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Offline LastBrat

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[IC] DSA PBT. UnAlice ('Alice in Wonderland') update 2020
« on: Wed, 07 February 2018, 03:53:11 »
Hello everybody!

Interested in comething new and fresh? Want something unorthodox? Then these keycaps might be just the thing for you!
I'd like to introduce and check your interest in a new keycap set I've been working on for a while:
235765-0

I was inspired by the books by Lewis Carroll, and have tried to capture their feel and love for weirdness, symmetry and mathematics. As you might have noticed, the legends use a completely custom font I created along with novelty keycaps.
 
235769-1
Key features:
  • Unique font and novelties
  • Custom PBT colors
  • First set with FULL UT47 40% keyboard compatibility

UPDATE 13-02-2020:
After months of work and almost 2 years of waiting, I'm happy to announce:
This set in now on pre-order at PMK: https://pimpmykeyboard.com/new-dsa-unalice-keyset/ Whoho!
The (updated) kits available there are the ones that initially will be produced.
Ask your questions here and feel free to order your selection @ PMK store. Thank you for your support!

COLORS:
Alphas & mods:
  • Cream white (Pantone "winter white")
Spaces and accents:
  • Rose red: Signature Plastics RBH
  • Green leaf: Signature Plastics VCE

KITS:
Here are the kits that you can order today at PMK:

  • Alphas:
    [235729-2
  • TKL Mods:
    235739-3
  • Numpad:
    235737-4
  • Novelties:
    235735-5
  • Adapter kit mods :
    235733-6
  • 40% mods :
    235731-7
  • Ortho mods (Atomic, Planck + more)
    235741-8
  • Ortho novelties:
    235743-9
  • Gamer pack:
    190362-10
  • Accents (green or red possible):
    235745-11235747-12
  • ISO:
    190354-13
  • Spaces: 6, 6.25 and 7u:
    235749-14235751-15235753-16
  • Big banks, can be used as space bars for alternative layouts:
    235755-17
  • Tiny blanks, to be used as space bars for alternative layouts. I checked with PMK, and they said they can produce this kit in DCS profile (Row3), as that is better suited as a spacebar in my opinion. Use the comment box when ordering to do that:
    235757-18
  • Ergodox mods:
    235759-19
  • "Almost straight" novelties (Dropped the F-keys, as it would make the kit way too big):
    189449-20
  • NorDeUk:
    235761-21
  • Colemak/Dvorak homing:
    190372-22

Comments on the future:

I have some sketches for 3D sculpted "Artisan" keycaps, that I might sculpt in 3D and you might want to print. Or maybe an Artisan would like to cooperate with me on this, and we could create something together. I'm open for suggestions! Also am planning a future rerelease in a sculpted profile, possibly in additional colors. Oh, and I am thinking about releasing fitting desk / mouse mats, already made a picture of Alice playing Cricket, fot that. Stay tuned.

Anticipating some FAQ, here are some answers:

Q: "Why DSA?"
A: I like the profile, love pbt and am trying to use PMK's offer to produce dye sublimated sets at the moment.

Q: "What about profile X?"
A: I'd love to run this set in a subsequent round in another profile, like XDA, Sculpted SA, KAT, or some other spherical profile, if there is enough interest.

Q: "Will there be support for keyboard Y?"
A: It would be great to have support for as many keyboards as possible, including ergodox. Suggest your favorites and comment!

Q: "I know it's a long shot, but what about ALPS?"
A: I'd be happy for PMK to produce this in DSA ALPS in a future round:)

TODO:
  • Produce it!
  • Artisans?
  • TBD

UPDATE LOG:
  • Updated colors, kits and renders
  • Updated renders with actual colors
  • Added colors, 40% kit and reworked all kits
  • reworked all kits and refined legends
  • Contacted manufacturer, added color options and ergodox kit
  • Added new novelty caps and updated ortho render
  • Seem ppl like the mirrored legends, so they stay :)
  • Added preliminary kits, more to come
  • Added new novelties and gamer mini kits
  • Added the preliminary ISO kit with its own novelty, renamed 'WIN' to 'SYS' and further extended the Alternate kit
  • Made legends smaller for better fit and aesthetic appeal

THANK you for your interest, comments and suggestions. Your help is crucial to make this a set for as many people as possible! Contact me if you're interested in cooperating on this set, making artisan keycaps, or want to work together on a keycap set of your own: I love creating novelties  :))

PS. For all those who really dislike DSA: there is a keycaps in there, just for you ;)

Example renders:
188849-23235763-24
More to come...

P.S. This set was formerly introduced as 188863-25
« Last Edit: Thu, 13 February 2020, 16:23:38 by LastBrat »

Offline TwiztedGaming

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Re: [IC] DSA Sub. 'Alice in Wonderland' custom
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 07 February 2018, 08:06:41 »
I want this set so bad! I literally just made a geekhack account to reply and make sure this happens. Beautiful set and great job!

