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Offline SoraNoTenshi

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[IC] GMK Neon City (New Progress!)
« on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 15:40:15 »
Hello Geekhack,

and welcome to my Interest Check for my first GMK Design - GMK Neon City


Intro:

I have had a Theme like this a long time in my mind: Something more colourful, but not too bright. Or in other words: a darker Pink + Purple.
As I am a huge fan of what I call them "Neon Cities", I tried my best and making this into a Keycap Theme, and have therefore designed a colourway, I am very happy myself, so to say.

Just imagine, a great night, with a drink or 2 and just starring out to Mega buildings, Skyscrapers - and of course Neon Signs.

Technical Infos:

I have picked Pantone colours, why you ask?
Simple: I don't own a RAL colour sheet and every attempt I tried on finding a good matching RAL-colour, I ended up disliking it because it always didn't have the "punch" in contrast I wanted it to have.

Kits:

Base Kit with ICON Mods
Katakana Monolegends (is still depending on some factors, if it won't be possible it will include hiragana Monolegends.)
NorDeUk (This won't include E with euro sign, M with the micro symbol, so basically a small NorDeUk Kit)
Novelties (This will include full 40s / Ortho Compatibility, so don't worry on that site.)

Renders:
Not completed! More to come :)



Vendors:

As this IC is still at a very early stage, I have not yet pitched this idea to vendors.

Deskmat:

I have made the decision to commission a Designer for a Deskmat design, which i am more than happy to show to you! :)



Interest Form *click me*

FAQ:

This set looks a lot similar to Laser!
Well, this set is not as blue-heavy as laser, but the theme is similar, that might be the reason why this has been thought.
The mod legends have a too low contrast!
I think, that in reality, the contrast will look alright, but I certainly think about brightening it up a bit.

Roadmap:

  • Introduce more Renders
  • Evaluate the Google form
  • Pitch the idea to Vendors
  • Design Novelties
  • Answer the Feedback of the community :)

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If you like my Idea and want to support it, please consider putting this banner in your Signature!

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Shoutouts:

I love to give some people a shoutout which supported me with information, help and a lot of other things managing to get this set where it is right now!
  • Emil - Or the reason why I even started.
  • Oblotzky - For taking his time and explaining me a few things, as well as creating the renders (which I have atm.)
  • Apollosdesign (@apollosdesign on IG) - for creating this Amazing!! Artwork for the deskmat
  • Energieschleuder - For helping me, too as well as hopefully being the reason that Katakana Monolegends will be a thing!
  • The whole German Keeb Community, seriously thank you guys for supporting me so much!
  • Special Thanks to the Keycap Designers Discord, great guys, helped me with a lot of things!
  • Bunny - Amazing guy, helped me with the Renders by providing me with a good template, had still a lot of things to do, none the less...

I probably have missed some, but those were the ones I had in my mind for now.
Everyone and I mean EVERYONE who helped me, supported me and what not, thank you so much!
« Last Edit: Sun, 03 May 2020, 05:39:43 by SoraNoTenshi »



Offline SoraNoTenshi

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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 15:40:56 »
Mod Background poll!

Thank you for voting, i try to gather as much information as possible so everyone can vote! :)

UPDATE: Poll decided for keeping it purple. That's going to be it! (It was a close call with 55% / 45%, so I will try my best and find a colour everyone believes is nice!)
« Last Edit: Fri, 10 April 2020, 14:09:55 by SoraNoTenshi »



Offline Slayer77

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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 15:44:05 »
Looks great, but it is kinda similar to laser..

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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 15:45:09 »
Looks great, but it is kinda similar to laser..

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I'm gonna have to agree. In both theme and colors :/

Offline SoraNoTenshi

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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 15:46:44 »
Looks great, but it is kinda similar to laser..

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I'm gonna have to agree. In both theme and colors :/

Looks great, but it is kinda similar to laser..

