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[IC] GMK Mizu (GB starts April 29th!!)
« on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 11:04:09 »
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Hey!

I am very happy to introduce GMK Mizu



About

The inspiration for this set comes from the water nation in the animated series "The Legend of Korra" & "Avatar: the last Airbender". The colors worn by the water nation and Avatar Korra are reflected in this keycap set. The novelties pay homage to both shows. The name Mizu is water in Japanese 水.

Design


When I first started working on the set I knew I wanted it to be as affordable as possible while still retaining a wide range of compatibility. I know some people will have suggestions for adding certain things and I welcome the feedback! But unless a change gets a fair amount of interest it most likely won't be added/changed in order to keep costs down. All of the custom colors for this set are Pantones which have already purchased and sent to GMK, this way we can get the colors to match more accurately.



Base kit

The base will cover most standard things such as 60%, MX HHKB, WKL, 75%, TKL, 1800, Full size.



Spacebar/Add-ons kit

This kit might seem a little odd being a typical looking spacebars kit with 4 icons tacked on. The reason for those is to give MX HHKB users that R1 & R3 icons so they don't have text mods mixed in-between icon mods. You're probably thinking, why not just split this kit up and offer a full icons kit and spacebars? Well, I was trying to keep this set to 3 kits max to help them hit MOQ but, if you would like to see this kit split into both then please make your voice heard and VOTE in the Google form below!



Novelties

As stated above, I think we captured the theme across both shows pretty well. We had other ideas but I wanted to keep the novelties somewhat small to keep costs down! Something cool to note is the modifier colored ESC novelty will sport glow in the dark font! The glow will be a light blue close to white.


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Satisfaction 75 by Upas




HBCP by Hineybush



M60-A by Rama



Xeno by Pwner





Rama x Mizu

E-white Alu with Navy enamel fill



Dark Navy Alu with (Glow In the Dark) enamel fill 
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Deskmat options






There seems to be a weird "Blue/Gold dress" optical illusion on some of the renders, that make the set look like GMK Olivia to some people. Here is a comparison of the two to show the true difference in their colors



Proxies

GB Date: April 29th
US: Dixiemech
EU: CandyKeys
Oceania: DailyClack
Asia: zFrontier


Pricing

US:
Base Kit: $135
Spacebars: $30
Novelties: $50
Rama caps:
Aluminum E-White with Navy enamel fill: $43
Navy Aluminum with glow enamel fill: $42

Oceania:
Base Kit: $207
Spacebars: $46
Novelties: $77

UK:
Base Kit: 130
Spacebars: 28
Novelties: 55

Asia:

CNY
Base Kit: 939.0
Spacebars: 201.0
Novelties: 338.0
USD
Base Kit: $155
Spacebars: $31
Novelties: $52

Updates

-Prices are here Happy Easter!!
-GB date April 29th!




If you're interested in this keyset please consider filling out this Google form, it really helps us see how many kits would sell


Here is a banner if you would like to show your support!
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[url=https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=99235.0][img]https://i.postimg.cc/mr84cM2s/Mizu-Banner.png[/img]

Link to Mizu discord: https://discord.gg/DuERjBV


Special thanks

I'd like to say thank you so much to everyone who helped me with this project  ;D

Design feedback: Pepsis-Cola, Dixie Chicks, Jang Lad, Alv, Sushiimi
Renders: Jang Lad
Art: My sick as TITS girlfriend  :thumb:
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Re: [IC] GMK Mizu
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 11:08:08 »
Dont know about the anime but love the colors! Nice job, Im in if this sees the light of day.


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Re: [IC] GMK Mizu
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 11:08:28 »
Very interesting set! I love when designers make their keyset with Icon Mods. Wish you success on this!

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Re: [IC] GMK Mizu
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 11:08:55 »
This is awesome, Id be in for a set


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Re: [IC] GMK Mizu
« Reply #4 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 11:12:24 »
IM IN

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Re: [IC] GMK Mizu
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 11:14:56 »
Oooh man I really dig the colors here!

The link to the IC form is broken for me though.

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Re: [IC] GMK Mizu
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 11:19:27 »
Oooh man I really dig the colors here!

The link to the IC form is broken for me though.
Thanks for the heads up, I just fixed it!

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Re: [IC] GMK Mizu
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 11:21:18 »

Oh man I love the novelties! Especially the Ang key

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Re: [IC] GMK Mizu
« Reply #8 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 11:21:50 »
ne hiragana avial?

Also those desk mats are dope as hell -- show them off on the OP. The colours are fresh too.
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Re: [IC] GMK Mizu
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 11:25:57 »
I have to say, the renders and the colors look fantastic! Looking forward to this set. I am getting a yuri vibe from the alphas, even though they aren't really similar.


Would be interesting to see how these alphas and Yuri mods would look together...




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Re: [IC] GMK Mizu
« Reply #10 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 11:26:24 »
ne hiragana avial?
I didn't plan for hiragana because I don't care for it too much. If enough people want it then I will consider, but I'm trying to keep from doing too many kits.

