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[IC] ePBT Brutalist | GB live!
« on: Sun, 04 April 2021, 16:14:42 »




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Inspired by brutalism and socialist-modernist architecture, ePBT Brutalist features a muted color scheme reminiscing the shades of concrete. Alphas bring forth the pale blocks of Russian governmental structures built before the eventual fall of the regime, mods were given a darker tone of grey, and the base color for the accents is the equivalent of watery asphalt. Also, its two novelty sets feature characteristics and iconography from the extended world of béton brut.

Additional information: Even though the set's name and main theme focuses on brutalism as an architectural theme and aesthetic practice, part of the novelty designs and the inspiration listed below draws from a broader range of architectural references, from names like Mies Van der Rohe, Walter Gropius and Le Corbusier. We strive to capture the essence of a minimalistic, bare-bones, concrete based ethos.


IC FORM: https://forms.gle/RQC4UwA1E4aCd3LPA

Great insight on brutalism: https://www.ceros.com/inspire/originals/complete-guide-to-brutalist-architecture/



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PANTONE  P 173-3 C: Alphas base color, mods and accents legend color.
GMK 2B: Mods base color, Cyrillic sublegend color.
PANTONE  P 170-16 C: Accents base color, alphas legend.
Please note that the exact Pantone colors are subject to minor changes during the upcoming group buy process once presented to ePBT
ePBT confirmed that all the above colors can be used.








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Why two tabs? So that when bought together, you can have two full kits with the base kit and an extra alt alphas kit.
































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Isometria by Ebastler




Pillow65 by Keliumworks




U-80a by Rama Works








Megalopolis 900x400



Le Corbusier 900x400







Captus Keycaps

"Level"



"Streamline"



Prototypes




Brutalist Aluminium Screw Tray
Material: Aluminum
Coating: Bead blasted




Landcaps Artisanals Raffle starting Dec 02!





Sticker by Tsuki Omamori




TBA








1 December 2021 – 1 January 2022




Global/AS: KBDfans
US: Captus Keycaps
CA: Deskhero
EU: CandyKeys
UK: Proto[Typist]
OCE: Daily Clack
SK: MonstaGear
UKR/RUS: FunKeys
PH: Klikity Shop
JP: BaseKeys













To Do
-Work out collaborations


Changelog
29/11 - Added Landcaps collab, added JP Vendor Basecaps
29/11 - Added Captus Brutalist Screw Tray, Sticker collaboration with Tsuki Omamori, updated header (again) , added some fresh render scenes
15/10 - Updated ergo and 40s
14/10 - GB date anonunced, old colors, 40s + Ergo kit added, separate numpad added, updated base kit and spacebar and alt alphas
19/09 - Manufacturer change, color change, face-lift, new GB date
25/06 - New Novelties!
23/05 - Captus Keycaps artisans sneak peek
26/04 - Final GB date added
23/04 - Old base kit, new desk mat
20/04 - New base kit, alt kits
15/04 - GB date announced, vendor list, 1.5 novelties added
11/04 - Added additional theme description of the set to the post
08/04 - Updated all kits, render colors adjusted, Cyrillic kit added, NorDeUK kit added
06/04 - Changed spacebar extension kit color to only alphas, added 'b'
05/04 - Added new caps, colors fixed, new renders, spacebar alpha color, new legend color for alphas. Also, added another picture to the inspiration section depicting a typical Social Modernist structure.
04/04 - Posted IC 1.0


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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 04 April 2021, 16:17:26 »
ne alpha bars

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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 04 April 2021, 16:24:12 »
Hi, some feedback bout the base kit:
_ There isn't a mod color key for "~`", please add it.
_ Please add a R3 "\|" so your base kit can cover both US and UK ISO.
_ There isn't alpha color space-bar in base kit, please consider changing mod color bar to alpha ones since people prefer alpha and accent space bars than mod color ones.
_ There is also problem with alpha legend color, I suggest using accent color for alpha legends for visibility.

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[IC] GMK Brutalist
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 04 April 2021, 16:24:53 »
we need more architecture referenced sets :3

cryllic renders seem to not be uploaded


there should be a deskmat that references the line work of the novelties— the blocky abstract render is whatever

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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 04 April 2021, 16:25:58 »
Hi, some feedback bout the base kit:
_ There isn't a mod color key for "~`", please add it.
_ Please add a R3 "\|" so your base kit can cover both US and UK ISO.
_ There isn't alpha color space-bar in base kit, please consider changing mod color bar to alpha ones since people prefer alpha and accent space bars than mod color ones.
_ There is also problem with alpha legend color, I suggest using accent color for alpha legends for visibility.

