About the Collection
Sad Girl™ – Heartbreak in the internet era. An ode to us, the generation who grew up pouring our souls on LiveJournal. Typing away while basking in the soft blue glow of CRT monitor. Right clicking on our crush to check their away message. Finally logging off at 3am.
Notes from the designer
Hey there! This is Susan, the creator of Mintlodica. I'm here to tell you the story behind Sad Girl:
My first PC tower had a giant cube of a CRT monitor. The serene blue light glowed with a whole new world. I'd (not so) secretly stay up until sunrise discovering new corners of the internet.
The flavor text here is not an exaggeration. My high school boyfriend did dump me on AIM. (A rite of passage in the aughts!) Despite that, I kept crushing online and doodling names on the sides of my notes.
The creativity of Web 1.0 was my inspiration and hope during a lonely upbringing. Those starlit nights and pointy ear companions got me through many broken hearts.
DSS vs DSA profile
Here's to DSS profile. DSS is my new favorite to type on. The sculpt catches my fingers and provides a gentle flow moving between rows. While DSA is the all time favorite for modularity, we hope you might give DSS a try and see how it feels!
More from the manufacturer: The DSS family is a medium height key with a spherical matte finish touch surface (similar to DSA) and a sculptured profile.
Baked in extensibility
A Base Kit which adapts to your evolving interests. After exploring the deep rabbit hole of customization, I came to adore 40% keyboards. The Base Kit bakes in extensibility from TKL to smaller specialty layouts.
Thanks again for your feedback on our Interest Check, it helped shape those decisions!
New Alpha Legends & Mod Icons
Fun fact! Sad Girl uses the same typeface as Magic Girl & Witch Girl. This intentional choice creates cohesion across Mintlodica designs. These alphas are our take on how we'd typeset capital case legends on the top-left corner. And I illustrated all new icon mods to match.