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[IC] DSA Milkshake (GB live!)
« on: Fri, 27 April 2018, 13:34:37 »


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Hi, first time designing a keyset, the main idea there was to create something kinda minimalist but very singular. Thereby I drew 'curves based' icons, I wanted to make something fresh with round shapes.
Still, in this spirit of simplicity, I used pastel Pantone® Colors in order to add a sweet color touch and have a smooth contrast with the rest of the keyset.

I also chose a simple and rounded font called 'moon' for the legends, but I had to draw some characters in particular. No copyright issue here since I bought it.

I'm still hesitating between DSA and XDA profile, you may help there guys! It will be DSA, according to the results of the poll.
It should be PBT Dye-Sub.

Huge thanks to Oblotzky for his help and the renders he made. He made everything possible!
Also thanks to David from Candykeys who helped me a lot to make the set become reality.


You can find me on Discord biip#4019 or on reddit u/biiperino for more information.

Thanks for your feedback

MD poll : https://www.massdrop.com/vote/DSA-Milkshake
Initial Reddit post : https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/8fe3f7/ic_dsa_milkshake/
Google poll (closed): https://goo.gl/forms/5cJ6nq9db6qUpcRr2

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Updates


03.02 : First design posted on Keychatters Slack
04.27 : Initial post
04.27 : Special kit : 1.75u shift removed, and legend error fix
04.28 : Alphas mods : ~ and \ | removed
04.28 : Ortho kit : capslock repaced by shift
04.28 : Alphas colors mods added
04.28 : Forty color mods : blanks added
05.10 : Alpha color mods and 40 color mods removed
05.10 : Tenkeyless, Forties, Ergo dox, Numpad and ISO UK kits received some accent colors
05.10 : Spacebars kit added
05.10 : Ortho kit : 2u spacebar added
05.10 : RBGYP kit added
05.11 : M60-A and TKL renders by Oblotzky
05.11 : Milkshake Icon added in the Fruits kit
05.11 : NorDeUk kit added, replacing UK kit
05.14 : Fruits kit extension
05.15 : RGBYP kit fix
05.16 : Samples ordered
05.17 : Poll closed, GB announcement, Poll results
05.18 : Numrow added to Weirdo kit
05.21 : Colemak kit update
05.22 : Weirdo kit extended to Alpha Weirdo kit
06.14 : Dots kit added
06.17 : RGBYP, Mac OS and Specialities kits fixes due to duplicates
06.28 : Samples received
06.29 : 1.25u added in Spacebars kit


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Kinda fun fact since it has now been removed… My set was copied a few days after the initial Reddit and GH threads by a Chinese manufacturer.
They basically ripped the jpeg of my Planck render. You can see it was in the very early stage of the project since it has one "mistake" I made: Capslock icon instead of Shift.

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copied before I even have the samples
Thanks to Jebbra for this suggestion

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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 27 April 2018, 13:38:06 »
Really like this. Icons are refreshing.

Regarding the font, are you sure you're allowed to use it commercially? Simply just buying it sometimes is for personal use only.

DSA or XDA both work for me, but I think DSA for this one. It's cuter.

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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 27 April 2018, 13:42:32 »
I really like this. From the icon mods to the pastel colors on the monochrome white. Looks great.  :thumb:
« Last Edit: Sat, 28 April 2018, 21:36:19 by Al41 »

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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 27 April 2018, 13:47:29 »
oooo that looks awesome, i think this would be great on smaller boards like 40% ones

id only ask for like a blanks kit that includes everything between 2.75 and 1.25

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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 27 April 2018, 13:49:04 »
Regarding the font, are you sure you're allowed to use it commercially? Simply just buying it sometimes is for personal use only.

Yea I'm allowed :)
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A single user licence allows for commercial use for one user. For use on anything you please, both print and digital.
thanks for the kind comment!

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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 27 April 2018, 13:53:35 »
I like this.

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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 27 April 2018, 13:55:34 »
Regarding the font, are you sure you're allowed to use it commercially? Simply just buying it sometimes is for personal use only.

Yea I'm allowed :)
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A single user licence allows for commercial use for one user. For use on anything you please, both print and digital.
thanks for the kind comment!

Ah good!

Ask Oblotzky to render on the 280 ;)

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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 27 April 2018, 14:01:28 »
Interested! Always nice to see ideas for new font and legend styles being designed.
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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 27 April 2018, 14:01:50 »
If you decide to go with xda, I'd be in for the weirdo kit.
Do you think that if you were able to somehow run around in a circle at the speed of light you'd be able to create a sort of tear in the space-time-continuum where you'd be able to **** your own ******* continuously?

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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 27 April 2018, 14:04:56 »
There has been numerous new ICs using pastel colors recently; dsa mystery, icecream R2, and now milkshake.
DSA Milkshake is by far my favorite out of all of these. I love the font and minimalistic style it provides, and something about it is just so refreshing (Oblotzky does some hella fine renders). As u/Baron mentioned, I really think this minimalistic style works really well with 40% keyboards, and I'll definitely pick up alphas, ortho, werido, and 40s kit when this becomes available.

one criticism, which is of course my personal opinion, while I like the minimalistic mod symbols, I think they look rather "lonely" on keys >2u. There just seems to be a bit too much blank space on the larger keys.

nonetheless, I really do like this set A LOT and am looking forward to its drop.

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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 27 April 2018, 14:15:08 »
This set looks pretty cool.

With the dsa profile and those ortho mods, it would work great on Ducks TCV3 that's coming up pretty soon.

Mark me interested.
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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 27 April 2018, 14:18:13 »
Not usually a fan of icon mods, but I think these look great! very cutesy look,

really love the fruit kit XD

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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 27 April 2018, 14:19:36 »
Not loving the ampersand character, but otherwise, it looks really solid.  :thumb:
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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 27 April 2018, 14:32:34 »
DSA and SP and I'm in for sure. Loving the icon mod, really refreshing to see a new style!

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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 27 April 2018, 14:36:01 »
Thanks you all for the kind feedback! Really encouraging :)

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one criticism, which is, of course, my personal opinion, while I like the minimalistic mod symbols, I think they look rather "lonely" on keys >2u. There just seems to be a bit too much blank space on the larger keys.
Well, you make a point. I could definitively try to adjust some >2U keycaps!

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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 27 April 2018, 14:53:40 »
Looks pretty good. pretty pretty good. love the icon mods.

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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 27 April 2018, 14:54:27 »
i like the icon legends
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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 27 April 2018, 15:05:08 »
is there any chance for fortify color to have the same blanks as the normal fortify kit?

also i think XDA would be more interesting than just normal DSA

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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 27 April 2018, 15:20:53 »
would appreciate xda


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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 27 April 2018, 15:26:47 »
I'd be in for this (DSA or XDA doesn't matter).


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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 27 April 2018, 15:28:49 »
Really good-looking set! I think DSA would be best here

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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 27 April 2018, 15:39:04 »
Such a clean set! I'd prefer XDA

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[IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 27 April 2018, 15:41:04 »
Count me in! I’m good with XDA or DSA.


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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 27 April 2018, 16:42:35 »
I would love to see ISO/Nordic layout  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 27 April 2018, 16:57:47 »
I'm not in the market for a set right now, but I wish I were! Good luck with this!

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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 27 April 2018, 17:12:32 »
I would love to see ISO/Nordic layout  :thumb:
would appreciate it as well :thumb:


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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 27 April 2018, 17:13:00 »
hope this will be succesful


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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 27 April 2018, 17:16:12 »
This is super cute and lovely. I like the simple theme, and the icon set is great. I'm also not seeking to buy any more DSA at the moment, but good luck!

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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 27 April 2018, 17:22:03 »
I also favor DSA

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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #29 on: Fri, 27 April 2018, 17:29:21 »
This looks amazing, put me down for an ortho + weirdo combo!

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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 27 April 2018, 18:22:25 »
I like this set; the curved icons are refreshing. It would be nice if the Forty Color came with spacebars or the spacebars in Forty were split off, but that's not a big deal. As far as DSA vs XDA, I'm partial to XDA, but I like both and would prefer whichever ends up cheaper.

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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #31 on: Fri, 27 April 2018, 19:55:12 »
ok I don't know why this is bugging me so much but does this icon look out of place to anyone else? Like the other icons have dots or arrows and this one doesn't...idk maybe I'm just crazy
Do you think that if you were able to somehow run around in a circle at the speed of light you'd be able to create a sort of tear in the space-time-continuum where you'd be able to **** your own ******* continuously?

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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 27 April 2018, 19:58:09 »
ok I don't know why this is bugging me so much but does this icon look out of place to anyone else? Like the other icons have dots or arrows and this one doesn't...idk maybe I'm just crazy

Mmmh well It's the pause icon, but I guess I could try something.

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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 27 April 2018, 20:20:39 »
I love it, if this goes through I'll probably throw it the weirdo kit + ortho on my planck :)

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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #34 on: Fri, 27 April 2018, 21:03:56 »
This is very cute I will be in for a set for sure

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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #35 on: Fri, 27 April 2018, 23:19:28 »
I think I'm in for Weirdo + Ergodox. That's pretty much me at this point.

Oh -- I'll cast my vote for XDA too.
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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #36 on: Fri, 27 April 2018, 23:56:51 »
In for (at least) one as soon as you post them. Prefer DSA.

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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #37 on: Sat, 28 April 2018, 00:39:08 »
These legends are amazing, also very intrigued by the weirdo kit. I’ve never tried DSA or XDA but this might tempt me to :)

A small critique is that most of the color kits seem geared towards ortho/40% users, so it would be nice to see an option to add color for more standard layout users.

Also, it seems you have ~’ and |\ in both the mods and the alphas kit as well, not sure if this intentional but it struck me as odd.
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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #38 on: Sat, 28 April 2018, 01:20:45 »
In for 40 color for sure!

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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #39 on: Sat, 28 April 2018, 02:02:53 »
Love this!

Not really fussed about XDA or DSA - slight preference to XDA but either would be great.

I'd likely be in for alphas, ortho mods, mono, forty colour, colevrak, blank colour and fruits...

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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #40 on: Sat, 28 April 2018, 02:14:45 »
Have you considered MT3? XDA > DSA imo, looks great

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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #41 on: Sat, 28 April 2018, 02:21:55 »
Ohhh, I'm loving the curvy design theme. I do think you could extend it to the arrows used and have their sides curve slightly as well -- which is not exactly rare on literal arrows, too.

EDIT: FWIW, I'd much prefer XDA to DSA. It is significantly nicer to type on, and also cheaper.
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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #42 on: Sat, 28 April 2018, 04:21:44 »
Well done biip, very well done! Everything looks so solid at the first sight. The only icon that bother me is the command icon, I think you better make something that resemble it rather than straight redrawing it, because it looks very very off.

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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #43 on: Sat, 28 April 2018, 04:33:21 »
me gusta

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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #44 on: Sat, 28 April 2018, 06:09:51 »
Nice designed set.  I am not much of a 40% user but this makes so much sense for me that I would like to use it.

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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #45 on: Sat, 28 April 2018, 06:14:10 »
Thank you so much for your kind comments and suggestions guys <3

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is there any chance for fortify color to have the same blanks as the normal fortify kit?
Yea, several people asked for it, I guess I'll add them.

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I would love to see ISO/Nordic layout
Gonna work on it!

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A small critique is that most of the color kits seem geared towards ortho/40% users, so it would be nice to see an option to add color for more standard layout users.
I'll make an Alphas Color Mods kit very soon.

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also, it seems you have ~’ and |\ in both the mods and the alphas kit as well, not sure if this intentional but it struck me as odd.
Indeed, you make a point there… I'll fix that, and remove them from mods.

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Have you considered MT3? XDA > DSA imo, looks great
Not really, I largely prefer uniform profiles. I'll make a poll soon in order to see which profile (between XDA and DSA) people prefer.

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he only icon that bother me is the command icon, I think you better make something that resembles it rather than straight redrawing it because it looks very very off.
Are you talking about this one?

Well, I made, in the beginning, just a circle but Idk, I didn't like it. What do you have in mind?

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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #46 on: Sat, 28 April 2018, 06:18:19 »
Really nice, I'm in

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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #47 on: Sat, 28 April 2018, 07:04:11 »
iso norde would be amazing (even better in the weirdo style)


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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #48 on: Sat, 28 April 2018, 07:50:15 »
iso norde would be amazing (even better in the weirdo style)

Thing is mate realistically we struggle to hit moq for iso as it is if it's split from a main 'base set'. The only way it's possible to even come close for a norde kit is if it's on massdrop and even then it's tight =S. I realise this is very easy for me to say as the default iso option given in buys is almost always UK, conveniently for myself.

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Re: [IC] DSA Milkshake
« Reply #49 on: Sat, 28 April 2018, 10:27:36 »
Some updates!
  • Alphas mods : ~ and \ | removed
  • Ortho mods : capslock repaced by shift
  • Alphas colors mods added
  • Forty color mods : blanks added




I prefer blank white spacebars, but I'll prolly make some colourful spacebars kits soon™ too.
I shall also maybe adjust the alphas color kit. Need to test it on different layouts.
« Last Edit: Sat, 28 April 2018, 10:31:56 by biip »