Thank you! We will add these very soon!

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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 04 April 2021, 16:27:21 »
we need more architecture referenced sets :3

cryllic renders seem to not be uploaded


there should be a deskmat that references the line work of the novelties— the blocky abstract render is whatever

That's a TBA, I forgot to add it, thank you!

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[IC] GMK Brutalist
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 04 April 2021, 16:32:01 »
we need more architecture referenced sets :3

cryllic renders seem to not be uploaded


there should be a deskmat that references the line work of the novelties— the blocky abstract render is whatever

That's a TBA, I forgot to add it, thank you!
i I think some mono legends could look great.

renders on colored boards would also be nice to see, i wouldn’t limit the set with an overwhelming grayed look. your references with the sky reminded me of how great the concrete looks against more vibrant backdrops C:

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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 04 April 2021, 16:39:02 »
novelties don't capture the essence of brutalism imo
« Last Edit: Mon, 10 May 2021, 11:48:19 by Afresh »

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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 04 April 2021, 16:40:44 »
I really wish you would commit to one set instead of running multiple IC's at one time without ever running a group buy. It seems like you're just going to keep throwing sets at the wall till something sticks. It also doesn't seem like you're really in touch with what the community wants/what's expected of a standard base kit. Adding only accent color split spacebars and not even having an alpha colored spacebar are two glaring examples that show you don't really understand how to properly make a kit.

I am usually not a fan of having multiple deskmats for a keyset. I especially have a problem with you saying that deskmat #2 is "tba". How do you even know that you want a second deskmat? I would say the only reason as of now is that you want more money.

If you are serious about making things in this community, I would suggest that you take your time and make something that you really love that doesn't exist yet. That's the best way to come up with your first set. Throwing IC's at the wall and not really taking the time to learn proper kitting seems like you're trying to get lucky and make some money. The last thing I will say is this: This set is nothing new. Our community has been saturated with beige, black, and grey keysets for years. To me, this doesn't stand out enough to me to justify it running. 
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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 04 April 2021, 16:42:35 »
Socialist modernism kit does look a bit like another genre

the entire Strutkur kit needs work, the bottom row novelties are totally uninteresting, especially the ones of blocks in perspective

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[IC] GMK Brutalist
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 04 April 2021, 16:48:20 »
I really wish you would commit to one set instead of running multiple IC's at one time without ever running a group buy. It seems like you're just going to keep throwing sets at the wall till something sticks. It also doesn't seem like you're really in touch with what the community wants/what's expected of a standard base kit. Adding only accent color split spacebars and not even having an alpha colored spacebar are two glaring examples that show you don't really understand how to properly make a kit.

I am usually not a fan of having multiple deskmats for a keyset. I especially have a problem with you saying that deskmat #2 is "tba". How do you even know that you want a second deskmat? I would say the only reason as of now is that you want more money.

If you are serious about making things in this community, I would suggest that you take your time and make something that you really love that doesn't exist yet. That's the best way to come up with your first set. Throwing IC's at the wall and not really taking the time to learn proper kitting seems like you're trying to get lucky and make some money. The last thing I will say is this: This set is nothing new. Our community has been saturated with beige, black, and grey keysets for years. To me, this doesn't stand out enough to me to justify it running.
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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 04 April 2021, 16:49:12 »
at least there’s no gradient this time

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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 04 April 2021, 16:51:30 »
I really wish you would commit to one set instead of running multiple IC's at one time without ever running a group buy. It seems like you're just going to keep throwing sets at the wall till something sticks. It also doesn't seem like you're really in touch with what the community wants/what's expected of a standard base kit. Adding only accent color split spacebars and not even having an alpha colored spacebar are two glaring examples that show you don't really understand how to properly make a kit.

I am usually not a fan of having multiple deskmats for a keyset. I especially have a problem with you saying that deskmat #2 is "tba". How do you even know that you want a second deskmat? I would say the only reason as of now is that you want more money.

If you are serious about making things in this community, I would suggest that you take your time and make something that you really love that doesn't exist yet. That's the best way to come up with your first set. Throwing IC's at the wall and not really taking the time to learn proper kitting seems like you're trying to get lucky and make some money. The last thing I will say is this: This set is nothing new. Our community has been saturated with beige, black, and grey keysets for years. To me, this doesn't stand out enough to me to justify it running.
Interesting. Doesn't seem like OP's four ongoing ICs have gone into GB yet.

