homing
– Swapping 1 extra R3 to Convex R4 (space button yay!)
– Fixed on using scoop instead of bar for more A E S T H E T I C S
– Fixed on using L9 V1 N6 V4 for the colors
– Matching the mock up to said colors

162073-0

Will submit the design again to get the more accurate pricing.
For selling, seems like I can't do the GB by myself and I already contacted MD but not yet get answer so I still search another vendor.
A E S T H E T I C  F O R  L I F E


Offline aznreaper

  • Posts: 206
  • Location: AB, Canada
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #47 on: Sat, 04 March 2017, 13:28:29 »
What are we looking at for pricing for the kits then? It's unfortunate that you can't run it and have to go through a vendor since they seem to always add quite a bit to the pricing, especially these days where GB for maximum profits seem to be happening more often

Offline jebbra

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 472
  • Location: Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #48 on: Sat, 04 March 2017, 18:49:14 »
What are we looking at for pricing for the kits then? It's unfortunate that you can't run it and have to go through a vendor since they seem to always add quite a bit to the pricing, especially these days where GB for maximum profits seem to be happening more often

Just to be clear, the shipping to me is $680 and there will be import tax too, assuming we fill the quota the tax will be $55 x 150 x 25% $2062. Adding both of them and splitting to each kit: $680 + $2042 = $2,743 / 150 = $18. There will be additional $18 to the price then, and there will be shipping, and because I'm in Indonesia, shipping anywhere except SEA will be ~$20. The most optimal way is if I can use vendor right at the Germany so the shipping and tax will be very minimal.
A E S T H E T I C  F O R  L I F E


Offline ehmlis

  • Posts: 47
  • Location: Sweden
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #49 on: Sat, 04 March 2017, 19:46:18 »
So someone giving an idea about halving the kit, so we only need 75 people to order because 1 people need to order 2 kits.

The only drawback is there will be no accent 2u spacebars.

What do you think?

So, just for clarification would the total price increase? For example, 2 kits = $55 still?

Also, I think it is a shame to lose the accent 2u spacebars, but I can live without them.

Regardless, I am fully committed to buying into this once it moves to the GB stage.

I'm also wondering about this, is it 2 kits = $55, or is it $55/kit which equals $110 for two kits?

Offline jebbra

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 472
  • Location: Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #50 on: Sat, 04 March 2017, 20:58:50 »
So someone giving an idea about halving the kit, so we only need 75 people to order because 1 people need to order 2 kits.

The only drawback is there will be no accent 2u spacebars.

What do you think?

So, just for clarification would the total price increase? For example, 2 kits = $55 still?

Also, I think it is a shame to lose the accent 2u spacebars, but I can live without them.

Regardless, I am fully committed to buying into this once it moves to the GB stage.

I'm also wondering about this, is it 2 kits = $55, or is it $55/kit which equals $110 for two kits?

The $55 is for full kit like in 1st post, not the halved. I'm not yet get the halved price yet.
A E S T H E T I C  F O R  L I F E


Offline merintil

  • Posts: 37
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #51 on: Mon, 06 March 2017, 07:17:34 »
Excellent! That's really good news!

Offline jebbra

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 472
  • Location: Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #52 on: Thu, 09 March 2017, 05:51:37 »
I want to give clarification regarding the price, sure the quotation said is $55 for the full kit, but after some talks with more experienced member it can't be taken as the selling price per se. There's still some 'invisible' expense, starting with shipping and tax at the very basic, then logistics for shipping, and the most hidden one is 'risk cost' which means when things go south (like, shipping replacement keys) there's still money to use NOT from the organizer's pocket to handle. And of course there's profit margin to be considered if we are going to use a 3rd party vendor.

So after do some math, selling price will be $83 for Mondrian full kit (91 keys) if this is done by me which located in Indonesia.



And I just get the halved quotation from GMK which is $36.5 per kit (52 keys). And after do some more math the selling price will be $59 and that means $118 for usable kit (two of it).

At this point I'm leaning towards the full 91 keys kit compared to the halved  :-X



But if we ever get a vendor who is located nearer to GMK factory (someone in Germany will be the best one) the story will be all different.



That's it, feel free to give your opinion :)
A E S T H E T I C  F O R  L I F E


Offline ibotty

  • Posts: 1
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #53 on: Tue, 21 March 2017, 04:17:41 »
I am a total noob regarding custom keycaps, but what kind of "vendor" is required in/near Germany? I know some industry in Germany, I could provide contacts. Or is it vendor as in distributes to/from factory to the group buyers?

Offline jebbra

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 472
  • Location: Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #54 on: Tue, 21 March 2017, 05:14:04 »
I am a total noob regarding custom keycaps, but what kind of "vendor" is required in/near Germany? I know some industry in Germany, I could provide contacts. Or is it vendor as in distributes to/from factory to the group buyers?

