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[IC] GMK Mercury | New Collaborators Announced! Salvun!
« on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 13:01:51 »


INTEREST CHECK FOR GMK MERCURY

A set inspired by the element Mercury

INTEREST FORM
If you have some time, and are interested in this set
I would appreciate if you could fill out this interest check form!

I. MERCURY EXPLAINED

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Mercury is an element with the symbol Hg on the periodic table. Mercury is commonly known as quicksilver and the reason why the symbol is Hg is because it was once called hydrargyrum. Mercury is the only known metallic element to be in a liquid state at standard atmospheric conditions. Mercury occurs naturally throughout the world mostly as cinnabar (mercury sulfide). Vermilion is a pigment created from grinding natural cinnabar or synthetic mercury sulfide.

Mercury is commonly known to be used in thermometers and barometers. These devices are used to tell differences in the atmosphere, and are used by weather forecasters and scientists alike. Mercury is also used in amalgam (mercury and metal alloy) in dental restoration.

Poisoning due to Mercury is a result from exposure to water-soluble forms such as mercury chloride or methylmercury, through inhalation of the vapors or ingestion.

Mercury is one of my favorite elements and is the inspiration for this set!


II. COLORS


  • PANTONE 428C (GREY)
  • GMK WS2 (WHITE)
  • GMK N9 (DARK GREY)
For the colors I wanted to go with something that reflects mercury due to its silvery shiny nature.
I also may change the accents depending to either red (to represent cinnabar) or a different white/grey.
I chose to go with a bluish grey for the alphas and darker greys for the mods.

OTHER POSSIBLE ACCENT COLORS



III. KITS

Compatibility for full size, 1800, TKL, 75%, 65%, and 60%
3 keys for 40%, an extra "B" for Alice layouts and support for F13 boards.



Spacebar kit includes support for Alice layouts and
accents and a 6u centered stem for HHKB.



R1 Periodic Symbol | Biohazard Symbol | Skull & Crossbones
R2 Flask | Rhombohedron/Altimeter
R3 Flask | Alchemical Symbol | Thermometer Scale
R4 Periodic Symbol | Rhombohedron



***All novelties should be to GMK standards (0.38 fine line width)
however they may have me change them during quoting so no grantees that these will be final.***

Novelties Explained

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Periodic Symbol : This is the symbol that can be found on the periodic table that represents the element Mercury, its molar mass, and atomic mass.
Conical / Erlenmeyer  Flask : A common flask used in chemistry for experiments that can be used to heat or boil liquids, it is also used in titration.
Rhombohedron : This is the symbol used to represent the crystal structure of the element Mercury.
Altimeter : Although modern altimeters use what is known as an aneroid, Mercury was used in the basis and invention of barometers to sense pressure changes in the environment.
At higher altitude pressure decreases, and thus a change in the environment causes the aneroid to sense the altitude.
Alchemical Symbol : This was the symbol used to represent Hydrargyrum (Mercury) in alchemy. It is also the astrological symbol for the planet Mercury.
Thermometer Scale : Mercury is used in thermometers, however thermometers that contain a red liquid is alcohol to which red coloring has been added.


Let me know which kit's you're most interested in the IC form!

INTEREST FORM

IV. DESKMATS
Periodic Mat (Dark)
Periodic Mat (Light)

Desk Mat Specifications:
900x400x4mm
Cloth Top & Rubber Bottom
Stitched edges

MORE TO COME!

V. RENDERS

By me
*DISCLAIMER: Renders may NOT be 100% accurate and indicative of the final product*

SP 111 by BlindAssassin 111

U80 by Rama Works

Charlotte by Kraize

Iron 165 by Smith + Rune

Iron 165 by Smith + Rune

Planck by OLKB
Corne by Keyhive
***Potential layouts that could be supported if there is enough interest!***
MORE TO COME!

VI. VENDORS

TBA / TBD

VII. COLLABORATIONS

Cables:
Define Cables

Metal Artisans:
Salvun

Keyboard Bags:
From Scratch

Feel free to reach out on discord if you are interested in collaborating - KEKAIYØ#6050

VIII. SPECIAL THANKS

Overall support & help: Aad, Mirubere
Design help: Tom, Rayhhdailo, and iinko
Kitting: Swishy

Thank you to anyone else that supported this set and anyone else I forgot to mention!

