[Group buy] GMK Houhai

$22.00 USD

GMK Houhai

designed by grundlemere

In the heart of Beijing, tucked behind the Forbidden City thronged with tourists, and the party compound heavily guarded, there is a small lake. At night this lake comes alive with neon lights piercing the city haze, advertising every pleasure under heaven, plied by pedal boats in the summer and speed skaters in the winter, redolent with the sights, sounds, and smells of the city. They call it Houhai (pron. HOH-high): 后海.  In this place, a photo negative of Pleasure Island, the ancient, the modern, and the futuristic live side by side.

GMK Houhai is an ancient-futurist keycap set design inspired by the sights of the Chinese capital at night, and will be the first GMK set produced with full Chinese character legends. Rendered in custom RAL colors, GMK Houhai (pron. HOH-high) evokes the Beijing night sky in a warm, hazy grey, with alpha legends in the fluorescent red of the Chinese city sidewalk reflecting neons after a rain, and modifiers in shades of cobalt, aqua, jade, gold, and clean white that can be found in both the ornate woodwork of historic sites and in the kaleidoscope of city lights.

The GMK Houhai set legends are based around the Cangjie (仓颉) typing system, first among many methods of typing in Chinese using Chinese characters. The set is fully functional for Cangjie typists, as well as Pinyin and Latin character users.

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燕京 Yānjīng SC Base

琉璃廠 Liúlíchăng TC Base

小吃 Xiăochī Novelties

笔顺 Bĭshùn Cangjie Monolegend Alphas

太空人 Tàikōngrén Spacebars


  • 900x400x4mm
  • Stitched edges
  • Cloth top (works with all mice)
  • Rubber bottom
  • Machine washable (wash on cold/gentle - air dry)
  • Order separately if you want us to ship the deskmats separately from the keyset



RAMA x Houhai

Metal artisans and trays with MX compatiblity by RAMA WORKS.

  • Order separately if you want us to ship the Artisans separately from the keyset
小心 Duck
Aluminum artisan with anodized finish and enamel infill
串门 Chuan'r Men
Aluminum artisan with anodized finish and enamel infill


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The keysets will be packed and shipped in GMK's enviornmental friendly trays and custom packaging. 

About GMK

GMK electronic design GmbH, better known simply as GMK, is a German electronics company specializing in the production of mechanical keyboards and custom peripherals. Having acquired Cherry Corp's original doubleshot ABS tooling, GMK now produces high quality doubleshot ABS keycaps for mechanical keyboard communities worldwide. Famous for their satisfying thock, smooth texture, and lasting designs, GMK keysets are doubtlessly one of the best choices for mechanical keyboard enthusiasts everywhere.


  • Cherry profile
  • High quality 1.5mm doubleshot ABS plastic
  • Designed by grundlemere
  • Manufactured by GMK electronic design GmbH
  • Made in Germany


  • Preorder: Aug.1 - Sep.1.2021
  • Estimated Shipping Time: Q4.2022