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[IC] ePBT Axolotls | Now featuring —!
« on: Mon, 26 April 2021, 19:34:11 »

ePBT Axolotls!

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Inspiration
This set was inspired by my two pet Axolotls. Axolotls are a kind of salamander native to Mexico that having been showing up a lot lately in pop culture so I wanted to share my love of axolotls with the keyboard community.

Kits

Base
All about that base, this kit will cover most tkl, 60/65%s, and Alice boards and features UK ISO

Numbers
The numbers Mason, what do they mean?

Larva (40's)
Pour one out for the homies who miss this set. This kit should cover most of the popular 40% keyboards out there.
I opted to use icon mods for enter, shift, tab, and backspace because I think those legends in text + mod form are ugly on smaller u keys.
PLEASE fill out the IC for if you dislike this decision or if you want the set but I don't cover your board!

Tails (Space bars) and Mini Bars
The Tails kit features a space bar in each accent color in 7u and 6.25u as well as an alpha 6u. That makes 7 tails
The mini bars kit features alpha and accent bars in all your favorite miniature portions.
To be clear these are two different kits!


Morphs (Accents)
Different colored axolotls are called morphs. These accents will match the cute novelties you're going to buy.

Novelties
Each novelty kit features a color based on some of my favorite axolotl morphs. Repetition of novs is by design. Different layouts will need the faces on different rows to accommodate all 4. E.G. a TKL can fit all 4 in an f cluster but a 65 could put them in a macro column. The leucistic kit also has —.

NorDe
Axolotls are probably illegal to own where you live but this kit isn't.

Desk Mat
Still a WIP, but I can confirm it has axolotls


Board Renders



Pictured on RAMA M60 by RAMA works




Pictured on the TGR Jane by Yuktsi



Pictured on the Rosa by Oggi



Pictured on Alice by Yuktsi



Pictured on RAMA M65a by RAMA works


Pantones
More
Colors are rendered as close to how they appear in D50 light as possible.
They will likely look different in the dim glow of the nanoleaf panels in your parents basement.
Alpha keys - 9224u
Modifier keys - 705U
Legends - 218U
Accent/Novelties
   Wild-7485U keys, 2422U Novelty legends
   Golden- 600U keys, 136U Novelty legends
   Melanoid- 2330U keys, Black 6U Novelty legends
   Leucistic- Match modifier keys and legends
   
If people are interested in a graphic or color comparisons let me know!

Vendors
To be revealed soon!


Collabs
Metal Artisan- Asero Foundry (coming soon)
Everything else TBD

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Find me

Here, this thread where you are right now. This is the best place for updates.
Also, my new Instagram @TyPo.mk
I will not be making a discord server for the set unless an outrageous number of people ask for one, but feel free to message me on discord Ty#0711.

A special thanks goes out to NoPunIn10Did, Hali, Kee baad, and Dr.Higsby for kitting help,
Skok for sick renders,
Swishy and Marshmellohs for general art/novelty suggestions!
« Last Edit: Sat, 08 May 2021, 14:33:56 by TyPo.mk »

Offline TyPo.mk

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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 26 April 2021, 19:35:23 »
reserved?

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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 26 April 2021, 19:35:56 »
cool set glwic

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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 26 April 2021, 19:38:45 »
i like this

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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 26 April 2021, 19:39:10 »
I really like all the different accent colors! Cute pastel set.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 26 April 2021, 19:42:04 »
Itís pretty, good set. Pink looks nais

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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 26 April 2021, 19:48:58 »
Pastel... so hot right now

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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 26 April 2021, 20:01:48 »
Really love the pastel mods! Novelties could use some work tho

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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 26 April 2021, 20:07:38 »
Really love the pastel mods! Novelties could use some work tho

How would you like to see them changed? I tried to keep them stylized and simple/cutesy in a kit small enough that someone could buy multiple colored kits without breaking the bank.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 26 April 2021, 20:25:11 »
The pinks you chose are very comfy, I'm liking this

