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[IC] GMK Matcha Mocha | new US-Vendor! | GB delayed!
« on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 12:58:44 »
GMK Matcha Mocha
a semi-minimalistic take on what could arguably be one of the most delicious and energizing desserts known to human mankind





Welcome everyone, I hope you are all having a great day!

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Hereby I present you to, well you already guessed it; my first ever publicly revealed Keycap set, based on two of the best tasting awakeners, which, when combined together, make for one of the most delicious desserts you could possibly imagine (and will give you enough energy to make your day a guaranteed blast).

With this set I was trying to achieve a colourful, comforting and yet minimalistic design, which could look good and aesthetically pleasing on many different boards, regardless of their style.


Anyways, enough with the talk, let's just get right into the real juice you all came for:



Kitting:

The Dessert (Base Kit)

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The Weeb Add-On (Hiragana Sublegends)

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The Toppings (Extensions)

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RAMA Artisan

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As of right now, I'm only planning on running these three kits.
Please keep in mind that certain keys might still be added/removed, depending on the community's feedback.



Render:

AKI-S by Senryo

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TGR-Jane v2 by Yuktsi

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TGR-Alice by Yuktsi

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For the colours this set will be using Signature Plastics stock colour TGH and Pantones 7487C:

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Please note that although this picture was taken with a professional camera and colour corrected with a grey card afterwards, depending on the lightning, especially the green sometimes looks a tiny little bit darker/creamier IRL.



It would be greatly appreciated if you could take a few seconds to fill out this feedback-form in order for me to improve this set even further:

https://forms.gle/ahKewFSVfDjmw2uM6



Vendors:

UK: ProtoTypist
NA: Kono
EU: MyKeyboard
Oceanic: DailyClack
Asia: iLumkb
CA: Ashkeebs



Collaborations:

Keyforge (Artisan)
Artkey (Artisan)
Sodie Caps (Artisan)
Bad Habit Caps (Artisan)


(If you are an Artisan or Cable maker, please feel free to contact me, if I haven't already contacted you abt it)



Thank yous:

Thank you to Kingk22 for the mindbogglingly amazing renders and help with the kits :)

Thank you to all the Vendors for believing in this set and helping me bring this vision to live by running it on their sites; thank you Jae, Louis, Phatty, Ashkeebs, Necromanx and the whole team over at Kono, you all are truly amazing :)

Thank you to everyone who gave their feedback during the last few weeks, especially Konstantin and Tyson for helping me rework/finalize the kits :)

Thank you to Keyforge, Artkey, Bad Habit Caps and Sodie Caps for designing some incredibly stunning custom artisans for this set :)

Thank you to the amazing Ulliam for bringing my vision for the Rama Artisan to live :)

Thank you to Kate and the whole team at Rama for making this amazing collaboration come to fruition :)

Thank you to Rensuya and Abec13 for the initial help with getting this started :)

Thank you to Senryo for letting me use the AKI-S in the renders :)

Thank you to Miodec for making a custom Matcha Mocha theme for the MonkeyType site :)

Thank you to Ragan for the huge amount of help and work put into this behind the scenes :)

Thank you to Makoto from YushaKobo, for the great feedback, and correcting my mistakes :)

And last, but definitely not least, thank you to every single member of this awesome community that stuck with me and answered many of my stupid questions, that came up over the last few months, you guys are the best :)



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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Moccha - this is looking deliciously good!
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 13:00:50 »
Pictures are borked

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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Moccha - this is looking deliciously good!
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 13:01:17 »
     
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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Moccha - this is looking deliciously good!
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 13:01:50 »
Pictures are borken

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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Moccha - this is looking deliciously good!
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 13:01:52 »
Pictures are indeed borked

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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Moccha - this is looking deliciously good!
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 13:02:34 »
ffs, wait a min, I'll try to fix it asap

Pictures are borked
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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Moccha - this is looking deliciously good!
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 13:03:02 »
Pictures are no longer borked
     
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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Moccha - this is looking deliciously good!
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 13:03:36 »
Correction: SOME pictures are no longer borked, hehe
     
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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Moccha - this is looking deliciously good!
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 13:07:57 »
v nice!!!

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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Moccha - this is looking deliciously good!
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 13:15:26 »
pics are scuffed for me

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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Moccha - this is looking deliciously good!
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 13:21:24 »
Would love if the kit was a lighter shade of brown. Matcha mocca doesn't really make sense to me because I keep on thinking of Starbucks' matcha green tea frap, but there's no dark brown in it, lol. However, that'd make the set matcha cream, which would change the name of the kit. Not sure of the maker wants to do that because then we'd be talking about almost a different kit all together, but oh well.

Looks good other wise.

