Posted in Making Magic on October 14, 2004

By Mark Rosewater

Working in R&D since '95, Mark became Magic head designer in '03. His hobbies: spending time with family, writing about Magic in all mediums, and creating short bios.

Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary has five definitions for elegance:

  • refined grace or dignified propriety
  • tasteful richness of design or ornamentation
  • dignified, gracefulness or restrained beauty of style
  • scientific precision, neatness and simplicity
  • something that is elegant

The common elements appear to be dignity, simplicity, and taste.

Latest Making Magic Articles


December 10, 2018

Ready, Set, Go by, Mark Rosewater

Today's column is based on a podcast I did earlier this year. One of the most common questions I get is "How do you come up with your ideas?" The short answer is there's no one consistent...

Learn More


December 3, 2018

Face Cards, Part 2 by, Mark Rosewater

Two weeks ago, I started telling the story of how we designed cards for all the crew members from the Weatherlight Saga. I only got through half the crew, so I'm back to tell the rest of ...

Learn More



Making Magic Archive

Consult the archives for more articles!

See All

We use cookies on this site to personalize content and ads, provide social media features and analyze web traffic. By clicking YES, you are consenting for us to set cookies. (Learn more about cookies)

No, I want to find out more