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[IC]XDA Belafonte keycaps V2 update
« on: Wed, 27 June 2018, 04:24:42 »
XDA Belafonte V2
A Life Aquatic inspired keyset.
-Slightly brighter white and yellow colors
-Added 1.5 Backspace to Extra Mods
-Removed extra 2.25U shift from mods
-Added 1U and 1.5U pipe to alphas
-Add white tilde to alphas
-Increase Alpha legend sizes
-New glock novelties
-New more nautical arrow keys
-Adjust legends for better spacing
-Added full board renders
https://goo.gl/forms/D69DuLTK5tAjObIz1

The Sets
 Let me tell you about my keyset.




The XDA Belafonte keyset is inspired by the film The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. It is a nautical themed keyset that is based on the ship Belafonte. This set was designed by Spooknik, and will be ran though KBDfans. We hope you like what you see.


This is the alphas kit. It contains the keycaps you'd need for any board.







Numpad kit, if you need it.

Extra modifiers kit for additional compatibility. Contains some of the most specialized keycaps.




40% kit. For users of 40% boards, Planck, and the like.


Novelties kit, which I thought up in a dream, actually.


International kit, support for UK, DA, SE, NO, FI, and DE layouts. Designed by an engineer from the Chinese space program.


Space bar kit. 7U, 6U (off center), 3U, 2.75U, 2.25U, 1.25U spacebars. The 1.25U space bar isn't suppose to look like that but a 1.25U space bar doesn't exist for XDA.

Spooknik
Dictated, but not read.

 

Technical Specs


-XDA Profile
-MX Compatible
-PBT ~1mm thick
-Compatible with ISO, HHKB, WKL, TKL, 65%, 75%, 40%, Planck, and more
-design by Spooknik  https://www.reddit.com/user/Spooknik/

Current Status
We are starting off with an intrest check for XDA Belafonte kit. Please fill out the Google form if you're interested. All valid feedback will be considered.

Please leave a comment with any questions, comments or feedback.

Acknowledgments

Big thank you to onishima for the original concept for this set and gave me permission to draw inspiration from their work.



https://goo.gl/forms/D69DuLTK5tAjObIz1



« Last Edit: Fri, 06 July 2018, 02:42:15 by kbdfans »

Offline Francisco

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Re: [IC]XDA Belafonte keycaps
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 27 June 2018, 05:30:25 »
Why are the alphas so small?

Offline biip

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Re: [IC]XDA Belafonte keycaps
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 27 June 2018, 07:12:25 »
Why are the alphas so small?

Seems to be the same font size as modifiers… I don't really like it that much either.

Offline cijanzen

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Re: [IC]XDA Belafonte keycaps
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 27 June 2018, 07:42:53 »
Will the legends actually be set in Futura? I’m a huge sucker for that typeface.

Offline EricJames

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Re: [IC]XDA Belafonte keycaps
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 27 June 2018, 07:51:29 »
Looks great!  I love the typeface.

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Re: [IC]XDA Belafonte keycaps
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 27 June 2018, 07:54:21 »
Why are the alphas so small?

Seems to be the same font size as modifiers… I don't really like it that much either.

The intent was to have a inform look, so yes everything is in the same size font. It doesn't help that I made the renders different image sizes so the alphas look tinier than they would compared to the modifiers. Here's and older render with everything together:



Will the legends actually be set in Futura? I’m a huge sucker for that typeface.

Yes  :D
« Last Edit: Wed, 27 June 2018, 13:23:45 by spooknik »

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Re: [IC]XDA Belafonte keycaps
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 27 June 2018, 07:55:10 »
Looks great!  I love the typeface.

Thank you!

Offline BLRN

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Re: [IC]XDA Belafonte keycaps
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 27 June 2018, 08:40:29 »
This looks really great!

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Re: [IC]XDA Belafonte keycaps
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 27 June 2018, 09:52:46 »
Love the colors. I wish I were more into the profile else I'd be in. Great movie too.