^ highly recommend you take that advice OP ^^

Focus on one or two very good concepts rather than do the shotgun approach. The community will respond more positively towards that passion too :).

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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 04 April 2021, 16:52:33 »
I really wish you would commit to one set instead of running multiple IC's at one time without ever running a group buy. It seems like you're just going to keep throwing sets at the wall till something sticks. It also doesn't seem like you're really in touch with what the community wants/what's expected of a standard base kit. Adding only accent color split spacebars and not even having an alpha colored spacebar are two glaring examples that show you don't really understand how to properly make a kit.

I am usually not a fan of having multiple deskmats for a keyset. I especially have a problem with you saying that deskmat #2 is "tba". How do you even know that you want a second deskmat? I would say the only reason as of now is that you want more money.

If you are serious about making things in this community, I would suggest that you take your time and make something that you really love that doesn't exist yet. That's the best way to come up with your first set. Throwing IC's at the wall and not really taking the time to learn proper kitting seems like you're trying to get lucky and make some money. The last thing I will say is this: This set is nothing new. Our community has been saturated with beige, black, and grey keysets for years. To me, this doesn't stand out enough to me to justify it running.

Thank you! The previous SA sets we ran were not so popular and we have decided to postpone it until we can make proper prototypes and improve that set. However, we would like to run this set from IC to GB for sure. The second desk mat is not about money, there are two novelties and we would like to make a desk mat corresponding to each. We have not seen a brutalist set before and not including one spacebar type does not mean that we have not done enough research; we just simply thought that this color fits this set more, but since more and more people (also in the form) indicated that an alpha color spacebar is needed, we will change it. This is what an IC is for: learn what the community wants and change the set accordingly. Thank you for the constructive comment though.

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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 04 April 2021, 16:54:26 »
I really wish you would commit to one set instead of running multiple IC's at one time without ever running a group buy. It seems like you're just going to keep throwing sets at the wall till something sticks. It also doesn't seem like you're really in touch with what the community wants/what's expected of a standard base kit. Adding only accent color split spacebars and not even having an alpha colored spacebar are two glaring examples that show you don't really understand how to properly make a kit.

I am usually not a fan of having multiple deskmats for a keyset. I especially have a problem with you saying that deskmat #2 is "tba". How do you even know that you want a second deskmat? I would say the only reason as of now is that you want more money.

If you are serious about making things in this community, I would suggest that you take your time and make something that you really love that doesn't exist yet. That's the best way to come up with your first set. Throwing IC's at the wall and not really taking the time to learn proper kitting seems like you're trying to get lucky and make some money. The last thing I will say is this: This set is nothing new. Our community has been saturated with beige, black, and grey keysets for years. To me, this doesn't stand out enough to me to justify it running.
Interesting. Doesn't seem like OP's four ongoing ICs have gone into GB yet.

^ highly recommend you take that advice OP ^^

Focus on one or two very good concepts rather than do the shotgun approach. The community will respond more positively towards that passion too :).

We are very committed to this set (as can be seen from the design/renders we think), and would like to change and improve it as much as we can!

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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 04 April 2021, 16:55:40 »
Socialist modernism kit does look a bit like another genre

the entire Strutkur kit needs work, the bottom row novelties are totally uninteresting, especially the ones of blocks in perspective

Thank you! We are updating the set very soon with these suggestions, We really hope you will like the new changes!

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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 04 April 2021, 16:58:08 »
I really wish you would commit to one set instead of running multiple IC's at one time without ever running a group buy. It seems like you're just going to keep throwing sets at the wall till something sticks. It also doesn't seem like you're really in touch with what the community wants/what's expected of a standard base kit. Adding only accent color split spacebars and not even having an alpha colored spacebar are two glaring examples that show you don't really understand how to properly make a kit.

I am usually not a fan of having multiple deskmats for a keyset. I especially have a problem with you saying that deskmat #2 is "tba". How do you even know that you want a second deskmat? I would say the only reason as of now is that you want more money.

If you are serious about making things in this community, I would suggest that you take your time and make something that you really love that doesn't exist yet. That's the best way to come up with your first set. Throwing IC's at the wall and not really taking the time to learn proper kitting seems like you're trying to get lucky and make some money. The last thing I will say is this: This set is nothing new. Our community has been saturated with beige, black, and grey keysets for years. To me, this doesn't stand out enough to me to justify it running.
Interesting. Doesn't seem like OP's four ongoing ICs have gone into GB yet.

