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This Week In Magic | 4th June 2020

By Damian Jennings - Thursday, June 4, 2020


Rubik Art

Cubist Art: A Stunning Closer

There are several different products on the market that let you do a variety of match or solve effects with a cube. You've probably got one or more of them.

But, you've almost certainly not seen anything like this!

On stage, there is a large object hidden under a red cloth. As you explain that you will reveal what's underneath very soon, you introduce two Rubik's Cubes. One is mixed up, and you explain that this is your prediction. It is left in full view the entire time. The other cube is solved, so you ask somebody to mix it up.

You then turn to second participant and have them select a famous person (they choose Einstein).

Now comes the first "gasp" moment. You remove the cloth covering the mystery object to reveal that it is 100 cubes, all perfectly arranged to create an image of Albert Einsten! But, one cube is missing.

As you ask the spectator for the cube they mixed, the audience will race ahead of you. Even though the odds are astronomically small, you pop the cube into the hole to reveal that the participant mixed it into the exact position necessary to complete the picture.

As if the odds were not already slim enough... you still have one more stunning reveal to come. Drawing attention back to the "prediction cube" that you left on display at the beginning, you explain that there really was only one combination which was a perfect match. Removing the spectators mixed cube from the frame, you show that it perfectly matches your prediction on every side!

This is a reputation-making piece of magic and comes with our highest recommendation.

Make Your Closer Artisitc

Intersection Trick of the Week: "Intersection"
This new gaff from Hondo is so visual, so strange, and so seamless that we wondered, "What's the catch?" But here at Vanishing Inc. Magic, we put everything to the test before we promote it. We're happy to report that "Intersection" is as fun to perform as it is visual. It looks just like the demo in the trailer: two cards seemingly melt through each other in weird, beautiful ways. This effect differs from typical penetration effects because there appears to be no pivot point or slit or gaff on one of the objects. Of course, there is, but it's so cleverly designed and concealed that we were entirely fooled by it.  Watch the trailer now.

Rubinstein Coin Magic Book of the Week: Rubinstein Coin Magic
A lifetime of coin magic and learning has been jam-packed into this unbelievable treatise on sleight-of-hand coin magic from Dr. Michael Rubinstein.

Rubinstein Coin Magic is destined to be an instant classic. This will become one of the signature books that all future coin magic books are measured against. This massive 500+ page volume is filled with more than 90 amazing routines and over 50 original techniques taught with exceptional detail and 930 high-quality illustrations.

DMC Sharks V2 Deck of the Week: DMC Sharks V2
A vivid and evocative casino-style deck, SHARKS V2 is the latest creative collaboration between British magician DMC and magic designer Phill Smith. As the creative alliance behind the now world-famous and award-winning ELITES playing cards, this latest unmarked creation has been designed for the more discerning card worker looking for a timelessly elegant design for their performances, produced by USPCC on their finest stock and with special embossing and silver foiling details on the tuck case.

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See you next week.

Andi Gladwin and Joshua Jay Vanishing Inc. Cofounders


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