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Offline tex_live_utility

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[IC] GMK Orchid
« on: Sat, 07 March 2020, 21:18:56 »

GMK Orchid - inspired by the orchid flower and vintage botanical illustrations
Designed by Keyboard Chameleon and Salt Rock Lamp

After more than a year in the making, I am happy to present GMK Orchid for its public interest check, designed by Keyboard Chameleon and myself. This keyset is meant to evoke the elegance of orchid flowers and the intricate beauty of vintage botanical illustrations.





The base alpha color is the GMK stock color L9. These keycaps can be used in mix-and-match fashion along with other classic L9-based keysets such as Pristine, 9009, and Classic Retro / KA1953. Mauve modifiers, red legends, and red accents resemble the rich colors of the orchid flower itself. The optional green accents add a leafy, naturalistic perspective. This keyset will look especially handsome on silver, dark or light gray, blue-gray, white, pink, green, and frosted translucent keyboards.

We are currently working on novelty and kit designs. Please keep an eye on this thread for updates!

Real-life color samples:



More renders with various accent color combos:

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Note that the design is not finalized and we are open to feedback on colors, novelties, and kit design. In particular, we are strongly considering changing to the Text+Icon modifier legend style

To-do list:
  • Publish draft kit design
  • Publish draft novelty design
  • Deskmats and other collabs??
  • Connect with vendors
  • Finalize designs
  • Obtain professional-quality renders
  • Finalize pricing

Yes, I have other currently-active interest checks. These projects are sufficiently different that they will not conflict with each other. I will not run concurrent group buys, and Chameleon will be in charge while I am occupied with other projects.

Discord contact:
  • salt rock lamp#0679
  • chameleon#4027

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Acknowledgements and thanks:
  • Pngu and Acerecon, for their help with my Fusion 360 renders
  • The Hap gang for their valuable ongoing feedback and encouragement
  • CQ_Cumbers for his affordable render service


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« Last Edit: Sun, 08 March 2020, 20:51:27 by tex_live_utility »
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Re: [IC] GMK Orchid
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 07 March 2020, 21:35:37 »
Reserved
« Last Edit: Sun, 08 March 2020, 13:16:33 by tex_live_utility »
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Offline IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES

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Re: [IC] GMK Orchid
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 07 March 2020, 21:48:43 »
Love the colors. Looking forward to novelties n mats.

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Re: [IC] GMK Orchid
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 07 March 2020, 23:54:21 »
"After more than a year in the making"  :eek:

Good luck!  :) It will match lots of boards!

Offline dantambok

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Re: [IC] GMK Orchid
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 08 March 2020, 01:13:00 »
Oh god i love the colors
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Re: [IC] GMK Orchid
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 08 March 2020, 01:20:43 »
Great colours! And I love vintage illustrations like these -- seems like there could be some great novelty designs. Following with interest!

Offline tex_live_utility

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Re: [IC] GMK Orchid
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 08 March 2020, 21:01:10 »
Great colours! And I love vintage illustrations like these -- seems like there could be some great novelty designs. Following with interest!

Love the colors. Looking forward to novelties n mats.

The images we used in the Pantone color sample picture should give you a sense of where we are headed with these. We will definitely have an orchid flower, and are testing some other ideas like leaves and stylized birds or insects.
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Offline Bulliba

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Re: [IC] GMK Orchid
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 15:16:19 »
Looks really nice. Will definetly be interested if there will be a EU dealer! Best of luck!

Offline Hanabi

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Re: [IC] GMK Orchid
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 08 April 2020, 22:33:00 »
Pretty!

Offline AIRPOTTER

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Re: [IC] GMK Orchid
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 08 April 2020, 22:45:41 »
love it

Offline Scoscobola

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Re: [IC] GMK Orchid
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 17 April 2020, 16:45:40 »
Love the inspiration and colors

Offline Hoennn

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Re: [IC] GMK Orchid
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 26 April 2020, 23:00:07 »
Amazing! I'll def keep up with this set!!

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Re: [IC] GMK Orchid
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 27 April 2020, 14:35:32 »
Looking forward to seeing more of this set!

Offline horchata771

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Re: [IC] GMK Orchid
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 03 July 2020, 16:16:10 »
I love the colors!! Hoping this one progresses!
« Last Edit: Fri, 03 July 2020, 19:40:33 by horchata771 »

Offline Sslix

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Re: [IC] GMK Orchid
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 03 July 2020, 18:27:12 »
Love this, looking forward to deskmats

Offline Hybrid Hunter`

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Re: [IC] GMK Orchid
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 25 July 2020, 22:20:39 »
Interested! Any updates on the progress of this project? I would love to see more of that green as alternatives to the arrows and other modifiers!

Offline maedhros

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Re: [IC] GMK Orchid
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 25 July 2020, 23:20:28 »
I love the unique color combo and I looove fusing tech with nature.

Offline boneandbee

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Re: [IC] GMK Orchid
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 02 October 2020, 09:15:32 »
I love your novelty graphics! They're beautiful! <3

Offline gwillad

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Re: [IC] GMK Orchid
« Reply #18 on: Thu, 29 October 2020, 22:49:06 »
i like the colorway a lot, but i would love a set with green as the main mod color

Offline KanyeMidEast

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Re: [IC] GMK Orchid
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 01 November 2020, 02:25:59 »
This with a lilac satisfaction75 would be *chefs kiss*. Love the colors and canít wait to see the mats and more renders!