^ highly recommend you take that advice OP ^^

Focus on one or two very good concepts rather than do the shotgun approach. The community will respond more positively towards that passion too :).

We are very committed to this set (as can be seen from the design/renders we think), and would like to change and improve it as much as we can!
Just a side note that biip has a Brutalist set incoming. Not exactly sure if it is an April Fool's prank, but it is also called Brutalist.

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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 04 April 2021, 16:59:42 »
I really wish you would commit to one set instead of running multiple IC's at one time without ever running a group buy. It seems like you're just going to keep throwing sets at the wall till something sticks. It also doesn't seem like you're really in touch with what the community wants/what's expected of a standard base kit. Adding only accent color split spacebars and not even having an alpha colored spacebar are two glaring examples that show you don't really understand how to properly make a kit.

I am usually not a fan of having multiple deskmats for a keyset. I especially have a problem with you saying that deskmat #2 is "tba". How do you even know that you want a second deskmat? I would say the only reason as of now is that you want more money.

If you are serious about making things in this community, I would suggest that you take your time and make something that you really love that doesn't exist yet. That's the best way to come up with your first set. Throwing IC's at the wall and not really taking the time to learn proper kitting seems like you're trying to get lucky and make some money. The last thing I will say is this: This set is nothing new. Our community has been saturated with beige, black, and grey keysets for years. To me, this doesn't stand out enough to me to justify it running.
Interesting. Doesn't seem like OP's four ongoing ICs have gone into GB yet.

^ highly recommend you take that advice OP ^^

Focus on one or two very good concepts rather than do the shotgun approach. The community will respond more positively towards that passion too :).

We are very committed to this set (as can be seen from the design/renders we think), and would like to change and improve it as much as we can!
Just a side note that biip has a Brutalist set incoming. Not exactly sure if it is an April Fool's prank, but it is also called Brutalist.
it’s not called brutalist. it’s called PBT Raw. And it’s referencing an entirely different brutalism than OP’s

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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 04 April 2021, 17:14:12 »
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We are very committed to this set (as can be seen from the design/renders we think), and would like to change and improve it as much as we can!

Renders.... your renders are done using krk, not saying krk is bad because it’s a wonderful tool but you have done little to improve the lighting and renders at all. The renders look dry and washed out. Krk is a tool, it depends on how well you use it.

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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 04 April 2021, 17:35:55 »
As a brutalist theme this set is wack   

Now pivot to gmk escher and you have a hit my friend

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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 04 April 2021, 18:41:52 »
I really wish you would commit to one set instead of running multiple IC's at one time without ever running a group buy. It seems like you're just going to keep throwing sets at the wall till something sticks. It also doesn't seem like you're really in touch with what the community wants/what's expected of a standard base kit. Adding only accent color split spacebars and not even having an alpha colored spacebar are two glaring examples that show you don't really understand how to properly make a kit.

I am usually not a fan of having multiple deskmats for a keyset. I especially have a problem with you saying that deskmat #2 is "tba". How do you even know that you want a second deskmat? I would say the only reason as of now is that you want more money.

If you are serious about making things in this community, I would suggest that you take your time and make something that you really love that doesn't exist yet. That's the best way to come up with your first set. Throwing IC's at the wall and not really taking the time to learn proper kitting seems like you're trying to get lucky and make some money. The last thing I will say is this: This set is nothing new. Our community has been saturated with beige, black, and grey keysets for years. To me, this doesn't stand out enough to me to justify it running.

I really wish you would commit to one copypasta instead of using multiple copypastas at one time without ever coming up with an original one. It seems like you're just going to keep throwing pastas at the wall till something sticks. It also doesn't seem like you're really in touch with what the community wants/what's expected of a funny and original pasta. Adding only reserved and not even having an uwu are two glaring examples that show you don't really understand how to properly make a copypasta

I am usually not a fan of having multiple pastas for a single IC. I especially have a problem with you saying that pasta #2 is "tba". How do you even know that you want a second reserved? I would say the only reason as of now is that you want more upvotes.

If you are serious about making things in this community, I would suggest that you take your time and make something that you really love that doesn't exist yet. That's the best way to come up with your first original copypasta. Throwing pastas at the wall and not really taking the time to learn proper formatting seems like you're trying to get lucky and make some reddit gold. The last thing I will say is this: This copypasta is nothing new. Our community has been saturated with reserved, uwu, and puddsy for years. To me, this doesn't stand out enough to me to justify it being posted.

