Friday, December 16, 2011

Just A Couple of Things

This post is more of an update on several parallel activities happening at Magic Margin rather than new content. It has been a rather busy build-up to the holiday season. 

I am putting the finishing touches on the Typegrant application form. If I can get a few minutes on the computer, I'll post it tonight. As it stands the application is about two pages long. It's not a remarkably difficult application process and should only take a few minutes to fill out. I don't want to make the entire thing unduly difficult.

The first Typegrant application deadline is scheduled for March 2nd, 2012. The grants are open to any high school student currently enrolled in a four-year high school and on-track to graduation. 

There are four typewriters that I am in the process of getting cleaned up and ready to give away. I have set aside a Smith-Corona Sterling, an SCM Classic 12, a '50s Royal QDL, and the Hermes 2000 for Typegrant awardees. I think that this small collection represents a nice cross-section of typewriters. 

I still want to post something using the Facit's script typeface. It's really quite nice and it might be fun to do a comparison/contrast with the Smith-Corona's  script typeface. This is the same identical model that Ted Munk has called the Iron Lady; no doubt due to the immense weight.

Well, do keep an eye out for the application and some fun stuff!

4 comments:

  1. Those models are all very nice to be given away. I'm sure the students who get them will find them enjoyable to use.

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  2. They are the classics of "most usable machines". Sweet choices for a new typist (:

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  3. When you say "any" student, are you broadening the offer beyond Phoenix / Arizona?

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  4. I am welcoming applications from any student enrolled in a full-time high school program in the continental US!

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