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[GB] MW Voynich | Shipping to vendors and customers!
« on: Mon, 21 March 2022, 10:24:21 »
MW Voynich



Vendors
United States: Cannon Keys
Canada: KanataKeys
EU: MyKeyboard.eu
UK: Prototypist
SEA: Hex Keyboards
Oceania: Daily Clack
China: Milky Way
India: Rectangles.store



Group Buy Dates: March 21 - April 22, 2022
Estimated Fulfillment Date: Q3 2022







An elegant set based on the mysterious Voynich Manuscript

I have always found the Voynich Manuscript to be a fascinating document. Regardless of its questioned authenticity, this document dates back to the 15th century and has long been a topic of discussion for its art, unknown origins, and cryptographic puzzle. If you're interested in learning more, I highly recommend The Histocrat's The Voynich Manuscript video

This set utilizes the Voynich 101 (V101) font developed by Glenn Claston, allowed under Public Domain usage. Given that the Voynich Manuscript has never been deciphered or translated (if it can be), further liberties were taken on certain characters (not necessarily mapped 1:1 to its ASCII Latin counterpart) for either aesthetic or functional reasons (such as overlapping on homing bumps).

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Kits












Pricing
proxy pricing coming soon
Voynich Sublegend Alphas $38
Voynich Monolegend Alphas $38
Icon Mods $40
Voynich Mods $40
Novelty Mods $40
Spacebars $16
Novelty Spacebars $20
Numpad $20



Boards

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DD-40 by dededecline


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J-01 by Jae


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TGR Jane V2 CE by Yuktsi



Colors

All colors have been pre-selected from the Pantone Uncoated color range. All renders have been made to reflect these colors, and the set will be color matched to the Pantones selected.



Collabs

Deskmats
Flowers by OneCreativeMind


Stars by Jnlybean


Metal Caps
Aluminum R1 Hibi


Brass R2 Asero


Artisans
dreadkeys
Nightcaps
Win Keys
Doohickeys
Yu Keys
Della Key
MOZIcaps
Deag Caps
BKM Keycaps
Anomaly Caps
From Scratch Caps



Thanks to
OneCreativeMind, Olivia, Jnlybean, my collaborators, and everyone that provided feedback during the development of this set
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Re: [GB] MW Voynich | GB is live!
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 21 March 2022, 10:50:04 »
Approved :thumb:

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Re: [GB] MW Voynich | GB is live!
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 21 March 2022, 10:51:04 »
[March 27]

We have new full-kit samples! Mine are still shipping but one set is already in good hands. Check out ipinkyhsu's amazing pics!








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Re: [GB] MW Voynich | GB is live!
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 21 March 2022, 11:35:42 »
is there a particular reason why the brass artisan is in r2?

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« Reply #4 on: Mon, 21 March 2022, 11:39:16 »
is there a particular reason why the brass artisan is in r2?

I thought it'd be cool to have some variety instead of just two R1s. Figured it'd look good on TKL delete key, 40s escape key, or 660 cluster alongside the Hibi! I'm sure there are other ideas people will come up with.

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Re: [GB] MW Voynich | GB is live!
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 21 March 2022, 13:32:16 »
No bathtubpipes deskmat?

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Re: [GB] MW Voynich | GB is live!
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 21 March 2022, 17:46:43 »
This is for GB prticipants only: which alphas set did you/are going to go for, the mono or the one with sublegend?
piggy60 red upgraded PVD w/ GMK umka zaku | tiramisuit w/ GMK noire JWK silk emerald | mr.suit black/chrome glossy chamfers w/ GMK minimal cow POM stem | jelly epoch w/ SA oblivion zaku | mode80 deco w/ gmk boneyard alpaca | mode 80 imperial with ePBT origami alpaca| MODE80 viridian /w CRP boba LT | RAMA thermal kuro w/ GMK muted 2 pewter | BBox60 C64 wih marshmellows and c64 keycaps | MODE Sonnet green /w MW voynich gateron ink box pink

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« Reply #7 on: Mon, 21 March 2022, 17:56:58 »
This is for GB prticipants only: which alphas set did you/are going to go for, the mono or the one with sublegend?

Mono cause I want to use the novelties and the set would look too crowded when paired with sublegend Alphas.

