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An original Alien inspired keycap set - (enthusiastic newb)

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UPDATE: I am going to make these, but I need help figuring out how! More details at the bottom.
Hey! I've only just stumbled onto the world of mechanical keyboards after seeing them pop up in a lot of my other hobby networks, and it gave me an idea. I'm a game & graphic designer with a love of good world & production design. I've always loved the graphic and production design by Ron Cobb for Alien (1978) and decided to do a layout inspired by his Semiotic Standard design. Yes, there are very littoral extrapolations of his work (re: copies) but I wanted to develop something unique but likely from the same universe (with a pinch of 1982's Blade Runner in there too).
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I laid these out with WASD's templates, but am curious what other companies/services could produce these keycaps? (could Massdrop if there was interest?) I'm a very experienced graphic designer (for print, web & interactive) but this is my first foray into keyboards, so any advice is greatly appreciated! I also really like the look of the 75% layouts & the newly announced 96 key Kira boards & think these graphics would be a great fit for those as well.
So, I need help making these! I am going to do a first test set at WASD, but beyond that turnkey approach I have no idea how to have a set produced to cover more options. Some questions I need help with:
  • Which companies should I contact to have these produced?
  • How/where do I organize a group buy?
  • What key profile pleases the most people?
  • What alternate & extra keys should be included as a minimum?
  • Are there any good templates out there for other keycap styles?
  • Is there anything else I should know?
Thanks!
Richard Flanagan
www.richardeflanagan.com
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Boealper206
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Aug 29, 2021
Love it.
meta
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Aug 28, 2021
I am getting major New Unit-02 vibes and I love it!
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phil_enn
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Aug 30, 2021
Sir. Mad respect for that. One of my fav's.
jimry
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Jun 6, 2021
ask some people in the keycap designers discord you will need to figure out kitting and making renders i hope you will plan to produce this with a brand better than drop and not use drop's cheap and designless process if you are too make these consider epbt or gmk instead of drop
Billjr13
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Mar 12, 2021
I would really like to see these produced. Very cool concept and nice looking design.
m4kym4ky
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Dec 15, 2020
I think that it just looks amaying, I really want one set, but I dont know when will thez be available. Hope my comment gets to you!
phosfiend
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May 21, 2020
So, since posting these, work & life has been way to hectic to get these made anywhere other than WASD. But that said, it seems like a quite a few sets of the WASD produced caps are out in the wild (somewhere between 10-20 I think). Post pics if you have some please! Here's a shot from 'Bellyfluous' on IMGUR

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Apone
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Feb 16, 2020
Still wanting these in 2020......
OCretribution
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Mar 11, 2021
and in 2021...
Apittman
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Mar 7, 2019
I didnt know i needed these until just now. Eagerly watching.
wsjones1981
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Mar 3, 2019
Nice set & hope you can provide an alternate kit for staggered 40s and non standards.
Young-Dai
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Mar 3, 2019
AH! I orderd 61key.^^
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