Interview with Oliver Sogard

Name: Oliver Sogard (Los Oliveros Sogardos)

Age: Younger than Justin Bieber

Cardistry: I think I recently reached 10,000 Hours

From: The Country in which LEGO was invented.

I'm best known for creating the "Double Lift" ᵃⁿᵈ ᶠʳᶦᶠᶠˡᵉ.

Favourite Quote: "So it's not gonna be easy. It's gonna be really hard. We're gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, you and me, every day." - Noah (played by Ryan Gosling), The Notebook

SHIVRAJ: How did you get into cardistry or where did you see it first?

OLIVEEI was in church and heard the angels calling a new word I hadn't heard before - "Cardistry". I went home and looked it up. Shout-out to the angels for telling me what the purpose of my life is.

SHIVRAJ (MIND FREAKED): How would you define 'cardistry' in your own words?

OLIVEEIt's basically like you're getting spasms in your hands while coincidentally holding a deck of playing cards.

SHIVRAJ: Who/What inspires you the most and why?

OLIVER: Good packet-cutters. Music. Atmospheres. Mistakes (or as Bob Ross would put it, "happy little accidents").

SHIVRAJ: What is your creative process of making moves?

OLIVERDifferent every time. I usually start with a small idea and work around that.

SHIVRAJ: How do you overcome a 'Creative Block'?

OLIVER: I wait. It sucks.

SHIVRAJ: Describe your style in one word/sentence.


SHIVRAJ: What role does the art play in your life or in simple words why do you do it?

OLIVERTo inspire people and further our community/art. Also because it is fun.

SHIVRAJ: How do you think you can help in improving the field of cardistry?

OLIVEE By showing people that it is okay to wear socks in your sandals.

SHIVRAJ: DEEP. What is your favourite move by you or by someone else? What do you like about it?

OLIVEEDefinitely "The Triple Cut" by Joe Marshall.


Its just revolutionary and groundbreaking.

SHIVRAJ: OMG Same. Which is your favourite cardistry video of all time?

OLIVEEUh, there are so many.. Airtime, Sequence, Odd Man Out, Silent Transition, Helix. Also this:


SHIVRAJ: So inspiring. What do you think about the concept 'Cardestroy'?

OLIVERIT'S BAD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, SHIV (unless you recycle of course).

SHIVRAJ: What genre of music do you mostly listen to?

OLIVER: Fusion Jazz.

SHIVRAJ: What do you do other than cardistry?

OLIVEEI do the dishes.

SHIVRAJ (SHOOK): What are you further planning to do in your life?

OLIVEEI hope to visit another planet before I die.

SHIVRAJ: Ever come to Mars, lemme know. Any contest/contests you've participated in/won?


SHIVRAJ: Any advice for the community?

OLIVERStay hydrated.

SHIVRAJ: Any last thoughts? (If any)


SHIVRAJ: Thanks a lot for your time I guess, have a nice day, cheers!

OLIVERThanks man!

SHIVRAJ: The Door's over there.