The vendor I mean is like UKkeycaps.com or originative.com or keyclack.com
A E S T H E T I C  F O R  L I F E


Offline loar

  • Posts: 16
  • Location: Switzerland
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #55 on: Tue, 21 March 2017, 05:18:01 »
I am a total noob regarding custom keycaps, but what kind of "vendor" is required in/near Germany? I know some industry in Germany, I could provide contacts. Or is it vendor as in distributes to/from factory to the group buyers?

The vendor I mean is like UKkeycaps.com or originative.com or keyclack.com
You could try to contact candykeys. They're based in Germany, if I'm not mistaken.

Offline jebbra

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 472
  • Location: Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #56 on: Tue, 21 March 2017, 05:20:44 »
I am a total noob regarding custom keycaps, but what kind of "vendor" is required in/near Germany? I know some industry in Germany, I could provide contacts. Or is it vendor as in distributes to/from factory to the group buyers?

The vendor I mean is like UKkeycaps.com or originative.com or keyclack.com
You could try to contact candykeys. They're based in Germany, if I'm not mistaken.

Wow much thx! I didn't know that store up until you said it. Will contact them if ukkeycaps turn down my proposal :)
A E S T H E T I C  F O R  L I F E


Offline hansichen

  • Posts: 142
  • Location: Germany
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #57 on: Tue, 21 March 2017, 05:39:43 »
I think ukkeycaps/mechsupply is a bit busy at the moment with the devlin desaster :/ And candykeys looks like they are doing their own stuff and not care so much about group buys. I don't think that they want to run it :(
GMK Greek Olivetti, a remake of the legendary G81-3011 HBQ keyset, express your interest now: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=94733.0

Offline ehmlis

  • Posts: 47
  • Location: Sweden
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #58 on: Tue, 21 March 2017, 06:16:53 »
Well, if you're thinking about vendors in the UK, maybe MechBoards or CAPS UNLOCKED could help you out.
MechBoards recently acted as an EU-proxy for the GMK Coniferous group buy.
« Last Edit: Tue, 21 March 2017, 09:35:15 by ehmlis »

Offline hansichen

  • Posts: 142
  • Location: Germany
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #59 on: Tue, 21 March 2017, 06:27:56 »
With mechboards you should make sure that they remember to collect VAT  :)) Capsunlocked could be a good vendor for this buy, they seem to be very interested in gmk buys and if we can have a good survey with a decent amount of interested people this may work.
GMK Greek Olivetti, a remake of the legendary G81-3011 HBQ keyset, express your interest now: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=94733.0

Offline ectoplasmatic

  • Posts: 36
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #60 on: Tue, 21 March 2017, 07:26:43 »
Jebbra ~~ just saw this on Reddit, a new vendor in the U.K. Who explicitly states that they want to help with group buys - https://smashingacrylics.co.uk/

Reddit thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/60mzn3/new_uk_vendor_smashing_acrylics_also_launching/?st=J0JIKM7H&sh=a54ab152

Now... at the risk of getting in trouble with you... HI PRO PLANCK PLSSS

Offline ehmlis

  • Posts: 47
  • Location: Sweden
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #61 on: Tue, 21 March 2017, 08:11:49 »
[...]
A new vendor in the U.K. Who explicitly states that they want to help with group buys.
[...]

Quote from: Smashing Acrylics
Assist with a Group Buy
Want to offer something to the community but need assistance producing a case to go with it? We can help. We can help produce prototypes, refine designs and work within any budget. Get in touch.

I don't know if they would help with a keycap group buy, what they​ specifically mention is that they can help out by producing cases.
However, it wouldn't really hurt to ask, I guess.
« Last Edit: Tue, 21 March 2017, 11:08:21 by ehmlis »

Offline jebbra

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 472
  • Location: Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #62 on: Tue, 21 March 2017, 09:29:14 »
Candykeys have its own stock on DSA Candy which is in collaboration with one of enthusiast too.  Maybe they have a soft spot for blank keys. I know ukkeycaps is in an overwhelmed condition but the reason I contacted them first—along with MD—because they dedication on supporting Planck keycaps (Devlin blank, DevZ, and DevK, even restocking the blanks).

Seems like I need to do a decent 3D render and put them on MD vote to gather real data interest then I'll reach out the other vendors after it.

Jebbra ~~ just saw this on Reddit, a new vendor in the U.K. Who explicitly states that they want to help with group buys - https://smashingacrylics.co.uk/

Reddit thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/60mzn3/new_uk_vendor_smashing_acrylics_also_launching/?st=J0JIKM7H&sh=a54ab152

Now... at the risk of getting in trouble with you... HI PRO PLANCK PLSSS

Lol sorry maan as I stated on reddit I'm getting married on April 1st so the spare time I have is used to moving around here and there preparing it (and working my daily job). I will continue after it, I promise. I can update Mondrian because this only need internet connection to do ;D
A E S T H E T I C  F O R  L I F E


Offline ectoplasmatic

  • Posts: 36
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #63 on: Tue, 21 March 2017, 10:55:09 »
Candykeys have its own stock on DSA Candy which is in collaboration with one of enthusiast too.  Maybe they have a soft spot for blank keys. I know ukkeycaps is in an overwhelmed condition but the reason I contacted them first—along with MD—because they dedication on supporting Planck keycaps (Devlin blank, DevZ, and DevK, even restocking the blanks).

