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Offline Contrakey

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[IC] "A Martian View" Deskmat Series | Group Buy Date Added!
« on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 12:05:53 »
Enough People responded and the GB will happen on April 28th!

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A Martian View Deskmat Series

This series of deskmats has been in the works for a while and I think it's time to get an IC out there. The designs are texture-filled and detailed versions of Mars in an old-timey Sci-fi style. I was originally only going to do the Martian View, but after seeing a black and white version of it I knew a Blackout View had to be made. This also led to the whiteout and Spacedout Views which all make this design super compatible with tons of desk setups.





















IC Form


Specifications
  • $20
  • 900 x 400 x 4mm
  • Cloth Top Surface
  • Rubber Bottom
  • Black Stitched Edges


Canadian Buyers
I know shipping can get really expensive when it comes to mousepads from America. So I will look into cutting down the shipping label cost a couple of dollars for all the Canadians out there to hopefully make the shipping reasonably priced. The price-cutting will be coming out of the profit of the mousepads, not just packaging optimization.
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Offline LubedHealios

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Re: [IC] "A Martian View" Deskmat Series
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 12:10:31 »
ill have to buy that spaced out one for a friend (and myself cough)
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Offline Havattack

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Re: [IC] "A Martian View" Deskmat Series
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 12:51:43 »
A blue/green cooler color version would be dope! Love the idea and design.

Offline Chippy

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Re: [IC] "A Martian View" Deskmat Series
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 15:26:07 »
really cool designs, I worry how they will translate into a deskmat due to printing abilities.
This and the swiss cheese keyboard is the next generation of keyboards

Offline azzipa

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Re: [IC] "A Martian View" Deskmat Series
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 15:41:13 »
love your work. was really hoping for photo images. just realized now this is something i would like on my desk.

 

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Re: [IC] "A Martian View" Deskmat Series
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 16:02:51 »
Love it.  Love the subject matter and the execution with the crisp outlines and many textures added.  Also really torn between the colorful OG version and the white out.

I've never seen a "white" deskmat come out very white though.  So the renders may be making the white look sweeter than it would IRL. Most mats I've purchased in white usually come out a very pale, cool gray.
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Offline Contrakey

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Re: [IC] "A Martian View" Deskmat Series
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 17:06:39 »
Love it.  Love the subject matter and the execution with the crisp outlines and many textures added.  Also really torn between the colorful OG version and the white out.

I've never seen a "white" deskmat come out very white though.  So the renders may be making the white look sweeter than it would IRL. Most mats I've purchased in white usually come out a very pale, cool gray.

I will definitely be getting samples of each colorway to make sure the colors are accurate and so people can get a good look at the IRL versions. Don't want anyone feeling like they got a washed-out version of the original art.

Offline Anthixious

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Re: [IC] "A Martian View" Deskmat Series
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 17:22:49 »
Ok here me out. I think this would be amazing for all the Dragon Ball Z lovers out there. Planet Namek-themed colorway? Or Wavez  :thumb:

Offline totalemon

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Re: [IC] "A Martian View" Deskmat Series
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 19:59:54 »
I'll definitely be getting a spaced out mat. One suggestion though- the comet in the background feels a bit big and like it gets in the way of the spacey background. Any chance of an option without the comet in it?

Offline pdlif

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Re: [IC] "A Martian View" Deskmat Series
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 20:05:38 »
Looks awesome! Would love to see a Canadian proxy ;D

Offline gisigwilgwelk

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Re: [IC] "A Martian View" Deskmat Series
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 20:34:41 »
Would also love a Canadian vendor! Worse case scenario US shipping isn't the worst.

Offline Skok

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Re: [IC] "A Martian View" Deskmat Series
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 21:26:25 »
interested fosho

Offline Bub

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Re: [IC] "A Martian View" Deskmat Series
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 21:57:05 »
if samples turn out well, i am in!

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Re: [IC] "A Martian View" Deskmat Series
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 07 April 2021, 22:11:36 »
This is very very very nice, and thank you very much for making a sample first to check the color unlike some *cough cough* vendor *cough*

Offline Contrakey

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Re: [IC] "A Martian View" Deskmat Series
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 08 April 2021, 00:23:34 »
I'll definitely be getting a spaced out mat. One suggestion though- the comet in the background feels a bit big and like it gets in the way of the spacey background. Any chance of an option without the comet in it?

After looking at the comet again in spaced out I agree with you. I will either be removing it or trying to make it a lot less noticeable.

Ok here me out. I think this would be amazing for all the Dragon Ball Z lovers out there. Planet Namek-themed colorway? Or Wavez  :thumb:

Love that idea! I will probably end up creating a series with planets from all sorts of different animes/shows. DBZ, Adventure Time, and Neon Genisis would definitely work great for the format.

Offline BrainBunker

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Re: [IC] "A Martian View" Deskmat Series
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 09 April 2021, 04:47:03 »
I love all of the versions, but particularly the Martian colored one. Great job on the design, and I'll definitely be getting at least one.

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Re: [IC] "A Martian View" Deskmat Series
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 09 April 2021, 08:17:52 »
Martian view brings me back to reading spaceman spiff Calvin and Hobbes segments from their full color books. For that alone I am IN :D

Offline Contrakey

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Re: [IC] "A Martian View" Deskmat Series | Group Buy Date Added!
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 14 April 2021, 10:15:36 »
Thanks to everyone that has responded to the IC! A group buy date, discord server, vendor list, and Canadian buyer section have been added to the post.