From designers grundlemere and NathanAlphaMan comes GMK Shanshui! Featuring the classic White on Black colorway, GMK's WS1 on CR - this set brings Chinese characters to GMK keycaps for the first time. Base kits are offered in either Simplified or Traditional Chinese characters, with mods in Chinese and sublegend alphas in the Cangjie input system, named for the legendary creator of the written Chinese language.
A Cangjie monolegend alphas kit can be paired with your favorite WS1 and CR sets, such as GMK White on Black or GMK Minimal, or if purchased with one of the base kits, is generously kitted to cover two boards!
And this set wouldn't be complete without the Shanshui novelty kit! Inspired by the sights and culture of the Li River near Guilin, China, this kit includes novelties of the fishing cormorant, phoenix tail bamboo, Li River landscapes under moonlight, and other iconic images to complete the theme of your board. As Guilin people say of their land nestled within the world-famous South China Karst, it's the best scenery under heaven.
A ground breaking GMK set paving the way for the creation of GMK molds for Chinese Cangjie legends. Designed in a classically perfect WoB colorway to suit basically any keyboard colorway. As expected the legends and colorways are industry leading as GMK quality is known for. The packaging is also beautifully designed with Shanshui artwork. Proud supporter of this set in GB and happy that extras are now available for native and international Chinese enjoyers alike to experience Cangjie legends as they should be.
I ordered the canjie alphas and haven't been so in love with keycap legends since. They're super sharp in print quality - highly recommended!!
Purchased: Traditional Set
I first came across GMK Shanshui from grundlemere's geekhack post. To be honest I'm pretty meh about WoB and BoW sets, especially at $180. but hearing his story to bring cangjie to GMK, I decided to buy it to support him.
The keycaps are packaged in a lovely shanshui painting. Upon pulling out the tray, I was kind of disappointed by the packaging - I've heard this is an improvement from previous GMK trays however. The colors were as bold as I imagined, and the alphas look wonderful. As a Chinese speaker and reader, I felt uneasy with how much text was crammed in the modifiers, and to be fair, it's pretty much like how the render shows it. But it makes it super difficult to read in person, as some characters got condensed, lost parts of strokes etc., . Anywho. I'm still very happy with the purchase and just glad to support a noble designer.