Seems like I need to do a decent 3D render and put them on MD vote to gather real data interest then I'll reach out the other vendors after it.

Jebbra ~~ just saw this on Reddit, a new vendor in the U.K. Who explicitly states that they want to help with group buys - https://smashingacrylics.co.uk/

Reddit thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/60mzn3/new_uk_vendor_smashing_acrylics_also_launching/?st=J0JIKM7H&sh=a54ab152

Now... at the risk of getting in trouble with you... HI PRO PLANCK PLSSS

Lol sorry maan as I stated on reddit I'm getting married on April 1st so the spare time I have is used to moving around here and there preparing it (and working my daily job). I will continue after it, I promise. I can update Mondrian because this only need internet connection to do ;D

oh man! sorry I had no idea! great news. Wish you and your partner all the best. I got married last year so I know how much work that is as well - running a GB at the same time would be hell! I'll bug you again in a few months ;)

Offline JDT79

  • Posts: 15
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #64 on: Wed, 22 March 2017, 23:46:18 »
If this ever goes to GB status count me in!

Offline jebbra

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 472
  • Location: Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #65 on: Fri, 28 April 2017, 00:59:22 »
Just some render I just made, because the vendor ask me to. Yes, I already get the vendor, hope it will go well!

167148-0

167150-1
A E S T H E T I C  F O R  L I F E


Offline loar

  • Posts: 16
  • Location: Switzerland
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian ()
« Reply #66 on: Fri, 28 April 2017, 08:48:51 »
Just some render I just made, because the vendor ask me to. Yes, I already get the vendor, hope it will go well!

(Attachment Link)

(Attachment Link)
Are those convex 1Us ?

Envoyé de mon Nexus 5X en utilisant Tapatalk


Offline jebbra

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 472
  • Location: Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian ()
« Reply #67 on: Fri, 28 April 2017, 12:44:20 »
Just some render I just made, because the vendor ask me to. Yes, I already get the vendor, hope it will go well!

(Attachment Link)

(Attachment Link)

Are those convex 1Us ?


Yes those are

Envoyé de mon Nexus 5X en utilisant Tapatalk
A E S T H E T I C  F O R  L I F E


Offline loar

  • Posts: 16
  • Location: Switzerland
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian ()
« Reply #68 on: Fri, 28 April 2017, 12:54:34 »
Just some render I just made, because the vendor ask me to. Yes, I already get the vendor, hope it will go well!

(Attachment Link)

(Attachment Link)

Are those convex 1Us ?


Yes those are

Envoyé de mon Nexus 5X en utilisant Tapatalk
Didn't even knew that the molds existed. That set is going to be so nice.

Offline futurecrime

  • Posts: 419
  • Location: London, England
  • Murder, she typed.
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Kit Updated and it's $55 only!)
« Reply #69 on: Fri, 28 April 2017, 17:10:44 »
Just some render I just made, because the vendor ask me to. Yes, I already get the vendor, hope it will go well!

(Attachment Link)

(Attachment Link)

Oh good lord it's beautiful. I was down for a Case A, now I'm in for the lot. A UK vendor would be such a relief as well.
Flickr   Insta   Selling and buying

TGR Jane CE Matrix Abel  Lightsaver v3  LZ-St  Polycarb LZ-st TGR Tris Tricked out HHKB  TGR 910 Polycarb TGR 910

Offline hansichen

  • Posts: 142
  • Location: Germany
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian ()
« Reply #70 on: Sat, 29 April 2017, 00:55:40 »
Capsunlocked showed interest in a blank keyset, so maybe your hopes come reality. Let's just hope it's not keyclack or you will lose all EU buyers.
GMK Greek Olivetti, a remake of the legendary G81-3011 HBQ keyset, express your interest now: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=94733.0

Offline jebbra

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 472
  • Location: Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian ()
« Reply #71 on: Sat, 29 April 2017, 05:24:25 »
Well, it was Caps Unlocked. Last communication was he ask me some renders but no further communication after I sent them :)
A E S T H E T I C  F O R  L I F E


Offline jebbra

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 472
  • Location: Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian ()
« Reply #72 on: Sat, 29 April 2017, 05:31:59 »
Capsunlocked showed interest in a blank keyset, so maybe your hopes come reality. Let's just hope it's not keyclack or you will lose all EU buyers.

