Author Topic: [IC] GMK Coral - benefiting the Coral Reef Alliance (GB: Oct 11)  (Read 26849 times)

0 Members and 2 Guests are viewing this topic.

Online HoodrowThrillson

  • Thread Starter
  • Posts: 79

    GB LIVE HERE

    Notification form: here

    Why are you doing this?

    I don't know about you, but I find coral reefs to be absolutely beautiful and stunning; however, coral reefs face a very serious threat from us, humans. From destructive fishing to climate change, these external factors threaten approximately 75% of the world's coral reefs.

    Some small statistics (pulled from NOAA)
    • Support more than 275 million people worldwide.
    • Protect coastlines in more than 100 countries - helping defend against storms and erosion.
    • Accounts for 15% of gross domestic product in more than 20 countries.
    • Hold the potential to fight disease - including treatments for cancer, HIV, malaria, and other diseases.

    I designed these keycaps around the Pantone 2019 color of the year: Living Coral (16-1546)

    What is the goal of this?

    My goal for this is to be able to make a contribution to the Coral Reef Alliance so they can continue to help save our coral reefs. (Charity Navigator rates them highly, but if you have other suggestions, I am open to it)

    "The Coral Reef Alliance's (CORAL) mission is uniting communities to save coral reefs. Working with people around the world-from fishermen to government leaders, divers to scientists, Californians to Fijians-the Coral Reef Alliance protects our most valuable and threatened ecosystem. We lead holistic conservation programs that improve coral reef health and resilience and are replicated across the globe. At the heart of our work are Adaptive Reefscapes - networks of healthy reefs that can adapt to climate change because they are diverse, connected and large."

    Donation Percentage/Transparency

    Base kit: 25%
    Coral Relief kit: 100%
    40s kit: 25%
    Spacebar kit: 25%
    Novelties: 25%

    All orders with a shipping address or billing address that is located in Australia will have 100% of the proceeds from their order donated to the Coral Reef Alliance.

    Transparency: I plan on releasing the total donation amount shortly after the group buy is finished. A screenshot of my donation via the Coral Reef Alliance's website, as well as, the donation amount being pulled from my bank account will be posted together. I plan on having a post group buy update across all channels.



    The Renders
    Thanks kingk22, Clavier, Abec13

    Prime_E


    View More
    More



    TGR 910



    View More
    More




    Fjell

    View More
    More



    More renders (older)
    More








    The Colors





    The Vendors

    NA: TXKeyboards
    EU: mykeyboard.eu
    ASIA/OCE: Daily Clack



    The Pricing





    Banderole



    The Kits

    Base kit (25% of proceeds will be donated)


    "Coral Relief" kit (100% of proceeds will be donated)


    40s/Ortho kit (25% of proceeds will be donated)


    Spacebar kit (25% of proceeds will be donated)


    Novelties (25% of proceeds will be donated)

    (Thanks OneCreativeMind)

    All orders with an Australian shipping or billing address will have 100% of their proceeds donated.


    The Extras

    Deskmat



    Artisan by Salvun


    Cables by Donut Cables


    Wrist Rests by MarbleKeeb

    More photos
    GB page



    TO DO LIST

    WE. ARE. DONE.[/list]
    « Last Edit: Fri, 11 October 2019, 13:05:36 by HoodrowThrillson »

    Online HoodrowThrillson

    • Thread Starter
    • Posts: 79
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Discussion Phase)
    « Reply #1 on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 17:11:11 »
    Change log

    More
    Updated 9/15/19 idk EST
    • Added additional renders from Abec13
    • Final kit renders posted

    Updated 8/31/19 9:03pm EST
    • Added additional renders from Clavier
    • Announced collab with Salvun

    Updated 8/23/19 2:38pm EST
    • Uploaded Pantone color chips
    • Uploaded Donut Cables cables

    Updated 8/20/19 7:00pm EST
    • Super secret update
    • Deskmat added
    • Cable and artisans in the works
    • More renders coming from Clavier and Abec13
    • If you're reading this, you are the real MVP

    Updated 8/17/19 9:17am EST
    • I'm not dead, just working on a bunch of stuff
    • EU and AUS vendor names released
    • If you're reading this, thank you
    • Got some top secret stuff in the works!

    Updated 8/13/19 6:55pm EST
    • Fixed render and "Coral Relief" kit (Thanks kingk22!)

