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"Artifice, ruse and subterfuge for the contemporary magician"



We created The Modus as a way to showcase great card magic by some of the world's best magicians. Here you will learn techniques that will not only allow to perform amazing magic but also inspire you and ultimately make you a better magician.



Joseph Barry

Joseph is one of the UK's best card magicians, he took the magic world by storm in 2013 with his debut card magic DVD 'Inscrutable' and has since gone on to perform at some of the world's biggest magic conventions.


John Cottle

John is an award-winning graphic designer and takes care of the design and production of The Modus. He is also an accomplished magician, specialising in gambling based sleight-of-hand with playing ca

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