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Offline aggiejy

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« on: Thu, 07 July 2011, 00:48:34 »
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Was just curious if anything other than standard text has been tried with the GH key?  $25-75 setup fee aside, something like these should be possible.  (roughly meets SG specs, need to tweak for final svg obviously)  Colors could vary.  Just some quick attempts, but curious if anyone (iMav) is interested.



 UPDATE: Suggest any new/different ideas below.  Feel free to use MSPaint, whatever.  
I'll mock it up and put it on a poll to vote for iMav's order.  More options the better.
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« Reply #1 on: Thu, 07 July 2011, 00:51:37 »
Probably should have added this to the new keycaps forum... forgot about that. :)

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« Reply #2 on: Thu, 07 July 2011, 00:52:32 »
Create a poll.  Declare a winner, provide me with a suitable svg file and I can work with SP.

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« Reply #3 on: Thu, 07 July 2011, 00:56:01 »
You mean for those 4, or try to gather more entries?  If for those 4, surely we can get some more ideas from folks first.  That's a 5 min attempt.

I tried to get your avatar to spec... hard task. ;)

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« Reply #4 on: Thu, 07 July 2011, 00:58:41 »
You get MEGA points if you can convert my avatar to an acceptable format for SP.  :)

As for the choices, that's up to you.  Solicit more options, roll with those four, whatever.  I'm onboard with some new GH keys...whatever they end up being.

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« Reply #5 on: Thu, 07 July 2011, 01:10:57 »
Haha, iMav face on a key cap would be epic.  I'm in for some. =D
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« Reply #6 on: Thu, 07 July 2011, 01:18:33 »
Too lazy to render anything right now, they all look great, however the first is too similar to the GH key we have now, the third would probably not end up being readable (too small grooves for the GH letters) the second would probably be the best and most practical choice. Nice preview pic.

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« Reply #7 on: Thu, 07 July 2011, 01:20:00 »
Ha... well, I'm afraid it would have to be pad printing.  Too fine of detail to do with injection unless it was way simplified, then it might not look very realistic.

But regardless, these would sell out I'm sure. Either because people like iMav, or because they want to smash him all day. ;)

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« Reply #8 on: Thu, 07 July 2011, 01:21:03 »
Of the 4 shown above i'd prefer the second one as well. Something about the lowercase letters on the 4th one just doesn't look right imo
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« Reply #9 on: Thu, 07 July 2011, 01:23:05 »
Is the font in the 2nd one Aller?

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« Reply #10 on: Thu, 07 July 2011, 01:25:46 »
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ha... Well, i'm afraid it would have to be pad printing.  Too fine of detail to do with injection unless it was way simplified, then it might not look very realistic.

but regardless, these would sell out i'm sure. :)

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« Reply #11 on: Thu, 07 July 2011, 01:25:51 »
No, it's actually an unreleased font made for a client while I worked at an ad agency. Rather not say the name, they police that stuff via google. ;)

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« Reply #12 on: Thu, 07 July 2011, 01:28:28 »
Ah, ok. Look similar to Aller. The 2nd and 3rd are the best.

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« Reply #13 on: Thu, 07 July 2011, 09:10:19 »
Start a poll and link to it maybe? (I never look at the poll forum)

I really like the heart and the fourth one.
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« Reply #14 on: Thu, 07 July 2011, 09:32:02 »
Actually I like all of them and wouldn't mind buying one of each.  Too bad ClickClack isn't making key caps anymore otherwise he could make a really nice one with iMav avatar.
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« Reply #15 on: Thu, 07 July 2011, 13:16:07 »
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Ha... well, I'm afraid it would have to be pad printing.  Too fine of detail to do with injection unless it was way simplified, then it might not look very realistic.

But regardless, these would sell out I'm sure. Either because people like iMav, or because they want to smash him all day. ;)

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« Reply #16 on: Thu, 07 July 2011, 19:23:28 »
As an alternate, I wouldn't mind a couple "G" "H" replacement keys in some awesome font.  Say, Old English?  I would only like this option in addition to a dedicated geekhack key.
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« Reply #17 on: Thu, 07 July 2011, 19:29:41 »
FYI, poll is open... VOTE

Comments still open, never know... might do a set if interest is there.