May 15, 201817882 views

Canvas XDA - Round 2

search

search
search
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdrop-x-mito-canvas-xda-custom-keycap-set?mode=guest_open
search


Alphas Essential to every Cherry MX mechanical keyboard, there are three different options to choose from - Alphas, Betas & Rams.The Alphas design is based off Braun aesthetics & Dieter Rams' work of design. The Betas feature all new center positioned legends, more subtle and delicate than what was featured in the previous Canvas XDA project. The community favorite runic Rams are back.
search

search

search


Modifiers Two classic options are available, the Text Mods and it's pictographic counterpart Micons Mods. Both kits come with enough keycaps to completely dress standard 60% and Tenkeyles keyboards. There are 3 extra keycaps included to maximize the versatility of the kits - a 1.5u BACKSPACE and the 1.75u SHIFT + 1u FN duo, so hobbyist keyboards such as HHKB style can be covered to some extent.
The Micons are an exclusive iconography convention that I invented and designed back in the day aiming for a retro futuristic aesthetic representation for keyboard symbols. All of the glyphs should theoretically be self explanatory for the average computer user.
search

search


Numpads Standalone numpads are available in three different variations - the Alphapad, the Betapad and the all new Viopad. The Alphapad is designed to be used with Alphas + Text Mods whilst the Betapad looks best when combined with Betas + Micons Mods. It is recommended to combine the Viopad with the all new Wolfgang monokit (see below).
search

search

search


Monokits These two sibling monokits are iterations of the Canvas XDA project in a new shade of color that wasn't previously offered. Featuring the classic noire legends sublimated over violet keycaps, these kits come in two distinct versions - Wolfgang & Manfred.
Wolfgang features the classy Alphas combined with enough Text Mods to completely fill a vaiety of keyboards ranging from 40% to Tenkeyless layouts, including custom builds, thanks to the extra bottom row plus a 1.5u BACKSPACE, a couple SHIFTs and a stepped CAPS LOCK. Even 104 full-size layouts are covered, when combined with the Viopad.
Manfred features the same colorscheme, but with the runic Rams combined with the Micons Mods. A wide range of keyboards can be covered with this single kit, designed for those who prefer a more chaotic and mysterious appearance.
"My personal opinion is that the Manfred kit looks better when combined with keyboards such as Anne Pros, Pok3rs, multiple XD's, TADA 68s, uniqey's C70s and all the RAMA keyboards. Basically, it's a kit for 60%, 65% and 75% keyboards, where the Function Row isn't present - due to the conflict that could occur between nordic, numerals and latin glyphs. It works with larger form factors too as the necessary keycaps are there."

search

search


Hobbyist & Exotic Text and Micons budget extension kits for enthusiast keyboards such as Vortexgear Race, Filco MiniLa, a multitude of HHKB / Winkeyless and custom layouts are available in Canvas XDA. The kits aren't standalone modifiers - which means that they require either the Text Mods or the Icon Mods, on top of the Alphas/Betas/Rams to properly cover a given keyboard. The Exotic kit is only available with the text variation.
search

search

search


40s & Ortho These are standalone modifier kits for ortholinear and 40% keyboards, such as OLKB Planck & Preonic, Vortexgear Core, Koob’s Pearl, JDCarpe keyboards and several others. They are available in both options - Text and Micons.
search

search

search

search


Split & Ergo Available in two different options – Text & Micons, these are standalone modifier kits for split keyboards such as Infinity ErgoDox, Kinesis and others.
search

search


Languages & Systems The Alphas variation is available for a multitude of Nordic countries and also Germany plus the United Kingdom. There's also Mac / Windows compatibility kits and deep dish homing keycaps. The deep dish keycaps are very subtle but noticeable, just like the ones featured in the previous round.
search

search

search

search

search


Decoration The classic Bauhaus modifiers are back, designed with both Text and Micons, they are standalone modifiers for 60% keyboards and accents for other form factors. There's a small new kit designed as a tribute to Dieter Rams, called Dieter, containing the silhouette design of his iconic glasses.  For those who prefer a minimalistic look there are two kits - Mono Alphas and Mono Betas containing numerals and punctuation symbols to complement their correspondent larger kits.
search

search

search

search

search


Extras Extra spacebar kits, depending on the specific layout one of these kits may be required. All keycaps are convex. An Alternate Frow kit is available. There's also extra Arrows for those who need and a Sym kit, with the sole purpose of providing symmetric columns of modifiers.
search

