I’m going to start this off by saying that I have never designed run an interest check before for anything. However, I felt that this is just too good a concept to pass up, so I’ll start here. All feedback is appreciated, as well as any offers of assistance!
Also, this is a crosspost from Geekhack.
GMK Silver Arrows celebrates the current Formula 1 Constructor’s Champion, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport!
Color assignment is currently uncertain, but the only custom color for now is the Petronas background color/accent background which is Pantone 321 C. The black is CR, the white is WS1, and the gray is 2B. The colors are actually based on the cars from 2013-2018, not the current car, which has more complex coloring and textures. The gray and black scheme should suit a variety of boards. Note: the silvery color is an artifact of the rendering.
I am getting in contact with Mercedes-AMG F1 in order to determine whether some of their designs can be licensed for use as novelties. Personally, I’m not big on novelties, but here are some ideas:
- The Mercedes roundel (will need licensing)
- AMG logo (will need licensing)
- 44 (Lewis Hamilton’s car number), 77 (Valtteri Bottas), 6 (Nico Rosberg)
- Perhaps a rear view of a Formula 1 car, as in the banner
- Helmet (as suggested by xondat on Geekhack)
- Checkered flag (as suggested by m00nkeyboy)
- Pit/box key (as suggested by m00nkeyboy)
Licensed designs would be a wonderful addition, but I don’t want to get my hopes up too high and rely on this to be able to run the set.
As for alternate legends, I’d like to include “Tactics” keys as an Enter replacement, as well as “Pole” keys to complement the Win keys.
Below is a keyboard render, courtesy of keycaprenders.com:
If you’re interested, here is the interest check form!