IX. MISC
  • If you have some time I would appreciate your if you could fill out the INTEREST CHECK FORM, if you are interested in this set.
  • If you would like to talk about the set and stay up to date, feel free to join the DISCORD SERVER, for updates in the (#ic-gmk-mercury) channel.
  • If you want to see more renders and my portfolio please visit my INSTAGRAM
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« Last Edit: Sun, 18 April 2021, 22:39:23 by kekaiyo »

Offline kekaiyo

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 13:03:19 »
Changelog:

03/30:
- Added a specific question in the INTEREST CHECK FORM regarding the accent color.
- Added a render of the other color options that are being considered for the accents.
- Added specific question about kits in the Interest Check Form.
- Added 1u space bar to spacebar kit.
03/31
- Added an Instagram for my work and for the IC!
04/01
- Desk mats Revealed!
- Added Charlotte by Kraize Renders
04/03
- Added Iron 165 by Smith + Rune Renders
- Updated Novelties
04/07
- Added Corne by Keyhive Render
- Added Planck by OLKB Render
04/12
- Added Define Cables as a collaborator
- Added From Scratch as a collaborator
04/14
- Added Salvun as a collaborator
- Added HHKB curved grip case By DaleSnail
« Last Edit: Wed, 14 April 2021, 17:24:00 by kekaiyo »

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 13:04:36 »
ِAshes inversed? I dig it.

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 13:05:04 »
GMK apollo r2

Edit: for comparisons please add Apollo, Ashes and Rainy day.
« Last Edit: Tue, 30 March 2021, 13:58:48 by Xanira »

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 13:10:30 »
GMK apollo r2
Yeah pretty much besides the novelties. It really does feel like apollo but I love the novelties

edit: nvm, actually closer to rainy day now that i really look at it, still love the set though :)
« Last Edit: Mon, 05 April 2021, 10:27:32 by FishyKeebs »

Offline kekaiyo

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 13:12:16 »
I will probably end up adding a comparisons chart in the future. Also the accent color is up for debate; I was thinking red due to cinnabar (vermillion) a red pigment created from mercury, or a slightly darker bluish grey.

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 13:13:11 »
I will probably end up adding a comparisons chart in the future. Also the accent color is up for debate; I was thinking red due to cinnabar (vermillion) a red pigment created from mercury, or a slightly darker bluish grey.
I vote for red

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 13:20:21 »
I like the color, about the accent choice, it's better to show 3 base kits with 3 accents for visualization and better judgement. Also, can you consider novelties for iso enter?

Offline Gengar

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 13:26:06 »
Definitely picking up the novelties. I think the red accent color would be an excellent choice.

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 13:26:21 »
I will probably end up adding a comparisons chart in the future. Also the accent color is up for debate; I was thinking red due to cinnabar (vermillion) a red pigment created from mercury, or a slightly darker bluish grey.

If you need to consider a comparison chart, that should tell you enough already.

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 13:27:48 »
Mom, I accidentally broke the thermometer

Offline Nukz

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 13:30:47 »
looks solid, but...man, you launched Poke 1-2 weeks ago, another set? :eek:

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 13:35:53 »
I'm in... in the future it would be nice to see SA too

Offline Ustinj

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 13:36:11 »
For those who think this is Apollo R2, pull them up side-by-side and refresh the memory... they are pretty far off, only thing really in common is being gray / monochrome. I was thinking the same at first :D

Anyway, clean novelty kit!
« Last Edit: Tue, 30 March 2021, 13:38:11 by Ustinj »

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 13:36:50 »
The red would work fantastically with this imo, and help it stand out a bit more compared to the other greydient sets people are already comparing it to

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 13:59:44 »
For those who think this is Apollo R2, pull them up side-by-side and refresh the memory... they are pretty far off, only thing really in common is being gray / monochrome. I was thinking the same at first :D

Anyway, clean novelty kit!

You’re right. This is much closer to GMK Modern Dolch, or GMK Rainy Day, with GMK ASCII and GMK Lunar finishing not too far behind.

I think that’s part of the problem here - the set lacks character. It’s two tone with an accent that doesn’t help distinguish. What’s worse is that the two colors are very commonly used - N9 mods are prevalent, and we’ve had tons of 2B sets (close to 428C) in recent years.

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 14:01:16 »
GMK apollo r2

Edit: for comparisons please add Apollo, Ashes and Rainy day.

Will do, some people have said those sets are similar, so I definitely will add those. It is monochrome so there are many sets out there that are akin to the colors.

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 14:06:55 »
GMK apollo r2

Edit: for comparisons please add Apollo, Ashes and Rainy day.

Will do, some people have said those sets are similar, so I definitely will add those. It is monochrome so there are many sets out there that are akin to the colors.

Also consider adding the following sets: GMK ASCII, GMK Dolch, GMK Lunar. I’d suggest GMK Modern Dolch too but the colors aren’t publicly available.

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 14:14:24 »
That is so nice  :thumb:

Offline dandruff

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 14:30:58 »
Dig the novelties, but at least for the colors that you picked, Pantone 428C and WS2 are MUCH MUCH lighter irl.

Offline kekaiyo

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 14:37:42 »
Dig the novelties, but at least for the colors that you picked, Pantone 428C and WS2 are MUCH MUCH lighter irl.

Yes I tried to match as close as possible, especially for the color codes at the top, and also added a disclaimer to the renders. I'd say they're not too far off from the actual pantones, at least from my monitors ofc not calibrated but to the closest representation I can provide.

