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Offline Bub

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[IC] GMK Panels
« on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:22:21 »

Inspiration

The colors and color organization for this set were mainly inspired by the 1995-1996 Volkswagen Harlequin. But as I started reaching out to the keycap designer community for feedback, folks mentioned what the set reminded them of. Hopefully, the bold colors will remind you of something too.


(Note: I don’t own any of these images. If you do, and you want me to remove your image, please reach out. These images are used to show keyboard enthusiasts what inspired the creation of this product, and the product is not an attempt to recreate anything in the above photo.)

It may go without saying, but this set is influenced by both GMK Handarbeit and GMK Greg.

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Colors

This set will be created using RAL K7 Classic colors with GMK stock color WS1 legends. These colors were chosen as they are preferred by GMK to ensure an accurate and quick color matching process. Additionally, as this is my first set, I am hoping that members of the keycap community will feel more comfortable pursuing the set because of the more standardized color choices.

It is worth noting that I have chosen a golden yellow RAL 1004 over a brighter yellow seen in some of the inspiration photos.


(NovelKey Cream for reference.)

Kits

The kiting methodology used in this set is to provide ample coverage within the base set while keep costs as low as possible. Because this set uses five different colors in a non-standard layout, I have tried to keep the base kit as slim as possible to reduce the cost of the set.

Addon kits such as NorDe, full ISO, Ortho, and maximized 40s kits are often not successful for first-time keycap designers. Because of this, I have opted not to include them. However, as a substitute, I have included basic support to these kits within the base kit. Should there be enough interest, I am more than happy to offer additional kits.

Please give feedback here or fill out the interest check form or reply here ifyou’d like to see this set supported in more kits.

Base Kit

GMK Color Panels base kit offers 60%, 65%, 75%, TKL, full size, and other layouts like these. Additionally, the base kit offers basic Alice support, basic ISO support, and basic 40s support.



Space Bar Kit

Again, to keep costs as low as possible, the space bar kit has been minimized. The goals of this kit are to expand upon the 40s support of the set, to give better alice support, and to offer a different colored 6.25u and 7u space bar for standard keyboard layouts. Something for everybody!

Should you find 1u or 3u keys a requirement for you to purchase a space bar kit, please fill out the IC form or reply here.


Desk Mats


Shirts

Honestly, I don’t know fully know what the logistics of distributing this will look like before landing a vendor. If there is enough interest, we will make it happen though. This image is not the final product. I will hope for something with a more relaxed fit, embroidered rocket, and potentially a pocket!


Renders

Vanquish65 by GEONWORKS. Coming this year. Blacksimon prototype build soon!


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RAMA 80-A by RAMA WORKS


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More renders coming soon!

Feedback

As I already mentioned, this is my first keycap set. Here are some endorsements that may ease anyone that is wary buying from a new designer.



Links

UPDATES WILL BE DONE VIA EMAIL (SIGN UP ON IC FORM), DISCORD, AND HERE. DISCORD IS READ-ONLY UNTIL GB LIVE.

IC: https://forms.gle/LfmjFqsuSBoi3QS1A

DISCORD: https://discord.gg/RAedXPfvuv

Partners

Manzel for all renders

My sister for graphics, deskmats, and shirt

Special thanks to everyone who has expressed interest or given feedback

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Offline Bub

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:23:03 »
CHANGE LOG:

Change 1 (2/16): I am axing the Road deskmat. It is doing very poorly on the IC form. It will be replaced with something busier. Press K to give respects.

CURRENT TASKS:

Market set and collect data.
Design busier desk mat.
Determine if there are any IP issues in using the cartoon drawing of the car on desk mat/shirt and using joker pattern.
« Last Edit: Fri, 19 February 2021, 19:56:28 by Bub »

Offline MIGHTY CHICKEN

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:23:17 »
Handarbeit, but less eye hurting

Offline Bub

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:25:03 »

Offline mcmaxmcmc

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:25:14 »
You're making me think here...

Offline Pluto19

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:26:22 »
Thank God for Desijners

Offline Kwub

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:26:47 »
Surprisingly appealing. Love 40s support in base!

Offline Alessio01

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:27:52 »
love what i'm seeing. would love it even more if it had an accompanying deskmat in the style of the playmat we all had as kids (which is one of your inspirations).

Offline Bub

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:28:43 »
love what i'm seeing. would love it even more if it had an accompanying deskmat in the style of the playmat we all had as kids (which is one of your inspirations).

Noted. I don't like busy desk mats, but we could do something like that NP.

Offline productkun

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:28:53 »
Ayyy I see my name in the pic hahaha, I still like it!

Looking forward for more kitting :)

Offline marshmellohs

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:41:11 »
The more I look at this, the more I like it.

Offline factoryofidols

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:42:12 »
I'm really impressed. As someone who searches for a harlequin golf to buy a couple times a year I feel I must get in on this. Only thing that makes me sad is 40s losing a lot of the teal. That can be rectified somewhat with the teal spacebar though and 40s in base is always a welcome sight for GMK.

Very well done.

Offline LittleAad

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:43:41 »
Absolutely amazing, I look forward to the set! Glad to see my name there too <3

Offline Bub

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:44:24 »
I'm really impressed. As someone who searches for a harlequin golf to buy a couple times a year I feel I must get in on this. Only thing that makes me sad is 40s losing a lot of the teal. That can be rectified somewhat with the teal spacebar though and 40s in base is always a welcome sight for GMK.