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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 04 April 2021, 18:43:54 »
I really wish you would commit to one set instead of running multiple IC's at one time without ever running a group buy. It seems like you're just going to keep throwing sets at the wall till something sticks. It also doesn't seem like you're really in touch with what the community wants/what's expected of a standard base kit. Adding only accent color split spacebars and not even having an alpha colored spacebar are two glaring examples that show you don't really understand how to properly make a kit.

I am usually not a fan of having multiple deskmats for a keyset. I especially have a problem with you saying that deskmat #2 is "tba". How do you even know that you want a second deskmat? I would say the only reason as of now is that you want more money.

If you are serious about making things in this community, I would suggest that you take your time and make something that you really love that doesn't exist yet. That's the best way to come up with your first set. Throwing IC's at the wall and not really taking the time to learn proper kitting seems like you're trying to get lucky and make some money. The last thing I will say is this: This set is nothing new. Our community has been saturated with beige, black, and grey keysets for years. To me, this doesn't stand out enough to me to justify it running.

I really wish you would commit to one copypasta instead of using multiple copypastas at one time without ever coming up with an original one. It seems like you're just going to keep throwing pastas at the wall till something sticks. It also doesn't seem like you're really in touch with what the community wants/what's expected of a funny and original pasta. Adding only reserved and not even having an uwu are two glaring examples that show you don't really understand how to properly make a copypasta

I am usually not a fan of having multiple pastas for a single IC. I especially have a problem with you saying that pasta #2 is "tba". How do you even know that you want a second reserved? I would say the only reason as of now is that you want more upvotes.

If you are serious about making things in this community, I would suggest that you take your time and make something that you really love that doesn't exist yet. That's the best way to come up with your first original copypasta. Throwing pastas at the wall and not really taking the time to learn proper formatting seems like you're trying to get lucky and make some reddit gold. The last thing I will say is this: This copypasta is nothing new. Our community has been saturated with reserved, uwu, and puddsy for years. To me, this doesn't stand out enough to me to justify it being posted.
How long did it take you to type that out on a 40?
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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 04 April 2021, 18:47:32 »
I really wish you would commit to one set instead of running multiple IC's at one time without ever running a group buy. It seems like you're just going to keep throwing sets at the wall till something sticks. It also doesn't seem like you're really in touch with what the community wants/what's expected of a standard base kit. Adding only accent color split spacebars and not even having an alpha colored spacebar are two glaring examples that show you don't really understand how to properly make a kit.

I am usually not a fan of having multiple deskmats for a keyset. I especially have a problem with you saying that deskmat #2 is "tba". How do you even know that you want a second deskmat? I would say the only reason as of now is that you want more money.

If you are serious about making things in this community, I would suggest that you take your time and make something that you really love that doesn't exist yet. That's the best way to come up with your first set. Throwing IC's at the wall and not really taking the time to learn proper kitting seems like you're trying to get lucky and make some money. The last thing I will say is this: This set is nothing new. Our community has been saturated with beige, black, and grey keysets for years. To me, this doesn't stand out enough to me to justify it running.

I really wish you would commit to one copypasta instead of using multiple copypastas at one time without ever coming up with an original one. It seems like you're just going to keep throwing pastas at the wall till something sticks. It also doesn't seem like you're really in touch with what the community wants/what's expected of a funny and original pasta. Adding only reserved and not even having an uwu are two glaring examples that show you don't really understand how to properly make a copypasta

I am usually not a fan of having multiple pastas for a single IC. I especially have a problem with you saying that pasta #2 is "tba". How do you even know that you want a second reserved? I would say the only reason as of now is that you want more upvotes.

If you are serious about making things in this community, I would suggest that you take your time and make something that you really love that doesn't exist yet. That's the best way to come up with your first original copypasta. Throwing pastas at the wall and not really taking the time to learn proper formatting seems like you're trying to get lucky and make some reddit gold. The last thing I will say is this: This copypasta is nothing new. Our community has been saturated with reserved, uwu, and puddsy for years. To me, this doesn't stand out enough to me to justify it being posted.
How long did it take you to type that out on a 40?
At the next keycon I will throw down $20 that I can type faster than you on a QAZ while you use whatever you want.
« Last Edit: Sun, 04 April 2021, 18:54:40 by Kokaloo »

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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 04 April 2021, 21:36:18 »
I really wish you would commit to one set instead of running multiple IC's at one time without ever running a group buy. It seems like you're just going to keep throwing sets at the wall till something sticks. It also doesn't seem like you're really in touch with what the community wants/what's expected of a standard base kit. Adding only accent color split spacebars and not even having an alpha colored spacebar are two glaring examples that show you don't really understand how to properly make a kit.

