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[IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - Pricing and Final Kits
« on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 12:53:10 »
GMK Shanshui 山水

The long path home.

Coming New Years Day 2021 from vendors everywhere.





Note: new renders featuring retooled legends coming soon.

Jagged peaks rise like the teeth of some long-fallen colossus from the horizon, worn to harmlessness by water, foliage, and time. A placid thread of water weaves among them. For ages, the water has borne rafts carrying silent, wizened men and their gently chattering companions: great, fearsome waterfowl perched on long bamboo canes. They are ancient cormorants, eyes smoldering like lanterns. Part duck, part eagle, part feathered hunting dog, they slip beneath the currents with hush and speed and return with throats full of wriggling fish, dutifully disgorging their catch for a treat and a gentle stroke.

In few places does man live in such harmony with nature; in few places is man so noble an animal. For those who have been to the Li River (Lijiang in Chinese), it’s unforgettable. For those who have not, they have surely seen the ghosts of the mountains and water conjured from memory and ink. Perhaps no other subject is depicted so often in shanshuihua, the Chinese style of ink painting perfectly suited to capture the layered depth of the South China Karst and the reflections off the tranquil waters of the Lijiang. Literally “mountain-water-painting” in the Chinese, these words are immortalized in the local slogan of this stretch of the Lijiang between Guilin and Yangshuo: 山水甲天下, “the best landscapes under heaven.”


About the set

GMK Shanshui is a white-on-black Cherry profile keycap set designed to capture both the enduring shanshui images of the Lijiang and the essence of the uniquely Chinese artform of shanshuihua, practiced by artists in China and around the world. Designed by Grundlemere of Fort Stevens Mercantile, conceived and rendered by NathanAlphaMan of Alpha Design.

Base keys are molded in GMK stock CR black, with legends rendered in crisp stock WS1, matching existing WoB sets and kits, and compatible with other monochrome Cherry profile keys. The base kit offers sublegends in Cangjie, while modifiers are rendered in both Simplified and Traditional Chinese + icons—the first GMK legends in true Chinese characters.

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See a full gallery of board and scene renders

Follow me on IG @grundlemere for photos and project updates, and feel free to reach out on Discord at grundlemere#1126 with questions or to say hello. New: join my Discord server for updates!


Updates

  • September 12: IC posted
  • September 14: GB Date set and new collab partners added
  • September 17: Minor updates on process and more collabs
  • September 19: GMK Shanshui x RAMA artisans posted
  • September 25: Deskmat renders posted
  • October 12: Kit changes posted
  • October 20: Posted collab wrist rests
  • November 21: Posted retooled legend map
  • December 4: Added new collab partners
  • December 9: Added new collab partner and project update
  • December 24: Posted pricing, final kits, and other details


Vendors

Available from these vendors for group buy January 1, 2021.

US: Cannonkeys
China: Zfrontier
SE Asia: iLumkb
Europe: CandyKeys
Australia: Daily Clack
Canada: Deskhero.ca
UK (non-EU): Prototypist.net


Kits

Inkstone 砚台: the Simplified Chinese base kit


The Simplified Chinese base kit offers sublegends in the Cangjie Chinese typing system, while modifiers are rendered in Simplified Chinese + icons—the first GMK legends in true Chinese characters. Designed to cover a wide range of layouts. Included numpad is rendered in Chinese financial numerals as monolegends. Alphas include basic special Chinese punctuation sublegends.

Old Path 旧路: the Traditional Chinese base kit


The Traditional Chinese base kit offers sublegends in the Cangjie Chinese typing system, while modifiers are rendered in Traditional Chinese + icons—the first GMK legends in true Chinese characters. Designed to cover a wide range of layouts. Included numpad is rendered in Chinese financial numerals as monolegends. Alphas include basic special Chinese punctuation sublegends.

