Luke Dancy is one of the most polished performing artists in Las Vegas. He has decades of experience developing gags, gimmicks and tricks that amaze audiences of all sizes.
Misprint is one of the most powerful tricks to emerge from his all too often devious mind. It introduces new plot twist in magic, that can play into a wide range of performances. The concept behind it is that you come across a really badly printed playing card, from a reputable manufacturer like Bicycle. This helps secure the audience’s suspension of disbelief.
The card can be signed and visually inspected before moving forward with the effect. At that point, you can visually cause the ink to slowly move down the card until it sits in the correct position. If you like the card can even be handed back to the participant as a sort of strange souvenir.
These cards are printed in red, though it’s also available in blue. They are from Bicycle, which is one of the most reputable manufacturers of playing cards. It’s exactly the sort of thing you can note to the crowd in an off-handed sort of way.
It’s also easy to deploy. So, you can add it to any performance if you happen to be running long on time, or if you just want to take a little time practicing your street performance on a lazy Saturday afternoon.