Very well done.

Thanks! I've been going back and forth if I want a Teal spacebar in base. I've literally thought about it for hours lol. If the base kit isn't too expensive, I will add one in.

Offline iinko_mk

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:45:15 »
I really like this lol, like better handerbeit

Offline Izeri

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 15:59:06 »
The better Handarbeit

Offline elmo

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 16:06:14 »
For some strange reason I like this a lot more than Handarbeit... :-X

Offline TyPower

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 16:13:06 »
Very cool, I guess f13 would work but maybe a yellow tilde for HHKB layout to keep the color block consistent? Not sure if it would be worth for such a specific case though.

Offline powwu

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 16:32:01 »
cool

Offline hkiri

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 16:40:19 »
Already loved this in Pre-IC!

Offline futurecrime

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 16:50:34 »
Sure, I dig it. Why not.

Offline misswaffle

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 16:53:28 »
I like it.

Offline hkiri

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 16:54:53 »
love what i'm seeing. would love it even more if it had an accompanying deskmat in the style of the playmat we all had as kids (which is one of your inspirations).

Noted. I don't like busy desk mats, but we could do something like that NP.

+1 for the playmat deskmat!

Offline gilbert

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 17:23:44 »
this is cool

Offline IOVERCALLHISTIOCYTES

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 17:29:04 »
A+ I'm in

Offline bisoromi

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 17:37:01 »
(credits to Kokaloo)

Offline maxderc00le

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #26 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 17:39:44 »
yeah so basically just Handarbeit with a few extra steps

Offline Kokaloo

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 17:45:06 »
wow you're using more than three colors? looks like handarbeit!!!

Offline herfalerf

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #28 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 18:30:18 »
I remember seeing harlequins when they were new and being a child who didn't know what I was looking at wonder why they they didn't get the right colored body panels out of the junkyard.  As a VW nerd I appreciate this set, but like the car it is based off of I am not sure I appreciate it enough to buy it.  I am gonna keep watching though, who knows.

Offline mawli

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #29 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 18:38:48 »
I like this color combination a lot. Would be in for a set. GLWIC!

Offline Nuclear Nachos

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #30 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 19:25:07 »
the virgin handarbeit vs the chad panels

Guten Abend, ich bin Oblotzky und ich mag Würstchen und Computertastaturen.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #31 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 19:41:24 »
I like this

Offline Bub

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #32 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 20:30:08 »
wow you're using more than three colors? looks like handarbeit!!!

 ;D

the virgin handarbeit vs the chad panels

lmao ill make the meme tomorrow

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 20:30:35 »
As a Handarbeit fan, please realize this into GB.

Offline paperassgasket

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #34 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 20:31:18 »
GMK Harlequin good.
I ****ing love that deskmat.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 20:34:34 »
GMK Harlequin good.
I ****ing love that deskmat.

e: obligatory: please 40's kit (tho I really appreciate the nono key in base), second 3u spacebar, and second B in base please.

Offline synthtastic

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #36 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 20:35:26 »
This is something indeed. I am very intrigued. Very nice.

Offline cmitch

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 20:37:23 »
This is a must cop for me. I would love to see the addition of the children's road play rug themed deskmat!

Offline Bub

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #38 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 20:38:35 »
As a Handarbeit fan, please realize this into GB.

Thank you! Maestro's kiting was a big influence on my own!

GMK Harlequin good.
I ****ing love that deskmat.

e: obligatory: please 40's kit (tho I really appreciate the nono key in base), second 3u spacebar, and second B in base please.

got it! I will post back here in a week or so after enough data is collected to determine how feasible a full 40s kit is. Second B is in base already!

Offline finalarcadia

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #39 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 21:22:17 »
I am in. This and handarbeige gonna duke it out for top set of the year.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #40 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 21:23:10 »
Beautiful. Simply... beautiful.


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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #41 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 22:20:30 »
ok ok, here me out.. what if this is in beige..?
jk jk.

Love this set though!


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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #42 on: Sun, 14 February 2021, 22:30:10 »
Just looking at this set reminds me of my childhood, phenomenal work

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #43 on: Mon, 15 February 2021, 00:07:10 »
Yes !!

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #44 on: Mon, 15 February 2021, 00:15:06 »
mom, can we get handarbeit?
no, we have handarbeit at home
handarbeit at home:
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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #45 on: Mon, 15 February 2021, 01:04:12 »
mom, can we get panels?
no, we have panels at home
panels at home:
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FTFY

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #46 on: Mon, 15 February 2021, 03:20:36 »
I like the colours, and the idea, but would prefer something a little less random with regards to distribution of colours. However I do understand that it's the way it is for a reason.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #47 on: Mon, 15 February 2021, 03:49:06 »
G.O.A.T.

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #48 on: Mon, 15 February 2021, 04:02:43 »
Like the color combination!

Offline gordonderp

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Re: [IC] GMK Panels
« Reply #49 on: Mon, 15 February 2021, 04:34:48 »
mom, can we get handarbeit?
no, we have handarbeit at home
handarbeit at home:
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mom can we get otd 356 mini?
no, we can have otd 356 mini at home
otd 356 mini at home: