Darwin Ortiz At The Card Table - Deluxe Edition

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Darwin Ortiz At The Card Table - Deluxe Edition

Postby Gerhard Dutschke » January 27th, 2013, 10:04 am

Take a look at my auction this week of a collectible Book by Darwin Ortiz.
http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... 0885967257

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Re: Darwin Ortiz At The Card Table - Deluxe Edition

Postby magicfish » January 30th, 2013, 9:40 pm

The price is wrong as listed. How much is it supposed to be?

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Re: Darwin Ortiz At The Card Table - Deluxe Edition

Postby Richard Kaufman » January 30th, 2013, 10:25 pm

I used to price all my deluxe editions at double the original retail price. So, my guess is that this was orignally $70.
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Re: Darwin Ortiz At The Card Table - Deluxe Edition

Postby R.E.Byrnes » January 31st, 2013, 10:33 am

The deluxe edition of his new book is worth at least twice as much to avoid the bafflingly bad dust jacket.

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Re: Darwin Ortiz At The Card Table - Deluxe Edition

Postby Richard Kaufman » January 31st, 2013, 10:53 am

Hey, I designed that dust jacket! :)
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Re: Darwin Ortiz At The Card Table - Deluxe Edition

Postby DrDanny » January 31st, 2013, 10:58 am

Baffingly bad?? I'd call it marvelously minimalistic.

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Re: Darwin Ortiz At The Card Table - Deluxe Edition

Postby erdnasephile » January 31st, 2013, 11:23 am

One of the things I've always liked about Richard's books are those wonderful liquid-coated dust jackets. They just look so much sharper than the plain paper ones.

My favorites are the dustjackets of the Hamman book and the Dingle Book. The first just "pops" on the shelf, completely at odds with the understated manner of its subject. The latter is like the monolith in Kubrick's 2001--big, black, intimidating, but full of mystery.

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Re: Darwin Ortiz At The Card Table - Deluxe Edition

Postby Richard Kaufman » January 31st, 2013, 11:47 am

My graphic design abilities varied from book to book. I found it very difficult after the first few years to keep coming up with new dustjacket designs. I think my worst are those for the Kurtz book and Magie Duvivier. Both excellent books, but ill-served by my covers.

Interestingly, when Jamy Swiss reviewed my title Folding Money Fooling in Genii, he loved the book, but hated the dustjacket, which is a beautiful piece of art by Earle Oakes of Bob Neale emerging from the center of a dollar bill holding a piece of Origami.

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Re: Darwin Ortiz At The Card Table - Deluxe Edition

Postby magicfish » February 1st, 2013, 6:36 pm

No, the ad is in German. I mean, how much is it listed for on eBay?


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