Place Your Votes in the Keycap Set Design Contest!
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⚠️ FINALIST VOTING IS NOW CLOSED!: ⚠️
Stay tuned to learn who won the contest

The designs are in. Now it’s time to choose your favorite.
First of all, we want to thank everyone for submitting their designs and taking part in what we hope is a new method of bringing keycap sets to life designed by the community. There were over 80 eligible designs submitted for this contest and we can see this growing as we do this again in the future. And it’s all made possible by you, the community. We really are blown away and appreciate everyone’s feedback and participation. Lastly, thanks for being patient and understanding as we've processed everyone's designs as we've reached out to a lot of you. It's a lot of work but you guys have made it easy. Thank you.
This is a new process for us so definitely want to hear from you. What do you think works? What do you think needs improving? This contest, and contests like it, aren’t possible without input from the community so let us know in the discussion below or shoot us a note at communitykeyboards@massdrop.com (we fixed the email. It works now.). Many of you let us know what you think already, and we’re doing our best to reply to everyone.
That being said, it is now time to vote! VOTING SETUP Going into this contest we really had no idea how many designs we were going to get. We’ve received all kinds of sets for this contest, but ultimately, only one can win. So here’s what we’re going to do…
Since we have so many designs, we want to make sure that we can surface everyone’s work and still keep the voting as fair as possible. We’re breaking up all of the designs at random into 4 groups, and then the top winner of those 4 groups will go on to the final round in which a winner will be declared.
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DATES · Voting Round 1 (4 groups) Begin: 10/5 1:00PM PST · Voting Round 1 (4 groups) End: 10/7 11:59PM PST · Voting Round 2 (4 finalists) Begin: 10/9 1:00PM PST · Voting Round 2 (4 finalists) End: 10/11 11:59PM PST

PLACE YOUR VOTES We’ve set up some Google Forms to allow everyone to place their vote in each group. We’re making every effort to make sure that all the votes are legitimate and will not allow any fraudulent attempts to game votes. We have to be diligent while remaining fair.
· One vote per group (4 votes total)
· Enter your info accurately (First Name, Last Name, MassdropUsername, Massdrop e-mail)
· We’ll be monitoring closely to ensure a fair voting process.
Here are the links to the votes for each group! Remember to vote in each one.
· GROUP A: http://dro.ps/groupa (CLOSED)
· GROUP B: http://dro.ps/groupb (CLOSED)
· GROUP C: http://dro.ps/groupc (CLOSED)
· GROUP D: http://dro.ps/groupd (CLOSED)
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Here's the top 5 finalists in each group, broken down by percentage of the total votes:
GROUP A - FINALISTS 1st - “GMK Neighbor” by Chisong Oh: 16.2% 2nd - “Monokai” by Jonas Schmöle: 12.8% 3rd - “GMK Phantom” by Briano G.: 12.0% 4th - “Season of the Witch” by Lennart Niemelä: 11.8% 5th - “Master Yoda” by Chang Muni: 5.6%
GROUP B - FINALISTS 1st - “808” by Chris Castronero: 17.3% 2nd - “Extended 2048” by Louis Burgard: 11.3% 3rd - “Tropical Ocean” by Tim Martin: 10.9% 4th - “90s kids DSA” by Mschivou5: 10.7% 5th - “Bounty Hunter” by Holten Campbell: 8.3%
GROUP C - FINALISTS 1st - “2077” by Gary Lim: 15.5% 2nd - “Sanderson” by Juan Herrera: 9.8% 3rd - “GMK Gore” by Neil Ramirez: 8.5% 4th - “Bolt of Blue” by Daniel Lacatusu: 7.6% 4th - “Copper and Brass” by Micky Faas: 7.6%
GROUP D - FINALISTS 1st - “White Space” by Art Delano: 14.0% 2nd - “GMK SULLY” by Cody Severtson: 10.5% 2nd - “GMK Wāpuro” by Kyle Bares: 10.5% 3rd - “Old Calculator” by Yousuke Ikeda: 9.9% 4th - “Ember” by Zach K.: 9.8%