search

search

search


Keyluminatti Whο ϖatches τhe onξs whο ϖatch?
search



search

What typeface will be used for the dyesub process?
The exact one seen on the child kits and renders. The Alphas are the exact same from the previous round but notice that the Betas will be the exact same featured on Godspeed XDA.
How thick are XDA PBT keycaps?
About 1.3mm thick.
Are the Canvas XDA Round 1 and Canvas XDA Round 2 keycaps interchangeable?
Yes, the colors are the same, beside the natural color variation that will occur due to the fact that a stock of resin must be ordered by the manufacturer. Plastic resin bought in different periods of time is bound to look slightly different, no batches are the exact same.
What's the inspiration for this project?
Canvas XDA is how I feel about Braun aesthetics and the influence of Dieter Rams to the industry of products and design. You can see a slideshow of inspirational pictures in the mitormk.com/canvas hotpage.


search
Keyboard renders - mitormk.com/canvas

Thank you very much for looking, what do you think about the Canvas XDA Round 2 keycap set?
Express your opinions and requests below!
Keeb on,
M
thumb_up
IMPersonalit, mixy, and 57 others
thumb_up59
216
remove_red_eye17.8K
bookmark_borderSave


search
Hey friends I saw this board in the community gallery and it really caught my attention. Would anyone happen to know which it is and if its available to purchase?
Thoughts on shinethrough or glow-in-the-dark?
I just received my Ultimate Hacking Keyboard (see https://ultimatehackingkeyboard.com) and put my previous version of Canvas XDA on it. Beautiful!
search