May I know what happened with Keyclack for EU buyers?
A E S T H E T I C  F O R  L I F E


Offline hansichen

  • Posts: 142
  • Location: Germany
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian ()
« Reply #73 on: Sat, 29 April 2017, 06:33:01 »
Hm, that's unfortunate :/ Maybe they just had too much work at the last time.

Keyclack charges like 47$ shipping for a gmk set to the EU, that's not very appealing for buyers, especially for a lower priced item like this one.
GMK Greek Olivetti, a remake of the legendary G81-3011 HBQ keyset, express your interest now: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=94733.0

Offline rrrsss

  • Posts: 23
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian ()
« Reply #74 on: Sat, 29 April 2017, 06:33:39 »
yay it's finally progressing  :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

Really like the convex keys addition!

Offline jebbra

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 472
  • Location: Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian ()
« Reply #75 on: Thu, 04 May 2017, 23:17:18 »
Final arrangement before I submit to the vendor tonight (about 8 hours from now). Whad do you think?

167678-0
A E S T H E T I C  F O R  L I F E


Offline ns90

  • Posts: 122
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian ()
« Reply #76 on: Thu, 04 May 2017, 23:34:16 »
I just ran through the thread again, and maybe I missed it, but is it going to be sold as a half, or full set? Either way I'm in!

Offline jebbra

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 472
  • Location: Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian ()
« Reply #77 on: Fri, 05 May 2017, 00:15:59 »
I just ran through the thread again, and maybe I missed it, but is it going to be sold as a half, or full set? Either way I'm in!

Full! Sorry I forgot confirming this. Halving the set just made the price too much, sadly.
A E S T H E T I C  F O R  L I F E


Offline blandname

  • Posts: 6
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian ()
« Reply #78 on: Sat, 06 May 2017, 17:39:14 »
I'm in as well!

Offline Giorgio

  • Posts: 1640
  • Location: Italy
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian ()
« Reply #79 on: Sat, 06 May 2017, 21:07:49 »
Blanck gmk keys cost about 40% less than their doubleshot counterparts.

So if you're selling 60 1u keys, the price should be €27, plus your expenses for delivery etc

And having bars would be a must.
« Last Edit: Sat, 06 May 2017, 21:19:01 by Giorgio »

Offline ShishKabobJerry

  • Posts: 55
  • Location: Long Qua Dynasty HQ
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian ()
« Reply #80 on: Sun, 07 May 2017, 06:01:04 »
Now this is something! Didn't even think to find me some blank GMK. Do you have an estimate on how much will this be?

Offline aznreaper

  • Posts: 206
  • Location: AB, Canada
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian ()
« Reply #81 on: Sun, 07 May 2017, 20:01:10 »
Wow those renders look amazing, can't wait to see this one come to life. You said you already got a vendor right? When do you think you will have more information on price and GB dates?

Offline olieatstofu

  • Posts: 49
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian ()
« Reply #82 on: Fri, 12 May 2017, 14:44:04 »
I gotta have this! Also waiting patiently for the end game planck case. I hope one of the EU shops can help out with this buy because it's a beautiful idea.


Offline e_l_tang

  • Posts: 260
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian ()
« Reply #83 on: Tue, 23 May 2017, 02:48:00 »
What are the two extra convex 1u keycaps for? Also, any chance for ErgoDox support?
« Last Edit: Tue, 23 May 2017, 02:49:42 by e_l_tang »

Offline aznreaper

  • Posts: 206
  • Location: AB, Canada
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian ()
« Reply #84 on: Wed, 24 May 2017, 23:33:34 »
What are the two extra convex 1u keycaps for? Also, any chance for ErgoDox support?

The two 1u convex keys are for those people who use the grid layout which has two 1u keys instead of a single 2u key for the spacebar

Offline Giorgio

  • Posts: 1640
  • Location: Italy
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian ()
« Reply #85 on: Thu, 25 May 2017, 02:12:38 »
What's the price of this set?

Offline e_l_tang

  • Posts: 260
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian ()
« Reply #86 on: Thu, 25 May 2017, 12:04:13 »
What are the two extra convex 1u keycaps for? Also, any chance for ErgoDox support?

The two 1u convex keys are for those people who use the grid layout which has two 1u keys instead of a single 2u key for the spacebar
I see that now. But then shouldn't there be more convex 1u keycaps in the other colors?

Offline jebbra

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 472
  • Location: Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian ()
« Reply #87 on: Thu, 25 May 2017, 22:24:04 »
Blanck gmk keys cost about 40% less than their doubleshot counterparts.

So if you're selling 60 1u keys, the price should be €27, plus your expenses for delivery etc

And having bars would be a must.

The quote from GMK is already past that price. Maybe it can be that lower if the order come with usual 'base kit' too. Sorry but seems like we will go with scoop for cleaner look :)

What are the two extra convex 1u keycaps for? Also, any chance for ErgoDox support?