    Updated 8/13/19 12:00pm EST
    • Renders posted (Thanks kingk22!)
    • Posted novelties (Thanks OneCreativeMind!)
    • NA Vendor posted (Thanks popkorn!)
    • New IC form posted
    • Updated white color from L9 to CP (Stormtrooper white color)

    Updated 8/10/19 8:28pm EST
    • Additional fixes to the 40% kit
    • Added additional keys, small fixes everywhere
    • Brainstorming novelty ideas, I got some

    Updated 8/10/19 12:58pm EST
    • Various fixes to kits
    • Cables may be made
    • Lots of question floating around about kits

    Updated 8/9/19 8:54pm EST
    • Updated colors to include white in image, rather than text below
    • Colors finalized
    • Icon mod kit?

    Updated 8/9/19 5:24pm EST
    • New mockups
    • Finalized colors
    • Renders coming SOON
    • US vendor found -H Y P E-
    • IC Form created
    • Deskmats? Artisans?

    Updated 8/8/19 9:43pm EST
    • Gathered list of possible other accenting colors
    • Tested various and got feedback from community
    • Posted v1.2
    « Last Edit: Sun, 15 September 2019, 16:03:42 by HoodrowThrillson »

    Online HoodrowThrillson

    • Thread Starter
    • Posts: 79
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Discussion Phase)
    « Reply #2 on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 17:11:27 »
    Special Thanks:

    Popkorn (For being a great person to bounce ideas off of, I hope we can make more amazing things happen in the future)
    Emil (Check out GMK Delta!)
    jymv (Check out his YT channel!)
    Oblotzky (For answering literally 100 questions)
    OneCreativeMind (For the novelties and deskmat)
    Kingk22 (For the renders, check out his post for his services here!)
    Clavier (For the renders, check out his website for his services here!
    Abec13 (For the renders, reach out to him via Discord or PM him here to get renders done!)
    « Last Edit: Wed, 21 August 2019, 17:13:15 by HoodrowThrillson »

    Offline dingusxmcgee

    • Posts: 56
    • Location: West MI
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Discussion Phase)
    « Reply #3 on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 17:21:41 »
    edit
    « Last Edit: Fri, 09 August 2019, 16:46:40 by dingusxmcgee »

    Offline constexpr

    • Posts: 294
    • Location: Serbia, UK
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Discussion Phase)
    « Reply #4 on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 17:41:28 »
    I was wondering when someone would make a set based on the Pantone CotY :D

    Online HoodrowThrillson

    • Thread Starter
    • Posts: 79
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Discussion Phase)
    « Reply #5 on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 18:39:18 »
    I was wondering when someone would make a set based on the Pantone CotY :D

    It's honestly such a good color.

    Offline GraffitiDecos

    • Posts: 61
    • Location: Montreal, Qc
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Discussion Phase)
    « Reply #6 on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 18:51:37 »
    I like the way this is looking! Coral novelties will be interesting! Maybe a clown fish!
    And that it would party support a great cause.. I'd pick one up!

    One of the beat parts of my trip to Australia was snorkeling the gbr! Such beauty

    Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk


    Offline nasp

    • Posts: 681
    • Location: USA - Texas
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Discussion Phase)
    « Reply #7 on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 19:11:13 »
    Love the charity aspect of this! Good luck with everything. Looking forward to seeing proper renders.

    Online KingOfMemes

    • Posts: 416
    • Location: Murica, the best country in the world
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Discussion Phase)
    « Reply #8 on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 19:17:30 »
    Colemak Plox
    HHKB Colemak masterrace

    Offline constexpr

    • Posts: 294
    • Location: Serbia, UK
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Discussion Phase)
    « Reply #9 on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 19:28:21 »
    I was wondering when someone would make a set based on the Pantone CotY :D

    It's honestly such a good color.

    It's a great color. But I don't like how the purple goes with it. Have you considered using a blue for the accents? A medium to light blue. I think it could look stellar with the coral orange.

    Offline PvtSkittles

    • Posts: 25
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Discussion Phase)
    « Reply #10 on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 19:38:15 »
    I actually pitched a similar "SA coral" set in r/keycapdesigners lol. I really love the coral color and the contrast with bright white. Not a fan of the magenta accent as much. I did tinker around with other accents when and really liked either a darker shade of purple or a teal/seafoam or like the poster had suggested above with med/light blue.