Clear Water 清水: the Cangjie monolegend alphas kit


A complete alphanumeric kit with Cangjie Chinese character monolegends, and duplicate modifiers and spacebars to assist base kit buyers in covering a second board if desired. Includes both Simplified and Traditional Chinese character alpha supplements and east/south/west/north Chinese character arrow keys. Recommended for compatibility with GMK WoB, Minimal, and other monochrome sets.

Lijiang 漓江: the novelties kit


Novelties feature images, real and imagined, of the Li River between Guilin and Yangshuo, China, in Guangxi Province amid the world-famous South China Karst geologic formations. Novelty icons include:
  • Nighttime scenes of the local mountain and river landscape (shanshui),
  • the famous Moon Hill (a karst mountain with an enormous hole through the base, famed for rock climbing),
  • the fishing cormorant,
  • the ubiquitous “phoenix tail” bamboo that lines the banks of the Lijiang,
  • the traditional lantern hung on the eaves of the winding streets of Yangshuo,
  • a vignette of local South China architecture,
  • alternate BoW Esc/Enter keys in TC and SC.

Negative Space 留白: the spacebars kit


Includes non-traditional spacebars and spacekeys, as well as variant WS1 bars for a distinctive touch.


Pricing

Cannon.keys (prices in USD)
Inkstone 砚台: the Simplified Chinese base kit (154pcs)     134.99
Old Path 旧路: the Traditional Chinese base kit (154pcs)     134.99
Clear Water 清水: the Cangjie monolegend alphas kit (66pcs)     79.99
Lijiang 漓江: the novelties kit (23pcs)     44.99
Negative Space 留白: the spacebars kit (13pcs)     27.99
   
Zfrontier (prices in RMB)
Inkstone 砚台: the Simplified Chinese base kit (154pcs)     968.00
Old Path 旧路: the Traditional Chinese base kit (154pcs)     968.00
Clear Water 清水: the Cangjie monolegend alphas kit (66pcs)     544.00
Lijiang 漓江: the novelties kit (23pcs)     302.00
Negative Space 留白: the spacebars kit (13pcs)     184.00
   
iLumkb (prices in SGD)
Inkstone 砚台: the Simplified Chinese base kit (154pcs)     180.00
Old Path 旧路: the Traditional Chinese base kit (154pcs)     180.00
Clear Water 清水: the Cangjie monolegend alphas kit (66pcs)     106.50
Lijiang 漓江: the novelties kit (23pcs)     60.00
Negative Space 留白: the spacebars kit (13pcs)     37.50
   
CandyKeys (prices in EUR)
Inkstone 砚台: the Simplified Chinese base kit (154pcs)     129.99
Old Path 旧路: the Traditional Chinese base kit (154pcs)     129.99
Clear Water 清水: the Cangjie monolegend alphas kit (66pcs)     75.00
Lijiang 漓江: the novelties kit (23pcs)     42.00
Negative Space 留白: the spacebars kit (13pcs)     28.00
   
Prototypist.net (prices in GBP)
Inkstone 砚台: the Simplified Chinese base kit (154pcs)     119.00
Old Path 旧路: the Traditional Chinese base kit (154pcs)     119.00
Clear Water 清水: the Cangjie monolegend alphas kit (66pcs)     69.00
Lijiang 漓江: the novelties kit (23pcs)     39.00
Negative Space 留白: the spacebars kit (13pcs)     25.00
   
Deskhero.ca (prices in CAD)
Inkstone 砚台: the Simplified Chinese base kit (154pcs)    177.00
Old Path 旧路: the Traditional Chinese base kit (154pcs)    177.00
Clear Water 清水: the Cangjie monolegend alphas kit (66pcs)    105.00
Lijiang 漓江: the novelties kit (23pcs)    59.00
Negative Space 留白: the spacebars kit (13pcs)    37.00
   
