When is a card trick not a card trick? When it’s actually a magic square. I need to declare my hand and reveal that I am a bit of a maths fan (did you hear my last bit of credibility leaving the building?), but I’d been intrigued by The Grid since it was first advertised.
So, I just got this nice little set in. In the range are coins, cards and a stainless Steel card guard. As you all know I like a bit of coin magic so let’s start there shall we? A dollar size and a half dollar size coin which has the Mechanics insignia emblazoned all over […]
Tiny Plunger by Jon Armstrong So I have been using the Tiny Plunger Magic Trick goes as follows, the spectator selects a card, it gets shuffled back into the pack. The magician shows, what looks like a tiny sink plunger and plunges it down onto the face down deck. It’s lifted and along with it […]
mag·i·cal (mj-kl) adj. 1. Of, relating to, or produced by magic. 2. Enchanting; bewitching: a magical night Describing something as ‘magical’ always seems a little over the top – if not faintly absurd in the context of an actual magic show. Nevertheless, it’s at the core of what most of us try to achieve from an […]
In unison I hear magician’s everywhere say ‘Why didn’t I think of that’ The Phantom Deck by Joshua Jay is a step forward from Omni Deck however I think they both have their roles in our performances. On opening the box you get exactly what you are expecting, a deck of individual cards that are […]
I was recently asked to contribute towards an article that Mark Leveridge was writing for the latest issue of MagicSeen magazine, which I was both flattered and excited to do so, and when I saw the finished article, I was delighted with the results. I can’t give too much away but Mark really wanted to […]
Or, a few reflections on individuality and creativity. The point of this article is to encourage us magicians not just to perform the tricks we buy in the same way we have seen them performed. Even if you don’t bother reading this article, watch the YouTube clip of Yann Frisch. Here is an outstanding […]
The first rule of Magic Club, is that you tell EVERYONE about Magic Club. I’m lecturing my Out Foxed lecture and Magic Directs lecture Dem around the UK at present. We always learn something new on projects like this and my lesson that I have learned this time is …… There are some tiny magic […]
MagicDirect.com was the proud sponsor of the “Young Magician of the Year” final which took place at the Magic Circle, London last night. The six finalists aged 14 to 18 all competed to a packed theatre, MC’d by the hilarious and one of my favourite comedy magicians – Noel Britton.
There must be something in the air because this is the second recent trick we’ve seen with a Sharpie. The effect of The Sharpen is simple – this is a colour-changing sharpie effect. With minimal moves a sharpie changes colour frmo black, to green to red (in my set – I don’t know if they […]