The two 1u convex keys are for those people who use the grid layout which has two 1u keys instead of a single 2u key for the spacebar
I see that now. But then shouldn't there be more convex 1u keycaps in the other colors?

We got 2 convex 1u in each color, is that still not enough? I put them with the intention of lower raise key. Even if you are using grid, and want colored spacebar button, there is still enough colored convex keys to use.
A E S T H E T I C  F O R  L I F E


Offline jebbra

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 472
  • Location: Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian ()
« Reply #88 on: Thu, 25 May 2017, 22:26:46 »
For the update,

– GB will be done via Caps Unlocked yay!
– I still don't have final pricing on this set yet, still waiting the invoice from GMK
A E S T H E T I C  F O R  L I F E


Offline e_l_tang

  • Posts: 260
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian ()
« Reply #89 on: Thu, 25 May 2017, 22:32:33 »
Blanck gmk keys cost about 40% less than their doubleshot counterparts.

So if you're selling 60 1u keys, the price should be €27, plus your expenses for delivery etc

And having bars would be a must.

The quote from GMK is already past that price. Maybe it can be that lower if the order come with usual 'base kit' too. Sorry but seems like we will go with scoop for cleaner look :)

What are the two extra convex 1u keycaps for? Also, any chance for ErgoDox support?

The two 1u convex keys are for those people who use the grid layout which has two 1u keys instead of a single 2u key for the spacebar
I see that now. But then shouldn't there be more convex 1u keycaps in the other colors?

We got 2 convex 1u in each color, is that still not enough? I put them with the intention of lower raise key. Even if you are using grid, and want colored spacebar button, there is still enough colored convex keys to use.
The case where I want all four keys to be colored is not covered.

Offline jebbra

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 472
  • Location: Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian ()
« Reply #90 on: Fri, 26 May 2017, 02:18:26 »
Colored in 1 color? If we want the kit to cover it then by that logic all row must be covered too, and it end up with 4x4 each color (5x5 if we count Preonic). I don't intend to do this that way. Remember that the purpose of colored keys are to 'mark' some keys. But with what you said, maybe it is better if there are no additional R4c white keys? Might as well removing colored 2u convex keys, what do you think?
A E S T H E T I C  F O R  L I F E


Offline e_l_tang

  • Posts: 260
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian ()
« Reply #91 on: Fri, 26 May 2017, 09:33:39 »
Colored in 1 color? If we want the kit to cover it then by that logic all row must be covered too, and it end up with 4x4 each color (5x5 if we count Preonic). I don't intend to do this that way. Remember that the purpose of colored keys are to 'mark' some keys. But with what you said, maybe it is better if there are no additional R4c white keys? Might as well removing colored 2u convex keys, what do you think?
The main thing is to allow Grid users to be able to create the same patterns as MIT users can. There are many ways to go about that and I'm not sure which is best.

Offline Thereminz

  • Posts: 11
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian ()
« Reply #92 on: Sat, 27 May 2017, 06:05:30 »
Needs black keys, doesn't look right without it

Offline jebbra

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 472
  • Location: Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian ()
« Reply #93 on: Mon, 29 May 2017, 21:09:59 »
Needs black keys, doesn't look right without it

The black on Mondrian's artwork is forming a line, not space like the other colors. I choose to take the black from the gap between keys instead of using black keys because the black will be too bold if come in the size of the other color (and it will be too much keys needed if we want to make a line from black keys).
A E S T H E T I C  F O R  L I F E


Offline nickw

  • Posts: 23
  • Location: Vancouver BC
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian ()
« Reply #94 on: Mon, 05 June 2017, 16:46:41 »
I'm definitely interested in something like this.

Mainly, I'm just interested in a set of GMK blanks.  I would actually prefer some more interesting colours, but anything that's made directly for planck style boards is a good start.

convex keys for R4 would be nice too.  I usually resort to flipping the middle 6 (thumb) keys on my grid layout to put them at an angle where the edges don't make my thumbs sore.

Problem is, even if you buy a nice full set of alphas,  usually the bottom row and edges end up as random junk.

Offline switchnollie

  • sleever supreme
  • Posts: 831
  • Location: PNW
  • cash me outside
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian ()
« Reply #95 on: Tue, 06 June 2017, 23:57:43 »
definitely could use some black like others have stated imo.

the black lines aren't just black lines of same thickness in some of his works.
sometimes they're blocks like the other colors.

Offline jebbra

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 472
  • Location: Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian ()
« Reply #96 on: Wed, 07 June 2017, 00:28:17 »
Okay just start a poll for black keys addition then :D
>> http://www.strawpoll.me/13131048 <<

Another thing I take note about not including black keys is the price, I want to make this as low as possible. That and the artwork I take for reference is Composition with Red Blue and Yellow, 1930 which most representation of it don't include the black (even the name doesn't suggest it).