    Also your renders are kind of...oddly metallic?
    « Last Edit: Thu, 08 August 2019, 19:39:47 by PvtSkittles »

    Online HoodrowThrillson

    • Thread Starter
    • Posts: 79
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Discussion Phase)
    « Reply #11 on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 20:07:19 »
    I was wondering when someone would make a set based on the Pantone CotY :D

    It's honestly such a good color.

    It's a great color. But I don't like how the purple goes with it. Have you considered using a blue for the accents? A medium to light blue. I think it could look stellar with the coral orange.
    I'm current researching other accent colors.
    I actually pitched a similar "SA coral" set in r/keycapdesigners lol. I really love the coral color and the contrast with bright white. Not a fan of the magenta accent as much. I did tinker around with other accents when and really liked either a darker shade of purple or a teal/seafoam or like the poster had suggested above with med/light blue.

    Also your renders are kind of...oddly metallic?
    Yeah, I'm using https://keycaprenders.com/ and that's just how it's turning out. Going to try to set up Blender when I have some time (I haven't used Blender in like 3 years)

    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Discussion Phase)
    « Reply #12 on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 20:21:14 »
    I like the magenta, but you do you. Let's see some novelties.

    Online HoodrowThrillson

    • Thread Starter
    • Posts: 79
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Discussion Phase)
    « Reply #13 on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 20:50:59 »
    Mocked up version 2, should really call it B (marketing professional so I should really be A/B testing this). Not sure if I like it yet but I'm gonna sleep on it to decide.
    « Last Edit: Thu, 08 August 2019, 21:11:04 by HoodrowThrillson »


    Online HoodrowThrillson

    • Thread Starter
    • Posts: 79
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Discussion Phase)
    « Reply #15 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 08:33:14 »
    Is this your post on Reddit?

    https://www.reddit.com/r/keycapdesigners/comments/bc8twc/sa_coral_reposting_as_image/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app

    No it's not. I didn't see that reddit post before creating this set. (I guess we had the same idea)

    The creator of SA Coral posted here a little above "PvtSkittles".

    Offline ogWalker

    • Posts: 49
    • Location: Toronto
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Discussion Phase)
    « Reply #16 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 08:36:59 »
    maybe get permission from the SA coral guy if you haven't yet? GL looks nice :thumb:

    Offline PvtSkittles

    • Posts: 25
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Discussion Phase)
    « Reply #17 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 09:16:40 »
    Yeah, I'm thethaddaeus on reddit. It's all good - interested to see where this goes!

    Online vicissitude

    • Posts: 504
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Discussion Phase)
    « Reply #18 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 10:27:58 »
    Interesting colorway.
    Hope there will be some novelties.

    Offline mr.squishy

    • Posts: 168
    • The man behind the Senpai
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Discussion Phase)
    « Reply #19 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 11:36:04 »
    It's like Miami's sister. I love it.

    Offline Kokaloo

    • Posts: 168
    • Location: Las Vegas
    • 🤘(• ω •)🤙
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Discussion Phase)
    « Reply #20 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 11:39:31 »

    Online HoodrowThrillson

    • Thread Starter
    • Posts: 79
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Discussion Phase)
    « Reply #21 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 16:29:23 »
    Made a few changes to IC.

    Checked changelog to see changes.

    Please fill out the IC form whenever you have a chance! I look forward to reading your responses!

    Offline popkorn62

    • Posts: 450
    • Location: California
    • No keyboards for old men
      • TX KEYBOARDS
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (IC Form Available!)
    « Reply #22 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 17:20:05 »
    Made a few changes to IC.

    Checked changelog to see changes.

    Please fill out the IC form whenever you have a chance! I look forward to reading your responses!

    Cop or drop can’t have a yes or no answer
    ==============
    https://linktr.ee/TXKeyBoards

    Get GMK CORAL or we aint friends peeposad

    Offline PvtSkittles

    • Posts: 25
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (IC Form Available!)
    « Reply #23 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 18:06:54 »
    Would love to see icon mods with this.