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Re: [GB] MW Voynich | GB is live!
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 23 March 2022, 00:37:22 »

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Re: [GB] MW Voynich | GB is live!
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 23 March 2022, 01:32:17 »
Excited for this. GLWGB, Dede!

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« Reply #10 on: Wed, 23 March 2022, 11:58:41 »
Show Image


this is literally the best first day i have seen since maybe modo2
piggy60 red upgraded PVD w/ GMK umka zaku | tiramisuit w/ GMK noire JWK silk emerald | mr.suit black/chrome glossy chamfers w/ GMK minimal cow POM stem | jelly epoch w/ SA oblivion zaku | mode80 deco w/ gmk boneyard alpaca | mode 80 imperial with ePBT origami alpaca| MODE80 viridian /w CRP boba LT | RAMA thermal kuro w/ GMK muted 2 pewter | BBox60 C64 wih marshmellows and c64 keycaps | MODE Sonnet green /w MW voynich gateron ink box pink

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Re: [GB] MW Voynich | GB is live!
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 23 March 2022, 17:37:37 »
just so you guys know, the win keys artisan link is a broken link!

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« Reply #12 on: Wed, 23 March 2022, 19:19:21 »
just so you guys know, the win keys artisan link is a broken link!

Winnie changed his handle and didn't tell me!  :-\
Fixed, thanks for the heads up!

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« Reply #13 on: Wed, 23 March 2022, 23:00:13 »

lol youre welcome!!
just so you guys know, the win keys artisan link is a broken link!

Winnie changed his handle and didn't tell me!  :-\
Fixed, thanks for the heads up!

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« Reply #14 on: Fri, 25 March 2022, 19:28:09 »
both of those artisans are sick. amazing work! glwgb  :thumb:

(and iíve only ever bought one artisan. will be my 2nd, and possbly 3rd)

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« Reply #15 on: Fri, 25 March 2022, 20:50:47 »

  Too bad we didn't get a space bar design depicting a chain of the Voynich "bathing beauties"

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Re: [GB] MW Voynich | GB is live!
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 27 March 2022, 07:00:54 »
Joined!  Was super excited with the IC, looking forward to seeing MW in person
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Re: [GB] MW Voynich | GB is live!
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 27 March 2022, 09:59:12 »
What a fantastic first week!

First, we hit MOQ for the set and deskmats on day 1! All kits will be made, thank you all for your support.

Second, we have some new artisan collabs on the schedule! Anomaly Caps and From Scratch Caps have been added to the collab list.

Last and definitely not least, we have new full kit samples! Check out some phenomenal photos in the updates comment near the top of this thread!

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« Reply #18 on: Sun, 27 March 2022, 17:41:34 »
Truly a bootiful set

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« Reply #19 on: Mon, 28 March 2022, 11:00:19 »

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« Reply #20 on: Tue, 29 March 2022, 10:53:15 »
I wish that the Novelty Mods had an extra R3 1.75u key so that I could use non-stepped R3 Control on my TMO but I think I still might get this because it's so unique and beautiful.

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« Reply #21 on: Tue, 05 April 2022, 16:56:53 »

Changed scale

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Re: [GB] MW Voynich | GB is live!
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 06 April 2022, 01:00:37 »
Congrats on this successful set! Can't wait to receive mine

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Re: [GB] MW Voynich | GB is live!
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 10 April 2022, 21:37:44 »
Had to grab the mono alphas and novelty mods. Love everything about the novelties.

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« Reply #24 on: Thu, 14 April 2022, 22:25:25 »

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« Reply #25 on: Sun, 17 April 2022, 11:34:10 »

Edit: revised scale

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Re: [GB] MW Voynich | GB is live!
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 19 April 2022, 03:32:56 »
i am baffled the overwhelming popularity of sublegends on this one...

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« Reply #27 on: Tue, 19 April 2022, 04:16:31 »
i am baffled the overwhelming popularity of sublegends on this one...
You mean people prefer to have latin alpha in order to use the caps? That's how majority works. Also, there are buyers who joined 2 alpha sets. So irl, the number of people who only join mono is significantly low
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« Reply #28 on: Tue, 19 April 2022, 06:43:54 »
i am baffled the overwhelming popularity of sublegends on this one...

  Yeah, it's quite odd since sublegends ruin the aesthetic of the set, but there are apparently a lot of people who never learned "touch typing". 