Daily Clack (prices in AUD)
Inkstone 砚台: the Simplified Chinese base kit (154pcs)     178.00
Old Path 旧路: the Traditional Chinese base kit (154pcs)     178.00
Clear Water 清水: the Cangjie monolegend alphas kit (66pcs)     105.00
Lijiang 漓江: the novelties kit (23pcs)     59.00
Negative Space 留白: the spacebars kit (13pcs)     37.00



Retooled Legends

After submitting the original renders and legends to GMK, we were expecting some notes on necessary adjustments to meet their mold tooling specs, but were told, basically, try again. I've spent the last couple of weeks completely overhauling the legends to meet the specs: adding cutaways to minute interior spaces, broadening strokes, narrowing and straightening negative space, rounding corners, and in a few cases, simplifying elements altogether.

This represents my best efforts to adhere to the integrity of the written Chinese language and to create a consistent typography that will serve not only this set but all sets that will use these legends to come. These legends are essentially as detailed as GMK's machining will allow while maintaining consistent character size with conventional mod and alpha legend sizing. I hope you are as pleased with how they've turned out as I am, and most of all, I'm looking forward to seeing them in the next round of NathanAlphaMan's kit renders, which we're hoping will be done over the US Thanksgiving break. Special thanks to A.Jakkkke for his final review of the character forms and his extremely helpful suggestions.



Here's a link to download a full-size image and see all the detail


Keyboard renders











See a full gallery of keyboard renders


Collaborations



Digital Carpentry for custom branded rare wood wrist rests
Luxe Cables for a set-matched aviator cable
RAMA WORKS for metal artisan keycaps
Salvun for artisan keycaps in bronze
Latrialum for collab artisan keycaps in resin
DE∆Gcaps for a collab artisan keycap in resin
Sodie Caps for collab artisan keycaps in resin
Destroyer Caps for collab artisan keycaps in resin
Bludgeoned Kaps for collab artisan keycaps in resin
Rascal Caps for collab artisan keycaps in resin
Frumpzkeys for collab artisan keycaps in resin
Fraktal Kaps for collab artisan keycaps in resin
Rejeck Kaps for collab artisan keycaps in resin
Froue Loop for a collab multimedia artisan keycap

If you’re a maker or artisan, I’d love to work with you to develop an exclusive collaboration for GMK Shanshui or a future set. Please get in touch!


RAMA WORKS artisan keycaps


All three GMK Shanshui x RAMA artisans


The Shan cap, in anodized black aluminum and white enamel fill, with the character 山 (“mountain”) in ancient Liushutong script


The Shui cap, in e-white aluminum and black enamel fill, with the character 水 (“water”) in Liushutong script


The Chop cap, rendered in deep red enamel on black PVD brass, displaying my adopted Chinese surname 魏 in a yin seal script imprint with a slight off-axis tilt.


Deskmats


Rafts 钓鱼筏 deskmat: An ink painting of traditional fishing rafts afloat on the Li River beneath the leaning phoenix tail bamboo, emblazoned with the Shanshui logo chop at bottom left. Based on artwork by Baoyan.


Karst 岩溶 deskmat: an ink painting of the South China Karst seen through the mist with the inscription, "best scenery under heaven" (山水甲天下), an unofficial local slogan of the Li River area. No seal for users who prefer a completely monochrome look. Based on artwork by Elina Li.


Relationship to GMK Houhai

GMK Shanshui is the predecessor set to GMK Houhai, enabling the molds for Houhai, a far more complicated and prohibitively expensive set, to be produced using stock colors at an attractive price point. In the wise words of one vendor with far better business sense than most designers, “you can have 80+ new molds, or you can have seven custom RAL colors, but you can’t have both.” Hence, the long path home.

If you are a Houhai supporter, the best way you can help make that set possible is to support this set, and to let our existing vendors know that you want GMK Houhai to follow shortly on the heels of GMK Shanshui.


Sharing the Cangjie legends

Designers interested in using the Chinese-language legends we’ve created are welcome and encouraged to reach out for design files to use in their renders, free of charge.

