One Degree

Announcing the new softcover edition of One Degree.  This 140-page book contains over 20+ professional card routines, including both unpublished and updated effects from John’s repertoire.

One Degree takes a deep look into how to make our magic stronger through small, yet important “one degree” improvements. Just as changing the temperature of water from 211 degrees to 212 degrees can take it to the boiling point, making “one degree” changes in our magic can take it to the next level.

Beyond the routines, there are five insightful essays that will make your magic stronger in every way.

JOHN BANNON – “One Degree oozes style and substance from a true auteur.”

WAYNE KAWAMOTO of“My favorite book of 2010 was John Guastaferro’s One Degree. It’s a handsome book that is elegant in every way. I highly recommend it!”

DAVID REGAL “Few creators in our field are so gifted that they leave the patina of their ingenuity on everything they touch—John Guastaferro belongs to this select lot. To see his work brought together in a book, one as beautiful as this, is a joy.”


What’s Inside

Chapter 1 – Get Connected

1. TRUTH IN ADVERTISING – A masterfully constructed “blank” deck opener.

2. EITHER OR – A fun Q&A session brings smiles to the room -and a devious setup.

3. PALM READER PLUS – Four cards amazingly change in your helper’s palm.

ESSAY: Strong Connections

Chapter 2 – Hands On Experience

4. INTRO-VERTED – This impromptu Ace production was among 2009′s top ten effects from MAGIC magazine. Includes an must-see variations: Extra-verted and Technicolor Intro-Verted.

5. MR. E. TAKES A STROLL – A strolling version of Jack Carpenter’s Mysterious.

6. RELAY – A fun and seemingly impossible revelation of three cards.

ESSAY: The Napkin Approach

Chapter 3 – Fourscore

7. QUANTUM KINGS – A devious card to box opener.

8. IMPOSTOR – A dazzling four-card change sequence.

9. SOLO – In this approach to Open Travelers, the cards never come near the deck.

ESSAY: Mental Block

Chapter 4 – Pocket Power

10. HOMAGE TO HOMING – A powerful, three-phase card to pocket routine.

11. POCKET CHANGE – A four-card pocket transposition with a surprising twist.

12. KEY CLUB – A quick mental effect you carry with you on your keychain.

ESSAY: Magic T.I.P.S.

Chapter 5 – Worker’s Toolbox

13. OVERTURNED COUNTS – New approaches to the Elmsley and Stanyon Counts.

14. BIDDLELESS – A smart, lean and razor-sharp take on The Biddle Trick.

15. DUPLEX CHANGE – John’s deceptive two-card change. Includes many applications.

ESSAY: Serendipity

Chapter 6 – Tri-Umph!

16. BEHIND THE BACK TRIUMPH – Your participant  unmixes the cards…behind their back!

17. BALLET STUNNER – John’s take on Paul Harris’ Color Stunner with a visual change and unexpected kicker.

EXTRA: More on the Ballet Cut

Chapter 7 – Perfect Storm

18. LOST & FOUND – A signed card vanishes AND reappears inside a clear plastic luggage tag.

19. INTUITION and OUT OF THE BLUE – Many magicians call this two-phase packet effect the best trick of its kind…ever!

20. VINO ACES – A true presentation piece using four wine glasses for a classic Ace Assembly.

EPILOGUE: What’s the Effect?