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Re: [GB] MW Voynich | GB is live!
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 19 April 2022, 08:28:01 »
I'm happy to say that the Asero artisan has officially hit MOQ!
The Hibi artisan is just ten away now.

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Re: [GB] MW Voynich | GB over!
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 25 April 2022, 12:41:19 »
GB has concluded! Thank you everyone that supported this set. I'm thrilled at the turnout and excited to get this set in y'alls hands. Final numbers will be posted soon.

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« Reply #31 on: Tue, 03 May 2022, 00:22:09 »


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Re: [GB] MW Voynich | GB over!
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 03 May 2022, 06:37:04 »
Congrats for the successful GB, dede!
Best MW set ever <3

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« Reply #33 on: Tue, 03 May 2022, 08:28:49 »
Congrats for the successful GB, dede!
Best MW set ever <3

Ty Ray!

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Re: [GB] MW Voynich | GB over!
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 03 May 2022, 12:08:33 »
Congrats for the successful GB, dede!
Best MW set ever <3

Best SELLING* MW set ever  :mad:

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Re: [GB] MW Voynich | Awaiting Production
« Reply #35 on: Sat, 22 October 2022, 15:07:56 »
All issues with samples have been addressed and resolved, awaiting production now.

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« Reply #36 on: Sun, 23 October 2022, 03:31:52 »
All issues with samples have been addressed and resolved, awaiting production now.
Thanks for the update!

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Re: [GB] MW Voynich | Awaiting Production
« Reply #37 on: Wed, 07 December 2022, 12:43:07 »
According to CannonKeys update back from 2 weeks, the manufacturing has been finished and set is being shipped to them, ETA 1-2 months.
So, I expect shipping to begin in mid-February.

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« Reply #38 on: Wed, 07 December 2022, 12:45:32 »
According to CannonKeys update back from 2 weeks, the manufacturing has been finished and set is being shipped to them, ETA 1-2 months.
So, I expect shipping to begin in mid-February.

Thanks, apologies for not updating this thread.

Yes, latest status is that sets have been shipped from the manufacturer. Depending on number of orders and shipping speed, some vendors are already shipping to customers while others are awaiting shipment still. All group buy orders should be out in the next couple of months.

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« Reply #39 on: Wed, 07 December 2022, 16:32:02 »
wow, that was a fast one

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« Reply #40 on: Wed, 18 January 2023, 07:11:51 »
set looks and feels great in person! but my alpha kit was missing the 7u spacebar, pending a response from my vendor
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« Reply #41 on: Thu, 19 January 2023, 21:56:11 »
Am I the only one disappointed by the color matching of these? In all the renderings & photos the color looked beige with a hint of yellow, but the actual product in hand is pretty much light mustard yellow with no hint of beige. Not sure I would be able to trust another set by MW or the same designer again if this is their level of QC.

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« Reply #42 on: Fri, 20 January 2023, 02:41:44 »
I think its perfect and exactly as I expected.so I donít agree at all. I am very impressed with mw, definitely better than ePBT. The color matching done here is just about perfect to eyes. Definitely not too dark or too yellow; but just right
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« Reply #43 on: Fri, 20 January 2023, 17:13:55 »
Am I the only one disappointed by the color matching of these? In all the renderings & photos the color looked beige with a hint of yellow, but the actual product in hand is pretty much light mustard yellow with no hint of beige. Not sure I would be able to trust another set by MW or the same designer again if this is their level of QC.

Yes, to my eyes the base color definitely turned out too yellow/dark, and I think that also caused the dyesub novelty colors to be more muted than expected.  Of course many others will disagree.  Ultimately it's the designer's decision to OK the samples according to their design vision and preference, and that's what we get.  We're commissioning an artwork, and the artist does what they think is right.  Most group buy sets I've received have been significantly different than the proposed colors, and at this point I'm far more concerned about this pattern of shifting colorways than about any production delays that most people talk about.


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« Reply #44 on: Fri, 20 January 2023, 19:07:50 »
Am I the only one disappointed by the color matching of these? In all the renderings & photos the color looked beige with a hint of yellow, but the actual product in hand is pretty much light mustard yellow with no hint of beige. Not sure I would be able to trust another set by MW or the same designer again if this is their level of QC.

