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Offline acidseven

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[IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« on: Fri, 30 October 2020, 20:32:50 »
GMK Yami


Hello everyone! My name is Acid and I'd like to show you all my first keycap design, GMK Yami.



About

I based this keycap set of of Japan's "Yami Kawaii" aesthetic. Yami kawaii means "dark/sick cute" in English and is based around pastel, cute designs with a subtle and dark twist.
My idea for this set was to make the main focus the pastel and cute colors, with dark and edgy accents, to create an interesting and somewhat jarring contrast.




Kits

Base Kit

Novelties


Spacebars


Colors

Still experimenting with different shades.



Renders

Fuji65 by NightSakura

U80-A by RAMA

More coming soon...


Pricing

TBA


Vendors

United States: TBA
Asia: TBA
Europe: TBA
Canada: TBA
Oceania: TBA

If any vendors would be interested in running this set, please message or email me!


Updates

11/2/2020: -Added a couple more renders
-Fixed some errors in base kit and added 1u shift and 1.5u Fn & Super keys
-Added a signature
-Currently reaching out to vendors
10/31/2020: -Redesigned a couple of the novelties to get away from the idea of self-harm/suicide
-Fixed colors in Spacebars kit
10/30/2020: Interest check posted


To-Do List

-Gather feedback
-More renders
-More novelties?
-Revise kits
-Reach out to vendors
-Get pricing quotes




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Thanks for checking out my keycap set! Nothing is final and it's still pretty early so if you have any feedback or suggestions, please let me know.
Also since I'm a bit new to all of this, if you would like to help me out in any way (especially renders lol) feel free to message me.
« Last Edit: Sat, 26 December 2020, 20:08:54 by acidseven »

Offline whirlwind

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 30 October 2020, 20:34:13 »
So kawaii

Offline VagueOrigin

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 30 October 2020, 20:34:33 »
I like!

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Offline kuro0renji

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 30 October 2020, 20:35:01 »
Looks very cute

Offline Obamas Mama

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 30 October 2020, 20:38:25 »
Woah... Whoever did the kit renders should do all the renders from now on. They look amazing.

Offline Minilogo

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 30 October 2020, 20:39:44 »
Great colors!
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Offline psxndc

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 30 October 2020, 20:41:15 »
Nani the eff?

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Offline acidseven

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 30 October 2020, 20:42:27 »
Woah... Whoever did the kit renders should do all the renders from now on. They look amazing.
I did the renders myself! I was worried they weren't too good because I'm very inexperienced lol.

Offline JumpStream

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 30 October 2020, 22:01:03 »
I love it, looks really clean. Looking forward to GB

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« Last Edit: Fri, 30 October 2020, 23:07:02 by JumpStream »

Offline SlipperyPeteED

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 30 October 2020, 23:05:56 »
personally i think the novelties are in poor taste. i understand that they are on theme, but self harm and mental health disorders are not something that should be monetized for profit. if you were to say, donate the proceeds of the novelties kit to a charity that helps people with mental health issues i could get behind it. but thats just my two cents.

regardless i like the colors and the renders look nice

Offline Bachoo

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 30 October 2020, 23:20:11 »
Consider adding terminal iso in your base kit so you offer that compatibility, else you shouldn't need to keep that 1.25u shift. I would also love to see this set rendered on multiple layouts/boards! glwic  :blank:
« Last Edit: Fri, 30 October 2020, 23:22:50 by Bachoo »

Offline acidseven

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 02:38:32 »
personally i think the novelties are in poor taste. i understand that they are on theme, but self harm and mental health disorders are not something that should be monetized for profit. if you were to say, donate the proceeds of the novelties kit to a charity that helps people with mental health issues i could get behind it. but thats just my two cents.

regardless i like the colors and the renders look nice
I get what youíre saying. I honestly didnít even think about making any profits for designing a keycap set and itís not my intention to profit off of mental health disorders. I thought this could be controversial which is why iím also considering changing the focus more towards horror/gore rather than self-harm/mental health.

Offline JumpStream

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 03:07:20 »
Some amendments to the box cutter and enter key novelties would probably go a long way in shifting the design away from the mental illness/self harm trap and towards that horror vibe you mentioned

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Offline NachoMist

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 10:37:33 »
I will join for the tentacult

Offline acidseven

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 15:28:37 »
UPDATE: Thanks everyone for all the feedback so far! I have decided to redesign a couple of the novelties to remove the notion of self-harm and suicide. Let me know what you think of the new designs!

Offline aioii

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 18:10:05 »
maybe i'm the only one, but i was sold on the set BECAUSE of the "shinitai" novelty. dealing with mental health disorders myself, i thought it was okay, and even cute.

the box cutter though, i agree with, should be taken out.

Offline Muiju

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 31 October 2020, 21:55:38 »
so cute! I'm in
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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 01 November 2020, 01:49:19 »
Always down for pastels!
Love the set, good luck with the IC

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Offline eatedcookie

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 01 November 2020, 10:56:27 »
Love the concept and the colours and the knives. Definitely in on this!

Offline Nandoogus

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 01 November 2020, 12:37:43 »
Love this concept. Definitely gonna watch it closely  :thumb:

Offline glowcloud

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 01 November 2020, 13:02:41 »
I saw the pic of the original novelties and they were...very uncomfortable making (especially imagining randomly looking at a coworkers board and seeing those or something) and the new ones are SO much better. Thanks for the update to those! This set is really interesting!

Offline acidseven

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 16:52:59 »
Added a few more renders and a signature!

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 16:58:37 »
I'm not a weeb But I like it
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Offline pool

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 02 November 2020, 17:46:18 »
This is very cool and kudos for OP for listening to the community feedback re: self harm.

Offline bananya

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #24 on: Thu, 05 November 2020, 22:37:41 »
Super digging this set!

Same thoughts with others. I wouldnt know how my Japanese colleagues would react to this. Still on the fence

Offline Milky_Mooncake

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 08 November 2020, 13:54:16 »
I'm so down for pastels. Please make this happen!

Offline VagueOrigin

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #26 on: Sun, 08 November 2020, 14:03:04 »
Love the novelties, let's goooooooooo

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Offline Vegas_

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 12 January 2021, 21:19:09 »
very nice set! :D

Offline digital_nothing

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 13 January 2021, 01:42:39 »
I hated this on first glance, but it's growing on me. Definitely in for the novelties.

Offline Zanhana

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Re: [IC] GMK Yami - Updated novelties!
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 13 January 2021, 11:42:51 »
I have one suggestion for the kitting, which is to add a R1 equals-sign key for the numpad to the base kit. Other than that, I think this set looks great and I will look forward to an eventual group buy.