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The theme is similar, that's correct!
But if you compare them like actually side by side, you can see a huge difference.
I have seen many people say that, because they have a picture of Laser in their had - but they're actually pretty different.



Offline nu_types

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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 15:47:16 »
Looks great, but it is kinda similar to laser..

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Yeah I agree, it's like laser with the alpha and mod colors flipped, but with a lighter purple. That said, I do like it, but a bit too similar to laser.

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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 15:49:11 »
Definitely interested, GL w/ GB!

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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 15:52:13 »
Not sure about the keycap colors, but the deskmat is great. I would buy it today.

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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 15:52:41 »
A synthwave inspired set I don't have to go to assdrop for? Sign me up.

Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 15:53:04 »
Mitolet alphas, laser mods? I have both sets right in front of me here. Honestly if you swapped the alpha colors and the mods colors it would at least be a combo that you can't quite get from current Mito sets.

Youre onto something with the colors and design!

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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 15:59:48 »
I'd probably change up the mod legend color could possibly run into some contrast issues.

Offline SoraNoTenshi

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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 16:03:02 »
I'd probably change up the mod legend color could possibly run into some contrast issues.
Good point!
Yes, I have heard this from many people before... but I believe that in reality, this might actually won't be that big of a deal.
But I will certainly consider this, thank you for your feedback!



Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 16:06:18 »
There are some of us out there who liked violet tendencies and gmk dark's lack of contrast on the mods. You'd mentioned you'd picked Pantones-did you list them?

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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 16:08:04 »
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Offline SoraNoTenshi

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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 16:08:38 »
There are some of us out there who liked violet tendencies and gmk dark's lack of contrast on the mods. You'd mentioned you'd picked Pantones-did you list them?

I did not yet because the colours are not 100% fixed yet, I am checking for the interest and asking for feedback, so this could still be a matter of change, but I certainly can include the Pantone colours at some point during the IC.



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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 16:09:04 »

im sorry what

Offline SoraNoTenshi

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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 16:09:59 »
Show Image

im sorry what

ehh yeah, that's my image hoster.
If needed - i can change the url.

~fixed~
Thank you for telling me... whoops!
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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 16:35:36 »
sweet idea. I think the general colorscheme is cool but not executed particularly well with how you have everything atm. the alphas seem too "loud" compared to the mods, which are super subdued. maybe upping their contrast to mirror the alphas would help.

Offline SoraNoTenshi

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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 16:38:12 »
sweet idea. I think the general colorscheme is cool but not executed particularly well with how you have everything atm. the alphas seem too "loud" compared to the mods, which are super subdued. maybe upping their contrast to mirror the alphas would help.

Thank you for the feedback.
I will definetly experiment around with the mod colours a little bit. Greatly appreciate it, thanks!



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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 16:44:46 »
Looking forward to this. Good Luck with GB!

Offline DrHigsby

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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 16:47:18 »
Diggin the colorway here. I like how loud the alphas are.

Probably the least important aspect of this IC...  the proposed name of your set is a mouthful and seems to have little to do with your neon sign sentiments. Perhaps something like GMK Neonpunk or GMK Neon Dystopia or GMK Neon-Noir just to name a few ideas. I honestly expected more of a grayscale with a name like “GMK Technological Dystopia.”

GL with the IC!

Offline SoraNoTenshi

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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 16:51:41 »
Diggin the colorway here. I like how loud the alphas are.

Probably the least important aspect of this IC...  the proposed name of your set is a mouthful and seems to have little to do with your neon sign sentiments. Perhaps something like GMK Neonpunk or GMK Neon Dystopia or GMK Neon-Noir just to name a few ideas. I honestly expected more of a grayscale with a name like “GMK Technological Dystopia.”

GL with the IC!

Interesting aspect:
The idea behind the name is, basically rebuilding a theme like in Blade Runner, a civilization which have developed their technology in a bad way, where it basically led to a sort of Dystopian Future.

