Ares scheme preview, shipping now & nitpick replacements
In my latest update I featured the first pictures of the Godspeed XDA keycap set, a group buy that happened by the end of 2017. However, the update didn’t showcase the Ares color scheme because I haven’t been able to capture it on camera until very recently.
This orange color is very hard to capture on camera and it looks very beautiful and adequate to the space theme in real life. If I could describe the color with words I’d say that it looks like an earthy/iron orange, like the landscapes from Mars. It is not a vibrant, saturated and bright orange nor a brick red tone. After 8 sampling attempts I finally achieved the unique burnt aspect and tone I was looking for.
I couldn’t perfectly capture or adjust the color despite trying various photography settings. The pictures were shot under natural lighting conditions, during a cloudy day, with a phone camera.
Without further ado, make sure to check the pictures below – you’ll be able to see a “simulation” of the color scheme on a mini keyboard, combining theoretical Ares Modifiers with Solar Alphas, plus a Supernova ENTER keycap, represented by the £3 keycap.
The keycap set kits started shipping last week but a few customers will experience very minor issues with two icons and a some Nordic glyphs. The designs were already fixed, replacements are being manufactured and corrected keycaps will be sent to all participants for free.
Rush color scheme delayed, adjusted samples incoming
In his latest drop update, Yanbo Wu alerted all participants that the initial purple and pink color samples featured in the Rush color scheme aren’t up to my standards, hence it’s delayed. The first two sampling batches were negative but several others are already taking place. Below you’ll be able to see some of the rejected samples.