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Re: [IC] GMK Mizu
« Reply #11 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 11:35:24 »
Just go to GB already I'll buy lol
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Re: [IC] GMK Mizu
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 11:36:34 »
Oh my, the colors on this set are amazing!! I love the calming blue and white look to it  :thumb: Definitely will be checking up on this  :cool:

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Re: [IC] GMK Mizu
« Reply #13 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 11:41:12 »
I have to say, the renders and the colors look fantastic! Looking forward to this set. I am getting a yuri vibe from the alphas, even though they aren't really similar.


Would be interesting to see how these alphas and Yuri mods would look together...
Here is the alpha patones side by side from Pantone's website  :thumb:
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Re: [IC] GMK Mizu
« Reply #14 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 11:42:51 »
Really solid set. Colors are unique and match well, and the mod icons are pretty cool. I like it

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Re: [IC] GMK Mizu
« Reply #15 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 11:51:13 »
Nice colors and pretty neat novelties
Definitely interested  :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Mizu
« Reply #16 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 12:09:54 »
Yup. This is supercool. In for this.

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Re: [IC] GMK Mizu
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 12:14:32 »
I have to say, the renders and the colors look fantastic! Looking forward to this set. I am getting a yuri vibe from the alphas, even though they aren't really similar.


Would be interesting to see how these alphas and Yuri mods would look together...
Here is the alpha patones side by side from Pantone's website  :thumb:
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I've never matched Yuri to pantone. The alphas on Yuri are based on BFM color from Signature Plastics.

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Re: [IC] GMK Mizu
« Reply #18 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 12:27:24 »
I have to say, the renders and the colors look fantastic! Looking forward to this set. I am getting a yuri vibe from the alphas, even though they aren't really similar.


Would be interesting to see how these alphas and Yuri mods would look together...
Here is the alpha patones side by side from Pantone's website  :thumb:
(Attachment Link)


I've never matched Yuri to pantone. The alphas on Yuri are based on BFM color from Signature Plastics.
I was just pulling that info from your comment I found on Massdrop. Sorry, I wasn't trying to imply you based your colors off of pantones.

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Re: [IC] GMK Mizu
« Reply #19 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 12:33:43 »
Gorgeous!

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Re: [IC] GMK Mizu
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 12:36:06 »
Wow dude, very nice set. I'm sure you'll have no problem reaching MOQ.

Know if the deskmats might be sold separately? I'd probably pick up a few of those.

Hope you come out with stuff for the tribes too haha.

Also FYI, "mizu" is Japanese but the symbol being used in the mats is Chinese. In Mandarin it's "shui" pronounced shway. GMK Shui has a cool ring to it. Not suggesting a name change or anything though. Just figured I'd mention it. Fantastic work dude!
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Re: [IC] GMK Mizu
« Reply #21 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 12:46:39 »
Wow dude, very nice set. I'm sure you'll have no problem reaching MOQ.

Know if the deskmats might be sold separately? I'd probably pick up a few of those.

Hope you come out with stuff for the tribes too haha.

Also FYI, "mizu" is Japanese but the symbol being used in the mats is Chinese. In Mandarin it's "shui" pronounced shway. GMK Shui has a cool ring to it. Not suggesting a name change or anything though. Just figured I'd mention it. Fantastic work dude!
Yes, the deskmats will be sold separately (probably only one design though unless there is a lot of interest for more than one design)

That is also the kanji symbol for water in Japanese. But the show also mixes and matches Japanese and Chinese characters and language. I just prefer Mizu because I'm a weeb  :p

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Re: [IC] GMK Mizu
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 12:51:25 »
Wow dude, very nice set. I'm sure you'll have no problem reaching MOQ.

Know if the deskmats might be sold separately? I'd probably pick up a few of those.

Hope you come out with stuff for the tribes too haha.

Also FYI, "mizu" is Japanese but the symbol being used in the mats is Chinese. In Mandarin it's "shui" pronounced shway. GMK Shui has a cool ring to it. Not suggesting a name change or anything though. Just figured I'd mention it. Fantastic work dude!
Yes, the deskmats will be sold separately (probably only one design though unless there is a lot of interest for more than one design)

That is also the kanji symbol for water in Japanese. But the show also mixes and matches Japanese and Chinese characters and language. I just prefer Mizu because I'm a weeb  :p

Oh cool! Didn't even know that! Good **** dude. I really love not only the set but the way you're managing it and these seriously fantastic mats. I hope the fish win out. I'm undecided on which I like best though. X_X
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Re: [IC] GMK Mizu
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 13:27:45 »
I have to say, the renders and the colors look fantastic! Looking forward to this set. I am getting a yuri vibe from the alphas, even though they aren't really similar.


Would be interesting to see how these alphas and Yuri mods would look together...
Here is the alpha patones side by side from Pantone's website  :thumb:
(Attachment Link)


I've never matched Yuri to pantone. The alphas on Yuri are based on BFM color from Signature Plastics.
I was just pulling that info from your comment I found on Massdrop. Sorry, I wasn't trying to imply you based your colors off of pantones.

Oh probably someone asked me for closest pantone colors haha.

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Re: [IC] GMK Mizu
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 13:32:54 »
Really like this, would be a definite buy!