The reason why i didn't pick Cyberpunk or something similar is simply because of the fact, that i didn't want to use a name which is popular and therefore block it for a potential more skilled designer than me. Well this is my first ever keycap set i designed and therefore i still have too much to learn to block such a name.

But interesting idea, i will definetly think about changing the name.



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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 17:06:10 »
Diggin the colorway here. I like how loud the alphas are.

Probably the least important aspect of this IC...  the proposed name of your set is a mouthful and seems to have little to do with your neon sign sentiments. Perhaps something like GMK Neonpunk or GMK Neon Dystopia or GMK Neon-Noir just to name a few ideas. I honestly expected more of a grayscale with a name like “GMK Technological Dystopia.”

GL with the IC!

Interesting aspect:
The idea behind the name is, basically rebuilding a theme like in Blade Runner, a civilization which have developed their technology in a bad way, where it basically led to a sort of Dystopian Future.

The reason why i didn't pick Cyberpunk or something similar is simply because of the fact, that i didn't want to use a name which is popular and therefore block it for a potential more skilled designer than me. Well this is my first ever keycap set i designed and therefore i still have too much to learn to block such a name.

But interesting idea, i will definetly think about changing the name.

I totally get the idea behind your theme. That’s why you can buy DSA 2049 on pimykeyboard right now. It is blade runner inspired. And also uses a more grayscale tone to convey that idea. Your colorway and neon sign idea goes beyond something as culturally relevant as Blade Runner though. Anyways, just my hot take on this. But I firmly believe having a catchy and memorable name is important for sets (looking at you pooped in the pool  ;D)

I didn’t suggest “cyberpunk” because it’s rather cliche in my opinion. We can totally let someone else use that  :p



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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 19:02:46 »
I like this set!

My only recommendation would be that the pink on the mods is too dark. I think the contrast will be too low when it is made. The contrast from the alphas is high. The two together would not flow.

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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 19:12:22 »
The year of space, sea and cyberpunk. Haha. Will need to let this one grow on me. The alphas are so flashy compared to the rest. Definitely looks like mitolet and laser had a baby.

Edit: Hah. Commented without reading replies. But hiney said it much better than I did.
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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 20:18:18 »
I like the theme. It's really like mitolet alphas with laser mods  :p
The name is a bit of a mouthful though, imo

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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 20:31:07 »
Deskmat says Night Runner purple edition
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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 20:33:36 »
I'm hyped for this!

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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 20:38:28 »
Deskmat says Night Runner purple edition

I see I wasn't the only one that thought that.  ;D
« Last Edit: Mon, 30 March 2020, 20:40:00 by BlindAssassin111 »

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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 21:39:02 »
GMK Laserwave? Vaporlaser?

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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 21:40:34 »
Deskmat says Night Runner purple edition

I see I wasn't the only one that thought that.  ;D

Oof. Night runner hasn’t been shipped yet has it? This set is just different enough in colors, but there are some striking similarities to the deskpad.

Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 21:49:17 »
It’s still night interestchecker right now

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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #32 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 22:09:46 »
These days almost every set that comes out is gonna have similarities to if not 1, but 2 or 3 other sets. This is an interesting colorway and I'd like to see more of it.

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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #33 on: Mon, 30 March 2020, 23:02:17 »
Definitely interested in the desk mat

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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 01:18:02 »
If keycaps were anime characters, this looks like would be Night Runner's first enemy/ rival/ eventual ally. I love the colors, I hope this GB is successful!

Offline SoraNoTenshi

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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 02:29:38 »
I like the theme. It's really like mitolet alphas with laser mods  :p
The name is a bit of a mouthful though, imo

Diggin the colorway here. I like how loud the alphas are.

Probably the least important aspect of this IC...  the proposed name of your set is a mouthful and seems to have little to do with your neon sign sentiments. Perhaps something like GMK Neonpunk or GMK Neon Dystopia or GMK Neon-Noir just to name a few ideas. I honestly expected more of a grayscale with a name like “GMK Technological Dystopia.”

