IT’S GOT ALL THE ANSWERS.

IT’S GOT ALL THE ANSWERS.

IT’S GOT ALL THE ANSWERS.

IT’S GOT ALL THE ANSWERS.

Well, most of them. Making a billiard ball tell the future is no easy trick, even for its inventor, the son of a clairvoyant. It takes a specially designed 20-sided die in a proprietary liquid held in a sealed canister and suspended on two shock absorbers. To get it all rolling, we weld everything together using sound waves — yes, sound waves — so you get a perfect sphere with no exposed fasteners.

MAGIC REVEALED

With the Art of Engineering Magic 8 Ball®, we’ve pulled back the curtain on your favorite fortune teller. All of our engineering tricks are out in the open, but will you still find it magical? “As I see it, yes.”

MAGIC INVENTED

Still curious about the magic of the Magic 8 Ball? We’ve immortalized its patent drawing in a timeless, full-sized poster that measures 24 x 36 inches.

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MAGIC DISTORTEDD

We worked with Philadelphia artist Distortedd to reimagine the Magic 8 Ball through her eyes. The result is a funky and energetic take on the toy’s unpredictable nature. Printed in high quality at 24 x 36 inches.

CREATIONS COLLABORATOR DISTORTEDD

Philadelphia-based artist and illustrator Anhia Zaira Santana, known professionally as “Distortedd,” uses her wild imagination to recreate the Magic 8 Ball in her signature trippy, tormented aesthetic.

“My artist name, Distortedd, fits my art perfectly,” she says. “It’s a little bit crazy and distorted. It’s trippy. I use a lot of cartoon characters and like playing around with random things, misplacing things, and distorting them.”

THE MAGIC 8 BALL IS ONE OF OUR MOST ICONIC CREATIONS. WHAT ABOUT IT INSPIRED YOUR WORK?

“It’s been around for so many years, and it works perfectly with my art because it’s this playful magical tool that’s just random — you never know what’s going to pop up on the ball when you shake it.”

YOUR PIECE IS SO UNIQUE AND ENERGETIC. WE NEVER SAW THAT COMING! WHAT WAS YOUR THOUGHT PROCESS WHEN MAKING MAGIC 8 BALL YOUR OWN?

“My art is really playful and childlike. I used a lot of cartoon characters, little monsters and colors, and random objects. I wanted to remember what it’s like being a kid again playing with an 8 Ball for the first time, so I opened it up and had everything that’s inside the ball come outside. There are these triangles that represent the part when you shake the 8 Ball and an answer appears. I wanted to make it playful and magical.”