Offline mrkantz

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Re: [IC]XDA Belafonte keycaps
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 27 June 2018, 12:56:02 »
This looks great! Would an ergodox set be possible? Even if they are just blanks in the accent colors.

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Re: [IC]XDA Belafonte keycaps
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 27 June 2018, 15:05:06 »
I like it, but agree that the font size is a bit too small.

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Re: [IC]XDA Belafonte keycaps
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 27 June 2018, 16:21:06 »
Love it, small font and all.

Offline hahihuhei

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Re: [IC]XDA Belafonte keycaps
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 27 June 2018, 18:08:29 »
Is 1mm thickness normal for XDA caps?

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Re: [IC]XDA Belafonte keycaps
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 28 June 2018, 00:33:35 »
Is 1mm thickness normal for XDA caps?

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Yes, I believe so. All of my XDA Canvas keycaps are 1mm.

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Re: [IC]XDA Belafonte keycaps
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 28 June 2018, 01:04:03 »
Well, I'm a MASSIVE sucker for "The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou" and this theme is definitely something meat and subtle. Just like I like it!  :thumb:

Looking forward for more info. :)
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Offline moonmembrane

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Re: [IC]XDA Belafonte keycaps
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 28 June 2018, 02:46:37 »
Awesome! Now I have to watch the movie again.

"He's the Zissou!"

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Re: [IC]XDA Belafonte keycaps
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 28 June 2018, 03:03:08 »
I'm also a bit afraid about the possible final render of some novelties:

  • the outline text, I wonder if the strokes aren't too thin.
  • the contrast between yellow and white on the 1.25u mods

Also, I would make the red cap in strokes too so it'd fit better with the other icons.

Btw, was wondering, what about Futura license? Can you use it for commercial purposes provided you have bought it?

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Re: [IC]XDA Belafonte keycaps
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 28 June 2018, 04:07:05 »
I'm also a bit afraid about the possible final render of some novelties:

  • the outline text, I wonder if the strokes aren't too thin.
  • the contrast between yellow and white on the 1.25u mods

Also, I would make the red cap in strokes too so it'd fit better with the other icons.

Btw, was wondering, what about Futura license? Can you use it for commercial purposes provided you have bought it?

Excellent feedback thanks for taking the time to give it.

The strokes on the outline text may very well be too thin, we need to talk with the manufacturer and see what's possible. The 1.25U novelties, I'm thinking of changing the yellow to red. This is also exactly how they appear in the flim.

On the subject of the Futura license, my CorelDraw came with the font which from what I understand you can use any font included in this product in a commercial product.

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Re: [IC]XDA Belafonte keycaps
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 28 June 2018, 04:39:20 »
I'm also a bit afraid about the possible final render of some novelties:

  • the outline text, I wonder if the strokes aren't too thin.
  • the contrast between yellow and white on the 1.25u mods

Also, I would make the red cap in strokes too so it'd fit better with the other icons.

Btw, was wondering, what about Futura license? Can you use it for commercial purposes provided you have bought it?

Excellent feedback thanks for taking the time to give it.

The strokes on the outline text may very well be too thin, we need to talk with the manufacturer and see what's possible. The 1.25U novelties, I'm thinking of changing the yellow to red. This is also exactly how they appear in the flim.

On the subject of the Futura license, my CorelDraw came with the font which from what I understand you can use any font included in this product in a commercial product.

No problem, always a pleasure to help on design stuff.
IMO it'll look better with red indeed. But you could also look if you can make revere dye-sub and get like yellow and white legend on blue keycap for example.

Good to know for the Corel Draw licence!

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Re: [IC]XDA Belafonte keycaps V2 update
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 09 July 2018, 03:53:02 »
Hello everyone, we've update the post with some revised designs for the kit. I took a lot of the community's feedback into account. Thanks to everyone who took the time to give me their input. Hope you'll find the new changes are an improvement.