GL with the IC!

Diggin the colorway here. I like how loud the alphas are.

Probably the least important aspect of this IC...  the proposed name of your set is a mouthful and seems to have little to do with your neon sign sentiments. Perhaps something like GMK Neonpunk or GMK Neon Dystopia or GMK Neon-Noir just to name a few ideas. I honestly expected more of a grayscale with a name like “GMK Technological Dystopia.”

GL with the IC!

Interesting aspect:
The idea behind the name is, basically rebuilding a theme like in Blade Runner, a civilization which have developed their technology in a bad way, where it basically led to a sort of Dystopian Future.

The reason why i didn't pick Cyberpunk or something similar is simply because of the fact, that i didn't want to use a name which is popular and therefore block it for a potential more skilled designer than me. Well this is my first ever keycap set i designed and therefore i still have too much to learn to block such a name.

But interesting idea, i will definetly think about changing the name.

I totally get the idea behind your theme. That’s why you can buy DSA 2049 on pimykeyboard right now. It is blade runner inspired. And also uses a more grayscale tone to convey that idea. Your colorway and neon sign idea goes beyond something as culturally relevant as Blade Runner though. Anyways, just my hot take on this. But I firmly believe having a catchy and memorable name is important for sets (looking at you pooped in the pool  ;D)

I didn’t suggest “cyberpunk” because it’s rather cliche in my opinion. We can totally let someone else use that  :p




GMK Laserwave? Vaporlaser?

As so many of you have pointed out that the name is too "mouthful" i have gotten a different idea for the name.

What is your guys opinion on the name "GMK Neon Cities"
Less mouthful and clearly represents the idea of the Set.
Please let me know what you think, i might also include that in the google form! (You have the ability to change your answers! :)



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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 03:05:03 »
i like the theme, and think there is a lot of people that would like this keyset, but i would advice you to get a RAL catalog to look into colors, even if the colors are not final, or dont look like the real thing or render, they give us a good idea of the color and many designers have stated that color differs with every plastic batch.
« Last Edit: Tue, 31 March 2020, 03:09:28 by digid3ar »

Offline SoraNoTenshi

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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 03:22:23 »
i like the theme, and think there is a lot of people that would like this keyset, but i would advice you to get a RAL catalog to look into colors, even if the colors are not final, or dont look like the real thing or render, they give us a good idea of the color and many designers have stated that color differs with every plastic batch.

Thank you!
Yes i know, but a RAL catalogue is pretty expensive, i would actually get my hands on one once i have the money, but i really just wanted to see if it is even valueable to continue working on the set any further, because it could be possible that the community just doesn't like it as this colour contrast / theme goes away from what is usually more on the 'popular' side.



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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 06:08:52 »
@SoraNoTenshi, this set looks great! The desk mat is also pretty cool. Have you tried having the modifiers with a neon pink font color? But as they are right now, I'd purchase a set.

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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 07:05:02 »
I dig the idea, but agree that you should put in the work to massage the colors and make sure it’s doable. As for the title: maybe something like “Neon Skyline” or “Neon Dusk” would be simpler but still clear?

Offline SoraNoTenshi

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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 07:31:29 »
I dig the idea, but agree that you should put in the work to massage the colors and make sure it’s doable. As for the title: maybe something like “Neon Skyline” or “Neon Dusk” would be simpler but still clear?

Hmm i like my alternative name "Neon City" / "Neon Cities" more, as they're more representative than your suggestions; none the less i do appreciate it!
Also, yes i will try and play a bit around with the mods, i take the feedback i received very serious and therefore i will try what i can to get it to my liking as well as your liking.



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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 08:45:37 »
Has Outrun or OuTRON been ever taken by another set? If you go with the latter, revisions or next round releases would be easy to label (ie, OuTRON2.0). Just a suggestion that I’ll add to the list.

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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #42 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 09:23:13 »
I dig the idea, but agree that you should put in the work to massage the colors and make sure it’s doable. As for the title: maybe something like “Neon Skyline” or “Neon Dusk” would be simpler but still clear?