Offline LastBrat

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Re: [IC] DSA Sub. 'Alice in Wonderland' custom
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 07 February 2018, 09:18:38 »
Very happy to hear it  :thumb:
BTW: I'll be updating soon with additional novelties, so watch this topic :)

Offline arhetue

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Re: [IC] DSA Sub. 'Alice in Wonderland' custom
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 07 February 2018, 09:40:51 »
I would be so in for this. Looks great!

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Re: [IC] DSA Sub. 'Alice in Wonderland' custom
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 07 February 2018, 09:51:50 »
Nice work!!  ;D

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Re: [IC] DSA Sub. 'Alice in Wonderland' custom
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 07 February 2018, 11:30:36 »
Really nice!!  I think the font is a little too large though. for some reason the legends look huge.

The novelties look nice too.  I'm thinking you can add just the floating smile from the cheshire cat on a novelty spacebar.  Not too big, and maybe offset to one side.  just throwing out ideas.

the pure white base is a little bright for my tastes, but I do think it looks good overall.

Offline LastBrat

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Re: [IC] DSA Sub. 'Alice in Wonderland' custom
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 07 February 2018, 12:07:51 »
Thank you! I've updated the design with smaller legends now.

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Re: [IC] DSA Sub. 'Alice in Wonderland' custom
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 07 February 2018, 17:13:31 »
omg this is great ... love the "mirrored" legend on backspace  :) 
« Last Edit: Wed, 07 February 2018, 17:22:20 by amatecha »

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Re: [IC] DSA Sub. 'Alice in Wonderland' custom
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 08 February 2018, 09:32:52 »
Yes please :)

Offline Darknight00z

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Re: [IC] DSA Sub. 'Alice in Wonderland' custom
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 08 February 2018, 12:26:59 »
Quite like the font design and everything. But I feel like its missing some color to really encapsulate the "wonderland/ fantasy" design.

Offline Etsetra

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Re: [IC] DSA Sub. 'Alice in Wonderland' custom
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 08 February 2018, 14:37:11 »
How about the Mad Hatter, Twin Brothers and the larva as novelties? I'm just throwing stuff out there atm.

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Re: [IC] DSA Sub. 'Alice in Wonderland' custom
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 08 February 2018, 14:48:18 »
I like the idea. I'm not in love with the enter key being a novelty. Also, I'd be interested in a "suited" num-row (like you have with the QAJK keys, but all 1 suit).
F Keys belong on the left.

Offline LastBrat

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Re: [IC] DSA Sub. 'Alice in Wonderland' custom
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 08 February 2018, 16:20:26 »
Thank you for all your suggestions, I'm working on the colorful version, as well as adding new novelties, with of course the whole tea party crew :)

I like thje F-row idea, will experiment with it, thanks!

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Re: [IC] DSA Sub. 'Alice in Wonderland' custom
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 08 February 2018, 19:47:00 »
I showed this to my girlfriend who loves Alice in Wonderland, she might finally let me get her a decent keyboard because of this.   She would like to see red rose or a dripping white rose painted red preferably for the numpad 0. 

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Re: [IC] DSA Sub. 'Alice in Wonderland' custom
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 08 February 2018, 21:47:29 »
Love the font on these and am looking for a keyset for my ortho 40%. Looks like I found it! Can't wait to see it in person
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Offline LastBrat

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Re: [IC] DSA Sub. 'Alice in Wonderland' custom
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 09 February 2018, 05:04:35 »
Love the font on these and am looking for a keyset for my ortho 40%. Looks like I found it! Can't wait to see it in person
Good one, will certainly see how I can fit it in. Glad the set has a broader appeal :)

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Re: [IC] DSA Sub. 'Alice in Wonderland' custom
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 09 February 2018, 21:28:40 »
Does look like it needs a bit more colour but I like it.

Offline LastBrat

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Re: [IC] DSA Sub. 'Alice in Wonderland' custom
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 10 February 2018, 16:24:23 »
Does look like it needs a bit more colour but I like it.

Working on it :) I've got it narrowed down to a few choices.
Meanwhile: I've added new novelties!

Offline TwiztedGaming

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Re: [IC] DSA Sub. 'Alice in Wonderland' custom
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 10 February 2018, 16:34:33 »
Does look like it needs a bit more colour but I like it.

Working on it :) I've got it narrowed down to a few choices.
Meanwhile: I've added new novelties!
LastBrat: beautiful work on the novelties!!!! I'm loving the progress and the gamer pack is a perfect addition!! Can not wait to see this set in person!!!

