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Offline dklein

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[IC] GMK Cherry Blossom
« on: Sun, 14 July 2019, 18:50:21 »
【Welcome to GMK Cherry Blossom】



I'm so excited to introduce my first keycap set design, GMK Cherry Blossom.

This set takes inspiration from the beautiful cherry blossoms around my city, iced tea, and a certain Vektroid album cover





Kits

Base



Japanese



Ortho/40s



Spacebars



Novelties



Numpad



Colors

This set will run with four colors, three of which are custom colors:


GMK WS1:


Deskmat

Here's the proposed deskmat design! Let me know what you think in the feedback form!



Thanks a ton for those who helped with this design process:


Feedback

I would love to hear your thoughts, please feel free to give feedback here: https://forms.gle/aacx32bpyKPFy5Nz8

discord channel: https://discord.gg/zBKkZQA

reddit link: https://reddit.com/r/mechmarket/comments/cda34g/ic_gmk_cherry_blossom

TODO

  • Get feedback on set
  • Finalize kits
  • Finalize vendors
  • Artisan(?!?!)
  • Finalize pricing

Offline OtherAndrew

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Re: [IC] GMK Cherry Blossom
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 14 July 2019, 18:55:58 »
gmk watermelon

Offline HappySlice

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Re: [IC] GMK Cherry Blossom
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 14 July 2019, 19:01:19 »
Needs more white. Cherry blossom festival in DC always had tons of white. The color of the alphas doesn’t make sense to me. Love the color of the mods though
« Last Edit: Sun, 14 July 2019, 19:05:39 by HappySlice »

Offline Fruitmilkoko

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Re: [IC] GMK Cherry Blossom
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 14 July 2019, 19:19:03 »
I think making the alphas white with green legends with look better, but that is just my thought. But I still do think it looks v nice.

Offline Auxo

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Re: [IC] GMK Cherry Blossom
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 14 July 2019, 19:43:45 »
NE yellow/gold avail?

« Last Edit: Sun, 14 July 2019, 19:45:18 by Auxo »

Offline Domi

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Re: [IC] GMK Cherry Blossom
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 14 July 2019, 19:45:24 »
Oooo the colors on this are really nice, though I think maybe white alphas and green as accents on enter and esc might look nicer.

Offline leexy

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Re: [IC] GMK Cherry Blossom
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 14 July 2019, 21:15:24 »
gmk starbucks

Offline tentboy

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Re: [IC] GMK Cherry Blossom
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 14 July 2019, 21:29:46 »
In 4 deskmat

Offline finalarcadia

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Re: [IC] GMK Cherry Blossom
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 14 July 2019, 21:52:12 »
Agreed the green is too much.

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Offline CustomerSupport

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Re: [IC] GMK Cherry Blossom
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 14 July 2019, 22:36:26 »
I'd be interested.

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Offline shtanrey_san

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Re: [IC] GMK Cherry Blossom
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 14 July 2019, 23:19:03 »
Yeah a bit too much green. I would like the deskpad more if it didn't have the text on it as well.

Offline Hisui

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Re: [IC] GMK Cherry Blossom
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 14 July 2019, 23:58:14 »
If this isnt an homage to arizona tea I dont know what this color scheme is.

Offline pheonix991

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Re: [IC] GMK Cherry Blossom
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 15 July 2019, 00:02:02 »
If this isnt an homage to arizona tea I dont know what this color scheme is.

This is exactly that.

Offline Kevadu

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Re: [IC] GMK Cherry Blossom
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 15 July 2019, 01:03:11 »
I agree with everyone else, too much green for a cherry blossom themed set...

Like the design of the deskmat for the most part but I'm also not a big fan of the katakana on it.  Aesthetic?  But why?

Offline Lil

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Re: [IC] GMK Cherry Blossom
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 15 July 2019, 06:32:21 »
I think the set might be better with the mods colours being the colour of alphas, the green colour of the alphas being the colour of the legends, and the colour of the mods being swapped with the white of the spacebars/novelties. If you're going the floral shoppe route.
That being said, the deskmat is great. I just don't really like the dark pink 7432c pantone

Offline lewisflude

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Re: [IC] GMK Cherry Blossom
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 15 July 2019, 06:43:21 »
Think you’re missing ISO keys in base!
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Offline vicissitude

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Re: [IC] GMK Cherry Blossom
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 15 July 2019, 08:28:20 »
Personal opinion.
The green doesn't fit so well.

Offline neutralstate

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Re: [IC] GMK Cherry Blossom
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 15 July 2019, 08:54:52 »
If this isnt an homage to arizona tea I dont know what this color scheme is.

This is exactly that.

total agreement here



that said, its a unique and cool looking set.
« Last Edit: Mon, 15 July 2019, 09:10:54 by neutralstate »

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Re: [IC] GMK Cherry Blossom
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 15 July 2019, 09:30:09 »
Unfortunately gonna have to be that guy...

The katakana you have for what I can only guess is meant to transliterate to "aesthetic" is incorrect. The correct way to write this in katakana would be "エステティック".

