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Offline nephlock

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Heya peeps! I've mostly been a lurker here, but I am not new to this hobby. Just much more active on reddit, UTMK discord, and keychatter. Anyway, I'd like to welcome you to the IC for GMK Metropolis!

Taking inspiration from the dazzling lights of the big city, this keyset features pops of color set on a strong blue-black base. The colors draw a close parallel to traffic lights, while the novelty icons  are derived from classic orientation signage.

I've done my best to solidify the concept and provide some essentials for getting feedback, but this is by no means final.

If you have a comment or suggestion please pass it through in the comments

Google Survey

2.28.2019 UPDATE
  • Daily Clack added to Proxies
  • Proxy Prices


2.25.2019 UPDATE
  • Official GMK Renders
  • GB Launch Date!
  • Kit Pricing
  • Proxies

2.3.2019 UPDATE
  • Renders are in! A big thank you to Oblotzky for his talented work on these!
  • Deskmat samples have arrived, updated photos
  • GB is looking like end of Q1/Early Q2. Will have a specific day soon!

12.9.2018 UPDATE

Added Color Comparison Album, as well as Mini Desk Mat

12.5.2018 UPDATE

First off, BIG THANK YOU to those that filled out the survey. I listened! The largest points of feedback have been outlined below, and you will see the changes reflected in their appropriate sections.
  • MORE Novelties! In their own kit
  • Spacebars
  • Better ISO support
  • Icon Mods (see novelties)
  • Desk mat

There's also two VERY big additions!
  • NOVELKEYS! -  GB Launches on NovelKeys on March 25, 2019!
  • KEYFORGE! - We will be working with Keyforge on an artisan collaboration for those that get in on the group buy!



Renders

Rama Works Koyu



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Rama Works M60-A



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TGR Jane V2



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Zambumon Andromeda



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CA66



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Final Kits

Base kit - $135 - MOQ of 250



Midnight kit - $80 - MOQ of 100



Signs kit - $50 - MOQ of 150



Blocks kit - $30 - MOQ of 100



40% Kit

I know there were a lot of people requesting this, and I had also worked up what the kit would be, I am ultimately deciding not to run one. Quite simply, based off of recent kit runs a 40% kit would not make MOQ. The pressure and risk that puts on both myself and the vendors to either buy out the remaining kits, or suffer people backing out, is too great.

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Base kit - 153 caps

Adjustments:
- 2u Shift
+ Better ISO support! Now with accent Return
- Novelties



Midnight Mods - 59 caps

Adjustments:
- 2u Shift



Novelties - 21 caps

By demand! I've added a few more 1u streetlight-esque caps. There was a large amount of feedback around icon mods... While i feel that icon mods would make an imbalance on this set, I felt like adding a few "traffic" signs to the novelties fit well with the theme. These have been made on the most consistent cap sizes to limit kit-bloat (Tab, Caps/R3 Ctrl, Enter, R4 1.25/1.5), as well as space them out across the board in key areas.



Spacebars - 11 caps

Ask and ye shall receive! 6u spacebars, accent spacebars, and support for the split space crowd
- Kits 1.1 archive

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Base kit - 158 caps

My goal for these initial kits was to still provide coverage for the majority of layouts, while being able to provide some accent caps and a few novelties in the base set. The goal of the novelties are to be simple and unobtrusive, so i have only included 1Us and very few so that they can ship with the base set.



Midnight Mods - 59 caps

An all teal modifier pack for making a unified "dark" version of this set.
- Kits 1.0 archive

Deskmat

25% of you said you already had a few, but 75% of you were all about it, so here we are! Pulling from the novelties, but keeping it abstract enough to give a nod to the intertwining turnpikes and traffic congestion maps.



   

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NEW! Mini Deskmat

We get it. Deskmats are big. But what if they didn't have to be? This smaller size (450x400mm) may serve a bit better for those with limited desk space.
- Deskmat Designs

Colors





https://imgur.com/a/VLAfUHZ - FULL Color Comparison Album

Using the Pantone chips I've made an album that shows them side by side with other popular keysets for you to get a better look at the colors and how they compare. I will be repeating this process during the GMK sampling phase as well, so that you guys can be informed throughout the process.



