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Bill Mullins
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magician business card

Postby Bill Mullins » December 10th, 2019, 7:10 pm

Many of us are aware of Kevin Mitnick's business card, with its built-in set of lock picks. I've often though about trying to come up with something similar for magicians.

But I'm not sure what to put in it instead of lock picks. Possibly:
- a simple paddle, with a picture etched on one side and not on the other
- the hook you use to balance a leather belt

What else might work?
It has to be flat and small, and useful for some sort of magic trick (with a generous definition of "magic trick" -- think Gardner's Encyclopedia).

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Re: magician business card

Postby MickNZ » August 21st, 2021, 10:11 pm

Cyanide tablet, for when the magician keeps showing you card tricks.

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Re: magician business card

Postby Bob Farmer » August 22nd, 2021, 4:43 pm

Mark Setteducati has the best magician's business card I've ever seen. It is a card that folds in half. When folded it is the same size as a regular business card. When unfolded, his business details are printed in mirror reverse on one side. There is a mylar mirror on the other side which reflects the business details right way round so they can be read easily. Brilliant.

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Re: magician business card

Postby Bill Mullins » August 23rd, 2021, 2:21 pm

Lior Manor (and a couple of other magicians I have seen) have the design used by Tenyo's "Moon Spinner" on their card, so they can do the trick, produce a nickel, and hand out their card (the design of the illusion goes back way before Tenyo).

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Re: magician business card

Postby PressureFan » August 23rd, 2021, 2:38 pm

Maybe a thaumatrope with a rabbit and a hat. Instead of thread, there could be pegs on the sides so you could hold it between your fingers and flick it to spin it.

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Re: magician business card

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 24th, 2021, 10:16 am

Theodore DeLand was the first to put the "Moonspinner" design on a business card. He added two little lines that turned the disc which appears into a baseball!
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