by DAN & DAVE 10,878 views
Another http://www.kardistry.com exclusive.
This lovely collection of single-card flourishes from Australian Cardist Ben Coy shows us flourishers that sometimes simple maneuvers are just as beautiful as complex muti-packet cuts.
"This pair of flourish is dedicated to one of the amazing people behind the scenes in the card community. For your dedicated work and refreshing ideas and over-all friendliness, thank you Mr. Fulton!" -- Ben Coy
by DAN & DAVE 3,620 views
Southern France with Anthony Chanut.
A breathtaking array of Cardistry from Anthony Chanut. Shot on location in the south of France exclusively for the Smoke & Mirrors release.
Many of the flourishes featured will be explained on an upcoming project from Anthony called Vortex which will be available exclusively at http://www.dananddave.com
by DAN & DAVE 10,347 views
In the world of cardistry, virtuoso is synonymous with artistry, innovation and style and we have Kevin Ho, Huron Low and Daren Yeow to thank for that; a trio of card flourishers from Singapore appropriately known as The Virts.
For the past 5 years, they have continued to inspire the community with their passion for the artform and keen attention to detail and dexterity. Their videos draw an insane amount of exposure and everything they announce receives massive hype. To learn more about them and see what they're up to, visit www.thevirts.com.
It's great to know the future of cardistry is in good hands, six of them.
As the final video commemorating the history of Smoke & Mirrors, the sixth edition, The Virts produced a kick ass new video we know you're going to love. Inspired by the opening scene of Snatch, it's one of the coolest cardistry videos we've ever seen.
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Following the overwhelming success of the first color edition of Smoke & Mirrors, we released a cool blue edition we called Paper Denim. With this edition, we explored new printing options in both the packaging and with the actual cards. The result was phenomenal and set a new standard in quality.
To commemorate the fifth edition and continue our countdown to the 7th and final edition, Ben You and Ambrose of Singapore present an elegant display of cardistry in one of the coolest locations we've seen in a while.
Ben and Ambrose first caught our attention back in 2010 with Helix, which went on to win our Prequel cardistry contest. We have since become friends with the duo and would like to take this opportunity to officially announce their collaboration with us on an upcoming cardistry project, so stay tuned.
In the meantime, enjoy this video produced exclusively for the Smoke & Mirrors release.
by DAN & DAVE 7,030 views
After three consecutive black and white editions of our Smoke & Mirrors, we did something completely different for the fourth edition. We minimized the back design by eliminating Si Scott's trademark flourishes and replaced them with a simple pattern. It was a bold new direction, but one that received instant acclaim.
This was also one of the first decks to incorporate metallic ink. We applied it in such a way that allowed the backs to glisten in the light. Because of their simple design and shimmering quality, they remain our favorite edition to this day.
As the countdown to the release of the 7th and final edition continues, we have another video showcasing the green edition. For this one, we reached out to our friend and expert cardist, Spencer Clark of Washington, USA.
Spencer is easily one of the most innovative and unique card flourishers on the scene today and it's an honor to have him involved in this release.
by DAN & DAVE 13,179 views
In the beginning, the Smoke & Mirrors were designed to be a personal deck. They were custom tailored to our taste with original art by Si Scott. We never imagined they'd be used by so many, let alone the best in the world.
For the countdown to the final edition of our Smoke & Mirrors, we've partnered with the best magicians and cardists across the globe to showcase the style, prestige, and excellence that is the Smoke & Mirrors.
We've appropriately chosen Daniel Madison of the U.K. to show off his trademark style with the original Smoke & Mirrors, the black and white editions.
Join us for the greatest release in our history, and an epic finale to an unbelievable franchise. You won't want to miss it. Visit http://www.dananddave.com/smokeandmirrors and subscribe right now.
by DAN & DAVE 20,225 views
On November 30th, 2011 we posted a simple assignment here on Facebook. We asked for 100 "Likes" of Chris Brown's Venus Trap tutorial with the promise to release a new "stylish" variation.
Within a few hours the sleight received over 100 likes, so as promised, here is that variation. We call it Ferris Trap and it utilizes a neat flourish named Ferris.
To learn the Venus Trap, visit our website at http://shop.dananddave.com/venus-trap.html
by DAN & DAVE 21,404 views
Poco is a new card flourish from Spanish Magician & Cardistry expert Alejandro Portela. The flourish is based off an old cut in which Alejandro calls Nebula. From this point on the flourish is a melodramatic sequence of flipping cards over end-for-end with a nice aerial roundabout to finish it off.
Learn it for free in this step-by-step tutorial and then head on over to http://www.dananddave.com for more tutorials on card flourishes and card magic.
by DAN & DAVE 9,082 views
In the spring of 2003 we released a video called Spring Jam. To our humble surprise, it took the magic industry by storm. It started a trend and shaped a new generation of magicians. Card flourishes have since evolved into a visual art of their own with appearances in commercials, television and films from all over the world. A burgeoning community of artists are constantly pushing the limits of what can be done with a deck of cards and a few of the best in the world have been captured for the rebirth of Spring Jam, Cardistry in White.
SJ2010 was produced in collaboration with Allan Hagan, Chris Hestnes, Erik Jansson and Jordan Lapping and filmed on the set of Papercuts in Trondheim, Norway.
Shop Cardistry: http://shop.dananddave.com/cardistry.html
Learn more about Cardistry and the art of playing card flourishes at http://www.dananddave.com
by DAN & DAVE 7,353 views
Preqel (yes, that's the correct spelling) is the precursor to our Pandora flourish taught on The Trilogy DVD set. Both of them performed together make a remarkable piece of visual art.
Preqel, by itself, opens the doors to many applications and acts as a great foundation to create your own card flourish routines. Expect to see several neat alternate endings posted in the coming months. Finally, special thanks to Kevin Ho for creating several of the cardanical movements used throughout.
Learn more about Cardistry at http://www.dananddave.com
by DAN & DAVE 7,815 views
The legacy of Bruce Lee and his philosophy is carried on. These official playing cards were inspired by the master of his craft, Bruce Lee, and honor his philosophical teaching with a different quote on every card.
Available exclusively at http://dnd.la/brucelee
Earlier this year we teamed up with Bruce Lee Enterprises to produce a new deck of playing cards inspired by the martial arts master.
We are proud and beyond excited to present to you today, on Bruce Lee's birthday, the official Bruce Lee deck of playing cards.
73 years ago, the Year of The Dragon, November 27, 1940, on the hour of the dragon, Bruce Lee was born. Known to the world as a martial artist, actor and philosopher, Bruce Lee was a visionary, and continues to inspire new generations.
These playing cards honor Bruce Lee's legacy.
The Chinese dragon design on the backs of the cards celebrates his birth. The faces of the cards were inspired by the iconic tracksuit he wore in Game of Death, and feature a black stripe running through them, "like water".
On each of the cards is a different philosophical quote from Bruce Lee's teachings. The Aces however, which are traditionally the most elaborate cards, were left blank to symbolize a free mind.
The special monogram brings Bruce Lee and Dan and Dave Buck together as one, unifying their art forms under the teachings of Jeet Kune Do, and Bruce Lee's philosophy of using no way as way and having no limitation as limitation. In one direction, the symbol reads BL, flip it over however, and DB is seen, as if by magic.
The Jokers are no joke. In stark contrast with the rest of the deck are two black and white picture cards featuring Bruce Lee in action.
Available exclusively at http://dnd.la/brucelee