Vendors

The GMK Metropolis GB will be run on NovelKeys from March 25th to April 25th

Proxies

EU - Mykeyboard.eu
Base - 136 €
Midnight - 83 €
Signs - 56 €
Blocks - 30 €

ASIA - zFrontier
Base - 932 ¥
Midnight - 549 ¥
Signs - 355 ¥
Blocks - 204 ¥

OCEANA - Daily Clack
Base - 210.25 AUD
Midnight - 138.26 AUD
Signs - 80 AUD
Blocks - 48 AUD



Keyforge

We will be working with Keyforge on an artisan collaboration for those that get in on the group buy!



To Do

  • Keyforge samples



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Offline Rubbermilitia

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 11:47:24 »
Very unique and pretty, I love it. I don't believe I have seen split legends colors for mods like this, sounds weird in theory but works well on this set. Nice  :thumb:

Offline mrpetrov

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 11:48:08 »
This looks fabulous, classy and understated. The combination of colors really works a treat. A sleeper hit!

Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 11:50:42 »
<3

Offline cdhoffmann

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 11:51:30 »
I am in! These look hawwwwttttttt

Offline reggalicious

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 11:52:53 »
Stoked to see this in IC, excellent work.

Count me in.

Offline waxpoetik

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 11:54:07 »
Absolutely love this. Unique, minimalist but bright. Count me in.

Offline txclack

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 11:54:57 »
Nice nephlock.  I dig it!

Offline Gumberculese

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 11:56:06 »
Looks great!  Reminds me a bit of Miami Nights, but classier.  Ha.  And I love the text-only mods.

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 11:56:29 »
Beautiful color choices here. Urge to justify another GMK set purchase rising

Offline bobdenard

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 11:56:47 »
Great work! I love it and I’m definitely in! Elegant yet colorful, I predict great success my friend :)


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Offline aggroxcraig

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 12:02:30 »
I 100% want.

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #12 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 12:06:28 »
Love everything about this! Love the minimalist novelties and those colors are incredible! It's so great seeing more and more people who really know what they are doing design wise get into designing sets! I'm excited!

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Offline Starston3

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #13 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 12:12:08 »
I like it.

I would just suggest to match pantone color to RAL. A few recent GMK sets have had better luck matching RAL color than pantone and/or get samples.

Offline moonux

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 12:19:55 »
Beautiful set, I love the colorway. Will definitely be getting in on this.

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 12:26:15 »
So hot.

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 12:40:24 »
I really like this. It's the first set I've seen in a while that made me go oooooohhhh when I saw it.

Not sure if it'd look decent or not, but I'm curious to see what the F keys might look like if you did red, yellow, teal legends on the 3 sets of F keys respectively to worth the theme more. Might look like ****...just a thought though.

Offline Abec13

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #17 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 12:48:30 »
Oooo baby, it's like Miami Nights but hella better.

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #18 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 12:58:29 »
I really like this. It's the first set I've seen in a while that made me go oooooohhhh when I saw it.

Not sure if it'd look decent or not, but I'm curious to see what the F keys might look like if you did red, yellow, teal legends on the 3 sets of F keys respectively to worth the theme more. Might look like ****...just a thought though.
Hmm I think a mono color theme for the F-row like what we have right now would look a lot cleaner. All in for the classic, muted look.

Offline AlcoholEnthusiast

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 13:17:48 »
I am 100% in on this, love it

Offline blizzara01

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #20 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 13:20:21 »
A very nice combination of colors  :thumb:

Offline AuDiTH

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #21 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 13:41:28 »
Dope colorway, would love to see more novelties and a 40% kit :thumb:
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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #22 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 13:53:30 »
I really really like this. The dark caps with sharper contrasts really do it for me

Offline nephlock

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #23 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 14:01:10 »
I really like this. It's the first set I've seen in a while that made me go oooooohhhh when I saw it.

Not sure if it'd look decent or not, but I'm curious to see what the F keys might look like if you did red, yellow, teal legends on the 3 sets of F keys respectively to worth the theme more. Might look like ****...just a thought though.

The original mockup had red and yellow F rows, but it caused too many extra keys to be included in the Midnight kit to be viable. Changing them out to all teal was the only way i could get that kit down enough. Tradeoffs i guess. :/

Offline mrkantz

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 14:45:31 »
100% in for this, looks great!

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« Reply #25 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 14:52:44 »
Looks great!

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 15:00:09 »
I really like this. It's the first set I've seen in a while that made me go oooooohhhh when I saw it.

