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Offline HoodrowThrillson

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[IC] GMK Coral
« on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 17:10:48 »

Hello everyone, welcome to the interest check for GMK Coral!

Please give me feedback on this kit!

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)


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."

Transparency on the donation/contribution portion of this kit. As this is my first kit that I've ever ran, I don't know what the margins are. That being said, I am going to give a MINIMUM 15% of all proceeds going to me. I will give FULL DETAILS on this topic in the GB post, whenever that is. There are just so many things up in the air currently that I cannot give you hard numbers, percentages, etc. Thank you for understanding and taking interest in GMK Coral.



The Renders
Thanks kingk22 and Clavier




More renders (older)
More









The Colors


Received Pantone chips, photos probably sometime this week (whenever it stops to decide raining as soon as I get off work)



The Kits

Base kit


"Coral Relief" kit (***May not run if interest is too low)


Numpad kit


40s kit
(Row: 2, 3, 3, 4, 4)
Key sizes can be found here


Spacebar kit
(7u, 6.25u, 6u centered, 6u off-centered, 2.25u convex, 2.75u convex, 1.25u, 1.75u, 2u convex)


Novelties
(Thanks OneCreativeMind)




The Extras

Deskmat


Artisan?  :eek:

Cables?  :eek:



The Vendors

US: TXKeyboards
EU: mykeyboard.eu
ASIA/OCEANIA: Daily Clack
*Note: if you'd like to carry this kit, please reach out to me.



The Pricing

TBD



TO DO LIST

  • Finalize colors
  • Create IC form
  • Feedback on kits/decide on kits
  • Novelties
  • Proper render v1
  • Interest check v2
  • Proper render v2 OTW!
  • Deskmats? Artisans? Cables? Who knows! OTW!
  • Vendors and pricing

I may be missing a few thing...

Also if you got to the bottom and currently reading them, thank you. I appreciate the time you took to read it through.

Hopefully this IC post covered a lot of information. As with any IC, I am open to critiques and suggestions.

Guess what? Group buy soon :)

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« Last Edit: Wed, 21 August 2019, 08:30:29 by HoodrowThrillson »

Offline HoodrowThrillson

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

More
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: Tue, 20 August 2019, 18:10:29 by HoodrowThrillson »

Offline HoodrowThrillson

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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

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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

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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

Offline HoodrowThrillson

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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

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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

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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.

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Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Discussion Phase)
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 08 August 2019, 19:17:30 »
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Offline constexpr

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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

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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 »

Offline HoodrowThrillson

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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.

Offline HoodrowThrillson

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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.
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Offline HoodrowThrillson

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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

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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

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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!

Offline vicissitude

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

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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.

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Re: [IC] GMK Coral (Discussion Phase)
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 11:39:31 »

Offline HoodrowThrillson

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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

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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

Offline PvtSkittles

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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.

Offline HoodrowThrillson

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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

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Re: [IC] GMK Coral (IC Form Available!)
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 09 August 2019, 23:47:22 »
looks good!  :thumb:
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Offline Jackorias

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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!

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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!
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Offline HoodrowThrillson

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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.

Offline HoodrowThrillson

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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.
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Offline nasp

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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?

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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

Offline HoodrowThrillson

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.
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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

Offline HoodrowThrillson

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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

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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

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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.

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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!

Offline eskimojo14

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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.

Offline Karni

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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

Offline HoodrowThrillson

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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 »

Offline vicissitude

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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.

Offline HoodrowThrillson

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.  :))

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