But again, poll will do the justice here. I don't mind if it is what people really want (and people don't mind about the price hike, of course).

For some reference, I think we may look at the $70 as the final price which is fair to say a bit high compared to some add-on kit of GMK usually appear on popular set like Carbon or Yuri. But I think it's understandable because we don't have the base kit order here like another set so there's no reason for GMK to put some discount on this. That said, adding the black maybe will add another $10, maybe.
A E S T H E T I C  F O R  L I F E


Offline garbo

  • Posts: 32
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian ()
« Reply #97 on: Wed, 07 June 2017, 21:08:40 »
The poll options don't seem to be set up particularly impartially  :p
The current proposal is fine with me, FWIW. Seems like trying to satisfy everyone with something like this would lead to a kind of feature creep. Better to stick with how you want to do it and keep price down. I suppose if MOQ wasn't an issue the answer would be to split it into a million tiny kits.

Offline ns90

  • Posts: 122
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian ()
« Reply #98 on: Wed, 07 June 2017, 23:12:18 »
I understand the desire for black lines, especially with regards to Mondrian, but I don't think including some black keycaps will achieve the desired effect.

Offline ShishKabobJerry

  • Posts: 55
  • Location: Long Qua Dynasty HQ
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian ()
« Reply #99 on: Thu, 08 June 2017, 01:49:43 »
I understand the desire for black lines, especially with regards to Mondrian, but I don't think including some black keycaps will achieve the desired effect.

Exactamundo. The white with the other colors look just fine.

Offline Chiovatto

  • Posts: 5
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian ()
« Reply #100 on: Tue, 20 June 2017, 22:20:18 »
May I ask one thing?? Why didnt you used JTK instead of GMK?? I saw from a few comments that, the feeling from GMK and JTK was the same, just the legends were goddamn awful.

Offline aznreaper

  • Posts: 206
  • Location: AB, Canada
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian ()
« Reply #101 on: Wed, 21 June 2017, 16:55:02 »
Needs black keys, doesn't look right without it

Just get a black case and it will give you the same effect

Offline ShishKabobJerry

  • Posts: 55
  • Location: Long Qua Dynasty HQ
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian ()
« Reply #102 on: Thu, 22 June 2017, 03:57:10 »
^

Offline jebbra

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 472
  • Location: Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian ()
« Reply #103 on: Thu, 29 June 2017, 23:00:30 »
May I ask one thing?? Why didnt you used JTK instead of GMK?? I saw from a few comments that, the feeling from GMK and JTK was the same, just the legends were goddamn awful.

This is actually a great idea. It only that I get fascinated by GMK keycaps feel and I never get to touch JTK, that's why it never cross my mind. But if the worst is to come with this GMK (price is too high), I'll try to do it with JTK. Thank you for the suggestion!

ALSO, big updates is on this weekend! Stay tune!
A E S T H E T I C  F O R  L I F E


Offline Konjungamo

  • Posts: 34
[IC] GMK Mondrian ()
« Reply #104 on: Thu, 29 June 2017, 23:01:54 »
Sweet, been following this for a while now and am glad new info is coming!

Offline ShishKabobJerry

  • Posts: 55
  • Location: Long Qua Dynasty HQ
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian ()
« Reply #105 on: Fri, 30 June 2017, 03:08:42 »
Awesome cant wait for the updates!

Offline jebbra

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 472
  • Location: Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian ()
« Reply #106 on: Sat, 01 July 2017, 04:09:45 »
Okay here comes the news:

1. I'm happy to announce that we got the partner to do the GB: Caps Unlocked! The GB and shipping will be done by Caps Unlocked > http://caps-unlocked.com/

2. As per vote several days ago, there won't be additional black keys to this set.

3. The kit is locked now and we got the official render from GMK (yay!)

172020-0

4. We are done with the pricing too, a kit will be priced at $79 on 150 MOQ.

5. If nothing goes wrong, the GB will start next weekend. The GB duration will be announced together with the GB launch.
A E S T H E T I C  F O R  L I F E


Offline Giorgio

  • Posts: 1640
  • Location: Italy
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Update 01/07/17: Official render and price!)
« Reply #107 on: Sat, 01 July 2017, 04:17:03 »
Condolences to the homing bars.

Offline ehmlis

  • Posts: 47
  • Location: Sweden
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Update 01/07/17: Official render and price!)
« Reply #108 on: Sat, 01 July 2017, 05:37:30 »
This is great!

Offline Konjungamo

  • Posts: 34
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Update 01/07/17: Official render and price!)
« Reply #109 on: Sat, 01 July 2017, 07:10:16 »
Condolences to the homing bars.

