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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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Re: magician business card

Postby liormanor » September 28th, 2021, 12:09 pm

Bill Mullins wrote: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).


I started doing it on 1988 and never used the coin.
I just show the optical illusion and tell the client that he needs
to spin my card before calling me, otherwise the call won't go through...
It get some laughs :-) and they keep the card in their wallet for a long time.

Lior

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Re: magician business card

Postby jplibby » October 23rd, 2022, 9:11 pm

You could also have a pattern of lines and instructions on the reverse of the card so the person can cut the card and turn it into a hypercard. Design the front of the card so that your contact info is on the part that sticks up so they can't help but see it.
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Re: magician business card

Postby Brad Jeffers » October 24th, 2022, 4:54 pm

Here's an interesting vintage business card of James Hagy's ...

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The wand is an actual tiny wooden wand that is glued to the card.


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