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 15:47:35 »
Definitely picking up the novelties. I think the red accent color would be an excellent choice.

Awesome, thanks for the interest, I have added a possible accents option. If the general consensus is to have red accents, so be it!

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 16:05:00 »
Super excited for this! Glad to see it move forward to a proper IC stage! Nice job on the novelties! Will definitely be picking this one up! I agree with others, I think the red accent would look really cool with the set!

Offline kekaiyo

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 16:06:38 »
Super excited for this! Glad to see it move forward to a proper IC stage! Nice job on the novelties! Will definitely be picking this one up! I agree with others, I think the red accent would look really cool with the set!

Thank you for following this project! I am really excited as well, and thank you for your feedback!

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 17:30:11 »
Love the chunky base. Also red for the accents imo.

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 17:43:12 »
Love the chunky base. Also red for the accents imo.

Yeah pretty chonk with the accents, but yes if you are interested in a different accent please let me know in the form to vote for a change! Thank you

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 20:26:19 »
yooooo looks great

Offline kekaiyo

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 21:08:19 »
yooooo looks great

Thank you so much!

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 21:26:16 »
skull novs about the easiest way there is to sell me on a set

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 21:42:36 »
take my money. now

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 21:47:56 »
I love it, filling IC now. Hoping for a SA vendor.

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #31 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 21:57:15 »
That is so nice  :thumb:

Thank you so much! I hope it goes well, I'm really excited!

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 22:00:27 »
GMK Cobalt.. GMK Mercury.. Need GMK Uranium next :D

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 22:01:40 »
Great work!! Love the novelties they are fantastic!!! GLWIC, will be watching closely. Oh and maybe R3 Hg novelty for the H key replacement?

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 23:31:31 »
Great work!! Love the novelties they are fantastic!!! GLWIC, will be watching closely. Oh and maybe R3 Hg novelty for the H key replacement?

I asked for that in the form. Loved their inclusion in Carbon and your sets.

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 23:33:44 »
love it! GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 23:34:51 »
Wow, I would love to get a hold of this set. Can someone point me in the right direction on how I can create GMK keycap set?

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 30 March 2021, 23:51:20 »
Great work!! Love the novelties they are fantastic!!! GLWIC, will be watching closely. Oh and maybe R3 Hg novelty for the H key replacement?

I asked for that in the form. Loved their inclusion in Carbon and your sets.
Perfect one day we may be able to fill out all the alphas with elements. Muhahaha, sorry got a little off-track there. Carry on with the IC  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 31 March 2021, 00:56:21 »
Great work!! Love the novelties they are fantastic!!! GLWIC, will be watching closely. Oh and maybe R3 Hg novelty for the H key replacement?

I asked for that in the form. Loved their inclusion in Carbon and your sets.
Perfect one day we may be able to fill out all the alphas with elements. Muhahaha, sorry got a little off-track there. Carry on with the IC  :thumb:

Lol that would be one hell of a keyboard, thanks so much for the support!

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 31 March 2021, 01:51:52 »
skull novs about the easiest way there is to sell me on a set

lol, I'm glad you like them!

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #40 on: Wed, 31 March 2021, 04:08:38 »
take my money. now

lol thank you! I hope we can get to gb!

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #41 on: Wed, 31 March 2021, 11:12:38 »
Just wanted to come in here and drop my +1 on the red accents, glwic  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 31 March 2021, 15:03:45 »
Just wanted to come in here and drop my +1 on the red accents, glwic  :thumb:

Thanks! I wonder what it'll be, its almost a 50/50 split right now!

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #43 on: Wed, 31 March 2021, 15:12:18 »
Please also consider an accent novelty for ISO enter  :thumb: .

Offline kekaiyo

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #44 on: Wed, 31 March 2021, 15:20:32 »
Please also consider an accent novelty for ISO enter  :thumb: .

Will do, I see you in the IC form, I'll make it happen!

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #45 on: Wed, 31 March 2021, 17:24:40 »
love it! GLWIC!

Thanks, excited to show some new stuff tomorrow!

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #46 on: Wed, 31 March 2021, 20:41:45 »
Wow, I would love to get a hold of this set. Can someone point me in the right direction on how I can create GMK keycap set?

Awesome thank's for the interest, you can check out the keycapdesigners reddit for information on how to get started on creating your own GMK set. I do recommend that you take some time to learn the basics and figure out a solid plan before posting an IC it goes a long way!

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #47 on: Wed, 31 March 2021, 22:38:47 »
I love it, especially the novelties!

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #48 on: Thu, 01 April 2021, 02:52:34 »
I love it, especially the novelties!

Thanks so much!

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Re: [IC] GMK Mercury
« Reply #49 on: Thu, 01 April 2021, 03:25:53 »
Looks great, I like the red accent colour a lot.