Nooo, first Nautilus now Mondrian, homing bars need more love :(

Offline jebbra

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 472
  • Location: Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Update 01/07/17: Official render and price!)
« Reply #110 on: Sat, 01 July 2017, 07:43:07 »
I choose scoop for the sake of overall cleanliness of the looks. I want to give both but we already have 5 homing keys here, providing both scoop and bar will make them 10 and most probably raise the price :confused: 

What do you guys think?
A E S T H E T I C  F O R  L I F E


Offline Konjungamo

  • Posts: 34
[IC] GMK Mondrian (Update 01/07/17: Official render and price!)
« Reply #111 on: Sat, 01 July 2017, 07:47:42 »
True, with the amount of homing keys in this set it makes sense to choose only one variant, if you chose bars over scoops that would probably make a different set of people unhappy.
I respect your choice and I'm sure the kit will be successful either way, I wouldn't risk increasing the price tbh.

Offline ShishKabobJerry

  • Posts: 55
  • Location: Long Qua Dynasty HQ
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Update 01/07/17: Official render and price!)
« Reply #112 on: Sat, 01 July 2017, 07:49:32 »
That's alright. I agree with the scoops. Whatever makes the set less expensive haha

Offline Giorgio

  • Posts: 1640
  • Location: Italy
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Update 01/07/17: Official render and price!)
« Reply #113 on: Sat, 01 July 2017, 08:39:14 »
Just two White homing bars could be enough

Offline robotsokk

  • Posts: 183
  • Location: USA
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Update 01/07/17: Official render and price!)
« Reply #114 on: Sat, 01 July 2017, 11:07:27 »
True, with the amount of homing keys in this set it makes sense to choose only one variant, if you chose bars over scoops that would probably make a different set of people unhappy.
I respect your choice and I'm sure the kit will be successful either way, I wouldn't risk increasing the price tbh.

Agreed.
@home      @work Swapping out boards... coming soon     wtb

Offline joelfong

  • Posts: 36
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Update 01/07/17: Official render and price!)
« Reply #115 on: Mon, 03 July 2017, 16:44:04 »
It would have been nice if the yellow keys were in N6 rather than CV though. That way I could have mixed the yellow blanks with GMK Nautilus (since it has a pretty expensive ergodox/planck kit with not many planck keys for use). But I totally understand if you feel that CV fits in with the Mondrian theme better.

Either way, good luck with the GB!

Offline jebbra

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 472
  • Location: Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Update 01/07/17: Official render and price!)
« Reply #116 on: Mon, 03 July 2017, 22:23:33 »
It would have been nice if the yellow keys were in N6 rather than CV though. That way I could have mixed the yellow blanks with GMK Nautilus (since it has a pretty expensive ergodox/planck kit with not many planck keys for use). But I totally understand if you feel that CV fits in with the Mondrian theme better.

Either way, good luck with the GB!

Nautilus use N6 on its yellow? Weird, from the render I strongly feel it is leaning to CV as it is a very bright yellow. N6 have slight orange tint on it.

I'm debating the color choice myself, for months lol! Wether I should use the more dusty version of RBY or the bright RBY. After having conversation with some artists, curators, and graphic designers (bring them the color chips too) the RBY represetation of Mondrian is supposed to be the bright one. Because the painting we look now is already aged and the color distorting. When Piet Mondrian paint it he want to have a very 'basic' color on his painting so the more pure the color, the closest it is to the real vision of the painting. V4, CV, and RO2 isn't perfect, I know, but it is the closest ones from the stock in my observation. And having a custom made color is obviously increasing the price which I avoid.

Yep, thank you for your wish!

A E S T H E T I C  F O R  L I F E


Offline joelfong

  • Posts: 36
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Update 01/07/17: Official render and price!)
« Reply #117 on: Tue, 04 July 2017, 07:10:46 »
It would have been nice if the yellow keys were in N6 rather than CV though. That way I could have mixed the yellow blanks with GMK Nautilus (since it has a pretty expensive ergodox/planck kit with not many planck keys for use). But I totally understand if you feel that CV fits in with the Mondrian theme better.

Either way, good luck with the GB!

Nautilus use N6 on its yellow? Weird, from the render I strongly feel it is leaning to CV as it is a very bright yellow. N6 have slight orange tint on it.

I'm debating the color choice myself, for months lol! Wether I should use the more dusty version of RBY or the bright RBY. After having conversation with some artists, curators, and graphic designers (bring them the color chips too) the RBY represetation of Mondrian is supposed to be the bright one. Because the painting we look now is already aged and the color distorting. When Piet Mondrian paint it he want to have a very 'basic' color on his painting so the more pure the color, the closest it is to the real vision of the painting. V4, CV, and RO2 isn't perfect, I know, but it is the closest ones from the stock in my observation. And having a custom made color is obviously increasing the price which I avoid.

Yep, thank you for your wish!

