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Offline Jermane

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[IC] GMK Polar
« on: Sun, 04 August 2019, 20:24:01 »



Yo! Welcome to GMK Polar

As a huge fan of all things blue and owning almost all of the blue sets throughout the years, I've always wished that a set like this would release, so here we are! Let's get I C Y

About

Wanted this set to be very bright and clean by staying away from dark/muted mods and with small differences between the colors. The legends are meant to be rather subtle to give it that icy look. The blue colors will be matched to custom pantones, the white is GMK WS2. Accepting any feedback you may have, if you like what you see or have any comments, please fill out my form below.

Here's the IC form!

The Kits(*subject to change)

Base


Spacebars


Ortho / 40s


Novelties


Renders

Cannon Keys - Satisfaction 75





KBDfans - TOFU





westfoxtrot - Cypher 1800





Artisan maker collaborations
Alpha Keycaps
Artkey Universe
Bad & Booj Keys
C.Y.O Keycaps
Sodie Caps


Moving Forward... 

* Decide on vendors
* Design Deskmat(s)
* Finalize kits
* Finalize Novelties in Kit
* Contact Makers for collabs
* Further renders on more of your favorite keebs

Thanks

Thank you to all the makers who like this set and want to make matching artisans
Shout out to Abec13 for the dank renders
Big ups to Hisui for some incredible novelty designs
Huge thanks to Ren for design feedback and hosting my set on his discord server

Join Discord to talk about the set with us: https://discord.gg/DuERjBV

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8/4 - Removed white text for light mode users  :))



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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 04 August 2019, 20:27:38 »
This is a very Icy boi! I love the colors and the novelties are amazing. I'll be joining for sure, good job  :thumb:

Offline Minterly

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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 04 August 2019, 20:32:42 »
y u do dis white alpha thing ugh I really don't like white alphas

personal preferences aside, looks good!!! I like narwhal

I demand narwhal plushie

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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 04 August 2019, 20:35:11 »
Narwhal and penguin novelties...too cute...must resist.


I wonder if it would be better to have the darker blue as the alpha legend color for the added contrast. May work, may not but either way I like it.

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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 04 August 2019, 20:35:44 »
I demand narwhal plushie

I second this statement, must have.

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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 04 August 2019, 20:36:44 »
The penguin is my favorite. Narwhal looks amazing too! Excellent theming throughout.

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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 04 August 2019, 20:37:19 »
Please consider:

- Icon + Text Modifiers
- R5 bottom row modifiers (instead of R4)
- Uniformly (blue)-colored F-row modifiers
- Stepped Caps Lock should say Caps Lock, not just "Caps"
- "Enter" instead of "Return"

Slightly worried about the contrast for this set, but I hope it turns out well.
« Last Edit: Sun, 04 August 2019, 20:39:52 by LightningXI »
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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 04 August 2019, 20:40:09 »
Do you have any ideas for RAMA caps?

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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 04 August 2019, 20:45:07 »
I like it! It's bright.
The novelties don't do it for me, but the alphas look especially great for mixing and matching with other sets even.

Offline ramblinrose

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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 04 August 2019, 20:53:51 »
I like the colors - fits the arctic theme well! If you end up doing any more renders I'd love to see it on a dark blue board - wondering how it would look on my blue singa. R5 is always cool too as lightning said above - since they have the molds all made.

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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 04 August 2019, 20:53:57 »
This set was made for my white lumina
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Offline Jermane

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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 04 August 2019, 21:01:47 »
Please consider:

- Icon + Text Modifiers
- R5 bottom row modifiers (instead of R4)
- Uniformly (blue)-colored F-row modifiers
- Stepped Caps Lock should say Caps Lock, not just "Caps"
- "Enter" instead of "Return"

Slightly worried about the contrast for this set, but I hope it turns out well.

Thanks for the feedback, the modifier change is being considered and I've added a mod preference question in the form. "caps" is simply an oversight, it would say caps lock.

Offline Jermane

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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 04 August 2019, 21:18:48 »
I like the colors - fits the arctic theme well! If you end up doing any more renders I'd love to see it on a dark blue board - wondering how it would look on my blue singa. R5 is always cool too as lightning said above - since they have the molds all made.

Dark/Navy blue is the next color that will be rendered.

Offline blizzara01

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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 04 August 2019, 21:27:53 »
I can feel the chill by just looking at this  :))

Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 04 August 2019, 21:53:55 »
In for base bars and novelties if you make a narwhal key

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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 04 August 2019, 22:49:31 »
I’m in

Offline Abec13

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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 04 August 2019, 23:54:05 »
Don't go row 5. Just here to voice some opinion. New ≠ good.
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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 05 August 2019, 00:09:24 »
I WOULD TAKE A BULLET FOR THAT PENGUIN :eek:

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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 05 August 2019, 05:44:43 »
I love everything about this! I'm also so happy to see you using WS2.

