“When I was young, I was able to visit a beautiful Asian country, Japan. I won’t forget the trucker hat I got from our vacation which says “MAKE LOVE, NOT WAR.” Coincidentally, the hat’s main color is hot red, with LOVE in white and WAR in black. I loved that hat, but I lost it after a few years and I couldn’t find that very same design again. But that’s okay, life moves forward. Still, that statement will resonate with me until the day I die. In this world of uncertainty, it is better to promote love and kindness.”
– Jaekeyed, designer
Inspired by this childhood memento and the board game Gomoku, Jaekeyed has partnered with Wuque Studio to create Aka Haiiro (lit. “red grey”), an all-side dye-sub PBT set with unique legends and broad compatibility – supporting ISO, Alice, 40s, 60s, full-size, and everything in between!
Aka Haiiro features tri-colour legends on a black base, with katakana sublegends and vertically-oriented Latin text novelties themed after the hat-maker’s words of wisdom. Additionally, the set uses various Gomoku piece configurations as icons for non-alpha keys throughout its base kit, and an alternate alpha kit that incorporates this theme across the whole board is available for separate purchase, as well as a stylish metal Esc artisan!
Check out the deskmat that is being offered as well!