Cardistry-Con is a yearly conference we co-organize and produce for the global cardistry community. In 2018 we held our 5th annual event in Hong Kong from September 21-23. It was an incredible experience and one of our best conferences ever. We’re proud to present this official video of the event.
Journey with us to a World of Mystery—a magical place where you can experience the impossible and discover the unbelievable. To remember the adventure is not merely a figment of your imagination, we've created a screen print to commemorate the idea that wonder is an essential ingredient for all great explorations.
Illustrated by Tom Lane & Steven Noble with a design reminiscent of a vintage National Geographic magazine cover.
Available exclusively from Art of Play.
The popular business podcast for entrepreneurs, Side Hustle School, featured our story in episode #697. Host Chris Guillebeau talks about our first product sold at fifteen years old, as well as our business today and how it all evolved and continues to grow. Forewarning, there are lots of magic jokes throughout the episode. All in all though, Chris does a fantastic job with the podcast and we’re honored to have been included.
Join us this Season of Giving to really make a difference in someone’s life, and help us raise $20,000 for the California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund.Read More
Today we announce our collaboration with Danish cardistry brand Anyone Worldwide with the most unusual cardistry video we’ve ever seen. The project is a custom edition of our Mirror playing cards, from our retired Smoke & Mirror brand of cards first introduced in 2007. The special edition cards feature our original brand logo, custom jokers, modified court cards, and an ace of spades specific to the edition. They’ll be released on Anyone’s website Black Friday, and will be available for 24 hours only.
In this short film we offer a glimpse inside our secret showroom and the magical world of Art of Play. The focus of the film reflects our voracious curiosity and philosophy of play. How we see and interact with the world can be an inspiring journey full of wonder, opening new doors and possibilities. We hope the film inspires your own curiosity. Epiphanies await.
While it may come as a surprise to the magicians who have followed our work and the magic we have produced for Art of Magic, it is time for us to move on to new and other ventures.Read More
Cardistry is the most exciting, innovative, and growing skill arts in the world today. When describing cardistry to laymen, it’s often referred to as juggling with playing cards. Other skill arts commonly compared to cardistry are yo-yoing, playing kendama, and even skateboarding.Read More
It's been 16 years since we launched dananddave.com. We built the site to promote and sell our publications teaching the art of sleight of hand magic and cardistry, a practice we were obsessed with in our teens and through our twenties. During that time, magic and cardistry was our avenue to explore ideas, to tinker and invent. And producing products by publishing books and videos, and later playing cards, and custom accessories for magicians, as well an an annual conference, was an expression of our passion for magic.
In the last decade, this site grew from offering just a few of our original publications, to a global hub with several hundred items. And our success took us around the world lecturing for various magic clubs, producing content for other magicians and cardists, and even consulting for film and television. Dan & Dave became a brand, or an institution more or less, promoting the advancement of magic. And it has all been extremely rewarding and amazing.
Today we launch a brand new website with just a few pages. Some information about us, a timeline of events and releases, and this blog, including this post. The change is a shift in focus from our past to our future. We are beyond grateful for all the support from the community these last 16 years, but more so for the lessons we were afforded. We take this step back in readiness for a giant leap forward. Our dreams our real magic.