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Offline kingnestea

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[GB]GMK Baltic and Gateron x Baltic Ink v2 switch (GB closed)
« on: Fri, 08 January 2021, 10:11:03 »
Dear Geekhackers:

Hereby I would like to present to you my latest work GMK Baltic. The name of the set comes from the modifier color RAL 190 60 30 Baltic green.
The novelty keys are inspired by one of my favorite design style: The Memphis style.
For those who is not familiar with Memphis style, here is some fine words about it.

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The Memphis Style is one of the most instantly recognisable design styles. It's known for its use of bright neon, primary and pastel colors, geometric shapes, and bold, repetitive patterns.

The style is experiencing a resurgence in graphic design and illustration, as the trend for reviving all things eighties and maximalist continues to feel fresh and relevant. 

As the Memphis Style is a mish-mash of various design styles that were popular during the 1980s, it can look a little confused at best, and downright bonkers at worst! It's a real Marmite design style—individuals tend to either completely love it or loathe it.

Whether you think the outlandish designs of the Memphis Style are awesome or simply bad taste, you can’t deny the influence of the Memphis Group on graphic design and interior design today.

Memphis group on Wikipedia

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The Memphis Group was an Italian design and architecture group (active 1981-1987) founded by Ettore Sottsass in 1981 that designed Postmodern furniture, fabrics, ceramics, glass, and metal objects.

The Memphis group's work often incorporated plastic laminate and terrazzo materials and was characterized by ephemeral design featuring colorful and abstract decoration as well as asymmetrical shapes, sometimes arbitrarily alluding to exotic or earlier styles.

The Memphis Group countered the 1970s minimalistic and structured status quo by creating an unusual aesthetic centered around unpredictability and humor.

Base Kit:


Memphis Elements:


Spacebars:


Base kit compatibility:

- MX HHKB, 60%, 65%, 660
- 75%
- 80%/TKL
- 96/980
- Full size
- WKL/WK
- UK ISO

Estimated shipping date:

Check regional vendor page.

Besides GMK Baltic, there is also a collaboration with Gateron for the ink v2 switch in the Baltic colorway.
The stem of the switch will match the yellow legend color, top switch housing will match the alpha color and bottom housing will match the modifier color.



Spec of Gateron x Baltic Ink v2 switch:

- 2mm Actuation & 4mm Bottom Out
- 60g Actuation Force & 70g Bottom out

Estimated shipping date:

June 2021

GMK Baltic is now available for pre-order at below vendors:

US: https://www.us.txkeyboards.com/products/gmk-baltic-group-buy?variant=32684368789564
CA: https://www.apexkeyboards.ca/products/gb-gmk-baltic?variant=37652483571872
EU: https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/category/group-buys/gmk-baltic_392/
AU: https://dailyclack.com/products/gmk-baltic?variant=32449139671095
China: https://www.zfrontier.com/app/mch/lr6AzJGGDn9l
Asia: https://en.zfrontier.com/products/gmk-baltic?variant=32815873392718

Gateron x Baltic Ink v2 switch is now available for pre-order at below vendors:

US: https://www.us.txkeyboards.com/products/gateron-inks-baltic-edition
CA: https://www.apexkeyboards.ca/products/gb-gmk-baltic-switches
EU: https://mykeyboard.eu/catalogue/baltic-switches-10-pack_3155/
AU: https://dailyclack.com/products/baltic-switches
China: https://www.zfrontier.com/app/mch/ly6NRnv5Mqqo
Aisa: https://en.zfrontier.com/products/gateron-baltic-ink

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« Last Edit: Mon, 08 February 2021, 09:54:03 by kingnestea »

Offline poolside

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Re: [GB]GMK Baltic and Gateron x Baltic Ink v2 switch (open)
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 27 January 2021, 11:52:41 »
Cool set! What's written on the R2 1.5u novelty?
I can't figure out what "Ssbn" means.

Offline kingnestea

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Re: [GB]GMK Baltic and Gateron x Baltic Ink v2 switch (open)
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 02 February 2021, 03:48:17 »
Cool set! What's written on the R2 1.5u novelty?
I can't figure out what "Ssbn" means.

It's a mystery group. lol

Offline IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES

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Re: [GB]GMK Baltic and Gateron x Baltic Ink v2 switch (open)
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 03 February 2021, 18:12:10 »
...that isn't some equivalent of the pen 15 club or anything, right?

How are the numbers for this set?

Offline kingnestea

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Re: [GB]GMK Baltic and Gateron x Baltic Ink v2 switch (open)
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 08 February 2021, 09:53:47 »
...that isn't some equivalent of the pen 15 club or anything, right?

How are the numbers for this set?

No idea what is the pen 15 club...
It's kinda of a private Chinese community group.

The GB has concluded, but vendors are working on the numbers, not much sold but all kits and the switch will be made.

Offline IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES

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Re: [GB]GMK Baltic and Gateron x Baltic Ink v2 switch (GB closed)
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 08 February 2021, 15:02:41 »
Glad to hear everything was made! Love these colors.