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The latest magic tricks, interviews, articles, essays and hints and tips from Vanishing Inc. Updated daily.

Vanishing Inc. Acquires Art of Magic

Vanishing Inc. Acquires Art of Magic

Andi & Josh - Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Category: Art of Magic


Effective immediately, Joshua Jay and Andi Gladwin (on behalf of Vanishing Inc. Magic) are pleased to announce the purchase of Art of Magic and all its content from Dan and Dave Buck.

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The Impossibility Process

The Impossibility Process

Ian Flinn - Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Category: Art of Magic


The Impossibility Process explores the progression of the magician. The feeling of impossibility surrounds the craft of magic, and magicians are the conduits for those moments.

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Derek DelGaudio - Invisible Dialogues

Derek DelGaudio - Invisible Dialogues

Art of Magic - Sunday, December 24, 2017

Category: Art of Magic


Derek DelGaudio is one of the few fine artists of conjuring - elevating the performance of tricks into the manifestation of Magic.

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Review: IMPOSSIBLE

Review: IMPOSSIBLE

Ian Flinn - Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Category: Art of Magic


When people think of magic and magicians, Las Vegas immediately springs to mind. Though many of the innovators and masters in magic are located in the Desert of Dreams, a place with equally as much innovation and as many deep traditions of magic is New York City.

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Alberto de Figueiredo's ONE

Alberto de Figueiredo's ONE

Art of Magic - Friday, April 21, 2017

Category: Art of Magic


Alberto de Figueiredo presents ONE, a collection of six marvelous pieces of card magic. As one of the premier magicians in Spain, Alberto has applied his thousands of hours of performing experience to create incredible magic moments that are perfect for formal close-up presentations.

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Excerpt from 'Take Two' by Jamy Ian Swiss

Excerpt from 'Take Two' by Jamy Ian Swiss

Art of Magic - Thursday, March 16, 2017

Category: Art of Magic


We're happy to share an excerpt from a recent Take Two, Magicana.com's weekly blog written by acclaimed author and renowned magician, Jamy Ian Swiss, which discusses the Cardistry community and a bit about the divide between magic and cardistry. Read the whole article on Magicana.com.

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Allan Hagen's Completing the Hand

Allan Hagen's Completing the Hand

Art of Magic - Thursday, December 22, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


Allan Hagen teaches his original material on video for the first time. Completing the Hand is his two-phase poker routine with demonstrations of exceptional memory and skill.

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Asi Wind's Gypsy Queen

Asi Wind's Gypsy Queen

Art of Magic - Friday, December 9, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


After several years of development, Gypsy Queen is finally available. Inspired by working closely with David Blaine over the years, Asi's newest contribution to magic will leave your spectators with a memory and a memento that they will always treasure.

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TV Magic Recap 2016

TV Magic Recap 2016

Art of Magic - Saturday, November 19, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


2016 was a huge year for magic on television. Here we provide a brief showcase of what 2016 had to offer, as the year draws to a close.

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Library of Wonder: Derek Hughes

Library of Wonder: Derek Hughes

Art of Magic - Thursday, October 27, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


Derek Hughes is a quintessential showman. After blowing the competition away on America’s Got Talent this past year, Derek has become a beacon of what good magic can truly be.

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The Magic of Meaning

The Magic of Meaning

Art of Magic - Monday, September 12, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


This is an excerpt from the first chapter of Henning Nelms' Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjuring, an absolute must-read in our list of important magical publications.

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The Power of Magic

The Power of Magic

Art of Magic - Monday, August 29, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


This week's blog is a guest contribution from BJ Bueno, a top retail consultant, marketing strategist, and magician! This blog comes from his boutique marketing strategy firm, The Cult Branding Company.

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Slow Dance

Slow Dance

Art of Magic - Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


Slow Dance is a magical frame designed by Jeff Lieberman that allows objects to move in slow motion without the need of a camera. The mechanics, similar to a zoetrope "combine technology, science, and art in order to remind us of the natural mystery, beauty, and wonder that surround us every day."

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Art of Magic Presents: Flourishes for Magicians

Art of Magic Presents: Flourishes for Magicians

Art of Magic - Monday, August 22, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


Art of Magic is proud to present Franco Pascali teaching Flourishes for Magicians. Within this video, you'll find four beautiful, simple flourishes that an add style to your existing repertoire or can act as fun, exciting to moves to practice.

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Dale Harney performs the Linking Rings

Dale Harney performs the Linking Rings

Art of Magic - Monday, August 8, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


Dale Harney performs the classic of magic, The Linking Rings on his Canadian magic program, The Magic Palace. Find the entire exhibition, including performances from the greatest magicians in the world over at Magicana.com

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Mahdi Gilbert fools Penn & Teller

Mahdi Gilbert fools Penn & Teller

Art of Magic - Monday, August 1, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


Our friend Mahdi succeeded in fooling master magicians Penn & Teller on FOOL US. Watch his performance and learn a little bit more about Mahdi's evolution as a conjuror.

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Art of Magic Presents: Street Magic 2

Art of Magic Presents: Street Magic 2

Art of Magic - Friday, July 29, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


Watch as Franco roams the streets of Los Angeles, performing a selection of miracles from our catalogue, so you can see real world reactions to these strong, visual effects.

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Welcome to The Magic Palace

Welcome to The Magic Palace

Art of Magic - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


David Ben provides context for the smash hit program, The Magic Palace, Dale Harney's Canadian television program featuring some of the greatest magicians in the world. The exhibition is available in full at Magicana.com.

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Library of Wonder: Mahdi Gilbert

Library of Wonder: Mahdi Gilbert

Art of Magic - Monday, July 11, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


Curated by Mahdi Gilbert, June’s Library of Wonder abounds with charming oddities and titans of magic. The collection is not one to take lightly; Mahdi’s countless years of study within the art has procured a vast knowledge of the best conjuring has to offer.

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Earl Nelson performs on The Magic Palace

Earl Nelson performs on The Magic Palace

Art of Magic - Monday, June 27, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


Earl Nelson, a revolutionary card technician and author of Variations, performs a beautifully clean and direct routine on Dale Harney's Canadian magic program, The Magic Palace.

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Dale Harney performs the Finger Chopper

Dale Harney performs the Finger Chopper

Art of Magic - Monday, June 20, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


Dale Harney performs the classic Finger Chopper illusion on the Canadian television series, The Magic Palace.

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Paul Harris on The Magic Palace

Paul Harris on The Magic Palace

Art of Magic - Monday, June 13, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


Paul Harris performs a routine featuring some of his most well known effects with playing cards on Dale Harney's magic program, The Magic Palace.

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Art of Magic Presents: Street Magic

Art of Magic Presents: Street Magic

Art of Magic - Monday, June 6, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


Watch as Franco roams the streets of Los Angeles, performing a selection of miracles from our catalogue, so you can see real world reactions to these strong, visual effects.

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Bruce Cervon on The Magic Palace

Bruce Cervon on The Magic Palace

Art of Magic - Sunday, June 5, 2016

Category: Art of Magic


Bruce Cervon performs on The Magic Palace, an inspiration for a generation of magicians. The show was conceived and hosted by Canadian stage illusionist, Dale Harney.

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