    Online HoodrowThrillson

    • Thread Starter
    • Posts: 79
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (IC Form Available!)
    « Reply #24 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 19:53:27 »
    I made an oops when trying to edit OP

    Offline OfTheWild

    • * Esteemed Elder
    • Posts: 1290
    • Location: Cary, NC
    • Make things. Have fun.
      • Studios of the Wild
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (IC Form Available!)
    « Reply #25 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 23:47:22 »
    looks good!  :thumb:
    -Dana

    Offline Jackorias

    • Posts: 12
    • Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
    • Jack, UK.
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (IC Form Available!)
    « Reply #26 on: Sat, 10 August 2019, 02:41:31 »
    Looks really good and I like the ISO UK support in the base kit, plus, it's for a good cause!

    Offline lewisflude

    • Posts: 134
    • Location: London, UK
    • Code + Good Vibes
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (IC Form Available!)
    « Reply #27 on: Sat, 10 August 2019, 14:43:29 »
    UK-ISO in base, where it belongs. Good work!
    Kepler | Sirius | Singa | Brutal60 SE | TX1800 | HHKB | Planck | Preonic | Raine | Tofu | Filco Majestouch 2


    Online HoodrowThrillson

    • Thread Starter
    • Posts: 79
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (IC Form Available! // Kits Changed)
    « Reply #28 on: Sat, 10 August 2019, 19:32:19 »
    Updated kits, most importantly the 40% kit.

    Talked to some members of the 40% community to figure out what sizes were necessary and wanted.

    Split numpad from base kit.

    Online HoodrowThrillson

    • Thread Starter
    • Posts: 79
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Revamped IC: Renders/New IC Form/US Vendor!)
    « Reply #29 on: Tue, 13 August 2019, 10:59:23 »
    Revamped IC

    Posted renders
    Posted novelties
    Posted final kits
    Posted US Vendors.

    Very excited to be working with TXKeyboards in bringing this kit to life!

    Thank you Popkorn for supporting this kit since day 1, you've been very helpful in providing feedback about my kit.
    « Last Edit: Tue, 13 August 2019, 12:11:05 by HoodrowThrillson »

    Offline nasp

    • Posts: 681
    • Location: USA - Texas
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Revamped IC: Renders/New IC Form/US Vendor!)
    « Reply #30 on: Tue, 13 August 2019, 12:00:42 »
    Love the novelties and so glad to see proper renders.


    Can you please post a render with the coral relief alphas?

    Offline TokyoExpress

    • Posts: 28
    • Location: Los Angeles
    • bambino screech
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Revamped IC: Renders/New IC Form/US Vendor!)
    « Reply #31 on: Tue, 13 August 2019, 12:00:49 »
    this reminds me of mr. mime for some reason. But I like it

    Online HoodrowThrillson

    • Thread Starter
    • Posts: 79
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Revamped IC: Renders/New IC Form/US Vendor!)
    « Reply #32 on: Tue, 13 August 2019, 12:01:56 »
    Love the novelties and so glad to see proper renders.

    Can you please post a render with the coral relief alphas?

    Yup, I'm getting them done soon!

    Offline JerkChicken456

    • Posts: 29
    • Location: New York City
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Revamped IC: Renders/New IC Form/US Vendor!)
    « Reply #33 on: Tue, 13 August 2019, 13:22:05 »
    ooh i hope this reaches enough to make the coral alphas too!

    Offline popkorn62

    • Posts: 450
    • Location: California
    • No keyboards for old men
      • TX KEYBOARDS
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Revamped IC: Renders/New IC Form/US Vendor!)
    « Reply #34 on: Tue, 13 August 2019, 16:05:39 »
    Revamped IC

    Posted renders
    Posted novelties
    Posted final kits
    Posted US Vendors.

    Very excited to be working with TXKeyboards in bringing this kit to life!

    Thank you Popkorn for supporting this kit since day 1, you've been very helpful in providing feedback about my kit.

    My pleasure! I’ve always wanted a set in this color since Pantone announced its CotY so this is a dream comes true for sure xD. I’ll try my best to make it happen!
    ==============
    https://linktr.ee/TXKeyBoards

    Get GMK CORAL or we aint friends peeposad

    Offline BanglesOtter

    • Posts: 9
    • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Revamped IC: Renders/New IC Form/US Vendor!)
    « Reply #35 on: Tue, 13 August 2019, 16:11:58 »
    I love the alphas on this set, I'd love it even more if there was a set with all the keys like that.
    Bangles Otter
    Don't have a build yet. Soon (tm)

    Online forevermadrigal

    • Posts: 545
    • Location: In between myself
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Revamped IC: Renders/New IC Form/US Vendor!)
    « Reply #36 on: Tue, 13 August 2019, 17:03:27 »
    Awesome colors and novelties. Gonna be keeping my eye on this set for sure

    Online HoodrowThrillson

    • Thread Starter
    • Posts: 79
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Revamped IC: Renders/New IC Form/US Vendor!)
    « Reply #37 on: Tue, 13 August 2019, 17:57:08 »
    Updated IC with "Coral Relief" kit picture.