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Re: [IC]XDA Belafonte keycaps V2 update
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 18 July 2018, 22:30:13 »
I am in love with this set. I really hope you bring it to fruition.

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Re: [IC]XDA Belafonte keycaps V2 update
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 18 July 2018, 22:36:57 »
Can we get an Ergodox kit? I'd much rather see this on my daily driver instead of a board I only occasionally use.

I'd be fine (and personally would prefer) if it were just blanks in the same colorway.

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Re: [IC]XDA Belafonte keycaps V2 update
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 20 July 2018, 02:15:14 »
I will follow this.. i like it very much

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Re: [IC]XDA Belafonte keycaps V2 update
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 20 July 2018, 07:06:44 »
any way to get a control/function key in the Estaban set as a sub for caps lock so we wouldn't have to buy a whole Pele kit for it?

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Re: [IC]XDA Belafonte keycaps V2 update
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 03 August 2018, 18:08:25 »
Very interested in this set, the revisions are great. I'm wondering if it would possible to add an extra 1.5u SYS key to the Jane set (to achieve correct HHKB style legends, i.e. 1u alt, 1.5 sys)? That way I'd be covered by Zissou, Esteban and Jane...

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Re: [IC]XDA Belafonte keycaps V2 update
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 28 August 2018, 16:00:29 »
Any updates? Eagerly awaiting this

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Re: [IC]XDA Belafonte keycaps V2 update
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 28 August 2018, 21:34:23 »
I'm building a 40% keyboard, I would need Zissou + Jane only if Jane has 1.25u SYS... (or blank)
guess I will have to grab Kingsley also  :D
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Re: [IC]XDA Belafonte keycaps V2 update
« Reply #27 on: Sat, 22 September 2018, 05:57:11 »
Bump! This is one of the most beautiful sets I´ve seen. Huge plus with the Klaus Kit for us scandinavians :)
I´m definitely pre-ordering this as soon as it becomes available.

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Re: [IC]XDA Belafonte keycaps V2 update
« Reply #28 on: Sat, 22 September 2018, 19:36:13 »
This is delicious.

Offline dandel

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Re: [IC]XDA Belafonte keycaps V2 update
« Reply #29 on: Sun, 23 September 2018, 21:08:45 »
LOVE THIS. Count me in for alphas, mods, numpad, 40% and novelties.

Any updates?

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Re: [IC]XDA Belafonte keycaps V2 update
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 25 September 2018, 22:04:04 »
This certainly peaks my interest. Would like to know when this might launch!

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Re: [IC]XDA Belafonte keycaps V2 update
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 28 September 2018, 22:21:44 »
This set is GREAT without being too obvious. Some of the other Wes Anderson world sets are a bit garish for my tastes, but I love the color combinations here.
Looking forward to GB phase!

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Re: [IC]XDA Belafonte keycaps V2 update
« Reply #32 on: Sun, 30 September 2018, 12:52:39 »
I really like this set as well. I hope it actually happens.  :thumb:

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Re: [IC]XDA Belafonte keycaps V2 update
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 12 April 2020, 22:31:58 »
Did this set ever get made?

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Re: [IC]XDA Belafonte keycaps V2 update
« Reply #34 on: Sun, 12 April 2020, 22:34:30 »

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Re: [IC]XDA Belafonte keycaps V2 update
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 12 April 2020, 23:52:57 »
Did this set ever get made?

It’s being run in GMK on drop right now. https://drop.com/buy/drop-mito-gmk-belafonte-custom-keycap-set

Worth mentioning that it's a different set and a different designer.

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Re: [IC]XDA Belafonte keycaps V2 update
« Reply #36 on: Mon, 13 April 2020, 09:16:03 »
Are the scooped caps(F & J) same as existing xda homing keys? Those in the pic like deep dish

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Re: [IC]XDA Belafonte keycaps V2 update
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 14 April 2020, 01:15:35 »
Mmmmmmmmm! Finally another XDA set on geekhack that I can find. Been really liking how XDA and DSA look and feel, will need more of this profile for sure.