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« Reply #25 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 13:39:25 »
This looks great! love the different tones of blue

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Re: [IC] GMK Mizu
« Reply #26 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 13:47:51 »
I like the novelties in and of themselves, but I feel they detract from the really delectably clean and clear contrast vibe of this set, so I would probably only go for base and space bar kit. The novelties are great, but they add more curve and clutter than I would personally like to see on this board.

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Re: [IC] GMK Mizu
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 14:16:36 »
( ͡ ͜ʖ ͡) That polar bear dog is looking good

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Re: [IC] GMK Mizu
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 14:19:41 »
Very nice soothing colors!  I'll be keeping an eye on this one!

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Re: [IC] GMK Mizu
« Reply #29 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 14:32:52 »
Looks dope, if you are taking feedback for the kits, maybe consider the 4 icon packs on the space bar kits onto the base kit?

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« Reply #30 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 14:39:53 »
I love the novelties and the deskmat designs. And the colors are fantastic as well.
I don't know anythign about Avatar, but I'm glad you didn't add Hiragana legends and it has a very clean look.

100% would buy. RIP my wallet in 2019.

One thing I would love to have is novelties for R1 - R4 so that the extra section on a 65% can show off all the novelties.

EDIT: If that's not possible... R3 and R4 pgup and pgdown would be cool :)
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« Reply #31 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 14:44:18 »
I really like this and love the shades of blue you used!
The only thing I'd like to see would be a mod colored space bar added to a kit.

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Re: [IC] GMK Mizu
« Reply #32 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 16:03:32 »
By the way, I did the art for the novelties, desk mats, and the realistic Naga image. So if anyone has any questions or suggestions about those i can help answer.  ;)

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Re: [IC] GMK Mizu
« Reply #33 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 16:10:05 »
By the way, I did the art for the novelties, desk mats, and the realistic Naga image. So if anyone has any questions or suggestions about those i can help answer.  ;)

Fantastic work! Really love what you did with everything  :D

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« Reply #34 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 16:17:48 »
By the way, I did the art for the novelties, desk mats, and the realistic Naga image. So if anyone has any questions or suggestions about those i can help answer.  ;)

Fantastic work! Really love what you did with everything  :D

Oh, thank you!! :3

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« Reply #35 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 16:19:16 »
you have my support, this looks great!
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Re: [IC] GMK Mizu
« Reply #36 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 17:07:47 »
Love the colors and the Avatar tie-in, would def be in for this.  Was getting a little tar heels vibe also when filling out the IC form - not sure if that is intentional or not but either way looks really good :)

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Re: [IC] GMK Mizu
« Reply #37 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 17:19:27 »
Love the colors and the Avatar tie-in, would def be in for this.  Was getting a little tar heels vibe also when filling out the IC form - not sure if that is intentional or not but either way looks really good :)
It was not intentional but I did notice it myself after the designs we're finished. I actually live in NC

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Re: [IC] GMK Mizu
« Reply #38 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 17:59:04 »
Heyyy, this is pretty clean!

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Re: [IC] GMK Mizu
« Reply #39 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 18:15:16 »
This is such a pleasing set, love the novelties too!

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« Reply #40 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 19:05:40 »
Interested!

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« Reply #41 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 19:43:11 »
Love this! In for a base set for sure.

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« Reply #42 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 19:45:29 »
I'm not really a fan of the base set, but I'm a huge fan of the series and love the novelty kit. Would definitely be down for one when this happens.

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« Reply #43 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 20:04:12 »
Big fan of the inspiration and the set! Fully in on it if it goes to GB  ;D

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« Reply #44 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 20:25:54 »
Awesome colors. Interested.

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Re: [IC] GMK Mizu
« Reply #45 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 20:44:57 »
I really like the idea here, and I really like the novelties, but the white accents kind of clash with the blue alphas.

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Re: [IC] GMK Mizu
« Reply #46 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 20:48:27 »
This is how a good IC should look like. Like the novelties.

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Re: [IC] GMK Mizu
« Reply #47 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 20:49:00 »
I really like the idea here, and I really like the novelties, but the white accents kind of clash with the blue alphas.
well, the colors were heavily based on Korra. Her clothing is the same 3 colors. Dark blue and light blue with an accent of white.

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Re: [IC] GMK Mizu
« Reply #48 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 21:28:55 »
The colors are unreal, so beautiful. And then the novelties are such icing on the cake it is unreal!

BUYING NO MATTER WHAT.

My one suggestion is to consider adding more 1u novelties in more profiles so that we could fill the far right bonus side side of 65% keyboards.

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Re: [IC] GMK Mizu
« Reply #49 on: Fri, 01 February 2019, 21:56:32 »
The colors are unreal, so beautiful. And then the novelties are such icing on the cake it is unreal!

BUYING NO MATTER WHAT.

My one suggestion is to consider adding more 1u novelties in more profiles so that we could fill the far right bonus side side of 65% keyboards.
I'm glad you like it so much. I have had other people ask about that too. If we were to add more what would you like to see? Also, did you add this to the google form? That's mainly how we're keeping track of how many people want what  ;D