Hmm i like my alternative name "Neon City" / "Neon Cities" more, as they're more representative than your suggestions; none the less i do appreciate it!
Also, yes i will try and play a bit around with the mods, i take the feedback i received very serious and therefore i will try what i can to get it to my liking as well as your liking.

GMK Neon City sounds dope. Go with that.

My last suggestion is to spend a solid week with your colors, come up a few different combos that highlight what you’re after, then share those with us or allow us to vote on them. Getting up close and personal with color codes will help a ton too. Specifically, as previously stated, I think the mods need the most attention to better match the contrast that appears to exist with the alphas. I also think there is too much competing purple/pink right now. Maybe try using the alpha green color as the accent color instead? If you insist on using 4 different colors, make it really count!

 I like where you’re headed with this set and am excited to see what you come up with!

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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #43 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 09:31:24 »
I dig the idea, but agree that you should put in the work to massage the colors and make sure it’s doable. As for the title: maybe something like “Neon Skyline” or “Neon Dusk” would be simpler but still clear?

Hmm i like my alternative name "Neon City" / "Neon Cities" more, as they're more representative than your suggestions; none the less i do appreciate it!
Also, yes i will try and play a bit around with the mods, i take the feedback i received very serious and therefore i will try what i can to get it to my liking as well as your liking.

GMK Neon City sounds dope. Go with that.

My last suggestion is to spend a solid week with your colors, come up a few different combos that highlight what you’re after, then share those with us or allow us to vote on them. Getting up close and personal with color codes will help a ton too. Specifically, as previously stated, I think the mods need the most attention to better match the contrast that appears to exist with the alphas. I also think there is too much competing purple/pink right now. Maybe try using the alpha green color as the accent color instead? If you insist on using 4 different colors, make it really count!

 I like where you’re headed with this set and am excited to see what you come up with!

Thank you!!

I am not sure with green, as this would go against the initial idea i had in my mind. I am strictly limited to:
- Pink
- Purple
- Turquoise / Teal


That's the initial idea, but i am sure i will get a combination, which complements every other part from the set even better.

For the name... i will be waiting until the poll hits a certain fixed point on votes for the name, whatever is most voted until the threshold has been hit, i will go with it.

Thank you guys, again, so much for your support! It is lovely to see, that so many people are actually interested and helpful in terms of feedback. :)



Offline SoraNoTenshi

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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #44 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 11:13:53 »
UPDATE: I have just ordered a RAL-Block, hopefully, this will arrive soon and thus it might make the colour decisions easier.
I thought since this thread is giving me A LOT of good and helpful feedback, as well as it seems there is a severe interest in it, that I can make good use of this colour-block! :)



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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 12:03:03 »
hi, we've already had a few words on discord (norbert) a while ago about this set. about the set itself, yeah, like others said, mods contrast may be an issue, that blue and wine-red don't go that well together imo.
but that deskmat is KILLER, would buy it in a heartbeat! please start a standalone GB for the deskmat right now :p

i'm not sure if i would buy the set in it's current form, but i'm definitely gonna keep my eyes on this.

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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #46 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 12:11:35 »
Deskmat says Night Runner purple edition

I see I wasn't the only one that thought that.  ;D

Oof. Night runner hasn’t been shipped yet has it? This set is just different enough in colors, but there are some striking similarities to the deskpad.

Shouldn't be too long from now actually.

It’s still night interestchecker right now

? You talking about my GB that is nearing deliver or?

If keycaps were anime characters, this looks like would be Night Runner's first enemy/ rival/ eventual ally. I love the colors, I hope this GB is successful!

Great description lol.

Theme is going to look close to NR novelties and deskmat but as long as no copying happens tis all good...we are on our way to not being rivals I guess?

Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 14:21:08 »
Aww hell I got it flipped with nightshade (which I’m also looking forward to)

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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #48 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 14:45:42 »
Aww hell I got it flipped with nightshade (which I’m also looking forward to)

Ahh, that makes more sense, I thought I remember you in the NR threads so was confused.

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Re: [IC] GMK Technological Dystopia
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 31 March 2020, 16:35:08 »
Thank you!!

I am not sure with green, as this would go against the initial idea i had in my mind. I am strictly limited to:
- Pink
- Purple
- Turquoise / Teal


That's the initial idea, but i am sure i will get a combination, which complements every other part from the set even better.

For the name... i will be waiting until the poll hits a certain fixed point on votes for the name, whatever is most voted until the threshold has been hit, i will go with it.

Thank you guys, again, so much for your support! It is lovely to see, that so many people are actually interested and helpful in terms of feedback. :)

Have you tried out the font color (I don't know what it is exactly) used in Akko x Ducky Queen modifiers? It looks close to the font color of the alphas but brighter. EDIT: My bad. I thought it was a lighter turquoise. It's like an electric blue upon closer inspection.

For the ESC and Enter, would a neon pink with the current font color add more contrast with the rest of the keys? Like the Originative modifiers in the Miami colorway.
« Last Edit: Tue, 31 March 2020, 17:01:51 by diymkb »

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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (former Technological Dystopia)
« Reply #50 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 11:57:42 »
Small Update:
This set has now been renamed to "GMK Neon City" as the threshold of the question inside the google form has been hit, and this name seems to have been well received!

As for the colours, I have found some alternatives already, but before I settle down, I would like to wait on the RAL book before I will make final decisions.
« Last Edit: Wed, 01 April 2020, 12:03:00 by SoraNoTenshi »



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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (former Technological Dystopia)
« Reply #51 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 12:04:02 »
Hiragana looking good but would love to see Katakana renders.

Would you consider Zhuyin?

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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (former Technological Dystopia)
« Reply #52 on: Wed, 01 April 2020, 12:06:42 »
Hiragana looking good but would love to see Katakana renders.

Would you consider Zhuyin?

Unfortunately not, as I have basically have my mind settled on the kits.



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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (former Technological Dystopia)
« Reply #53 on: Thu, 02 April 2020, 21:04:49 »
looks nice, but latin only for me. thank you!

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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (former Technological Dystopia)
« Reply #54 on: Fri, 03 April 2020, 05:03:20 »
Love this, can't wait for the GB!

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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (added poll for mod background)
« Reply #55 on: Mon, 06 April 2020, 06:54:46 »
As i really try my best to listen all the feedback, what immediately came out is, that the mod-background colour is a bit off.
I tried finding better matches and got settled to 2 colours, in which you can vote on this poll.
(Shoutout to: @Energieschleuder for the renders! On the renders you can also see the Katakana Monolegends i wanted to include in the set!)

I want everyone, even those who might not be interested to vote in there, so i can gather as much feedback as possible.

Also; my RAL-Book arrived, and i am quite honest here; the colours do look different than online, but still i can't seem to find the matching colours i was hoping for.

If this set will go live with Pantone colours tho, i will get myself the corresponding Pantone Chips, which can be send to GMK in which i hope, that they'll have an easier time getting the correct colours.

Thanks!



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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (added poll for mod background)
« Reply #56 on: Mon, 06 April 2020, 22:28:54 »
Interesting idea, would definitely GB

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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (Mod Colour finalization)
« Reply #57 on: Sat, 18 April 2020, 15:31:59 »
Count me in!

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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (Mod Colour finalization)
« Reply #58 on: Sat, 18 April 2020, 23:01:48 »
I don't mind the similarities to laser.  Tbh I like this set more as far as colors go...I can picture it looking really good on different colored boards.  I've put laser on so many boards and it just never looks right to me except on PC...and even then I don't like the red color.

I hope you make some fun novelties that don't focus on the "city" theme too much.  Laser had awesome novelties...I could see this set as a laser replacement for me if the novelties are really good.

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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (Mod Colour finalization)
« Reply #59 on: Sun, 19 April 2020, 00:14:07 »
that deskmat looking nice. would definitely buy one of those

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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (Mod Colour finalization)
« Reply #60 on: Sun, 19 April 2020, 03:25:02 »
Nice set really like the deskmat :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (Mod Colour finalization)
« Reply #61 on: Mon, 27 April 2020, 14:52:21 »
Count me in!
I love the set!

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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (Mod Colour finalization)
« Reply #62 on: Tue, 28 April 2020, 08:57:04 »
I know I’m late to the party, but I like the name Neon City!  :thumb:

It also reminds me of the show Moonbeam City.

« Last Edit: Tue, 28 April 2020, 09:02:54 by Starius »

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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (Mod Colour finalization)
« Reply #63 on: Wed, 29 April 2020, 09:24:05 »
I love it! and the deskmat too!

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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (Mod Colour finalization)
« Reply #64 on: Wed, 29 April 2020, 11:39:55 »
Love the deskmat! Will definitely pick up one of them

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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (Mod Colour finalization)
« Reply #65 on: Fri, 01 May 2020, 09:19:35 »
I want these. I love everything about them.

Offline SoraNoTenshi

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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (Mod Colour finalization)
« Reply #66 on: Sat, 02 May 2020, 19:31:20 »
Update Time!

I am currently working on the Kit renders, it's not so easy let me tell you that much. I am unexperienced with blender and learn a lot from this project.
So as first thing, renders!:
Deskmat:

Base Kit:


Novelties and other Kits, as well as scene renders, are WIP! So stay tuned for them.
For questions as well as feedback, I am always open for those, also for some people which have question, don't shy away from sending me a PM here or on Discord (SoraNoTenshi#1337)

Thank you and stay tuned! :)
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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (New Progress!)
« Reply #67 on: Sat, 02 May 2020, 20:40:53 »
I'm already sold! I'm just waiting for this to go live. I need both the base kit and that desk mat in my life!

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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (Mod Colour finalization)
« Reply #68 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 03:36:26 »
Looks good! I am curious to see how it will evolve in the future  ;D

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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (New Progress!)
« Reply #69 on: Sun, 03 May 2020, 20:24:38 »
The Hiragana keys look so good. I don't know if it's just the renders but the dark pink on the modifiers look a bit too dark, would still buy regardless though.

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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (New Progress!)
« Reply #70 on: Sat, 09 May 2020, 11:13:41 »
Been visiting every day hoping for an update, I really like this. I hope it works out!

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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (New Progress!)
« Reply #71 on: Sat, 09 May 2020, 11:39:32 »
Yea the dark pink on the dark blue modifiers should have a little more contrast. Looks a little hard to see on the current renders. Maybe make the dark pink brighter?

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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (New Progress!)
« Reply #72 on: Sat, 09 May 2020, 14:04:28 »
That deskmat is  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (New Progress!)
« Reply #73 on: Sat, 16 May 2020, 18:45:00 »
Well, I'm all for this sort of work. I also appreciate that the base set comes without Hiragana, which means I'll pick up the Hiragana as well. A+

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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (New Progress!)
« Reply #74 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 01:00:55 »
inspired by some taihao set


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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (New Progress!)
« Reply #75 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 05:40:15 »
inspired by some taihao set

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nope, didn't even know this set existed before I even posted that ic.



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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (New Progress!)
« Reply #76 on: Sun, 17 May 2020, 13:20:17 »
inspired by some taihao set

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even if it was, tai-hao/ducky are doing the same with designs from the community.

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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (New Progress!)
« Reply #77 on: Fri, 19 June 2020, 14:50:20 »
A neon purple/pink Rama "X" cap would look perfect with this set. Do you think you'll have any artisan collaborations for this set?

Offline SoraNoTenshi

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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (New Progress!)
« Reply #78 on: Fri, 19 June 2020, 16:15:22 »
A neon purple/pink Rama "X" cap would look perfect with this set. Do you think you'll have any artisan collaborations for this set?