I am usually not a fan of having multiple deskmats for a keyset. I especially have a problem with you saying that deskmat #2 is "tba". How do you even know that you want a second deskmat? I would say the only reason as of now is that you want more money.

If you are serious about making things in this community, I would suggest that you take your time and make something that you really love that doesn't exist yet. That's the best way to come up with your first set. Throwing IC's at the wall and not really taking the time to learn proper kitting seems like you're trying to get lucky and make some money. The last thing I will say is this: This set is nothing new. Our community has been saturated with beige, black, and grey keysets for years. To me, this doesn't stand out enough to me to justify it running.
Interesting. Doesn't seem like OP's four ongoing ICs have gone into GB yet.

^ highly recommend you take that advice OP ^^

Focus on one or two very good concepts rather than do the shotgun approach. The community will respond more positively towards that passion too :).

We are very committed to this set (as can be seen from the design/renders we think), and would like to change and improve it as much as we can!
Just a side note that biip has a Brutalist set incoming. Not exactly sure if it is an April Fool's prank, but it is also called Brutalist.

Regardless of whether or not that's an April Fools joke, this set is more true to brutalism as a concept, so I don't think Biip has any rightful claim to that name.

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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 04 April 2021, 22:36:08 »
Most of those novelties don’t seem possible due to line thickness. Might wanna check that

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« Reply #25 on: Mon, 05 April 2021, 10:22:09 »
As an archviz artist I'm definitely interested. I do think it needs more work to really capture brutalism but nice start

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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 05 April 2021, 15:13:32 »
I really wish you would commit to one set instead of running multiple IC's at one time without ever running a group buy. It seems like you're just going to keep throwing sets at the wall till something sticks. It also doesn't seem like you're really in touch with what the community wants/what's expected of a standard base kit. Adding only accent color split spacebars and not even having an alpha colored spacebar are two glaring examples that show you don't really understand how to properly make a kit.

I am usually not a fan of having multiple deskmats for a keyset. I especially have a problem with you saying that deskmat #2 is "tba". How do you even know that you want a second deskmat? I would say the only reason as of now is that you want more money.

If you are serious about making things in this community, I would suggest that you take your time and make something that you really love that doesn't exist yet. That's the best way to come up with your first set. Throwing IC's at the wall and not really taking the time to learn proper kitting seems like you're trying to get lucky and make some money. The last thing I will say is this: This set is nothing new. Our community has been saturated with beige, black, and grey keysets for years. To me, this doesn't stand out enough to me to justify it running.
Interesting. Doesn't seem like OP's four ongoing ICs have gone into GB yet.

^ highly recommend you take that advice OP ^^

Focus on one or two very good concepts rather than do the shotgun approach. The community will respond more positively towards that passion too :).

We are very committed to this set (as can be seen from the design/renders we think), and would like to change and improve it as much as we can!
Just a side note that biip has a Brutalist set incoming. Not exactly sure if it is an April Fool's prank, but it is also called Brutalist.

Regardless of whether or not that's an April Fools joke, this set is more true to brutalism as a concept, so I don't think Biip has any rightful claim to that name.
My comment wasn't super clear, I apologize.

I didn't mean to say that because both biip and OP are working on a "brutalist" set that they shouldn't step on each other's toes. In fact I'm saying both could check each other's out on the different interpretations of brutalist.

(Although I did initially think biip did name it Brutalist, most likely from the big typography in the promotion poster)

GLWIC OP.

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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 05 April 2021, 16:04:56 »
Thank you guys for all the feedback! We have made several changes to the set.

Changelog:
05/04 - Added new caps, colors fixed, new renders, spacebar alpha color, new legend color for alphas. Also, added another picture to the inspiration section depicting a typical Social Modernist structure.
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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 05 April 2021, 16:14:33 »
I really wish you would commit to one set instead of running multiple IC's at one time without ever running a group buy. It seems like you're just going to keep throwing sets at the wall till something sticks. It also doesn't seem like you're really in touch with what the community wants/what's expected of a standard base kit. Adding only accent color split spacebars and not even having an alpha colored spacebar are two glaring examples that show you don't really understand how to properly make a kit.