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Offline tentboy

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Re: [IC] GMK Cherry Blossom
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 15 July 2019, 09:52:31 »
Unfortunately gonna have to be that guy...

The katakana you have for what I can only guess is meant to transliterate to "aesthetic" is incorrect. The correct way to write this in katakana would be "エステティック".
Incorrect translations is a staple of vaporwave themed merch gotta keep with the theme

Offline OtherAndrew

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Re: [IC] GMK Cherry Blossom
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 15 July 2019, 13:28:18 »
Unfortunately gonna have to be that guy...

The katakana you have for what I can only guess is meant to transliterate to "aesthetic" is incorrect. The correct way to write this in katakana would be "エステティック".
Incorrect translations is a staple of vaporwave themed merch gotta keep with the theme

issetic eskettit

Offline Photoelectric

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Re: [IC] GMK Cherry Blossom
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 15 July 2019, 14:07:29 »
99c novelty cap for the Arizona Iced Tea can price?  What is the woman's head novelty cap for?  Agreeing with others that the green clashes with that pink.  Doesn't make me think about Cherry Blossoms at all.  Cherry blossom trees don't have any green leaves on them when in bloom--very dark off-black bark and pink flowers.  Olive green flower stems mostly obscured by the flowers.  I've photographed a lot of cherry blossoms over the years.
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Offline pheonix991

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Re: [IC] GMK Cherry Blossom
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 15 July 2019, 15:33:26 »
Just call it "Green Tea".

Offline Vadurr

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Re: [IC] GMK Cherry Blossom
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 15 July 2019, 16:03:24 »
Def needs more white. Maybe white legends on the mods and alphas? Idk :P

Offline equalunique

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Re: [IC] GMK Cherry Blossom
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 15 July 2019, 17:32:47 »
This colorway is really perfect for a project of mine...

I have 2 Lo-Pro Planck cases from Drop: one pink and one green.

Might have to buy two pairs of some of these kits, we'll see...

Offline Kevadu

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Re: [IC] GMK Cherry Blossom
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 15 July 2019, 21:23:47 »
Unfortunately gonna have to be that guy...

The katakana you have for what I can only guess is meant to transliterate to "aesthetic" is incorrect. The correct way to write this in katakana would be "エステティック".

Actually エステティック comes from the French word "esthétique" and refers to beauty treatments.  It's not the same as "aesthetic".


Offline Hisui

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Re: [IC] GMK Cherry Blossom
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 15 July 2019, 22:25:42 »
99c novelty cap for the Arizona Iced Tea can price?  What is the woman's head novelty cap for?  Agreeing with others that the green clashes with that pink.  Doesn't make me think about Cherry Blossoms at all.  Cherry blossom trees don't have any green leaves on them when in bloom--very dark off-black bark and pink flowers.  Olive green flower stems mostly obscured by the flowers.  I've photographed a lot of cherry blossoms over the years.

the colors are arizona tea cans. novelties are bits of the three inspirations: the tea, some vaporwave genre music album, and cherry blossoms. Its mentioned in the original post, but i had to look up the album mentioned to find the genre. I believe the colors are a little more saturated than the actual cans but its likely done to help tie in the vaporwave aesthetic more. My bf hated the old school windows and apple keys, but that just part of the visual side of the vaporwave music. the woman is, im pretty sure, just supposed to be a head sculpture of a Japanese woman. sculptures are another vaporwave thing. Along with the palm tree and the retro sun. The use of random japanese is as well.

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Re: [IC] GMK Cherry Blossom
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 15 July 2019, 22:34:23 »
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Offline ProlificPanda

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Re: [IC] GMK Cherry Blossom
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 15 July 2019, 22:47:54 »
Getting more of a salt water taffy vibe...

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Re: [IC] GMK Cherry Blossom
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 16 July 2019, 08:28:47 »
That's a killer set, would love to jump on this set - it would make the wifey very happy for me to customize her OCN Edition Ducky (she swiped from me lol)
               
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Offline cinxelo

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Re: [IC] GMK Cherry Blossom
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 16 July 2019, 09:11:35 »
Mmm, it looks too much like DSA Magic Girl. Maybe you could swap out the mint green for a lighter pink or white?
« Last Edit: Tue, 16 July 2019, 09:13:33 by cinxelo »

Offline gachihyper

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Re: [IC] GMK Cherry Blossom
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 19 July 2019, 22:35:31 »
Any update if the colors will be changed?

Offline pheonix991

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Re: [IC] GMK Cherry Blossom
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 19 July 2019, 23:13:15 »
This is GMK Arizona Green Tea, not Cherry Blossom.

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Re: [IC] GMK Cherry Blossom
« Reply #33 on: Sat, 20 July 2019, 19:05:10 »
Mmm, it looks too much like DSA Magic Girl. Maybe you could swap out the mint green for a lighter pink or white?

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Offline SuperUltra

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Re: [IC] GMK Cherry Blossom
« Reply #34 on: Sun, 21 July 2019, 04:17:02 »
I really like the colors used on the Arizona Iced Tea can so I'm interested to see how this set ends up. A name change could help since it appears many people expect the colors to be based off of an actual physical cherry blossom rather than an abstract theme or feeling.
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