Not sure if it'd look decent or not, but I'm curious to see what the F keys might look like if you did red, yellow, teal legends on the 3 sets of F keys respectively to worth the theme more. Might look like ****...just a thought though.

The original mockup had red and yellow F rows, but it caused too many extra keys to be included in the Midnight kit to be viable. Changing them out to all teal was the only way i could get that kit down enough. Tradeoffs i guess. :/

Understandable. Regardless, it looks very nice!


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Offline rondg

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 15:28:39 »
This look so good. So many kits on IC that are good. RIP wallet

Offline mike-y

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 16:38:49 »
Great looking kit!  Very attractive and colorful without being overwhelming.  I'll be watching this one for sure!

Offline Boingles

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 17:02:26 »
Huge fan of this. I feel like its minimalist, but doesn't fade away in to the background or anything.

Offline quinnx

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 17:17:30 »
Holy sh*t, the other day I just wish we have keyboard with colorway like this: http://terminal.sexy/#Ahsh6N_WAyw2wkVOfL-einpjLjNA_1h5RLWx8vG5Bl9z71hHotmxvrCQYXeN_5mhntnY9vbJ

Thank u I'm going to support this 110%

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« Reply #31 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 18:19:05 »
I like it

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #32 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 18:36:44 »
Interested. Looks great
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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 19:20:55 »
Count me in

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #34 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 19:44:22 »
Beautiful. Reminds me of the Glimy DSA 2077 colorway, only better. Count me in!

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #35 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 19:48:48 »
Looks very nice. The multi color on dark is the way to go.

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #36 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 19:52:25 »
I generally don't use dark ABS keycaps due to shine, but I really like the look of this set! Definitely think this will be a successful IC and GB.
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Offline Hokabuki

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #37 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 19:54:12 »
I like it.

I would just suggest to match pantone color to RAL. A few recent GMK sets have had better luck matching RAL color than pantone and/or get samples.
100% get samples and evaluate them in different lighting and backgrounds.

Offline nephlock

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 20:45:39 »
I like it.

I would just suggest to match pantone color to RAL. A few recent GMK sets have had better luck matching RAL color than pantone and/or get samples.
100% get samples and evaluate them in different lighting and backgrounds.

Working on an update for this now. I pulled the colors from Pantone chips, and am working on getting quality photos of those chips in different lighting situations. Pantone is what i have access too, but will see what i might be able to do with RAL. Either way i am planning on getting samples during the production process to ensure accurate color.

Offline Jkush463

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 20:49:03 »
wow thats nice looking, would buy for sure

Offline trabbit

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #40 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 21:39:53 »
 :thumb: Great job! Really want this set! Will you consider have another color of alpha?

Offline Ensaum

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #41 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 21:59:32 »

Offline gutsack

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #42 on: Wed, 28 November 2018, 23:41:04 »
This looks great. Been a while since interested in a GMK set but I think this is the one.

My only concern is that this gets well sampled so it doesn’t end up like GMK Solarized... that primary color looks great here but it ideally ends up that way on the manufactured caps.

Offline bobdenard

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #43 on: Thu, 29 November 2018, 07:22:52 »
Do you think you will be able/willing to use the new R0/R5 molds from GMK Carbon R2?


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Offline bkim14

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #44 on: Thu, 29 November 2018, 08:44:54 »
count me in

Offline Ensaum

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #45 on: Thu, 29 November 2018, 09:59:26 »
Do you think you will be able/willing to use the new R0/R5 molds from GMK Carbon R2?

NO!

Offline appaboy

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #46 on: Thu, 29 November 2018, 10:01:14 »
That's disappointing. R0 is pretty nice
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Offline Ensaum

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #47 on: Thu, 29 November 2018, 10:05:28 »
That's disappointing. R0 is pretty nice

I'm not op, so wait for word from him. I don't want it, though, because I want this gb to be able to succeed.

Offline nephlock

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #48 on: Thu, 29 November 2018, 10:29:57 »
Do you think you will be able/willing to use the new R0/R5 molds from GMK Carbon R2?


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Not planning on it for this, sorry mate.

Offline mikenogo

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Re: [IC] GMK Metropolis
« Reply #49 on: Thu, 29 November 2018, 11:20:11 »
Very nice colour coordination, I can see this being another great set by someone who is keen on details! Count me in!