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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 05 August 2019, 05:50:44 »
Don't go row 5. Just here to voice some opinion. New ≠ good.
Except technically R5 is the older kind

Just the 1.25u molds that are newer.
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Offline nyry43

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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 05 August 2019, 06:04:41 »
I really like the penguin novelties.

Offline neutralstate

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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 05 August 2019, 07:27:08 »
the moment i saw the title i knew i was going to love it

i was not disappointed.

 :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 05 August 2019, 07:54:06 »
fresh

Offline Abec13

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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 05 August 2019, 09:16:27 »
Don't go row 5. Just here to voice some opinion. New ≠ good.
Except technically R5 is the older kind

Just the 1.25u molds that are newer.

Yeah, you got me. I guess new to offer now for modern sets.
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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 05 August 2019, 09:45:45 »
Love the colourway!

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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 05 August 2019, 10:07:57 »
Interesting concept. I have two comments, one objective and one strictly subjective:

1) ISO support has one minor error that can be easily corrected. In the base kit as it stand now, you have: mod-colored 1.25U left Shift (good), mod-colored ISO Enter (good), accent-colored ISO Enter (great), R4 \| (good) and R3 #~ (OOPS!). With this, you are giving full support to neither US ISO (the R3 #~ should be R3 \| instead), nor to UK ISO (the remaining four alpha keys, R1 , R1 2", R1 and R3 '@ are missing), but are falling into the "middle of the pond", which  is the worst option.

I would suggest the simplest solution: support US ISO by replacing the R3 #~ with an R3 \| key in the base kit. If UK support is asked, it should go to a separate international kit (NORDEUK being the typical option).


2) This is strictly subjective: I find the legends on the alphas to be difficult to read; perhaps using the accent-color for them would be an improvement (but WDIKAA).

Offline neutralstate

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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 05 August 2019, 10:12:08 »

2) This is strictly subjective: I find the legends on the alphas to be difficult to read; perhaps using the accent-color for them would be an improvement (but WDIKAA).

i second this

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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 05 August 2019, 10:53:55 »
Cute

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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 06 August 2019, 03:18:20 »
:heart_eyes:

Offline vicissitude

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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 06 August 2019, 10:26:14 »
The novelties are nice.
Love this set.
It reminds me of the gmk shoko,but in a lighter hue.

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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 06 August 2019, 10:36:01 »
love the text novelties

Offline SolidCactus

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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 13:56:06 »
I like the mix of colors! I would pick up one up.

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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 19:56:08 »
Ughh so many good sets! Want this along with Mizu, moondust and monochrome

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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 14 August 2019, 16:07:21 »
dude i just wish this would come out already !! cant wait

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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #34 on: Thu, 15 August 2019, 03:06:03 »
so cool and refreshing to see this one from all the color traffic in keyset groupbuys. would love to have this ^_^ and those cute novelties

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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #35 on: Fri, 16 August 2019, 11:21:16 »
could also consider a light blue alpha kit, think that would look cool too.


Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #36 on: Sun, 18 August 2019, 19:54:56 »
How about some updates? Have vendors?

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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 18 August 2019, 19:57:29 »
Possible to include a 1u convex spacebar for VE.A?

Saw one from another buy which was neat.

Offline Jermane

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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 20 August 2019, 04:22:46 »
How about some updates? Have vendors?

Vendors are in place, only need to lock a proxy for Asia. Will bring updates to the main post soon when some more things are finished up.

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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #39 on: Sat, 24 August 2019, 09:14:24 »
So  many nice sets lately!!! should just buy them all!!! This one has an edge over Noel :)
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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 27 August 2019, 17:45:44 »
I wanted to do GMK Cyan for my E6.5, but I think this one knocks it out of the park theme-wise :)
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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #41 on: Thu, 05 September 2019, 07:36:07 »
This might be exactly what my future e-white Polaris needs! Looks to be fantastic on a crispy white keyboard, and I love the overall look of it.

Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #42 on: Tue, 10 September 2019, 19:03:34 »
How is this coming along?

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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #43 on: Sat, 05 October 2019, 11:47:02 »
Would love to see a NorDE kit so poor german souls like me can get our ü,ö and ä keys ( And please put a penguin on the deskmat  ;)
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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #44 on: Sat, 05 October 2019, 12:37:11 »
I wish this hadn't died. still one the top 10 sets on my radar.

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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #45 on: Sat, 05 October 2019, 17:29:15 »
I wish this hadn't died. still one the top 10 sets on my radar.

In Rensuya's discord, he's said that this won't be running until next year, but the project is still alive, just a little more dormant.
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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #46 on: Sat, 05 October 2019, 17:57:16 »
That's really great news!

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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #47 on: Sat, 05 October 2019, 19:45:56 »
This looks amazing!

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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #48 on: Sat, 05 October 2019, 21:04:21 »
That's really great news!

Awesome, hope it happens!

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Re: [IC] GMK Polar
« Reply #49 on: Thu, 17 October 2019, 19:26:49 »
Im absolutely stoked!