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Offline vladimir108

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrowave.
« Reply #150 on: Mon, 11 January 2021, 14:32:54 »
Miami Vice kit :-)

Offline SwitchKeys

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrowave.
« Reply #151 on: Mon, 11 January 2021, 22:05:04 »
Hi all,
Excited to share my latest designs for our new deskmat for discussion.

I would like your feedback, which of these two would you choose!






Also, would you like to see edge to edge printing or black border?

(Please ignore the low resolution on these, they are just working drafts as I finalise everything)

« Last Edit: Mon, 11 January 2021, 22:06:41 by SwitchKeys »

Offline CookieFlow

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrowave. New Deskmats!
« Reply #152 on: Mon, 11 January 2021, 22:20:19 »
Between the two, I prefer the top one.

I appreciate this new take on the mat, but personally I would prefer the design without the car.
       

Offline Havattack

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrowave. New Deskmats!
« Reply #153 on: Tue, 12 January 2021, 01:02:09 »
I can barely tell he difference honestly, but my eyes are tired right now. Bottom.


I agree, I'd prefer one without the car.


I would want an "outrun" style desk mat that is just a 2 tone of the purple and pink used in the set.
« Last Edit: Tue, 12 January 2021, 09:23:51 by Havattack »

Offline vernSL

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrowave. New Deskmats!
« Reply #154 on: Tue, 12 January 2021, 13:08:14 »
I prefer the top.

But I definitely agree, there should be a more minimalistic deskmat without the car. This is too busy for me on my desk, but I'm sure there are people who love it.

Offline SwitchKeys

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrowave. New Deskmats! All Vendors announced.
« Reply #155 on: Tue, 12 January 2021, 23:28:19 »
Yep the plan is to keep one loud deskmat and one more minimalistic deskmat which we are working on right now (Likely the purple mat with a silhouette repeating pattern, possibly the palm trees or the flamingos).

I'm hesitant to remove the car as it is literally the focal point of the entire deskmat. Removing it just puts us back at the original design (If you are really into the sunset deskmat you'll be able to buy it shortly from Space Cables, SwitchKeys, KeyGem, Ashkeebs and ProtoTypist)

Thanks for the continued interest guys. We're also pleased to confirm Project Keyboard who will be running this for North America.

Offline Whiplash_XXIII

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrowave. New Deskmats!
« Reply #156 on: Tue, 12 January 2021, 23:34:49 »
Really dig the car desk mat! I'm honestly torn between the two with a slight change in colors. If I had to pick one I think I would go with the top, something about the orange in the sun just makes it a tad better. I'm going to vote for the edge to edge printing

Offline Havattack

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrowave. New Deskmats! All Vendors announced.
« Reply #157 on: Wed, 13 January 2021, 11:44:41 »
Miami Vice kit :-)

I think of pink and blue/teal more when it comes to Miami Vice,
« Last Edit: Wed, 13 January 2021, 17:45:28 by Havattack »

Offline CookieFlow

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrowave. New Deskmats! All Vendors announced.
« Reply #158 on: Wed, 13 January 2021, 12:42:05 »
Yep the plan is to keep one loud deskmat and one more minimalistic deskmat which we are working on right now (Likely the purple mat with a silhouette repeating pattern, possibly the palm trees or the flamingos).

I'm hesitant to remove the car as it is literally the focal point of the entire deskmat. Removing it just puts us back at the original design (If you are really into the sunset deskmat you'll be able to buy it shortly from Space Cables, SwitchKeys, KeyGem, Ashkeebs and ProtoTypist)

Thanks for the continued interest guys. We're also pleased to confirm Project Keyboard who will be running this for North America.

I fully understand.
I would still think that without the car it would be different enough from your "classic", I don't often see the palm trees inside the sun which I find awesome.
It's just that the keyboard would sit mostly on top of the car, so in my head that woudn't look that good, since you would only see some random parts of the car like the wheels or spoiler.

But if there is a more minimalistic one, that's awesome. I really like the sun with the palm trees on the right, feels like a perfect place to have your mouse.
And I agree, the slight orange tone of the top one is really nice.
« Last Edit: Wed, 13 January 2021, 14:07:56 by CookieFlow »
       

Offline SwitchKeys

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrowave. New Deskmats!
« Reply #159 on: Wed, 13 January 2021, 15:45:22 »
Thanks for your comments CookieFlow!

Nathan actually mocked up a render of a (Now outdated design) with the keyboard on it for scale.



I will be back here soon with some kitting updates and hopefully another deskmat addition :)

Cheers

Offline CookieFlow

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrowave. New Deskmats!
« Reply #160 on: Wed, 13 January 2021, 19:14:56 »
That looks a lot better than I imagined in my head ! Probably better suited for a small keyboard so it doesn't get mostly covered.
I like the "retrowave" in Katakana on the plate, that's a cool idea that hopefully would make it into the final design

Looking forward to see the more minimalistic one, but I will say the more I look at the car design the more I like it.
« Last Edit: Wed, 13 January 2021, 19:21:44 by CookieFlow »
       

Offline mpererr

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrowave. New Deskmats!
« Reply #161 on: Sat, 16 January 2021, 11:59:30 »
Might have to buy this set just for the F-40... Seriously though, great work on the mats!

Offline OmniSzron

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Re: [IC] GMK Retrowave. New Deskmats!
« Reply #162 on: Thu, 21 January 2021, 14:33:50 »
The car looks hella nice. I think it will sell well, but you probably should offer an extra, more minimalistic one too.
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