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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 26 April 2021, 21:08:25 »
cute, but to me it feels like there are too many colours
the grey doesn't really complement the pinks and it doesn't do well as a standalone accent either
also that minibars kit is huge jesus

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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 26 April 2021, 21:12:59 »
piiiiink

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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls
« Reply #12 on: Mon, 26 April 2021, 22:10:46 »
axolotl yawn

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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls
« Reply #13 on: Mon, 26 April 2021, 22:18:48 »
Greatly enjoy the base colors. However, the novelties need work IMO - the illustrations don't seem up to par in quality with something I'd want to mount on a board, and I think the only colors that work well here are going to be the typical pink matching ones.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 26 April 2021, 22:38:28 »
I hate when people send me hostile texts on account of my lifestyle's perception
Invade my personal life, out of the question

In other words  This keyset is ok
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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 26 April 2021, 23:54:16 »
Looks like the keycaps you'd give a baby girl for her 1st keyset.
Reminds me of baby powder. Very calming. Not for me though.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 27 April 2021, 00:20:56 »
I like

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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 27 April 2021, 01:06:39 »
i need the novelties

also smh a kit based on an animal native to mexico but no — key?
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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 27 April 2021, 02:47:17 »
beautiful

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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 27 April 2021, 05:21:13 »
cute, but to me it feels like there are too many colours
the grey doesn't really complement the pinks and it doesn't do well as a standalone accent either
also that minibars kit is huge jesus

Dropping a color is easy enough if it does poorly in the IC, I have renders of the grey novelties on a board coming soon that I personally really like.

Also being epbt the mini bars kit should hopefully not be all that expensive (epbt aesthetic ran a similar kit with one less color for under $20). ePBT moq is very forgiving to child kits so if Iím not happy with IC responses or eventually quotes I can separate out colors or remove an unpopular one all together

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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 27 April 2021, 09:52:36 »
i like how soft it is, but i kinda wish the legend color was closer to the color on axolotls weird face appendages.
also no Ģ key  :'( my small island nation... she is crying...

otherwise i love this, glwic!!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 27 April 2021, 13:55:18 »
love the novelties! and color combination

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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 27 April 2021, 21:11:59 »
i like how soft it is, but i kinda wish the legend color was closer to the color on axolotls weird face appendages.
also no Ģ key  :'( my small island nation... she is crying...

otherwise i love this, glwic!!

I did try variations with more red than pink legends but the high contrast didnít mesh well with the cute vibe I was going for. The green is also not particularly accurate to how green axolotls look but I sacrificed some realism to achieve the look I was going for. 

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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 27 April 2021, 22:05:32 »
its axolit haha ya ill see myself out

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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 28 April 2021, 05:47:49 »
nice pastel colorway! i just think that the novelties could be better tho, instead of different expression. maybe can include it's environment icons perhaps? just my 2 cents. :)

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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 28 April 2021, 06:20:31 »
Morph morph - I need this

Good luck!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls | New renders!
« Reply #26 on: Thu, 29 April 2021, 17:15:31 »
I had a lot of people asking to see yellow and grey accents on boards so I have added additional renders!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls | New renders!
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 30 April 2021, 11:05:24 »
The kit is based on an animal native from Mťxico but there is no kit with Ů SMH

Apart from that the set looks really nice

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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls | New renders!
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 30 April 2021, 11:09:26 »
Consider adding Ů to this kit based on a native Mexican animal

Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls | New renders!
« Reply #29 on: Fri, 30 April 2021, 11:16:13 »
Nice! Love the inspiration about the Axolotl. Feels good to bring Mexican culture to the world. However, just want to point three things:

1. Novelties definitely could use a little more work. There's a lot to play around regarding the axolotl as a mythical creature.
2. Maybe you can go a little deeper on the inspiration part of the post rather than just "kinda like a salamander"?
3. Since this is based totally on a Mexican indigenous species, you could honour the culture by adding the —. Believe me, people will thank you for that.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls | New renders!
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 30 April 2021, 11:58:21 »
Nice! Love the inspiration about the Axolotl. Feels good to bring Mexican culture to the world. However, just want to point three things:

1. Novelties definitely could use a little more work. There's a lot to play around regarding the axolotl as a mythical creature.
This is based solely on the real animal, not a mythical creature.

