48 entries in Cards / Gaffed Cards & Decks / Cards / Black Art Back
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Black Backed Card
1889 Tricks with Cards 152
Unknown Das Durchdringen der Stoffe No. 4, card in envelope put underneath top hat, card is pulled out of top hat visibly, envelope empty
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 90
Unknown Die verschwundene und wiedergefundene Karte card is burned or vanishes, it reappears gradually as it is pulled out of the bottom of a hat, using a foldable card with black cloth back
Nov. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 11) 169
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die Reise durch den Cylinderhut card penetrates top hat
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 162
Unknown Der geheimnisvolle Cylinderhut three cards are burnt and fired with pistol against top hat where they reappear
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 166
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster In fremder Hand verschwindende Karten cards disappear into tray
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 181
Unknown Newspaper-Covered Cards back covered with newspaper to hide them on a newspaper
1897 New Era Card Tricks 80
Unknown Newspaper Cards backs of cards covered with newspaper
1899 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 66
Josef Löffler Der orientalische Zauberspiegel handheld mirror with black surface instead of mirror, image of card appears and vanishes on black surface
Aug. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 8) 117
Unknown Cards with Cloth Surface black art
1909 The Art of Magic 63
Unknown Third Method using cards with cloth-colored backs, black art
1909 The Art of Magic 216
Unknown Seventh Method aces put in one envelope, kings in another, they transpose, using two cards with cloth on back
1909 The Art of Magic 221
Adolphe "Magicus" Blind The Demon Digits three cards with numbers arrange themselves in requested order
Also published here 1911 Later Magic 581
Mr. Gilbert The Acrobatic Cards two card in easels transpose
Also published here 1911 Later Magic 583
Adolphe "Magicus" Blind The Demon Digits three cards with numbers arrange themselves in requested order
Also published here 1911 Magical Titbits 29
Mr. Gilbert The Acrobatic Cards two card in easels transpose
Also published here 1911 Magical Titbits 32
Oswald Rae New Card an Board two selections appear pinned on board, with drawing pins and handkerchief
1926 Between Ourselves 1
Bob Hummer The Four G Men card is divined, name of cards printed on four cards, with newspaper black art
Also published here 1941 Six More Hummers 3
Tom Sellers Ace-King Passe Passe four Aces in one glass transpose with four Kings in another, eight duplicates with backs that match the tray surface
1943 Twenty Tricks 17
Bob Hummer The Four G Men card is divined, name of cards printed on four cards, with newspaper black art
Also published here 1952 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952) 3
Bob Hummer The Four G Men card is divined, name of cards printed on four cards, with newspaper black art
Also published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 17
Roberto Giobbi Nepomuk name of chosen card appears on slate, flap with card back on one side
1987 Nepomuk 5
José Carroll Blackbacked Card invisible through transparent sheet
1988 52 Lovers 123
Alexander de Cova, Jan Torell Blitz-Kartenverwandlung jumbo card (or sign, menu, ...) visually transforms into silk, ends clean
Inspired byAlso published here 1990 Horizons 29
Alexander de Cova, Jan Torell Blitzkarten-Verwandlung jumbo card (or sign, menu, ...) visually transforms into silk, ends clean
Inspired byAlso published here 1992 Ein Profi packt aus... 15
Alexander de Cova Flash Transformation jumbo card (or sign, menu, ...) visually transforms into silk, ends clean
Also published here Feb. 1992 Opus (Vol. 4 No. 2) 13
Dondrake Handling BlackArt Cards
  • Vanishing Card
  • Vanishing Jumbo Card
  • Diminishing Card
1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 9
Ellis Stanyon Two Cards Pass from One Plate to Another No. 11, four cards on one plate, none of another, two cards travel over, newspaper-backed cards and step gaff
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 130
Ellis Stanyon Aces versus Kings No. 1, Aces and Kings are put in envelopes labeled with whats inside, they transpose and spectators can remove the cards
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 154
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note four signed Queens on row on newspaper, Two of Spades in pocket, a Queen transposes with the Two in the pocket, repeated with each Queen, newspaper-backed card
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 154
Ellis Stanyon Three Cards Appear on a Borrowed Hat No. 3, three cards appear stuck to borrowed hat, news-paper backed cards start out on newspaper
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 157
Ellis Stanyon The "Tokio" Card Trick No. 55, cards penetrate hat
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 187
Miguel "MagoMigue" Puga Zelig, Historia de una Carta Mutante Joker changes into three selections
2003 La Magia Española del Siglo XX 342
Alexander de Cova, Jan Torell Flash Card to Silk jumbo card (or sign, menu, ...) visually transforms into silk, ends clean
Also published here 2004 Treasures 7
Román García El Muro de Cristal four cards signed on the back, through transparent handkerchief, covered with postcard
Inspired byRelated to
  • Gabi Pareras' "Ases clandestino" in "Sequencias"
2010 Nanomagias 165
Tom Stone The Forbidden Palm black art
2011 Maelstrom 69
Tom Stone Black Art Card construction of card with black back
2011 Maelstrom 70
Tom Stone A La Puga! card in glass is any named card, featuring black art switch
Inspired by
  • "Card and Glass" (Miguel Puga)
Mar. 2013 Genii (Vol. 76 No. 3) 49
Alexander de Cova, Jan Torell Blitz-Kartenverwandlung jumbo card (or sign, menu, ...) visually transforms into silk, ends clean
Also published here 2013 Horizons — Das Alexander de Cova Seminar 1986 44
Tomas Blomberg, Axel Adlercreutz Cardpool with clean vanishes and reappearances
2014 Blomberg Laboratories 288
Alexander de Cova Spieglein, Spieglein an der Wand card chosen and put in glass, it matches prediction
Inspired by
  • Ian Adair routine in Magigram
Also published here
Feb. 2014 New Avantgarde Magic (Issue 15) 497
Alexander de Cova, Jan Torell Giant Card to Silk jumbo card (or sign, menu, ...) visually transforms into silk, ends clean
Also published here Jan. 2014 Scrapbook (Issue 4) 27
Alexander de Cova Spieglein an der Wand card chosen and put in glass, it matches prediction
Inspired by
  • Ian Adair routine in Magigram
Also published here
2015 Burners — Vol. 1 30
Alexander de Cova, Jan Torell Blitz-Kartenverwandlung jumbo card (or sign, menu, ...) visually transforms into silk, ends clean, card with flap-addition so it can be shown from both sides
Also published here 2015 Burners — Vol. 3 24
Harapan Ong 2 + 2 = 4 Four value torn in half, both halves change into a Two each
2018 Principia 203
Martin Lewis Threesome
  • Making Magic
three cards are put in envelopes, they appear in three small bottles one by one with different methods
Jan. 2018 Genii (Vol. 81 No. 1) 32
José Carroll Blackbacked Card invisible through transparent sheet
2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 179
Will Houstoun A Video Chat Card Trick card placed in card case, it turns out to be named card
2022 The Neat Review (Issue 4 - Everywhere & Nowhere 2022) 104