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makeupguy
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Do you think there's a market for reasonably priced updated silks...
I mean silks that say "Happpy Birthday" or "It's Magic" or similar with a graffiti type and a more "urban" feel?

I'm feeling that the birthday party and school market is a little lacking in updated art.
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Google 'happy birthday silks' there was also one with a rabbet out of the hat with 'Happy Birthday'
Donald Dunphy
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There are several "Happy Birthday" silks out of the market.

Aside from the ones that look like Ed Harris artwork (these inexpensive silks are usually sourced from China, on many magic dealer websites) and the one that Russo mentioned, there are ones from Wonder Imagery ("Jozo Bozo's Mixed Up Birthday", "Birthday Party Blendo") and from Tommy James ("Flash Appearing Birthday Banner"). Barry Mitchell also sells a large "Happy Birthday Production Banner". Those are just a few off the top of my head.

That being said, I'm sure there's room in the market for more.

The only "It's Magic" silk that I recall, is one with Ed Harris type of artwork on it. It comes in a normal version, and black printed with white version (looks like a photograph negative -- Google Flash Silk Dye).

- Donald

P.S. In addition to Wonder Imagery's website and Tommy James's website, I usually look at David Ginn's website, Laflin Magic Store's website, Barry Mitchell's website, and Dazzling Magic's website to see the selection of themed silks out there. Ken Scott and Silly Billy have also released themed silk tricks. I own and use quite a few different printed silks in my shows. I'm mentioning these magic dealers, to help you with your homework. Smile
Donald Dunphy is a Victoria Magician, British Columbia, Canada.
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It can never hurt to have something fresh and fun. A "The End" silk might be an idea, too.

Cheers,

John
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Silks that can be used for the un-gimmicked 20th century with a multicolor look but having one (preferably 4) solid color corners are needed. 8 momme would be great.

Starburst or target looking silks work well. The corners should be a true primary colors so as to and easily match a solid color silk (not teal or coral type colors).

I can't stand the thin silk that is all the rage now because it wears out quickly and doesn't show as brightly.

-Mary Mowder
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On Feb 14, 2018, Mary Mowder wrote:
Silks that can be used for the un-gimmicked 20th century with a multicolor look but having one (preferably 4) solid color corners are needed. 8 momme would be great.

Starburst or target looking silks work well. The corners should be a true primary colors so as to and easily match a solid color silk (not teal or coral type colors).

I can't stand the thin silk that is all the rage now because it wears out quickly and doesn't show as brightly.

-Mary Mowder


I agree. I've been looking for some quality "starburst" silks but cannot find them. And 8 momme is terrific.
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Sterlini makes a decent 20th century silk like you were describing.

My original intent was more a standard printed "The end" "it's magic" or "thank you" silk with a totally updated art type. Most of the ones now look the same as if they could have been made 35 years ago.



http://www.sterlinimagic.com/categories/......lks.html
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Thank you makeupguy,

I'm wondering if you know if you get two straight 8 momme sunburst silks with this set or if one is sewn in any way. It is not apparent from the ad. If anyone can tell me, feel free to PM if you are worried about exposure or derailing the thread.

-Mary
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No idea.. I don't work for them.

i own Wack-o-Magic and was doing market reseach for 36" production silks when I started the thread
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