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2. Maybe you can go a little deeper on the inspiration part of the post rather than just "kinda like a salamander"?
I personally donít like long fluffy inspiration sections in ICs. I looked at my pet axolotls, I thought they were cute and wanted to make a cute keycap set. Thatís pretty much it. I might flesh it out a little bit more since you said something though!

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3. Since this is based totally on a Mexican indigenous species, you could honour the culture by adding the —. Believe me, people will thank you for that.
a handful of people have asked for this so I would consider a Spanish kit if there was a demand for it , but until I see quotes I donít want to plan on making the base kit any bigger. It would feel wrong to me to just add the — and not actually have Spanish layout.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls | New renders!
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 30 April 2021, 12:10:46 »
Nice! Love the inspiration about the Axolotl. Feels good to bring Mexican culture to the world. However, just want to point three things:

1. Novelties definitely could use a little more work. There's a lot to play around regarding the axolotl as a mythical creature.
This is based solely on the real animal, not a mythical creature.

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2. Maybe you can go a little deeper on the inspiration part of the post rather than just "kinda like a salamander"?
I personally donít like long fluffy inspiration sections in ICs. I looked at my pet axolotls, I thought they were cute and wanted to make a cute keycap set. Thatís pretty much it. I might flesh it out a little bit more since you said something though!

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3. Since this is based totally on a Mexican indigenous species, you could honour the culture by adding the —. Believe me, people will thank you for that.
a handful of people have asked for this so I would consider a Spanish kit if there was a demand for it , but until I see quotes I donít want to plan on making the base kit any bigger. It would feel wrong to me to just add the — and not actually have Spanish layout.

Most Spanish/mexican people use ANSI but still use the Ů

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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls | New renders!
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 30 April 2021, 12:19:30 »
I like the colors of the base kit. However the novelties do need some more effort.

Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls | New renders!
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 30 April 2021, 12:22:49 »
Nice! Love the inspiration about the Axolotl. Feels good to bring Mexican culture to the world. However, just want to point three things:

1. Novelties definitely could use a little more work. There's a lot to play around regarding the axolotl as a mythical creature.
This is based solely on the real animal, not a mythical creature.

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2. Maybe you can go a little deeper on the inspiration part of the post rather than just "kinda like a salamander"?
I personally donít like long fluffy inspiration sections in ICs. I looked at my pet axolotls, I thought they were cute and wanted to make a cute keycap set. Thatís pretty much it. I might flesh it out a little bit more since you said something though!

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3. Since this is based totally on a Mexican indigenous species, you could honour the culture by adding the —. Believe me, people will thank you for that.
a handful of people have asked for this so I would consider a Spanish kit if there was a demand for it , but until I see quotes I donít want to plan on making the base kit any bigger. It would feel wrong to me to just add the — and not actually have Spanish layout.


Well to be fair, nobody is asking for a Spanish kit. Just consider adding the — on the base kit or even on the novelties just like Zambu did on Jamon set. I understand the inspiration behind your set, but this is an animal that we value an respect here in Mexico. If you're deciding on running this set, I think it would be wise to show some sort of reserch regarding the topic and the culture you're being inspired by. Shows commitment and respect to the whole community. The Axolotl is not just you're pet.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls
« Reply #34 on: Fri, 30 April 2021, 12:31:06 »
its axolit haha ya ill see myself out

This is a great pun Bub you should be very proud


Nice! Love the inspiration about the Axolotl. Feels good to bring Mexican culture to the world. However, just want to point three things:

1. Novelties definitely could use a little more work. There's a lot to play around regarding the axolotl as a mythical creature.
This is based solely on the real animal, not a mythical creature.

