Archive for March, 2011
Some of you may know that I’ve been running another blog of Magician Humor called “Stuff Magicians Like.” For now it makes more sense for me not to spread out my writing efforts over multiple blogs. Besides, I think that these little interjections of humor will add nice contrast to the “seriousness” of graphic design and branding.
I’ve already imported them and you will see them if you go back in my posts or view the “Stuff Magicians Like” category.
Take a look at these products and tell me if you can tell who created them. Go ahead… I’ll wait. Did you get it?
Dodd Vickers approached me to design a new header for his magic news blog, The Magic Newswire. Given pretty much free creative reign, I created something a little more edgy than what he was previously using.
Dodd says, “I like it, a lot!!” How can I argue with that?
So there you are. You’re waiting in line at the bank and someone walks in behind you. You glance up briefly, just long enough to notice that his shirt features an Ace of Spades. Your inner dialog begins and it might go a little like this:
“This is the perfect! I just happen to have some cards here. I have to perform a trick for this guy and it has to end with his chosen card being the card that he’s wearing. It has be a little elaborate though, so as not to make it obvious. Maybe I’ll do an ambitious card, then have the kicker be that he knew what card he would choose today. Or maybe I’ll…” Of course, by the time you decide what you’re going to do, you’re called up to the next available teller and your chance is shot.
I think we’ve all been in this scenario. The card is usually an Ace or a Joker. The coolness factor increases, though, if you notice that that they have a tattoo of a card. Then you can add some jokes to the mix, like, “I see you’re on the patch. I should get on it too, I’m up to a pack a day.” Whatever you do is sure to be a memorable moment for the unsuspecting spectator.
I’m not quite sure where I was going with this post, but I can almost guarantee that you’ll be keeping your eyes peeled now for “potential forces.”