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GROUP A · “XDA Melon” by Sen Lin · “Beige Hero” by Reece Conrad · “Arcade” by 허영현 · “Lavender” by Cassidy Williams · “Monokai” by Jonas Schmöle · “Barcelona” by Ho Lan Nguyen · “Violet Butterfly” by Pentan · “Cyber Dreamin’” by Christopher Snyder · “Season of the Witch” by Lennart Niemelä · “Borderline” by David Power · “Sugarbomb” by Aleksi Cohen · “Hardarbeit” by Kunal Kumar · “Goldworms” by 김재근 · “Iron Tiger” by Lokman Leung · “SKIDATA++” by Dongsik Jeong · “GMK Neighbor” by Chisong Oh - FINALIST · “GMK Fanny Pack” by Jackie Huang · “GMK Phantom” by Briano G. · “DSA Grapevine” by Ian Shields · “Master Yoda” by Chang Muni · “Transistor” by Daniel Sheehan
GROUP B · “808” by Chris Castronero - FINALIST · “Spice” by Nate Wootton · “Zissou” by Dylan Shepard · “Cyanide” by Brian Murray · “Verde Gradient” by Travis Austin · “To the Bat Cave” by James Young · “DSA Firewatch” by Bart Vergeer · “Extended 2048” by Louis Burgard · “GMK Night” by Parhelion Heart · “90s kids DSA” by Mschivou5 · “Crimson Pilot” by David Berg · “Mystic” by Fouras · "Slasher” by John Bossley · “DSA Windbreaker” by Megan Chomskis · “Dolomite” by Astral Team · “Grey and Blue” by Andrew Boucher · “Bounty Hunter” by Holten Campbell · “GMK Fluffy Unicorn” by Desmond Tsang · “Splash of Color” by Austin Koontz · “Tropical Ocean” by Tim Martin
GROUP C · “GMK Fortune” by Darin Kishore · “Space Ranger” by Alfie Wild · “DSA Poseidon” by Lân Nguyễn · “Bolt of Blue” by Daniel Lacatusu · “SSK Industrial” by Tomas DeLuna · “Sanderson” by Juan Herrera · “DSA Dune Drifter” by Evan Tungate · “GMK Pineapple” by Jep Flores · “Prefect DSA” by Michael · “GHOSTBUSTIN” by Leon Mok · “2077” by Gary Lim - FINALIST & WINNER · “Jing Fang” by Last Brat · “GMK Print” by Jieming You · “Copper and Brass” by Micky Faas · “Dark Sky Base” by ROCAPS · “Silicon Circuits” by Scott McCoy · “Get Schwifty” by Miles Ray · “MATRIX” by Carlos Lafarga Priego · “Yosemite” by Keegan Paul Lanzillottta · “GMK Gore” by Neil Ramirez
GROUP D · “BITLUDER RC PICCOLINE INSPIRED” by Rasmus Berlin · “SLAM DUNK” by Yasin Tahir · “Mangosteen” by Ferdi Oktaviano · “Pathway to the Stars” by Jeremy Birch · “Desert Sunset” by Robert Matthews · “GMK Dip ” by Bektour Ryskeldiev · “Ember” by Zach K. · “GMK SULLY” by Cody Severtson · “Rhodia” by Craig Forrester · “Cuddly Bear ” by Nicholas Diesslin · “GMK Wāpuro” by Kyle Bares · “Cheddar Cheese” by Boi Kang · “Milky Way” by Jeje · “GMK WEIHNACHTEN” by George Lerdal · “GMK Buster” by Sandy Pirouzi · “Seasonal” by Derek Allman · “White Space” by Art Delano - FINALIST · “Old Calculator” by Yousuke Ikeda · “Royal Providence” by Avery Segaw · “Witchy” by Ian O'Dea
If we’ve gotten any of your design names or personal names wrong, please let us know and we’ll correct it immediately. It won't affect your votes if we need to make any changes. It’s important to us that we get it right, and if we find that a name or design needs to change along the way because of any copyright issues, we’ll make sure to communicate that clearly and promptly.
We will update this Talk Post when the winners of each group are declared. We will also prepare a final Google Form so people can vote on them.

See the original Keycap Set Design Contest Talk Post here:

Best of luck to everyone! It’s in our utmost interest to make sure this process is a success and that we can do it again. If your design doesn’t win, fear not, it won’t be the last chance you get to bring it to life.
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Duncan
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Dec 4, 2017
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Dec 4, 2017
Duncan
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Nov 8, 2017
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Hey guys! We have a great update for you. Based on feedback from the community and making it easier to manufacture, 2077 is now going to be DSA. Would love to hear thoughts on this, but ultimately, we feel this is the best way to make this set more widely available.
We're preparing renders, prepping kits, and building the drop page so stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to when this set becomes available.
Nov 8, 2017
MajesticOceanBees
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Nov 15, 2017
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Any news/updates on preparing the drop page? I know not much time has passed since your post about it being DSA, but I can’t wait to see the renders!
Nov 15, 2017
Duncan
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Nov 15, 2017
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Honestly, I'm dying to see the renders as well. It's alot of back and forth right now, but we're definitely learning as we go with this. The drop page is basically in skeletal form, it really just comes down to final details and renders at this point. This post will be the first to know when it goes live.
Nov 15, 2017
Duncan
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Oct 17, 2017
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It's time! We can finally announce the winner. We've gotten through the initial paperwork and now we're working hard to bring this design to life. I'll keep you all updated as we get closer to launching the official drop for this keycap set.
Congratulations to... *dramatically long drum roll... GARY LIM! The designer behind "2077".
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On behalf of all of us here, we want to thank the community for getting behind this, participating, voting, and submitting your designs. There's obviously more than one winner in this group, and we're very much looking forward to doing this again soon. I've said it a million times, but it's true.
And keep sending us your feedback. We've seriously read through every comment and e-mail and note left via the Google Forms and we're taking it all to heart. We obviously want to improve upon this entire process from start to finish.
Big questions for us right now are the voting round(s) and keeping the next contest to one profile (i.e. DSA only) or not.. Anyway, many of you have let me know already, but keep your comments coming.
Stay tuned for the next updates in this process. We're making our preparations as we speak and I'll let you all know when we have some more news.
THANK YOU, (All of us at) Massdrop
Oct 17, 2017
HotRoderX
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Nov 25, 2017
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This is a good thing! cause if people start now they can build some serious hype for there set.. could you seen something like Laser if it was in the contest.. It been no contest at all "chuckles"
Nov 25, 2017
KM1337
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Nov 25, 2017
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Yeah, hard to compete with a freggin' Laser. hah.
Nov 25, 2017
SYSTEM-GLITCH
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Oct 16, 2017
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To be clear... we are still waiting for the winner to be announced? I have not had coffee yet, brain not functioning as desired.
Oct 16, 2017
FitzG
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Oct 17, 2017
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Another good lesson if there's another contest - build in a good week or two for paperwork. ;)
Oct 17, 2017
Duncan
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Oct 17, 2017
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We literally did! Wish I could give a more fruitful update in the meantime..
Oct 17, 2017
Duncan
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Oct 12, 2017
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Folks... we have a winner. We're going to process votes this morning and begin reaching out to the winning designer. Once we confirm the winner, which obviously involves some paperwork, I'll make the official announcement. I'll keep everyone as updated as possible while this process takes place. I'm dying to tell you as much as I'm sure you're all dying to know who it is so bear with us!
ALSO.. I've said it a few times, but we really, really, really want to thank everyone for taking part in this contest which should be the first of many more to come. Some of you entered, some of you just voted, and many of you gave us loads of valuable feedback which we've made diligent notes from.
Even the idea of this wouldn't be possible without such an involved community so seriously, thank you. And it's still not too late to let us know what you think about how this has gone so far so let me know. Tag us, e-mail us, whatever you like, but we're listening closely because we want to do this better.
ANYWAY. Stay tuned and we'll be updating you as soon as literally possible.
- Massdrop Team
Oct 12, 2017
Duncan
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Oct 14, 2017
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Not yet. Soon. I really, really, really want to announce but simply have to wait.
Oct 14, 2017
BlueCrowned
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Oct 14, 2017
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This is so great! This set would work for my Ajazz too with those 1.25 and 1.75 keys which would be a friggin godsend
Oct 14, 2017
UncleDaddy
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Oct 12, 2017
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Fingers crossed 2077 (^:
Oct 12, 2017
erickong
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Mech Keys Moderator
Oct 18, 2017
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It happened
Oct 18, 2017
dreamcountry
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Oct 12, 2017
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Congrats to the winners! And for those interested, I think I'll try to find a way to bring DSA Sanderson to life :)
Oct 12, 2017
Duncan
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Oct 12, 2017
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Would love if you entered your design next time.
Oct 12, 2017
control
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Oct 13, 2017
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Please do! I *really* liked the colorway!
It made me think of a beach in late autumn when the air is cold, the ocean is dark and the light is faint.
Oct 13, 2017
WarmCat
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Oct 12, 2017
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The 4 winners are great looking sets. However was an easy choice to pick 2077. 808 and Whitespace look great, but both would have problems with a lot of layouts, additionally are windows-only. Love the Neighbor set, but would have prefered either all graphical modifiers or at least meta/super/command keys.
Oct 12, 2017
Duncan
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Oct 12, 2017
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🔴🔴🔴 3 HOURS LEFT TO CAST YOUR FINAL VOTES!
Oct 12, 2017
control
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Oct 12, 2017
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This was 5 hours ago, but the voting form is still accessible. Or is it a time zone thing?
Oct 12, 2017
Duncan
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Oct 12, 2017
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I need to manually shut it off. Any votes that come in after the deadline are subtracted. We'll process the votes today and begin reaching out to the winner. :)
Oct 12, 2017
dvorcol
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Oct 12, 2017
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Suggestions for next contest: • Let people vote for their top N at each stage, and maybe weight the votes. (For example: N=3 votes. 1st = 8 pts, 2nd = 4 pts, 3rd = 2 pts). • First round, everyone votes on all sets as a single group. • Second round is top half of first round. Third round is top half of second, etc. • I agree with @Kiryu, limit each contest to one profile.
Oct 12, 2017
yanfali
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Oct 12, 2017
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That's why I suggested Maxkey! They have fixed their kerning issues. I think they are now becoming an alternative to SP.
Oct 12, 2017
HotRoderX
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Oct 15, 2017
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I wouldn't mind seeing a JTK drop in cherry? I know there cheaper alternative that isn't shown much love. Getting a sub 100 dollar set that has full coverage for lots and lots of boards might be pretty popular. Assuming JTK could handle the numbers Massdrop would most likely be able to generate.
Oct 15, 2017
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