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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Moccha - this is looking deliciously good!
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 13:27:49 »
Ok, so most of the scuffednes should be fixed now, if anyone one is still having problem, please let me know.
...this is definitely not how I envisioned this to go :blank:

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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Moccha - this is looking deliciously good!
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 13:30:39 »
Ok, so most of the scuffednes should be fixed now, if anyone one is still having problem, please let me know.
...this is definitely not how I envisioned this to go :blank:
This is how it looks for me

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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Moccha - this is looking deliciously good!
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 13:31:17 »
Ok, so most of the scuffednes should be fixed now, if anyone one is still having problem, please let me know.
...this is definitely not how I envisioned this to go :blank:
No plan survives contact with the enemy... I mean, potential customer, hehe
     
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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Moccha - this is looking deliciously good!
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 13:32:58 »
👀
Ok, so most of the scuffednes should be fixed now, if anyone one is still having problem, please let me know.
...this is definitely not how I envisioned this to go :blank:
No plan survives contact with the enemy... I mean, potential customer, hehe

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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Moccha - this is looking deliciously good!
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 13:35:00 »
Oh thank god, I was worried there'd be no pictures at all again.
The way it looks on your side is perfectly fine/the way I originally envisioned it to look :thumb:
Ok, so most of the scuffednes should be fixed now, if anyone one is still having problem, please let me know.
...this is definitely not how I envisioned this to go :blank:
This is how it looks for me
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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Moccha - this is looking deliciously good!
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 13:37:09 »
This looks really good! Reminds me of a tastier version of GMK Chocolatier.

I'd like to pair this with a Green-colored anodized Planck case from Drop, but I'm hesitant to, since outfitting that 47-key layout means buying over 200 of these keycaps. Might be worth it tho, if the Extension kit had these added:
  • 2nd 2u R4C spacebar
  • 2nd 1u R4 Shift
  • R3 1u Enter

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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Moccha - this is looking deliciously good!
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 14:20:18 »
This looks really good! Reminds me of a tastier version of GMK Chocolatier.

Ha, yes! This set could be be called GMK Mint Chocolate and would look equally right :D
     
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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Moccha - this is looking deliciously good!
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 14:26:24 »
Hmm... interesting. I'm not sure I'm into it.

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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Moccha - this is looking deliciously good!
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 14:41:20 »
something about this colour combination is a little off-putting. I dont think its for me.

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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Moccha - this is looking deliciously good!
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 14:42:37 »
Found a colour representation, this is what it makes me think of:

     
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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Moccha - this is looking deliciously good!
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 18:37:24 »
Now it all makes sense, I totally forgot matcha could exist in/on a candy bar.  :))

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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Moccha - this is looking deliciously good!
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 21:11:25 »
If only this had novelties. Still want it though.

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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Moccha - this is looking deliciously good!
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 28 July 2020, 23:30:19 »
I have never heard of this candy, but looking at these pictures alone actually already makes my mouth watery + the colour are actually pretty much identical to what I used for the set  ;D
Found a colour representation, this is what it makes me think of:

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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Moccha - this is looking deliciously good!
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 29 July 2020, 06:39:33 »
Noted, thanks for the great feedback, I'll see what I can do depending on the further requests :thumb:
This looks really good! Reminds me of a tastier version of GMK Chocolatier.

I'd like to pair this with a Green-colored anodized Planck case from Drop, but I'm hesitant to, since outfitting that 47-key layout means buying over 200 of these keycaps. Might be worth it tho, if the Extension kit had these added:
  • 2nd 2u R4C spacebar
  • 2nd 1u R4 Shift
  • R3 1u Enter

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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Moccha - this is looking deliciously good!
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 29 July 2020, 06:56:30 »
I have never heard of this candy, but looking at these pictures alone actually already makes my mouth watery + the colour are actually pretty much identical to what I used for the set  ;D

That was my thought, hehe. It's worth finding if you can get it anywhere local, though I suspect nothing we have here compares to German chocolate. It's a really fluffy and bubbly milk chocolate with a mint filling and it is indeed mouth wateringly good.
     
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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Moccha - this is looking deliciously good!
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 29 July 2020, 21:16:49 »
Maybe a little nitpicky, but in Katakana, the vowel extension line follows the direction of writing.

So: ホットチョコレート
Or:









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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Moccha - this is looking deliciously good!
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 29 July 2020, 21:51:18 »
One extra 2u space would be great on the extention kit!

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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Moccha - this is looking deliciously good!
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 30 July 2020, 05:17:17 »
I did a similar theme a few years ago. Good luck :thumb:




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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Moccha - this is looking deliciously good!
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 30 July 2020, 10:39:49 »
Thanks for bringing this up to my attention, I wasn't aware of that, I'll try to fix it of I find the time :thumb:
Maybe a little nitpicky, but in Katakana, the vowel extension line follows the direction of writing.

So: ホットチョコレート
Or:










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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Moccha - this is looking deliciously good!
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 30 July 2020, 10:41:40 »
Noted. I'll probably do a a little bigger update to the kits a few weeks into the IC, so I can meet the demand :thumb:
One extra 2u space would be great on the extention kit!