I am currently in the process of finishing up every details.
I am considering asking for a collab in this regard, as many people are curious.
But there won't be a 'X' Cap, but something everyone for sure will be liking :)



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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (New Progress!)
« Reply #79 on: Wed, 01 July 2020, 20:31:12 »
that deskmat looks so good

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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (New Progress!)
« Reply #80 on: Wed, 08 July 2020, 09:25:13 »
That deskmat is great, any updates on whether or not it is happening?

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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (New Progress!)
« Reply #81 on: Fri, 10 July 2020, 01:34:58 »
That deskmat is great, any updates on whether or not it is happening?

Sure:
I am currently waiting for the kit renders to be updated, then i will edit the renders a bit once that is done (maybe in 2-4 weeks) i will update the thread and start thinking about going to vendors.

The Kits are pretty much done already tho.



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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (New Progress!)
« Reply #82 on: Fri, 10 July 2020, 06:39:56 »
Nice that you are including 40s/ortho, appreciate that!  :thumb:
Regarding similarities with Laser, I think it doesn't matter, Cyberpunk has an upswing and is popular (also the coming gmk Cyberspace seems to be popular),
and gmk Laser doesn't have an eu proxy?
Can recommend william gibson and neal stephenson for anyone who wants some good cyberpunk summer reading!

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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (New Progress!)
« Reply #83 on: Fri, 10 July 2020, 07:20:04 »
we need a gb for the standalone deskmat asap  :))

Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (New Progress!)
« Reply #84 on: Fri, 10 July 2020, 12:50:03 »
I'm glad to see you're still working on this.

Offline XOGalaxy

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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (New Progress!)
« Reply #85 on: Sun, 19 July 2020, 16:38:46 »
Love it WANT IT.

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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (New Progress!)
« Reply #86 on: Sun, 19 July 2020, 22:30:37 »
keep working my man! this is awesome. :thumb: :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (New Progress!)
« Reply #87 on: Sun, 19 July 2020, 23:54:14 »
Interested to join. Would like to see the sublegend in the base kit.

Offline SoraNoTenshi

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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (New Progress!)
« Reply #88 on: Mon, 20 July 2020, 02:13:44 »
I'm glad to see you're still working on this.

Of course, this is something i designed with my own taste in mind. (and yes, i understand that many people utterly despise the colour-way!)

keep working my man! this is awesome. :thumb: :thumb:

Thank you soo much :)

Love it WANT IT.

Thanks! :)

Interested to join. Would like to see the sublegend in the base kit.

Unfortunately, the poll has decided that the Base-kit won't have sublegends.
But if you love the japanese aestethic, i recommend picking up the katakana monolegends kit as well! :D



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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (New Progress!)
« Reply #89 on: Wed, 22 July 2020, 06:09:38 »
ne updates avail?

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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (New Progress!)
« Reply #90 on: Wed, 22 July 2020, 06:12:03 »
ne updates avail?

Soon :)
Renders are soon done, i hope that i'll be able to put up the renders + thread update in about 1-2 weeks.



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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (New Progress!)
« Reply #91 on: Wed, 22 July 2020, 14:23:08 »
I like the direction. I personally think the mod legends should be changed up as they kind of blend in to much, I’d rather see more contrast. I like the cyan like color for the alpha legends. Just need to get some physics color samples to make sure you have more accurate colors for renders.

Offline Drocho

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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (New Progress!)
« Reply #92 on: Wed, 22 July 2020, 20:59:44 »
Both the set and desk mat are beautiful. I really hope this makes it to the GB stage!

Offline diymkb

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Re: [IC] GMK Neon City (New Progress!)
« Reply #93 on: Sat, 01 August 2020, 13:14:38 »
I'm still interested in the set but I wanted to ask if there's a possibility of an alternate modifier kit having the same color scheme of the alphas?