"Come in. I want you."
A magic shop - located on 80c James Street in Brighton, Sussex, England - has the best-looking facade of any magic shop I've ever seen. It looks just the way I imagine a magic shop should look - both inviting and scary.
Here it is before it was a magic shop,
as BKS Business Solutions. Just another
boring business on the street.
Here it is as the magic shop - with a coat of
black paint for the trim, a MAGIC sign with
carnival light bulbs, gargoyles on either end,
and a black top hat set in the nook.
It's almost perfect.
But if we take some inspiration from
a 1978 movie called "Magic"...
Yes, that's it. The shop now sports the head of a huge
ventriloquist's dummy instead of a top hat.
You won't forget this look.
Admit it, the giant head compels you to go inside...
or to run away screaming.
Photos are from: lunggwai, Phil Steere, mimi the minx, toypincher, Google