    Offline warmsoda

    • Posts: 7
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Revamped IC: Renders/New IC Form/US Vendor!)
    « Reply #38 on: Tue, 13 August 2019, 18:57:22 »
    This looks incredible.

    Offline honoka

    • Posts: 146
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Revamped IC: Renders/New IC Form/US Vendor!)
    « Reply #39 on: Wed, 14 August 2019, 11:35:33 »
    This is beautiful. Both the cause and the set.
    I usually pop in to remind of an norde/international addon for users that cant stand the wrong legends on the caps.
    I feel its weird to always acoomodate UK ISO only. But thats me.

    Online nyry43

    • Posts: 49
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Revamped IC: Renders/New IC Form/US Vendor!)
    « Reply #40 on: Wed, 14 August 2019, 11:45:22 »
    +1 for the Coral Relief kit. Looks great!

    Online eskimojo

    • Formerly eskimojo14
    • Posts: 255
    • Location: United Kingdom
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Revamped IC: Renders/New IC Form/US Vendor!)
    « Reply #41 on: Wed, 14 August 2019, 14:14:26 »
    Liking the look of this set - ISO UK is a big plus for me.

    Online Karni

    • Posts: 34
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Revamped IC: Renders/New IC Form/US Vendor!)
    « Reply #42 on: Wed, 14 August 2019, 14:38:05 »
    Set looks great just like its inspiration, would love to see accented arrows

    Online HoodrowThrillson

    • Thread Starter
    • Posts: 79
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Revamped IC: Renders/New IC Form/US Vendor!)
    « Reply #43 on: Sat, 17 August 2019, 08:16:24 »
    I'd like to announce (most of) my overseas vendors!

    Mykeyboard.eu will be covering EU.
    Daily Clack will be covering AUS.

    Asia vendor has confirmed interested but waiting on additional information.

    Additionally, I want y'all to know that deskmats and cables are in the works. Artisans are very iffy right now (if anyone has suggestions, please give me some). I have some good fundraising ideas that will go great along with Coral (more detail soon!)
    « Last Edit: Sat, 17 August 2019, 08:19:49 by HoodrowThrillson »

    Online vicissitude

    • Posts: 504
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Overseas vendors chosen! -minus Asia)
    « Reply #44 on: Sat, 17 August 2019, 09:05:27 »
    beautiful.
    Love the novelties so much.

    Online HoodrowThrillson

    • Thread Starter
    • Posts: 79
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Overseas vendors chosen! -minus Asia)
    « Reply #45 on: Sat, 17 August 2019, 18:12:42 »
    Originally, was going to go with ZFrontier as my Asia vendor, but it seems they have had trouble recently (most notably with communication).

    Thus, Daily Clack will be handing all Asia and Oceania orders as he has been a pleasure to work with thus far.

    Offline Luuey

    • Posts: 1
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Overseas vendors chosen!)
    « Reply #46 on: Sat, 17 August 2019, 23:18:33 »
    These keys look great! Can't wait to see how they come along.

    Offline mrpetrov

    • Posts: 465
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Overseas vendors chosen!)
    « Reply #47 on: Sun, 18 August 2019, 20:31:02 »
    I really hope coral relief makes it, that will be such a unique color for cases.

    Offline Emir

    • Posts: 657
    • Location: Linköping, Sweden
    • Bandit
      • Discord
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Overseas vendors chosen!)
    « Reply #48 on: Sun, 18 August 2019, 23:20:50 »
    I think it looks great!

    Hate to be that guy, but I'll sign a petition to change the purse caps to an alternate icon.  :))

    Offline dimo

    • Posts: 509
    Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Overseas vendors chosen!)
    « Reply #49 on: Tue, 20 August 2019, 00:44:12 »
    reminds me of DSA drifter