Friday, November 21, 2008

Artist Spotlight: Diamond Jim Tyler

"If you ever meet Diamond Jim in person, make sure you ask to see his handling of the Mental Photography Deck." -Tomas, November 2008

Today we'll spotlight products from a true class act. I had the privilege to see Diamond Jim Tyler perform and lecture last year at the Motor City Close-Up convention. I only got to see DJ, since that weekend was my big move from Michigan to Chicago. Nonetheless, I thoroughly enjoyed watching DJ's smooth, low-key presentations with outstanding technique.

Bamboozlers: "The book teaches the reader how to do amazing and funny things with common objects found around the house or in a restaurant. It is a collection of bar bets, brain teasers, jokes, puzzles and magic effects that I've collected over the last 20 years." I recommend this one just for the Red Bull trick!

SentiMental Postcards: Back on the market after a long hiatus! Diamond Jim Tyler's mental gem is a routine with heart that packs flat and plays big. This effect will amaze any onlooker and leave them with a “warm fuzzy” inside. When you can grip an audience emotionally it becomes easy to take on the role of a tour guide and escort them on a magical journey.

Mirrors DVD: Mirrors have a lore that date back to ancient times. Legends that surround the looking-glass are said to lure or repel spirits. Fortune-tellers use this mystical apparatus to read auras and make predictions. Stage magicians have used smoke and mirrors for hundreds of years to amaze their audiences. And now these magical reflectors have been brought into the hands of close-up wizards to further their mythology in an intimate gathering!

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