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Offline kohalified

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[IC] JTK Space Camp: Mars
« on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 13:20:50 »
Hello recruit. Welcome to Space Camp.



BASE KIT: 01_SCM-KS-BK



40's and SPACEBARS KIT: 02_SCM-KS-40, 03_SCM-KS-SB



NOVELTIES KIT: 04_SCM-KS-NV


RENDERS


RAMA U-80 SOYA



LODESTNE Orange


DESKMATS

DESKMATS: 05_SCM-DM-01, 06_SCM-DM-02, 07_SCM-DM-03

   





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TO DO
Post IC
Some kitting readjustments
More renders
Finish up third deskmat designs
Acquire vendors for other regions
Identify/Announce collaborations
Finalize color matching with pantone page
Pricing
Announce GB date

Changelog
Had to upload resized images due to some weird loading issues on geekhack.
Updated vendor lists!
All vendors have been announced!
Changed font of interest check for mac and linux users
Added additional shift for 60% and 65% support in novelties
Added deskmat design
« Last Edit: Thu, 29 October 2020, 21:48:15 by kohalified »

Offline Zanhana

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Re: [IC] JTK Space Camp: Mars
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 13:22:53 »
looks really similar to the recent KAT PBJ strawberry variant

Offline kohalified

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Re: [IC] JTK Space Camp: Mars
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 13:27:05 »
Hello, this is the official IC for space camp, hope you enjoy.

Offline kohalified

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Re: [IC] JTK Space Camp: Mars
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 13:31:11 »
looks really similar to the recent KAT PBJ strawberry variant

Haha, yeah it really is, but I did come up with this color-way before kat pbj was being developed. Much love to Liz though.

Offline Shiro

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Re: [IC] JTK Space Camp: Mars
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 13:33:04 »
I like the colorway but I don't get the thought process for the novelties. Would love an explanation on them. Like why is there the male symbol and what looks like a pirate ship steering wheel?

Offline Psyoshi

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Re: [IC] JTK Space Camp: Mars
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 13:36:41 »
This on a red space themed board :cool:

Offline Nathan_

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Re: [IC] JTK Space Camp: Mars
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 13:38:30 »
Elon Musk ordering in bulk

Online packman86

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Re: [IC] JTK Space Camp: Mars
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 13:42:18 »
Reminds me of Nike Mars Yard  :thumb:

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Offline shota_irl

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Re: [IC] JTK Space Camp: Mars
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 13:45:53 »
nut

Offline zoruge

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Re: [IC] JTK Space Camp: Mars
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 13:50:38 »
I like the colorway but I don't get the thought process for the novelties. Would love an explanation on them. Like why is there the male symbol and what looks like a pirate ship steering wheel?

Thanks for the engagement Shiro. As the designer of the novelties I can speak to that. The novelty style came about through inspiration from the artist Tom Sachs' hand-written notation, as the key set itself takes heavy influence from his space-related projects. The male symbol you  reference is actually the astronomical symbol for the planet mars, derived from greco-roman astronomy, and the wheel is a hand-drawn stylization of the ISO ctrl icon. Hope this helps clear up the intentions!

Offline Shiro

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Re: [IC] JTK Space Camp: Mars
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 14:12:56 »
I like the colorway but I don't get the thought process for the novelties. Would love an explanation on them. Like why is there the male symbol and what looks like a pirate ship steering wheel?

Thanks for the engagement Shiro. As the designer of the novelties I can speak to that. The novelty style came about through inspiration from the artist Tom Sachs' hand-written notation, as the key set itself takes heavy influence from his space-related projects. The male symbol you  reference is actually the astronomical symbol for the planet mars, derived from greco-roman astronomy, and the wheel is a hand-drawn stylization of the ISO ctrl icon. Hope this helps clear up the intentions!

Very cool, thanks for the info!

Offline CoolMike

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Re: [IC] JTK Space Camp: Mars
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 15:30:42 »
Really loving this set. And original idea with inspiration.


 :thumb:

Offline EpicN

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Re: [IC] JTK Space Camp: Mars
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 15:40:36 »
love it  :thumb:

Offline LukesKeebs

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Re: [IC] JTK Space Camp: Mars
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 19:43:18 »
Great job!

Offline datfroyodoe

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Re: [IC] JTK Space Camp: Mars
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 20:01:39 »
Looks good!

I'd suggest the 06_SCM-DM-02 deskmat design to be in the corner as it's so small it will be covered by the keyboard when placed on it
« Last Edit: Sun, 18 October 2020, 00:12:29 by datfroyodoe »

Offline paperassgasket

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Re: [IC] JTK Space Camp: Mars
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 20:48:12 »
that novelty spacebar is hilarious.