Yeap N6 for Nautilus, it's stated on the IC Thread (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=85336.0)

Alphas are Pantone 534 C
Alphas legends are TU2
Modifiers are Pantone 533 C
Modifiers legends are GMK N6
Alternate modifiers are GMK N6
Alternate modifiers legends are Pantone 533 C

Renders are never 100% accurate though Nautilus is pretty close IMO. Also GMK's renders are even worse and are quite often a fair bit off in terms of colour compared to the actual product. So always base your decisions off the colour chips, samples and more colour accurate renders.

It *might* be worth doing a more colour accurate keyboard render for the GB if you have the resources, or at least adding colour samples so people know what the actual GMK Mondrian colours would be like.

Offline jebbra

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 472
  • Location: Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Update 01/07/17: Official render and price!)
« Reply #118 on: Tue, 04 July 2017, 10:00:33 »
I actually post the color candidate on the first post. The grouping end up differently but all the color is there  ;D
A E S T H E T I C  F O R  L I F E


Offline braidn

  • Posts: 176
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Update 01/07/17: Official render and price!)
« Reply #119 on: Wed, 05 July 2017, 19:16:49 »
Would be down for white bars. I can dig scoops though. Love that this can now work for alphas.

Also would be down to see what JTK came in price wise. I bet these would be 40ish from them
« Last Edit: Wed, 05 July 2017, 19:56:44 by braidn »

Offline CAPS UNLOCKED

  • Posts: 397
  • Location: United Kingdom
    • CAPS UNLOCKED
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Update 01/07/17: Official render and price!)
« Reply #120 on: Thu, 06 July 2017, 18:04:44 »
Hey,

The group buy for GMK Mondrian is now live!

You can join the group buy here: http://caps-unlocked.com/gmk-mondrian/

Thank you!

Offline jebbra

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 472
  • Location: Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (Update 01/07/17: Official render and price!)
« Reply #121 on: Thu, 06 July 2017, 21:32:36 »
Hey,

The group buy for GMK Mondrian is now live!

You can join the group buy here: http://caps-unlocked.com/gmk-mondrian/

Thank you!

Hyped!
A E S T H E T I C  F O R  L I F E


Offline Dadrophenia

  • Posts: 26
  • Location: Washington, US
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (GB is live!)
« Reply #122 on: Thu, 06 July 2017, 22:08:35 »
Just joined, really hope it hits MOQ! Haven't been this excited about a set in a while...

Offline Mechboards

  • * Vendor
  • Posts: 156
  • Location: UK
  • Mechboards UK
    • Mechboards
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (GB is live!)
« Reply #123 on: Fri, 07 July 2017, 10:21:12 »
Ah i would've loved to have helped proxy this! Well done with the IC and capsunlocked :)
Hope it reaches MOQ

Offline KHAANNN

  • Posts: 1587
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (GB is live!)
« Reply #124 on: Sat, 08 July 2017, 04:46:00 »
Not my place, but PBT would be cheaper and probably better, the reason for GMK love is the awesome double shots
Endgame | 1.25 Cmd for GMK Sets Please | Or Just 1.25 Blanks Like The Good Old Days

Offline Giorgio

  • Posts: 1640
  • Location: Italy
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (GB is live!)
« Reply #125 on: Sat, 08 July 2017, 08:23:26 »
Not my place, but PBT would be cheaper and probably better, the reason for GMK love is the awesome double shots

Agreed. I don't understand the pricing too. GMK blanks should be 40% cheaper than doubleshot

Offline jebbra

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 472
  • Location: Indonesia
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (GB is live!)
« Reply #126 on: Sat, 08 July 2017, 10:27:32 »
Ah i would've loved to have helped proxy this! Well done with the IC and capsunlocked :)
Hope it reaches MOQ

Just joined, really hope it hits MOQ! Haven't been this excited about a set in a while...

Thank you for the wish!

Not my place, but PBT would be cheaper and probably better, the reason for GMK love is the awesome double shots

As I previously said, I will do this in another configuration if this one failed. JTK, DSA and XDA are the strong candidate. Thank you for your suggestion :thumb:

Not my place, but PBT would be cheaper and probably better, the reason for GMK love is the awesome double shots

Agreed. I don't understand the pricing too. GMK blanks should be 40% cheaper than doubleshot

"Should be" is the key here ;D I was thinking that way too until I receive the quotation then pondering what are another cost involved in a keyset. Believe it or not, we aren't flipped this on 100% margin, you can see my calculation some posts back for how I think a GB should be calculated. Remember, the price we have to pay isn't only for the keys itself, there's shipping, tax, logistics, risk-fee, and obviously profit.

If we can sell this for $20 without any loss for any party I will glady do it. But we all know we can't.
A E S T H E T I C  F O R  L I F E


Offline Moderation Team

  • * Global Moderator
  • Posts: 108
Re: [IC] GMK Mondrian (GB is live!)
« Reply #127 on: Sun, 09 July 2017, 06:15:35 »
GB Thread has been approved:  https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=90440.0

Please continue discussion there.

GLWGB! :thumb: :thumb: