Category Archives: Photoshop Art

Blogcast #6: Houdini Optical Illusion on National Geographic Brain Games

By Tom Interval In 2013, National Geographic’s Brain Games commissioned artist Pete Fecteau to create a Rubik’s Cube mosaic of the Houdini two-face optical illusion I made that year. I wrote about it at the time, and that’s the subject of today’s blogcast. Hope you … Continue reading

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In Memory of Houdini on the 90th Anniversary of His Death

By Tom Interval It’s been 90 years since Harry Houdini (1874–1926) died on Halloween, yet his name lives on—a testament to the genius behind his showmanship, originality, technical abilities, and knack for attaining publicity. Unhappy anniversary, Harry.    

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Holiday Wishes

By Tom Interval Best wishes to you and your loved ones this holiday season.

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Happy Thanksgiving from Young Houdini

  I hope everyone has a happy and safe Thanksgiving. Tom Interval, Interval Magic, Houdini Museum Note: The image above is Photoshopped, which should be pretty obvious to graphic designers and Houdini enthusiasts.

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Listen to Houdini’s Final Seance (1936)

By Tom Interval Long before Harry Houdini died on Halloween (89 years ago this Saturday), he and his wife, Bess, purportedly made a pact that the first to die would try to contact the survivor from “the great beyond,” as … Continue reading

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NPR Story: Unpublished Houdini Straitjacket Photo

By Tom Interval This morning, NPR’s Pam Fessler interviewed a gentleman by the name of Chris Shweie, coauthor of The Voice of the City: Vaudeville and Popular Culture in New York and collector of all things vaudeville. Shweie said he recently … Continue reading

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Houdini Illusion Color-Changing Mug

By Tom Interval Okay, so you have to check out this mug—one of the coolest out there (see the 1 min. 49 sec. embedded video below). Yes, I’m a bit biased since I’m the one offering it on the Interval Magic CafePress Store. However, I … Continue reading

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