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Re: [IC] DSA Sub. 'Alice in Wonderland' custom
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 10 February 2018, 16:44:04 »
This would look amazing in a wooden case.  Pretty classic

Offline TwiztedGaming

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Re: [IC] DSA Sub. 'Alice in Wonderland' custom
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 10 February 2018, 16:48:13 »
This would look amazing in a wooden case.  Pretty classic
Brilliant idea!!!

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Offline LastBrat

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Re: [IC] DSA Sub. 'Alice in Wonderland' custom
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 11 February 2018, 01:45:49 »
This would look amazing in a wooden case.  Pretty classic
Thank you! Yeah, a classic feel is what I'm going for. I'm pretty excited about the upcoming colors too, just have to hear back from PMK before I'm sure it's doable.

Offline LastBrat

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Re: [IC] DSA Sub. 'Alice in Wonderland' custom
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 11 February 2018, 01:47:08 »
LastBrat: beautiful work on the novelties!!!! I'm loving the progress and the gamer pack is a perfect addition!! Can not wait to see this set in person!!!

Thanks a bunch, I can't wait to see it too :)

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Re: [IC] DSA Sub. 'Alice in Wonderland' custom
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 11 February 2018, 02:37:01 »
Holy mackerel, yes!

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Re: [IC] DSA PBT. 'Alice in Wonderland' custom
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 12 February 2018, 13:13:46 »
Subbed

Offline LastBrat

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Re: [IC] DSA PBT. 'Alice in Wonderland' custom
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 12 February 2018, 17:14:37 »
Holy mackerel, yes!

Subbed
Thanks guys!
Also: good news, heard back from PMK (Thanks Melissa!) and will be able to finish my kit and colored version design very soon :)

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Re: [IC] DSA PBT. 'Alice in Wonderland' custom
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 12 February 2018, 17:43:15 »
wow, this has really turned out nice.  I'd definitely be in for a set

Offline LastBrat

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Re: [IC] DSA PBT. 'Alice in Wonderland' custom
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 13 February 2018, 15:40:10 »
wow, this has really turned out nice.  I'd definitely be in for a set
Super!

Please, everyone who is interested, fill in my tiny survey here:
https://goo.gl/forms/07yuj7MFZ5zgA4md2

To help me choose the colorway and finilize the kits.

Offline tanvir175

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Re: [IC] DSA PBT. Inverse of Alice ('Alice in Wonderland') BIG update 13.02.
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 14 February 2018, 16:45:52 »
That psychedelic colorway looks so ****ing dope!

Sad to think it may not happen because most people prefer more classic colorways :(

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Re: [IC] DSA PBT. Inverse of Alice ('Alice in Wonderland') BIG update 13.02.
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 14 February 2018, 18:34:15 »
That psychedelic colorway looks so ****ing dope!

Sad to think it may not happen because most people prefer more classic colorways :(
I see.
I think that it is a demerit in majority vote.

Offline LastBrat

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Re: [IC] DSA PBT. Inverse of Alice ('Alice in Wonderland') BIG update 13.02.
« Reply #30 on: Thu, 22 February 2018, 17:00:33 »
Updated all kits, after listening to the feedback from the survey. Thank you everybody who filled it in!
One notable change is that I moved the 6.25 space from the alphas to the TKL mods, this will mean that ortho and ergodox buyers won't have to pay for an unused large cap, while the rest of us won't care :)

Please comment on the changes and (re) take the survey if you have 2 minutes.
https://goo.gl/forms/WFtA9NNfa9znw0Jp1
Thank you!

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Re: [IC] DSA PBT. Inverse of Alice ('Alice in Wonderland') BIG update 13.02.
« Reply #31 on: Thu, 22 February 2018, 22:40:04 »
So will the keys in the stock set be white or beige?

Offline LastBrat

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Re: [IC] DSA PBT. Inverse of Alice ('Alice in Wonderland') Kits update 23.02.
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 23 February 2018, 02:19:08 »
It will be something in between I hope :) A tiny bit more cream colored (like the SA carbon) than white.
The color in the kits is off (too yellow / saturated), I'm working on 3D renders atm, where I can get it right.
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Re: [IC] DSA PBT. Inverse of Alice ('Alice in Wonderland') Kits update 23.02.
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 23 February 2018, 04:02:06 »
Pretty. Love them.  :D

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Re: [IC] DSA PBT. Inverse of Alice ('Alice in Wonderland') Kits update 23.02.
« Reply #34 on: Fri, 23 February 2018, 11:21:31 »
Is there a listserv I can get on to get updates about these?

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Re: [IC] DSA PBT. Inverse of Alice ('Alice in Wonderland') Kits update 23.02.
« Reply #35 on: Fri, 23 February 2018, 13:02:16 »
You can click "notify" on the thread then you get email on any updates.
Today's quote: '...“but then the customer successfully broke that.”

Offline LastBrat

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Re: [IC] DSA PBT. Inverse of Alice ('Alice in Wonderland') update 04.03
« Reply #36 on: Sun, 04 March 2018, 08:24:11 »
Another major update! Colors and kits are updated :) Let me know what you think!

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Re: [IC] DSA PBT. Inverse of Alice ('Alice in Wonderland') update 04.03
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 04 March 2018, 08:54:43 »
Another major update! Colors and kits are updated :) Let me know what you think!

Love it. Been following this and it keeps getting better, but with all of the kits now what is the MOQ situation going to be like? What’s your timing for GB?

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Re: [IC] DSA PBT. Inverse of Alice ('Alice in Wonderland') update 04.03
« Reply #38 on: Sun, 04 March 2018, 11:01:16 »
Next thing on the agenda is to check pricing and practicalities with manufacturer. As soon as I know more, I will update the info and finilize the kits hopefully :)

EDIT: Also just split the Additional keys kit into a 40% and 60%+ keyboards. I'd appreciate any feedback on these two if you happen to own those keyboards :)
« Last Edit: Sun, 04 March 2018, 15:00:55 by LastBrat »

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Re: [IC] DSA PBT. Inverse of Alice ('Alice in Wonderland') update 04.03
« Reply #39 on: Sun, 04 March 2018, 22:21:51 »
all in guys, all in

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Re: [IC] DSA PBT. Inverse of Alice ('Alice in Wonderland') update 04.03
« Reply #40 on: Fri, 09 March 2018, 06:30:52 »
please have support for leopold FC980M non standard bottom row and will likely purchase this set.

Offline LastBrat

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Re: [IC] DSA PBT. Inverse of Alice ('Alice in Wonderland') update 04.03
« Reply #41 on: Fri, 09 March 2018, 11:35:26 »
please have support for leopold FC980M non standard bottom row and will likely purchase this set.
No problem, it's already supported, with the 'adapter' and '6u space bar' kits :)

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Re: [IC] DSA PBT. Inverse of Alice ('Alice in Wonderland') update 04.03
« Reply #42 on: Fri, 09 March 2018, 14:58:47 »
The white and pink comination is amazing!! Can’t wait for the group buy. Love your work  :thumb: :thumb:

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Re: [IC] DSA PBT. Inverse of Alice ('Alice in Wonderland') update 04.03
« Reply #43 on: Sat, 10 March 2018, 05:40:15 »
First 60% render’s color combinations are perfect. Just thought cream modifiers and white alphas would look even better. You have come a long way since your first interest check! Excited to see how this turns out!


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Re: [IC] DSA PBT. Inverse of Alice ('Alice in Wonderland') update 04.03
« Reply #44 on: Sat, 10 March 2018, 07:23:51 »
Love the all cream colored style!
Can't wait for the GB  :thumb:
Waiting for GMK Miami Dolch ISO . . .

Looking for: Titainium Spacebar 6.25

      

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Re: [IC] DSA PBT. Inverse of Alice ('Alice in Wonderland') update 04.03
« Reply #45 on: Sat, 10 March 2018, 11:05:56 »
First 60% render’s color combinations are perfect. Just thought cream modifiers and white alphas would look even better. You have come a long way since your first interest check! Excited to see how this turns out!
Thank you!
Here is a sample render of a popular combo:
191183-0
And a more excentric one:
191185-1
« Last Edit: Sat, 10 March 2018, 11:38:59 by LastBrat »

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Re: [IC] DSA PBT. Inverse of Alice ('Alice in Wonderland') update 04.03
« Reply #46 on: Sat, 10 March 2018, 12:23:16 »
First 60% render’s color combinations are perfect. Just thought cream modifiers and white alphas would look even better. You have come a long way since your first interest check! Excited to see how this turns out!
Thank you!
Here is a sample render of a popular combo:
(Attachment Link)
And a more excentric one:
(Attachment Link)

Ah yess thanks for the renders man :D


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Re: [IC] DSA PBT. Inverse of Alice ('Alice in Wonderland') update 04.03
« Reply #47 on: Sat, 10 March 2018, 16:38:32 »
Got some renders for you, while we're waiting on the word back from the manufacturer:
191221-0191223-1191225-2

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Re: [IC] DSA PBT. Inverse of Alice ('Alice in Wonderland') update 04.03
« Reply #48 on: Sun, 11 March 2018, 23:36:57 »
please have support for leopold FC980M non standard bottom row and will likely purchase this set.
No problem, it's already supported, with the 'adapter' and '6u space bar' kits :)
Awesome!! Thank You, i really really can't wait for GB

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Re: [IC] DSA PBT. Inverse of Alice ('Alice in Wonderland') update 04.03
« Reply #49 on: Wed, 14 March 2018, 13:29:50 »
First time actually using my account, I want this set so badly for my Nyquist. Can't wait for the GB!