Offline RIFT

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Re: [IC] JTK Space Camp: Mars
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 21:53:42 »
looks really similar to the recent KAT PBJ strawberry variant

Yea didn't u know astronauts like PBJ samwidges!!!

Offline pool

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Re: [IC] JTK Space Camp: Mars
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 23:29:33 »
Good work :thumbs up:

The Mars Yard is such an underrated sneaker

Offline fabijolo

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Re: [IC] JTK Space Camp: Mars
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 23:48:21 »
I really adore your presentation, great job!
Also I'm getting some heavy Tom Sachs vibes from this, which makes me love it even more... You can for sure count me in :thumb:

Offline veelut

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Re: [IC] JTK Space Camp: Mars
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 17 October 2020, 23:50:22 »
YES SIRRRRRR! i'm really digging this colorway in these tones. a colorway that is attractive, easy on the eyes, and isn't so princess-y. +1  :thumb:

Offline hark

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Re: [IC] JTK Space Camp: Mars
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 18 October 2020, 01:59:43 »
That graphic is so hot, might just have to buy based on that alone. Only think I dislike is the centered deskmats designs but other than this looks very cool.  :thumb:

Offline zoruge

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Re: [IC] JTK Space Camp: Mars
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 18 October 2020, 02:10:04 »
That graphic is so hot, might just have to buy based on that alone. Only think I dislike is the centered deskmats designs but other than this looks very cool.  :thumb:

appreciate it! We have another deskmat design coming with a considerably different approach. Centering the logos on a deskmat does certainly have some practical downsides, so maybe this third one will be more your speed. Stay tuned!

Offline Janoma

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Re: [IC] JTK Space Camp: Mars
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 18 October 2020, 05:52:10 »
Change Win to something OS-neutral please. Maybe Tom or something like that.

GLWIC, really looks good. :thumb:

Offline kohalified

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Re: [IC] JTK Space Camp: Mars
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 18 October 2020, 15:43:59 »
Vendors have been announced!

Offline RIFT

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Re: [IC] JTK Space Camp: Mars
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 18 October 2020, 21:26:09 »
One small step for my wallet, One giant leap for presentation  :thumb:

Offline aadk5

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Re: [IC] JTK Space Camp: Mars
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 18 October 2020, 21:48:48 »
Reminds me of Nike Mars Yard  :thumb:

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LOL this was my initial thought too. I like the colorway, interested to follow the progress of this. I did want to ask, how come you didn't want to take advantage of JTK's main draw, tripleshot? Or do you have to go JTK for the novelties? Speaking of novelties, could we get a stepped caps novelty as well? Looks like there isn't one right now
« Last Edit: Mon, 19 October 2020, 09:21:06 by aadk5 »

Offline StingrayShuffle

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Re: [IC] JTK Space Camp: Mars
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 19 October 2020, 08:45:25 »
These are colors that I never would have picked out by themselves, but they work really well here. I really like this set. Nice work! Excited to see this move towards GB.

Offline kohalified

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Re: [IC] JTK Space Camp: Mars
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 19 October 2020, 09:25:07 »
Reminds me of Nike Mars Yard  :thumb:

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LOL this was my initial thought too. I like the colorway, interested to follow the progress of this. I did want to ask, how come you didn't want to take advantage of JTK's main draw, tripleshot? Or do you have to go JTK for the novelties? Speaking of novelties, could we get a stepped caps novelty as well? Looks like there isn't one right now

Yup the main draw was due to the sheer amount of novelties for way more reasonable price than gmk. I also don't know how a double shot spacebar would go over at GMK, but JTK was atleast kind enough to entertain the idea. As for stepped caps we can think about it, but seeing how there are already this many novelties already I am not sure we are in the position to be adding more lol.

Offline nvh2092

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Re: [IC] JTK Space Camp: Mars
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 19 October 2020, 13:47:03 »
Please consider adding another EU vendor like oblotzky or mykeyboard to avoid unexpected fee for EU buyers, me for ecample  :-[

Offline Tyson

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Re: [IC] JTK Space Camp: Mars
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 19 October 2020, 13:55:17 »
What is 252A3? And why is it on the deskmat, it seems kind of odd that there was no explanation for it. lol

Offline BapoDonu

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Re: [IC] JTK Space Camp: Mars
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 19 October 2020, 14:01:08 »
What is 252A3? And why is it on the deskmat, it seems kind of odd that there was no explanation for it. lol
Maybe something like X A-12 lol

Offline Surostu

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Re: [IC] JTK Space Camp: Mars
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 19 October 2020, 16:40:39 »
Looking goooooddd!!! Nice vendor choices too

Offline kohalified

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Re: [IC] JTK Space Camp: Mars
« Reply #32 on: Mon, 19 October 2020, 16:45:56 »
Please consider adding another EU vendor like oblotzky or mykeyboard to avoid unexpected fee for EU buyers, me for ecample  :-[
Could you elaborate? I'm not that familiar I assumed prototypist would have sufficed.