Quote
2. Maybe you can go a little deeper on the inspiration part of the post rather than just "kinda like a salamander"?
I personally donít like long fluffy inspiration sections in ICs. I looked at my pet axolotls, I thought they were cute and wanted to make a cute keycap set. Thatís pretty much it. I might flesh it out a little bit more since you said something though!

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3. Since this is based totally on a Mexican indigenous species, you could honour the culture by adding the —. Believe me, people will thank you for that.
a handful of people have asked for this so I would consider a Spanish kit if there was a demand for it , but until I see quotes I donít want to plan on making the base kit any bigger. It would feel wrong to me to just add the — and not actually have Spanish layout.


Well to be fair, nobody is asking for a Spanish kit. Just consider adding the — on the base kit or even on the novelties just like Zambu did on Jamon set. I understand the inspiration behind your set, but this is an animal that we value an respect here in Mexico. If you're deciding on running this set, I think it would be wise to show some sort of reserch regarding the topic and the culture you're being inspired by. Shows commitment and respect to the whole community. The Axolotl is not just you're pet.

Thank you for your insight, like I said I will consider it for sure.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls | New renders!
« Reply #35 on: Fri, 30 April 2021, 19:42:39 »
Solid kit! Hopefully it'll make it to Groupbuy soon!

In for Latin alphas, mods, tails, morphs!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls | New renders!
« Reply #36 on: Fri, 30 April 2021, 21:13:23 »
having to decide between this and hazakura  :eek: :eek:

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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls | New renders!
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 02 May 2021, 20:07:13 »
cute as hell, I like this a lot. My only real gripe is the novelties...

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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls | New renders!
« Reply #38 on: Sun, 02 May 2021, 20:27:07 »
Super clean! love the colors, instantly makes me think of axolotls!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls | New renders!
« Reply #39 on: Sun, 02 May 2021, 20:27:33 »
Looks great! I love the novelties! Looking forward to the desk mats! GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls | New renders!
« Reply #40 on: Mon, 03 May 2021, 08:05:01 »
Super clean! love the colors, instantly makes me think of axolotls!

Im so happy to hear that!

Looks great! I love the novelties! Looking forward to the desk mats! GLWIC!

Iím hoping to have a design posted this week/weekend!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls | New renders!
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 04 May 2021, 20:05:02 »
The kit is based on an animal native from Mťxico but there is no kit with Ů SMH


Consider adding Ů to this kit based on a native Mexican animal


3. Since this is based totally on a Mexican indigenous species, you could honour the culture by adding the —. Believe me, people will thank you for that.

Check out the latest addition to the leucistic (pink) novelty kit!

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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls | Now featuring —!
« Reply #42 on: Tue, 04 May 2021, 21:49:22 »
I like this set and think it has a bright future. However, the novelties have too many keys in too many sets. I recommend turning it into one kit and only giving 3-4 keys of each colorway.

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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls | Now featuring —!
« Reply #43 on: Wed, 05 May 2021, 05:28:47 »
I like this set and think it has a bright future. However, the novelties have too many keys in too many sets. I recommend turning it into one kit and only giving 3-4 keys of each colorway.

To you it may seem like itís too many keys but removing any will make it so that some keyboards wonít be able to cover areas people commonly have novelties on (mainly XT and 65s with 2 key wide macro columns). I have specific use case in mind for EVERY single 1u novelty in the kit. And I understand some people simply donít like some of the novelty colors so I would rather not mix. This is epbt so these novelty kits should be very cheap! My novelty kits are actually SMALL compared to ePBT ramenstop and ePBT aesthetic
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Re: [IC] ePBT Axolotls | Now featuring —!
« Reply #44 on: Wed, 05 May 2021, 05:30:30 »
Edit:
Oops, double post.
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