Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Magic Magazine August

Yay: Jamie D Grant will be in this issue:

Wonder In A BottleWonder in a Bottle
Jamie Grant, a 36-year-old magician who lives in Vancouver, BC, has started a unique project: the Send Wonder campaign. He has created 100 custom-designed decks with the words "Never Give Up" printed on one side. One edge of the card box reads: "Nothing is Impossible." The decks are put into the bottles using his secret process, then left in a public area. Eventually, someone discovers the bottle and gets to keep it.

Monday, July 5, 2010

From Magic Newswire: USPC is returning to print gaffed cards


One of the under reported stories that we came across while at the SAM was the release of the new Bicycle 809 Mandolin Back playing cards that were designed with magicians in mind by Paul Harris & Richard Turner. Murphy's will be the exclusive wholesaler for the magic community.

Some of the features that Richard Turner specifically pointed out when he showed me the deck:

• Same finish as the 808's
• Die Cut face down instead of face-up
• The old style box design is back
• Because this is not the famous 808 design, all gaffs will be made available and allowed by USPC