I am usually not a fan of having multiple deskmats for a keyset. I especially have a problem with you saying that deskmat #2 is "tba". How do you even know that you want a second deskmat? I would say the only reason as of now is that you want more money.

If you are serious about making things in this community, I would suggest that you take your time and make something that you really love that doesn't exist yet. That's the best way to come up with your first set. Throwing IC's at the wall and not really taking the time to learn proper kitting seems like you're trying to get lucky and make some money. The last thing I will say is this: This set is nothing new. Our community has been saturated with beige, black, and grey keysets for years. To me, this doesn't stand out enough to me to justify it running.
Interesting. Doesn't seem like OP's four ongoing ICs have gone into GB yet.

^ highly recommend you take that advice OP ^^

Focus on one or two very good concepts rather than do the shotgun approach. The community will respond more positively towards that passion too :).

We are very committed to this set (as can be seen from the design/renders we think), and would like to change and improve it as much as we can!
Just a side note that biip has a Brutalist set incoming. Not exactly sure if it is an April Fool's prank, but it is also called Brutalist.

Regardless of whether or not that's an April Fools joke, this set is more true to brutalism as a concept, so I don't think Biip has any rightful claim to that name.
My comment wasn't super clear, I apologize.

I didn't mean to say that because both biip and OP are working on a "brutalist" set that they shouldn't step on each other's toes. In fact I'm saying both could check each other's out on the different interpretations of brutalist.

(Although I did initially think biip did name it Brutalist, most likely from the big typography in the promotion poster)

GLWIC OP.

Thank you! Collabs and Cyrillic set are coming very soon!

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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 05 April 2021, 16:16:16 »
As an archviz artist I'm definitely interested. I do think it needs more work to really capture brutalism but nice start

Thank you! We are always open to suggestions if you think something would fit in this set!

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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 05 April 2021, 16:17:15 »
Most of those novelties don’t seem possible due to line thickness. Might wanna check that

Thank you! We followed GMK Guidelines, if there are any changes that need to be done, we are sure it's minor!

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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist | Updated base kit and colors!
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 05 April 2021, 19:23:33 »
I think the deskmat should be spread out a bit more, so the design goes to the edge. The design being centered means the keyboard will cover most of it.
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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist | Updated base kit and colors!
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 02:46:47 »
I think the deskmat should be spread out a bit more, so the design goes to the edge. The design being centered means the keyboard will cover most of it.

Thank you! The next desk mat is also WIP, so we will definitely this into account!

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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist | Updated base kit and colors!
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 03:05:48 »
I forgot to mention about second b, I think it's good if you can add it to the spacebar kit for alice layout. Also, from what I've seen, people like to have alpha color mini spacebars as well for this layout so please consider adding them to this kit. Grey mod always looks good with white legend, but this grey is very light tbh, are you sure physical color of this grey will be exactly like this or lighter? Please make sure the grey stays somehow darker to make sure the white legends are not blur.
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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist | Updated base kit and colors!
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 04:43:53 »
I'm falling in love with concrete color recently~

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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist | Updated base kit and colors!
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 06:39:40 »
Should call this GMK 'CONTROL'.

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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist | Updated base kit and colors!
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 08:55:09 »
I love the idea of the theme, but unfortunately I don't quite see it in the novelties or the deskmat. When I think of Brutalism, I think of straight lines, lots of 90 degree angles, and very simple geometric shapes. I agree that the design looks much closer to MC Escher paintings than Brutalist architecture, maybe that is a direction worth exploring more? I can imagine some very cool novelties with an Escher theme.
   

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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist | Updated spacebar kit + 'b'!
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 12:27:23 »
Thank you for all the feedback! Here's the changelog:

06/04 - Changed spacebar extension kit color to only alphas, added 'b'

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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist | Updated spacebar kit + 'b'!
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 12:38:02 »
Love the SoMo novelties! Can't wait :D

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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist | Updated spacebar kit + 'b'!
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 13:01:33 »
this is really disappointing for a few reasons
1. given the entire range of concrete greys between white and black, it's a huge miss to use such low-contrast greys for the alphas in particular, but the entire set just isn't very strong, which is ironic considering brutalism is about really strong, bold aesthetic choices, and yours are extremely subdued.
2. you post a bad keyset IC about every month to month and a half. maybe focus on just one and do it well?
3. arches are super non-brutalist. your graphic for this features a building that isn't brutalist (some kind of geometric monument valley-style monochrome thingy?). i don't think you know what brutalism is. you should google it or do some research before just crapping out a new poorly thought-out keyset.
       