search

search

To make Canvas fit the UHK to perfection, two keys are missing: a 1.5u Backspace (I used Delete instead) and a 2.25u Control (I used Enter instead).
I am glad to see, though, that in the new edition it is easier to buy two 1.75u space bars to fill both halves of the split Space on the UHK. When I purchased the previous edition, I had to get two packs of Minibar, because each pack only contained a single 1.75u space bar. Anyone in need of some other sizes of space bars? I have a few extra ones ;-)
where can I get that wooden "case"? sorry, don't know how to call it
chris_w
It's the most standard 60% wood case, available pretty much everywhere, amazon, aliexpress, and other Chinese sites. It's also pretty cheap too at around 40-50 dollars. It is available in 3-4 types of wood, and it usually comes with a matching wrist rest.
Do the ortho kit 2u spacebars have a central socket for a single switch, or two sockets to put across two switches?
volatile
It’s has 3 sockets, one for the switch and the other two for the stabilizers!
What’s the point in a 2u shift in the “Wolfgang” set? You forgot to add the 1u shift key for the right hand side.
WarmCat
The point is to cover layouts such as the XD60 and instead of adding another keycap to make the kit more expensive (1u SHIFT), my idea is that users could use 1u LOCK in that position.
@MiTo why are two 2.75 spacebars in the extra-bars-kit? Are they different?
Odin_De
Nope, but there's a keyboard out there that has this layout (not sure which one).
UPDATE #2 - Tweaks and additions:
• BAUHAUS: kits are now standalone modifiers for 60% keyboards, add-on kit for other form factors; • HOBBYIST: added center and off-center stem keycaps;
The BLANKS kit is still under development as I'm gathering more feedback. If you have any interest in a kit consisting of BLANK keycaps drop me a line informing colors & sizes.
Let me know your thoughts and if you have further suggestions please go ahead and let me know.
Would you like to have a BLANKS kit of some sort?
At your service always,
M
MiTo
I'd definitely grab a blanks set if it included the coloured modifiers without legends.
I thought stepped ctrl key in hobbyist kit will be centered stem, but it has been changed to off centered stem!! What's going on??
Load 3 more comments
Thanks man, i appreciate it
souschef
Keep an eye out for the update!
I love the micons!
Load 1 more comment
Round 3?!?!?!?!?! Micons?!?!?!?!?! PULSE?!?!?!?!?!
Time to release this beauty!
Load 1 more comment
search
Starius
^^ What this guy said
Purple micons for ortho keyboards would be a dream!
Load 3 more comments
Thanks for the suggestions! I could try to combine it with the ortho set... Anyways, count me in. looking forward to seeing this drop!
Ortho
Anytime pal, thanks for taking a look!
These are pbt right?
ChimeraTX
Yes.
I want orange and gray 2.25u blanks. And many color of 1u,1.25u blanks
It's just my opinion..!
Storia
Noted, thanks for the feedback!
UPDATE #1 - Tweaks and additions:
• BAUHAUS: kits are now standalone modifiers for 60% keyboards, add-on kit for other form factors; • HOBBYIST: added center and off-center stem keycaps; • EXOTIC: added a secondary 2.25u SHIFT keycap; • HAUS: added F and J keycaps for the ALPHAS so previous round owners can get dished keycaps; • SYM: added compatibility for the RAMS kit; • EXTRA BARS: added 1.25u keycap to MINIBARS.
The BLANKS kit is still under development as I'm gathering more feedback. If you have any interest in a kit consisting of BLANK keycaps drop me a line informing colors & sizes.
Literally all of the suggestions made (comments, e-mails, DMs, replies on all fronts) were read and considered but I balanced things out and tweaked only what's going to positively affect the majority of the community, when it's all said and done.
Let me know your thoughts and if you have further suggestions please go ahead and let me know!
At your service always,
M
MiTo
BAUHAUS = PERFECTION Thanks!!
Will be nice to release an MAO color ALT along with this!!!
I'd really, really love to see the minimalist number-row, but with just the *symbols* instead of just the numbers.
Plain, centered alphas, and plain, centered symbols, is definitely my favourite look!
What cool combos could we make with Godspeed and these kits?
SoMeCaPs
There are so many variations I can't possibly render all of them:
http://mitormk.com/gdx
http://mitormk.com/canvas
Why for the Monokits you don't add 2 deep-dished keycaps?
haohung3010
To keep the kits as simple as possible.
Why '`~', '\|' keys are isolated as SYM kit? TT It was together in 'alphas' or 'betas' kit before R1. I want it will be together like R1.
Anyway, I was look forward to this drop. Thanks to redrop!
Storia
Because not everyone want those keycaps, me included, therefore I don’t think it’s clever to force everyone to buy these keycaps with the basic kits. Hope you understand!
Rams all the way ! well done ! simply amazing ! pls notify us when will it be available... ;)
leoplusma
Subscribe to my newsletter here:
http://eepurl.com/cxFIWv
And click on REQUEST DROP here:
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/massdrop-x-mito-canvas-xda-custom-keycap-set?mode=guest_open
Thanks for the enthusiasm, I hope you enjoy the project!
@MiTo please bring the goat back to the Rams kit!
Estimates for when this amazing set will be available for purchase?
No option for a stepped caps lock in the colored kits? It's the only thing missing (other than runic numbers which I realise is completely unrealistic at this point), otherwise I'm super excited to see this back for another round.
Load 4 more comments
But that’s what I’m saying, a colored one is indeed there! Stay tuned for the update you’ll see the kit!
MiTo
ops, sorry. I tought you were referring to the grey one which is yet in the mods kits. Little misunderstanding... Nice to read
@MiTo Can you add a matching iso enter to the wolfgang and manfred kits ?
Odin_De
Unfortunately not, the ISO support is restricted to the basic design of the keycap set due to lack of demand for other options.
@MiTo - Will you and MD do a custom colorway for CanvasXDA x ALT/CTRL ? The ALT renders on your website show a MAO White style ALT. Massdrop recetly unveiled the the Laser ALT. Is there a similar White ALT in the works ?
I'd get a white ALT in heartbeat ! any chances ?
Any chance we will have dedicated Planck kits like in the previous drop?
Load 4 more comments
No collaborations in plan and no dedicated kits neither. Colored RAISE and LOWER will be in the ORTHO kit (Im slowly updating all kits per community requests) and the purple kits aren’t designed for Planck keyboards as you can clearly see by how I put together the render. You can use F1-F12 as modifiers if you want, though.
$38 for a full Planck coverage is an insane discount that happened for a one time only. You can’t get high end custom keycaps for nowhere near this price anywhere, unfortunately. Hope you understand!
MiTo
I understand, I suppose I'm just a bit spoiled from the exclusive drop. It'd be nice to have purple kit compatibility for <60% boards, but as long as I get my coloured keys in the ortho kit, I'll be joining.
Good luck with the drop! :)
@MiTo if it's not too much trouble could you add some renders featuring the Laser ALT in Dusk + the monokits? I might prefer a more understated purple combo.
Load 1 more comment
That's right :)
Joe405
Will work on it, hang on!
@MiTo where are the red Esc/Enter? Saw them in the renders but not in the kits
Load 2 more comments
awesome! thanks to both, eagerly waiting for this drop then!!!
nakp
search
Is there any chance that we can get a spacebar kit for the monokits? I love the colors but the board I'd use it on has a slit spacebar.
Load 2 more comments
Violet Minibars would be perfect!
@Parva_Ovis - Noted, will check the viability for that and hopefully they will be there!