Offline pixelpusher

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Re: [IC] JTK Space Camp: Mars
« Reply #33 on: Mon, 19 October 2020, 16:52:35 »
But... I already bought a JTK Mars keycap set
254066-0

hehe.  Oh well, mars is a big place.  We could probably use a few more keycap sets to honor it.

Offline kohalified

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Re: [IC] JTK Space Camp: Mars
« Reply #34 on: Mon, 19 October 2020, 17:15:47 »
But... I already bought a JTK Mars keycap set
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hehe.  Oh well, mars is a big place.  We could probably use a few more keycap sets to honor it.

I missed that gb  :(.

Offline aadk5

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Re: [IC] JTK Space Camp: Mars
« Reply #35 on: Mon, 19 October 2020, 19:19:14 »
Yup the main draw was due to the sheer amount of novelties for way more reasonable price than gmk. I also don't know how a double shot spacebar would go over at GMK, but JTK was atleast kind enough to entertain the idea. As for stepped caps we can think about it, but seeing how there are already this many novelties already I am not sure we are in the position to be adding more lol.

Understandable. I hope you do reconsider a stepped caps R3 novelty since you technically have two novelties there; just none of them are stepped. It'd be unfortunate to have to choose to go non-stepped if I want the novelty mod kit, or just completely pass the novelty mod kit if I wanted stepped caps.

Offline kohalified

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Re: [IC] JTK Space Camp: Mars
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 20 October 2020, 04:15:09 »
Yup the main draw was due to the sheer amount of novelties for way more reasonable price than gmk. I also don't know how a double shot spacebar would go over at GMK, but JTK was atleast kind enough to entertain the idea. As for stepped caps we can think about it, but seeing how there are already this many novelties already I am not sure we are in the position to be adding more lol.

Understandable. I hope you do reconsider a stepped caps R3 novelty since you technically have two novelties there; just none of them are stepped. It'd be unfortunate to have to choose to go non-stepped if I want the novelty mod kit, or just completely pass the novelty mod kit if I wanted stepped caps.

It will depend on pricing, but I will consult jtk about it first.

Offline worldspawn

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Re: [IC] JTK Space Camp: Mars
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 20 October 2020, 23:58:22 »
Great looking set, I'm definitely looking forward to JTK's new moulds and their pricing is fantastic.
I can make acrylic laser cut cases/plates PM for info

Offline Buburoo

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Re: [IC] JTK Space Camp: Mars
« Reply #38 on: Fri, 23 October 2020, 20:29:46 »
Please consider adding another EU vendor like oblotzky or mykeyboard to avoid unexpected fee for EU buyers, me for ecample  :-[
Could you elaborate? I'm not that familiar I assumed prototypist would have sufficed.
Brexit basically. Candy Keys and MyKeybaord.eu operate within mainland Europe where as Prototypist are UK based.

Offline fabijolo

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Re: [IC] JTK Space Camp: Mars
« Reply #39 on: Fri, 23 October 2020, 23:53:32 »
I completely get your point, although I gotta say; I have never had any additional costs or fees come up when ordering form the UK, regardless of the products value.
I believe these rules only apply to non EU based countries (and even once the UK leaves the EU, I think they're planning on working out some sort of deal, when it comes to customs). At least that's how it works where I live (Germany).
Please consider adding another EU vendor like oblotzky or mykeyboard to avoid unexpected fee for EU buyers, me for ecample  :-[
Could you elaborate? I'm not that familiar I assumed prototypist would have sufficed.
Brexit basically. Candy Keys and MyKeybaord.eu operate within mainland Europe where as Prototypist are UK based.

Offline UberPlatypus

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Re: [IC] JTK Space Camp: Mars
« Reply #40 on: Wed, 28 October 2020, 20:05:34 »
Really liking this set. I've never been one for red in keycaps however this set is so well done. If anything I would love to see a refined version of the novelties as I think those would do well in addition as a option to the drawn ones. Depending on the GB date if this succeeds I would be super excited to pick up the base kit and some other goodies! :p