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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist | Updated spacebar kit + 'b'!
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 13:20:12 »
this is really disappointing for a few reasons
1. given the entire range of concrete greys between white and black, it's a huge miss to use such low-contrast greys for the alphas in particular, but the entire set just isn't very strong, which is ironic considering brutalism is about really strong, bold aesthetic choices, and yours are extremely subdued.
2. you post a bad keyset IC about every month to month and a half. maybe focus on just one and do it well?
3. arches are super non-brutalist. your graphic for this features a building that isn't brutalist (some kind of geometric monument valley-style monochrome thingy?). i don't think you know what brutalism is. you should google it or do some research before just crapping out a new poorly thought-out keyset.
Hey! First, thanks for this "brutal" feedback, haha.
While making this set, we have consulted multiple friends of ours who are architecture students and also people who work in industrial design.
To clear a couple of things up about the set: We have decided to call it Brutalist, due to the heavy influence the style had on us while designing this concept, but as things got further we decided to bring in a broader range of archi influences (hence the archways in the novelties for example) and ultimately settled on more generalized concrete-architecture feel for it instead of a straight out pure brutalism based one. We are actively trying to improve this set and will take all of these suggestions and constructive criticisms into consideration.
We have posted 2 ICs some minutes apart from a long while ago, based on the idea that one of our close friends (who also works with us) recently acquired proper machinery and the necessary know-how for manufacturing PBT/ABS keycaps in-house. Having that project postponed, we have decided to drop those rough concepts and instead focus on something more "traditional" for the community, which is also something we would like to see on our own desks. Hope this clears some things up for everyone, thank you for being reasonable and patient!

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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist | Updated spacebar kit + 'b'!
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 13:22:35 »
Love the SoMo novelties! Can't wait :D

Thank you! Stay tuned for an upcoming Cyrillic kit and a new desk mat.

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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist | Updated spacebar kit + 'b'!
« Reply #42 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 13:53:00 »
That's one hell of a base kit. Nicest IC with grey keycaps so far.

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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist | Updated spacebar kit + 'b'!
« Reply #43 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 14:13:40 »
I love the colors, kitting for my use case damn I even like the novelties which is quite rare.

We need more triangles like this one

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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist | Updated spacebar kit + 'b'!
« Reply #44 on: Tue, 06 April 2021, 14:24:43 »
I love the colors, kitting for my use case damn I even like the novelties which is quite rare.

We need more triangles like this one

That's one hell of a base kit. Nicest IC with grey keycaps so far.

Thank you for this amazing feedback! We are surely going to give it our all and update/improve this set until the GB! Feel free to voice any suggestions! :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist | Updated spacebar kit + 'b'!
« Reply #45 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 03:58:40 »
This is gorgeous. Brutalism is inspiring. For years I worked next to Barbican in the UK. I think you've really captured those concrete tones in the renders, and I like how abstract the novelties are. Need to get this for Brutal 60.

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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist | Updated spacebar kit + 'b'!
« Reply #46 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 04:05:51 »
UK ISO in the base kit? I love it.

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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist
« Reply #47 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 13:55:30 »
I really wish you would commit to one set instead of running multiple IC's at one time without ever running a group buy. It seems like you're just going to keep throwing sets at the wall till something sticks. It also doesn't seem like you're really in touch with what the community wants/what's expected of a standard base kit. Adding only accent color split spacebars and not even having an alpha colored spacebar are two glaring examples that show you don't really understand how to properly make a kit.

I am usually not a fan of having multiple deskmats for a keyset. I especially have a problem with you saying that deskmat #2 is "tba". How do you even know that you want a second deskmat? I would say the only reason as of now is that you want more money.

Maybe I'm wrong but I don't see the problem with using interest checks for their intended purpose... And almost every set these days has multiple deskmats. If people don't want it they won't buy it so calling it a cash grab is not fair and kind of insulting to someone putting in so much effort.

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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist | Updated spacebar kit + 'b'!
« Reply #48 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 14:41:39 »
fountainhead vibes

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Re: [IC] GMK Brutalist | Updated spacebar kit + 'b'!
« Reply #49 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 15:21:25 »
No options for 1.5 novelties? :-/