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Offline pollinovic

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[IC] Coffee deskmat
« on: Mon, 01 March 2021, 11:43:08 »
Hello everyone!

We'd like to introduce you our new project: The COFFEE DESKMAT.



The goal was to create something special that would combine the passion for the technology (the computer keys in this case) and the typical drink of any worker: coffee.



This project was born in collaboration with two guys: the founders of Coffekeys the first italian based mechanical keyboard shop and me: a young designer.




The deskmat will be 400x900x4 mm with cloth top and rubber bottom

We would appreciate if you took some time to complete our interest form here: https://forms.gle/RY82Ci6sAsBcKED88

Here the Coffeekeys website https://coffeekeys.eu/



Thanks for reading and we hope you enjoy it.



« Last Edit: Mon, 01 March 2021, 11:45:03 by pollinovic »

Offline of_sam

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Re: [IC] Coffee deskmat
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 01 March 2021, 11:44:30 »
My eyes.

Offline Bub

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Re: [IC] Coffee deskmat
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 01 March 2021, 12:05:46 »
Looks like this Supreme graphic.

« Last Edit: Mon, 01 March 2021, 13:16:37 by Bub »

Offline Nvr_Smile

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Re: [IC] Coffee deskmat
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 01 March 2021, 13:09:10 »
Why do those images look so scuffed. Like the deskmat is pixelated. Also, that looks nothing like coffee.

Offline baekihyun

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Re: [IC] Coffee deskmat
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 01 March 2021, 13:16:07 »
Oof. This really looks nothing like coffee. It also looks like something you'd find a middle schooler wearing in 2005. Coffee shouldn't be gaudy or this loud

Offline baccaan

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Re: [IC] Coffee deskmat
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 01 March 2021, 13:48:25 »
Looks like this Supreme graphic.

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box logo keycaps/deskpad when

Offline Anthixious

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Re: [IC] Coffee deskmat
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 01 March 2021, 15:59:26 »
I would love to have this deskmat, but a new image has to be on the mat definitely. A different spill pattern for the coffee has to be done also I think, this looks like someone's spilling rust all over a black surface.

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Re: [IC] Coffee deskmat
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 01 March 2021, 16:30:30 »
This is the most horrible  desk mat I  have ever seen     Now please let me wash my eyes  in the water  I will be back soon
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Offline Owl

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Re: [IC] Coffee deskmat
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 01 March 2021, 16:45:37 »
I dont get the impression of coffee at all in this. looks like a stock photo pasted on top of another stock photo. Comes off as really tacky. There is plenty of room to improve at the idea though so keep at it.

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Re: [IC] Coffee deskmat
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 01 March 2021, 22:14:06 »
I dont get the impression of coffee at all in this. looks like a stock photo pasted on top of another stock photo. Comes off as really tacky. There is plenty of room to improve at the idea though so keep at it.
I have to agree, to me it looks like muddy water stock photo.  Also part of it is blurry as if itís moving but why have that on the mat if you can make it still?

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Re: [IC] Coffee deskmat
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 02:31:03 »
why are there keycaps on the deskmat... that ruins it for me


Offline heyimpanda

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Re: [IC] Coffee deskmat
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 11:03:07 »
if you had not told me this was coffee i would've thought this was a mars themed deskmat to celebrate the perseverance landing with a cash grab ic

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Re: [IC] Coffee deskmat
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 02 March 2021, 13:27:36 »
if you had not told me this was coffee i would've thought this was a mars themed deskmat to celebrate the perseverance landing with a cash grab ic

Offline Nonnegaard

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Re: [IC] Coffee deskmat
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 03 March 2021, 14:22:19 »
I appreciate the hustle and desire to capitalize on zeitgeist while you can.

That being said, early ICs are simply not the way to go about publishing a set concept. A bad early IC is way worse than a late, fleshed out IC. ICs are all about impressions and the impression this IC leaves upon me is very poor. You're looking for positive reception as confirmation for renders? You're not going to find it with this low quality of an IC.

It's clear that you're fairly new to the community. You made a GH account to post this thread. This is a 104 key base kit. That's something you majorly flesh out before you even have colors in a lot of cases. Your colors are web colors, meaning you're oblivious to the IC process and GMK production as a whole, things you can easily find out more about by visitng the trove of old GB and IC threads, or even uniqey's website. This comes off as a cash grab from an inexperienced community member, which, to be honest, I'm not ragging on, but I'm definitely not about it. Take some time in the hobby to be part of the community. Be a little more active. Find out what works, what's good, why it works, why it's good, and talk with more types of folks to engage in that exchange. That's what it's really about. While the "i see guy make thing, i can make thing too!" mentality certainly has driven a lot of cool stuff, this is not one of those cases.

Renders went from being a nice to have in ICs to nearly a need to have. It shows you have some level of personal commitment to the set that you would even pay for mockups our of your own pocket before anything is official. To not have renders and to just show off a set of KLEs, is definitely not a good look, and the KLEs do a very poor job of showing the colors that you want to show, or maybe they do a really good job, but to me they look like blanks. I'm not trying to bog you down or take shots at an easy target, rarely anything ever deserves that. If you're truly invested in making this set happen beyond a text-post and a barely visible KLE render, you need to make a very good impression, so that vendors who see your IC will want to work with ya.

Many people will not buy into the concept if the IC is not good from the get-go. You can sell any concept to anyone as long as the beginning impressions are good enough.

If you're intent on making this happen (and this would have to be very soon, before more eyes can see this and get their first impressions, which, in their current state would result in the set being written off extremely quickly) then you can:

1. Flesh out those layouts.
2. Get some renders.
3. Pick colors that aren't web colors, it's 2020. We have resources to help design GMK sets. GMK has resources to help design GMK sets. Use google, guy.
4. Goals, MOQs, prior contact to GMK show vendors that you're willing to do work beyond "hur dur look at color now shoulder it all for me," which, even if a vendor wouldn't take you up on, they would like to see.
5. Give more of a ****. Going into a project half-assed (you could be fully on board, but this post does certainly not show that) only makes me believe in the project less. If you don't believe in your project enough to give a detailed, commited sales pitch, why should any vendor, or even why should the community believe in it? Dipping your toes into the pool is simply not an option when everyone else who's making successful sets is hopping in headfirst.


cmon guy.