This is likely my last set design to use Chinese character legends—I don’t want to get typecast as the Chinese keycap guy! But I hope that other designers will take up the mantle and use these legends to produce beautiful work, as others have with Hiragana and Hangul legend designs.


Acknowledgements

This design goes to the great people of China, the Chinese-speaking world, and the Chinese diaspora, who contribute so much to our community through their creativity, passion, knowledge, and work. You changed my life and I’ll never be the same. Also,

NathanAlphaMan for the incredible collaborative partnership, the initial idea to do Houhai as a WoB set, the gorgeous renders, and the critical feedback
Michael at Digital Carpentry, for being my first partner, my biggest sounding board, and my unrelenting critic
Exclusive, for the cultural translation help and his friendship
Alex, for the kernel of the idea of what Shanshui would become
Upas, for taking a chance on this set, and his important advice
Louis, for his kindness, his passion for my work, and his partnership
Jae, for his honesty and sense, and for the use of his beautiful J-01 and J-02 models
LBaron and the S+R team, for making their gorgeous Iron165 and Iron180 models available
A.Jakkkke for helping me make this set as good as it can be.


Thanks for reading this far and thank you for your feedback.

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Offline grundlemere

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« Reply #1 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 12:53:39 »
Reserved

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 12:53:57 »
I've been waiting for this. Hype!

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 12:55:38 »
Lovely. Looking forward to this one.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 12:56:15 »
I've been waiting for this. Hype!

You really were quick on the trigger. Thanks for your support!

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 12:56:50 »
Damn, there goes my chance to say first.

Loved working on this with you man <3

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 12:57:08 »
Digging the base and the novelties.

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« Reply #7 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 12:58:16 »
Damn, there goes my chance to say first.

Loved working on this with you man <3

I know you would have done a combo breaker on my reserved reply! Loved working with you. Thanks for the wonderful idea!

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 13:07:49 »
uWu I am liking this one!

Another wallet drainer for me

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 13:08:06 »
Finally a set with chinese sublegends of some kind. I'm in.
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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 13:08:57 »
Traditional Chinese should be the base.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 13:24:51 »
Traditional Chinese should be the base.

I second this. Great set though!

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« Reply #12 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 13:32:07 »
Traditional Chinese should be the base.

I second this. Great set though!

Please tell us in the interest check form! We are polling worldwide on the demand for SC vs. TC, and we need your data to make any kitting changes.

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« Reply #13 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 13:33:24 »
Lovely set!

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 13:41:41 »
Traditional Chinese should be the base.

I second this. Great set though!

I'm interested (in-laws from Guilin) but also ^

Will be clicking on the IC form!

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 14:07:40 »
While this has no practical use in typing Chinese...

It's gorgeous, and I need it!

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« Reply #16 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 14:26:24 »
Love! Thank you for doing this.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 14:32:32 »
Looks so nice and quite refreshing because of the new sublegends.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 14:54:02 »
While this has no practical use in typing Chinese...

It's gorgeous, and I need it!

That’s mostly the goal! But, you can use this to type in pinyin or Cangjie.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 15:37:16 »
Traditional Chinese should be the base.

I second this. Great set though!

I'm interested (in-laws from Guilin) but also ^

Will be clicking on the IC form!

I fourth this! WoB is a great colorway for minimal legends.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 15:41:20 »
Given how many Japanese kanji are derived from Chinese characters, this totally does it for me. I'm in.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 15:59:52 »
im so glad this finally has an IC, ive been hyped for this ever since i saw this in houhai, (still hyped for that too). really nice looking set, i'll definitely pick up every kit

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水
« Reply #22 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 16:39:45 »
Gotta have both this and Houhai!

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« Reply #23 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 16:55:33 »
very nice

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水
« Reply #24 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 16:59:49 »
Yesssssss, it's here at last!  Looks great, very excited.  I've filled in the form; my main request is either to break the numpad out into a separate kit or include the full numpad in the traditional mods kit.  I'd like to be able to build a fully monolegend kit, with monolegend cangjie and monolegend financial numerals on the numpad, using traditional Chinese characters, and it's a shame to have to buy the full base kit with its simplified Chinese mods and sublegend alphas just to get at the seven or so number keys I'd be missing.

EDIT: Is there a reason why there are so many 火 keys in the cangjie monolegend kit?  I count four...
EDIT EDIT: Oh, I see!  I didn't realise the simplified form of 火 is different from traditional.  For anyone else puzzled, the angle of the two little dashes either side of the 人 is different (and 火 is located where the F key goes so you need homing and non-homing for each of simplified and traditional variants, so four in total).
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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水
« Reply #25 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 17:11:12 »
EDIT: Is there a reason why there are so many 火 keys in the cangjie monolegend kit?  I count four...


I can answer this!

火 goes where F would go on a Latin layout, so you already have two versions of the key: one scooped and one barred.

Then there's a slight stroke difference between the SC and TC versions of 火, hence the need for two more keys, one scooped traditional and one barred traditional.

EDIT: I see you figured it out before I finished typing this comment  :p
« Last Edit: Sat, 12 September 2020, 17:13:26 by NathanAlphaMan »

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« Reply #26 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 17:18:16 »
Amazing set, filled the form too. Looking forward to this!

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水
« Reply #27 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 17:18:33 »
Yesssssss, it's here at last!  Looks great, very excited.  I've filled in the form; my main request is either to break the numpad out into a separate kit or include the full numpad in the traditional mods kit.  I'd like to be able to build a fully monolegend kit, with monolegend cangjie and monolegend financial numerals on the numpad, using traditional Chinese characters, and it's a shame to have to buy the full base kit with its simplified Chinese mods and sublegend alphas just to get at the seven or so number keys I'd be missing.

EDIT: Is there a reason why there are so many 火 keys in the cangjie monolegend kit?  I count four...

Thanks! And we will be thinking on a way to satisfy your kitting needs. It might be tough considering that only some users will want full mono, but we'll see what we can do.

By way of explanation on the 火 character, and why there are a few stray numpad keys in the trad mods kit: There are a few characters used in the legends that are aaaaalmost the same in Traditional as they are in Simplified...but they're not the same. 火 is a good example. If you look closely, the left "flame" stroke is oriented differently depending on the character style: northeast to southwest in the Simplified; northwest to southeast in the Traditional. It's a small but important difference. All of the supplemental Traditional keys to the right are the same: an additional jag before a downward stroke, a missing flick at the end, or an angled stroke instead of a flat one. There are four 火 keys because 火 happens to be a homing key. There are two Traditional and two Simplified: one each barred and scooped as preference dictates.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水
« Reply #28 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 17:19:46 »
Looks like we all rushed in like a bunch of nerds to answer this critical question.  ;D

We both put a lot of care into these legends, as you can see!

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水
« Reply #29 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 18:00:29 »
Looks like we all rushed in like a bunch of nerds to answer this critical question.  ;D

We both put a lot of care into these legends, as you can see!

Haha, thanks for your answers!  After I noticed the difference in the 火 character I started looking at the others and realised just how much effort you guys put in!  I knew about some of the obvious differences between traditional and simplified characters, like the line vs dashes at the bottom of 級 (which is different again in Japanese!), but details like the fact that the downward stroke in 女 extends above the horizontal line in traditional and only meeting it in simplified... wow. I can see why this took a while to pull together -- you guys definitely took the time to dot the 'i's and cross the 't's (as it were)! Excellent work.

EDIT: Grammar

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水
« Reply #30 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 18:43:26 »
This is so gorgeous. Can't wait for the GB next year! :cool:

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水
« Reply #31 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 20:15:49 »
Definitely in. This is so nice

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水
« Reply #32 on: Sat, 12 September 2020, 20:21:40 »
Really is looking good, will keep an eye on it.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 03:35:43 »
great, now i have to prep my wallet for BOTH shanshui and houhai. collect them all, amirite.

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« Reply #34 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 05:04:28 »
in,
GLWGB on 2021!

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 11:20:11 »
Nice, definitely in! Been waiting for this since Houhai.
I would like to suggest some white keycaps for esc and enter, since there is white spacebar, I think having some accent colors that pop would be nice.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水
« Reply #36 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 14:22:01 »
Nice, definitely in! Been waiting for this since Houhai.
I would like to suggest some white keycaps for esc and enter, since there is white spacebar, I think having some accent colors that pop would be nice.

We'll think on how to do it! The name of the game at the moment is to try to get the cost of the kits down, but perhaps we can see what a quote on adding more caps would be.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 17:03:05 »
Great set.  I applaud how much time you spent to perfectly represent both traditional and simplified Chinese characters.

One niggling comment about the OP: could you revise the large-font "Coming in winter 2021" at the top?  This technically could be Q1 or Q4.  I found "Available from these vendors for group buy in Q1 2021, aiming for February" lower down, but was initially confused.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水
« Reply #38 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 17:48:34 »
Great set.  I applaud how much time you spent to perfectly represent both traditional and simplified Chinese characters.

One niggling comment about the OP: could you revise the large-font "Coming in winter 2021" at the top?  This technically could be Q1 or Q4.  I found "Available from these vendors for group buy in Q1 2021, aiming for February" lower down, but was initially confused.

A compromise: "early 2021." Glad you like the set, and look forward to getting it to market to you!

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水
« Reply #39 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 20:16:16 »
I'm in!

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水
« Reply #40 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 20:43:42 »
ngl this is dope.
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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水
« Reply #41 on: Sun, 13 September 2020, 22:03:38 »
I am definitely interested... but would be better with accent colours

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水
« Reply #42 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 07:47:57 »
Good news this morning: RAMA WORKS is on board for artisan keycaps! Perhaps that will help some folks add some accent color to their boards. Looking forward to seeing what they can do.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - GB Date set, New Collabs
« Reply #43 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 15:36:15 »
More updates:

We are all set for a New Years Day launch. GMK Shanshui will be available for group buy January 1, 2021 from vendors around the world.

We have also added Latrialum as a partner for collab keycaps. Her style is one of our absolute favorites and should express beautifully alongside GMK Shanshui.

More updates always on the way...

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - GB Date set, New Collabs
« Reply #44 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 16:20:15 »
老铁 666 Nice to see Chinese keycaps set as an option!

Having white accent keys like GMK WoB would definitely my recommendation, so it won't look like those cheap OEM keyboards with Chinese print on them.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - GB Date set, New Collabs
« Reply #45 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 16:55:58 »
Love this keyset! More money out of the wallet for me.

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水
« Reply #46 on: Mon, 14 September 2020, 19:31:09 »
Always a fan of different alphas, hope this isn't too expensive given the amount of new moulds, looking forward to it!

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 15 September 2020, 21:46:51 »
Great set.  I applaud how much time you spent to perfectly represent both traditional and simplified Chinese characters.

One niggling comment about the OP: could you revise the large-font "Coming in winter 2021" at the top?  This technically could be Q1 or Q4.  I found "Available from these vendors for group buy in Q1 2021, aiming for February" lower down, but was initially confused.

Awesome!

Looking forward to the artisans as well!

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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - GB Date set, New Collabs
« Reply #48 on: Wed, 16 September 2020, 11:44:14 »
Looks great! Love the traditional Chinese characters instead of simplified. I’m in.


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Re: [IC] GMK Shanshui 山水 - GB Date set, New Collabs
« Reply #49 on: Wed, 16 September 2020, 12:32:50 »
Great set, definitely interested