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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Moccha - this is looking deliciously good!
« Reply #32 on: Thu, 30 July 2020, 10:43:42 »
Nice, thank you, yours looks really good too imo, I actually even thought about doing this set in SA profile aswell, a while ago :D
I did a similar theme a few years ago. Good luck :thumb:

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Update: added Google form

Please take a few seconds to fill it out, it would help me and this set, and I'd appreciate it a lot.
Thanks in advance :thumb:

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This looks great but I wish you'd make it in SA

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This feels close to JTK avocado but inverse.  dig it  :thumb:

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Thanks for the positive feedback, I actually originally thought about making this SA at one point, but ended up ditching the idea later down the road.
Nice, thank you, yours looks really good too imo, I actually even thought about doing this set in SA profile aswell, a while ago :D
I did a similar theme a few years ago. Good luck :thumb:

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This looks great but I wish you'd make it in SA

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Nice, I'm happy that you like it  :thumb:
This feels close to JTK avocado but inverse.  dig it  :thumb:

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Update:

Just contacted a bunch of my favourite vendors!

I will keep you guys updated on any relevant news, and am probably going to post a bigger update in the next month, once I've received enough feedback, to make it relevant :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Moccha | EU Vendor announcement!
« Reply #39 on: Sun, 23 August 2020, 04:05:59 »
Update:

Great news, I am beyond happy to announce, that we just got our first Vendor secured:
MyKeyboard.eu will be hosting this set as the Official-European-Vendor, once this set moves into its GB phase!

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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Moccha | EU + UK Vendor Announcement!
« Reply #40 on: Sun, 23 August 2020, 11:42:38 »
Update:

The good news just won't stop coming in today;
I'm incredibly happy to announce that ProtoTypist will be bringing you this set as the UK-and possibly even Lead-Vendor!
I can't even express my feelings in words right now, thank you Jae, you are above amazing :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Moccha | EU + UK Vendor Announcement!
« Reply #41 on: Mon, 24 August 2020, 12:23:08 »

I'm incredibly happy to announce that ProtoTypist will be bringing you this set as the UK-and possibly even Lead-Vendor!

Yay, always nice to have UK vendor for local postage and not waiting on DHL/DPD to ship from elsewhere in the EU :D
     
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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Mocha | EU + UK Vendor Announcement!
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 26 August 2020, 08:18:42 »
Update:

We just added an update channel on the ProtoTypist Discord server.
Anyone, please feel free to join for quick updates, bts info and even just some casual/fun conversations about the set :D
https://discord.gg/yBNpKEW

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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Mocha | Asia-Vendor announced!
« Reply #43 on: Thu, 27 August 2020, 00:04:24 »
Update:

Again, we got some great news today;
iLumkb will be hosting this set as the official vendor for the Asian region!
Thank you Louis for believing in this set :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Mocha | Artisan collaboration announcement!
« Reply #44 on: Fri, 28 August 2020, 12:29:04 »
Update:

Hello, I just received a confirmation that we will in fact have an Artkey Artisan collaboration for Matcha Mocha!
I'm super stoked about theses news, and will share any further information as soon as it's ready :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Mocha | Artisan collaboration announcement!
« Reply #45 on: Fri, 28 August 2020, 18:27:12 »
Consider the following suggestions for your kits:
  • Add R3 PgUp, R4 PgDn for 65%/75% users.
  • Drop second 1u Ctrl (useless key for anything ≥60%).
  • Change R4 \| to <> to avoid duplicate legends.
  • Add missing top-right sublegend to the -_ほ key (example).
  • Consider using System or Super instead of Code for the OS key legends.

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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Mocha | Artisan collaboration announcement!
« Reply #46 on: Fri, 28 August 2020, 20:29:13 »
Is this a grass block from Minecraft?

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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Mocha | Artisan collaboration announcement!
« Reply #47 on: Sun, 30 August 2020, 12:22:37 »
Thank you so much for the great feedback, I really appreciate it a lot, since I've been looking up to you for quite a time now.
I'll definitely consider it/make an update in the next few weeks (hopefully)
Keep it up dude, you're amazing :thumb:
Consider the following suggestions for your kits:
  • Add R3 PgUp, R4 PgDn for 65%/75% users.
  • Drop second 1u Ctrl (useless key for anything ≥60%).
  • Change R4 \| to <> to avoid duplicate legends.
  • Add missing top-right sublegend to the -_ほ key (example).
  • Consider using System or Super instead of Code for the OS key legends.

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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Mocha | Artisan collaboration announcement!
« Reply #48 on: Sun, 30 August 2020, 12:23:03 »
Yes.
Is this a grass block from Minecraft?

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Re: [IC] GMK Matcha Mocha | US-Vendor announced!
« Reply #49 on: Mon, 31 August 2020, 13:08:45 »
Update:

I've got some great news today;
Space Cables will be running this set as the official US-Vendor!
This is a huge milestone for this set, and will help bring up the quality immensely!

Thank you Ragan, and the whole team, I can't even express how much this means to me :thumb: