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[IC] GMK Achromatic // NEW SURVEY 12.08
« on: Sat, 24 November 2018, 05:27:31 »



PLEASE FILL OUT THIS SURVEY


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My name is Brett, an LA based Jr. Art Director. I've lurked and been interested in this community for quite some time. I've recently been more interested in customs (boards/ caps) and the art of mechanical keyboards in general; what an a w e s o m e community we have. I have some colorways spinning laps in my brain, here's one of them.

now onto the caps

I believe neutral keycaps are an essential part of one's collection. How much more neutral can you get than gray? Contrary to popular belief, there are more than 50 shades of gray, and I think we can hash out a colorway with just the right shades.

I want to experiment with darker alphas and lighter mods, ya know- deviate from the normal. This set will feature dark gray alphas, not so dark mods, and not dark at all accents. I'm also planning on running an all text mod kit (sans the arrow keys) to keep a minimal, clean aesthetic
(but what about text arrows tho????)



12/01:

Been playing around with some rendering and 3D, I'll work on getting more done eventually, but here's one to start off!




11/27:

- Added Mod colored Pipe n' slash and stepped control
- Lightened alphas to a darker gray and matched legends to the light gray accent (still debating on whether or not I like this- as there is less contrast now, but it definitely fits the theme more)
- Added text arrows to base kit




11/24:
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to do

-update renders
-fix kits kinda
-create polls
-Finalize colors / match pantone
-create logo / identity for caps


There's a lot of work to be done still, any feedback would be appreciated
« Last Edit: Sat, 08 December 2018, 16:45:25 by glubazoid »

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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 24 November 2018, 05:32:46 »
So far looks pretty freaking awesome to me. Just saying!

Good job!
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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 24 November 2018, 05:36:25 »
will that be a custom palette?

or it's alphas = dolchs mods / mods = dolch alphas
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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 24 November 2018, 05:37:40 »
looks like reverse dolch, not a bad thing imo

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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 24 November 2018, 06:06:31 »
For sure in on this.

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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 24 November 2018, 06:08:49 »
I'm loving the concept, and I am always down for text mods!

I know some SA kits will have spelled out text arrow keys (up, down, left, right):

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(Oh god! Please excuse the key positions!  :eek:)

I don't actually recall seeing any gmk sets with these however, but would be interested in seeing what you come up with and how they turns out.


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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 24 November 2018, 06:23:47 »
Really like this!

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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 24 November 2018, 06:38:36 »
Looks great - will def grab this if/when it goes to GB

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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 24 November 2018, 07:02:47 »
I would be really grateful for a VIM kit (hjkl arrows + escape + control (r3)) with the lighter grey  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 24 November 2018, 07:34:51 »
i think icon mods would look better

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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 24 November 2018, 08:35:12 »
I really really like the look of this.

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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 24 November 2018, 09:42:35 »
Another minimalistic looking keyset. Looking good


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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 24 November 2018, 10:10:26 »
I love this. Also supported GMK gray on black and gmk DOOM which both unfortunately floundered and went nowhere. If you can get this to GB Iím 100% in. GL

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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 24 November 2018, 10:34:37 »
This looks fantastic. I'd be potentially interested in just a modifier kit in grey as well because already own GMK WoB.

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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 24 November 2018, 11:05:06 »
Am interested if icon mods.

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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 24 November 2018, 11:08:33 »
I generally shy away from darker GMK sets, so I probably won't get it myself, but it's a beautiful looking set! Good luck :)
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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 24 November 2018, 11:51:52 »
Looks nice! Reminds me of an inverted, slightly less warm dolch.
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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 24 November 2018, 12:15:48 »
I always wondered how you can improve on a WoB set, I love it.
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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 24 November 2018, 12:24:49 »
I'm loving the concept, and I am always down for text mods!

I know some SA kits will have spelled out text arrow keys (up, down, left, right):

(Attachment Link)

(Oh god! Please excuse the key positions!  :eek:)

I don't actually recall seeing any gmk sets with these however, but would be interested in seeing what you come up with and how they turns out.

IIrc Camping had text arrows, so the molds should exist and I expect they'd look good here.

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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 24 November 2018, 13:20:49 »
This is simple and amazing

EDIT: I am not a fan of the black legends on the light grey

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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 24 November 2018, 13:24:43 »
will that be a custom palette?

or it's alphas = dolchs mods / mods = dolch alphas

It's essentially this:

Looks nice! Reminds me of an inverted, slightly less warm dolch.

Since I'll be using cooler grays, it'll be a custom palette.

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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 24 November 2018, 13:36:43 »
I would be really grateful for a VIM kit (hjkl arrows + escape + control (r3)) with the lighter grey  :thumb:

Was planning on some lighter gray another "extras" kit. Possibly with text arrows if the moulds exist, VIM kit, lighter gray spacebars, but we'll see

This is simple and amazing

EDIT: I am not a fan of the black legends on the light grey

It's actually a dark gray, any suggestions? It may possibly be a tinge too dark and too contrast-y right now


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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic
« Reply #22 on: Sat, 24 November 2018, 14:16:11 »
I'd love to see a render with a SLIGHTLY lighter grey for the alphas, think it'd look even cleaner

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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic
« Reply #23 on: Sat, 24 November 2018, 15:22:29 »
Looks great! Interested.

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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic
« Reply #24 on: Sat, 24 November 2018, 15:26:21 »

...Possibly with text arrows if the moulds exist...


Text arrows should exist, as they were used in GMK Space Cadet. Not sure if you would need permission to use them, however.
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« Reply #25 on: Sat, 24 November 2018, 19:30:17 »
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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic
« Reply #26 on: Sat, 24 November 2018, 23:05:20 »
Yes I like this

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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic
« Reply #27 on: Sat, 24 November 2018, 23:29:52 »
Looks great! Definitely interested

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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 01:10:22 »
This would be great with RGB mods.

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« Reply #29 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 01:46:40 »
I'll take it


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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 26 November 2018, 04:36:18 »
+1 for slightly lighter on the alphas than the render- I thought they were black judging from the picture, and I think your chances for success will go up the further away you get from WoB. Very nice!!

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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic
« Reply #31 on: Tue, 27 November 2018, 08:25:33 »
I'm loving the concept, and I am always down for text mods!

I know some SA kits will have spelled out text arrow keys (up, down, left, right):

(Attachment Link)

(Oh god! Please excuse the key positions!  :eek:)

I don't actually recall seeing any gmk sets with these however, but would be interested in seeing what you come up with and how they turns out.

IIrc Camping had text arrows, so the molds should exist and I expect they'd look good here.

Space Cadet as well

I like this KeySet

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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 27 November 2018, 17:35:42 »
Feedback: bring it on!

I was never a fan of the WoB theme (can't talk of themes, can you?). But this is genius.

Waiting for this to happen..

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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 27 November 2018, 17:36:50 »
The grey enter is - okay!

But without is even better. Cheers.

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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 27 November 2018, 19:40:43 »
Yeah, Iím paying close attention to this set. Well done OP.

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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 27 November 2018, 22:24:39 »
This is my type of set! Really like what you have out of the gate. Maybe you could go the extra step with very light gray legends instead of white? Maybe the same gray as your accents?

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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 27 November 2018, 23:50:45 »
Small Update- Updated OP

- Added Mod colored Pipe n' slash and stepped control
- Lightened alphas to a darker gray and matched legends to the light gray accent (still debating on whether or not I like this- as there is less contrast now, but it definitely fits the theme more)
- Added text arrows to base kit



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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 27 November 2018, 23:53:53 »
I'm loving the concept, and I am always down for text mods!

I know some SA kits will have spelled out text arrow keys (up, down, left, right):

(Attachment Link)

(Oh god! Please excuse the key positions!  :eek:)

I don't actually recall seeing any gmk sets with these however, but would be interested in seeing what you come up with and how they turns out.

IIrc Camping had text arrows, so the molds should exist and I expect they'd look good here.


...Possibly with text arrows if the moulds exist...


Text arrows should exist, as they were used in GMK Space Cadet. Not sure if you would need permission to use them, however.

I'm loving the concept, and I am always down for text mods!

I know some SA kits will have spelled out text arrow keys (up, down, left, right):

(Attachment Link)

(Oh god! Please excuse the key positions!  :eek:)

I don't actually recall seeing any gmk sets with these however, but would be interested in seeing what you come up with and how they turns out.

IIrc Camping had text arrows, so the molds should exist and I expect they'd look good here.

Space Cadet as well

I like this KeySet

I've contacted GMK and Oblotzky, text arrows are in public domain and I do plan on using them going forward!

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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic // small update 11.27
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 00:24:37 »
looks stunning!

only thing it's missing is a 1.5u 'Code' or 'Meta' key, either would be fine by me

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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic // small update 11.27
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 00:28:33 »
looks stunning!

only thing it's missing is a 1.5u 'Code' or 'Meta' key, either would be fine by me

I've included a 1.5u 'Super' key, for us Mac users out there!

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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic // small update 11.27
« Reply #40 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 07:05:05 »
Dope updates. Iím into those text arrows

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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic
« Reply #41 on: Thu, 29 November 2018, 08:00:11 »
will that be a custom palette?

or it's alphas = dolchs mods / mods = dolch alphas

It's essentially this:

Looks nice! Reminds me of an inverted, slightly less warm dolch.

Since I'll be using cooler grays, it'll be a custom palette.

Had me until custom palette. Why not just use GMK colors? They have a good variety and makes it easier to mix & match colors & sets for those of us who like to do that sort of thing. :) lol

Plus, don't know for sure, but must be cheaper/easier to work with GMK if they don't have to mix up custom colors.

Good luck!

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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic // small update 11.27
« Reply #42 on: Thu, 29 November 2018, 08:02:21 »
Good colour scheme, I hope you make an icon mods kit though  :eek:

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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic // small update 11.27
« Reply #43 on: Fri, 30 November 2018, 18:09:27 »
Like the look. Interested!

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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic // small update 11.27
« Reply #44 on: Fri, 30 November 2018, 18:45:34 »
Dope! a clean minimal set. ( finally ) :cool: Where would you consider running this set?

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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic // small update 11.27
« Reply #45 on: Fri, 30 November 2018, 20:11:40 »
This is awesome. Love the colors and text mods. Exactly what I've been wanting for my M60-A. Personally I could use a second Fn key because the default M60-A layout has 2 Fn keys.

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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic // small update 11.27
« Reply #46 on: Fri, 30 November 2018, 23:46:18 »
Dope! a clean minimal set. ( finally ) :cool: Where would you consider running this set?

That's still sometime in the future, I'm super IRL busy! I've still got quite a bunch of stuff to do on my to do list

Good colour scheme, I hope you make an icon mods kit though  :eek:

I plan on running an all text mod only kit. If there's enough interest (there have been some) I might open up to creating an Icon mod kit.

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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic
« Reply #47 on: Fri, 30 November 2018, 23:47:41 »
will that be a custom palette?

or it's alphas = dolchs mods / mods = dolch alphas

It's essentially this:

Looks nice! Reminds me of an inverted, slightly less warm dolch.

Since I'll be using cooler grays, it'll be a custom palette.

Had me until custom palette. Why not just use GMK colors? They have a good variety and makes it easier to mix & match colors & sets for those of us who like to do that sort of thing. :) lol

Plus, don't know for sure, but must be cheaper/easier to work with GMK if they don't have to mix up custom colors.

Good luck!

I wanted a custom palette to hit the grays I think look best. GMK's gray colors are limited :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic // small update 11.27
« Reply #48 on: Fri, 30 November 2018, 23:49:42 »
This set would look fantastic on an all grey build.
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Re: [IC] GMK Achromatic // small update 11.27
« Reply #49 on: Sat, 01 December 2018, 03:00:18 »
yes please!