Yes, to my eyes the base color definitely turned out too yellow/dark, and I think that also caused the dyesub novelty colors to be more muted than expected.  Of course many others will disagree.  Ultimately it's the designer's decision to OK the samples according to their design vision and preference, and that's what we get.  We're commissioning an artwork, and the artist does what they think is right.  Most group buy sets I've received have been significantly different than the proposed colors, and at this point I'm far more concerned about this pattern of shifting colorways than about any production delays that most people talk about.

I haven't gotten my set yet, but how are you guys deciding what is the color that you see on the computer screen? It's been discussed many times before, but what you see on your screen may or may not be close to the actual color. Even when you check the same photo/render on your pc vs your phone, likely you are going to see different colors. And obviously having color calibrated monitors are not enough either since it obviously depends on how the photo is taken as well. Without comparing the keycap to the picked pantone, I don't think it is possible to claim they are different. And if the pantone matches the keycap, then it means that the designer did their job, but you don't like the end result. Which is fine but doesn't make the designer in fault.
I don't mean that there isn't issue here, since there may be. Hopefully the designer can share side by side photos with the pantone picked and keycap to clear things up.

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« Reply #45 on: Fri, 20 January 2023, 20:39:19 »

I haven't gotten my set yet, but how are you guys deciding what is the color that you see on the computer screen?

Images on the computer screen are the only thing we have to go by.  "Pantones" don't mean anything on the buyer's end. 

BTW, this set seems to look really good on a keyboard with a shiny red/garnet aluminum top.  Saw photos someone posted of that combo and kicked myself for not buying a bright red case for my KBD75 that was on sale over the holidays. 
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« Reply #46 on: Sat, 21 January 2023, 08:31:10 »

I haven't gotten my set yet, but how are you guys deciding what is the color that you see on the computer screen?

Images on the computer screen are the only thing we have to go by.  "Pantones" don't mean anything on the buyer's end. 

BTW, this set seems to look really good on a keyboard with a shiny red/garnet aluminum top.  Saw photos someone posted of that combo and kicked myself for not buying a bright red case for my KBD75 that was on sale over the holidays.

I agree and that is the inherent risk of buying keycaps unfortunately. Maybe one day the hobby gets big enough and there are GMK keycaps on Walmart shelves that we can see and pick :D Until then unless designer announces pantone colors picked and you have those pantones chips at hand to look at, it is really hard to know the exact color.

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« Reply #47 on: Sat, 21 January 2023, 18:04:50 »
I definitely agree that the actual set looks different to what I would have expected if I went off the renders + sample photos alone.

The base colour is definitely slightly yellower than what I would have expected. I think I would have preferred something a little more tan / cream. The set I have in front of me currently doesn't quite evoke the feeling of aged paper / manuscript.

The legends are definitely less vibrant than in the renders. There's nowhere near the level of contrast between the different colours and the physical keys don't have the same impact that the renders do.

That said - I want to be clear, I am super happy with this set. I think that the key is expectations. Milky Way doesn't have a reputation for fantastic colour matching / dye-sub. I didn't buy this expecting it to come out like the renders - I was always happy to accept a pretty wide variation in physical appearance.

For me, this set was an easy buy because a) the design is unique and fantastic - you can tell that a lot of work has gone into it and there's nothing else in the hobby like it, b) it was very well priced, and c) Dede's got a good reputation for running solid GBs and I trusted him not to ship utter garbage.

This is a great keyset. It's not something I'll put on a super high end board, but I've got it on a wooden minivan currently and I reckon the colours go fantastically with the wood - the browns of the alpha legends match the wood nearly perfectly. The unique legends are awesome and in-and-of-themselves are just super nice to look at. It's a great set.

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« Reply #48 on: Sun, 16 April 2023, 10:26:03 »
I loved the design as well as the idea behind it, but I am greatly disappointed with the colour matching. I think the light pee yellow was a bit too much. It kind of killed the vibe of the set with those gorgeously designed novelties. I hope that if this gets a second run, we could see some revisions!

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« Reply #49 on: Tue, 18 April 2023, 18:21:36 »

  Well, we've got what we've got...  The best backdrop for the set that I've seen so far is a rich red/burgundy anodized aluminum keyboard case.  Unfortunately KBD75 was killed before I could get a red shell for mine, and pickings are slim for deep red aluminum cases.  I'm wondering if anyone else has any examples of case colors that seem to harmonize well with the set?