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Posted by Derren Brown September 15, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Well, hello there. This is my brand new website. Brighter, shinier and more absorbent, it was designed by Pixel Dandy (@pixeldandy, creator of Horrorgami) and built by the brilliant team @abeodbart and @drigodwin. It has taken a while to buffet and pummel it into the shape you see now, so do forgive the delay. However, as they say, those who abandon themselves to delayed gratification often accrue commodities of a desirable nature.


Firstly, a few quick things to point out:


1 – After much concern, the ‘store’ is remaining a ‘store’ and not a ‘shop’. I would like it to be a ‘shop’ but ‘Derren Brown Shop’ just sounds a bit lame. Either way, we will now globally ship (what’s wrong with ‘post’ for the love of God?) the few items we keep for people who would like to have a little piece of me across their chests (T-shirt) or entirely inside them (postcard pack). We have a limited number of signed Svengali brochures for sale too.


2 – If you are in the UK and perhaps due to mental illness would like to own one of three massive pictures of me taken from the front of the Novello theatre this year, feel free to enter our half-arsed competition to win one. But really, ask yourself slowly and repeatedly if you genuinely want it. What the hell are you going to do with it? Ok, it’s probably wipe-clean. But then what? If you’re really sure, email us at <<competition now closed>> and say what you’re planning to do with it and we’ll pluck three of our favourite answers out of a fruit-bowl and get it (the picture) to you. Here are some photographs so you get the idea. We can’t guarantee which one of the three we’ll send you but do say if you prefer one and we’ll do our best.



3 – We’re hoping you might spot a few bugs or glitches that we’ve missed. If you do (or if you want to send us any feedback that you think might be appreciated), please be kind enough to email We’ll deal with any errors discreetly and sensitively, ensuring that no liquid escapes onto your clothes and giving you complete peace of mind.


There you go. Experience, user.

September 15, 2012 at 8:24 pm
Steve Carter says:

Bloody Brill – the new website is very slick and ooozzzzing class. I love the access to the vids. See You in 2013!

September 15, 2012 at 8:30 pm
Mark says:

For the very first time I thought.. Damn Derren is creepy. Sorry Dezza but hey I still zealously and frantically enjoy your existence – of course. But you’ll find I’m one of those ones – that doesn’t actually say erma gerd, I wanna marry you. Nope, I’ll happily not marry you and still be happy.

Stay awesome guys. Marc did an awesome design job and the guys on the code. The scribes are next up and whatever ‘The Core’ is.. I hope you’re not opening up hell. ;-P

September 15, 2012 at 8:32 pm
Craig says:

New site looking good. Hopefully there are not to many or any faults unit at all.

September 15, 2012 at 8:33 pm
Beate Veronica says:

The site looks great! Some really cool design in here. I like it muchly!! I’m especially happy about the store – finally us non-UK’ers can drink from you (!) or walk around with you on our t-shirt. If that is what we want, of course. (I bet many of “us” will).

Great work @PixelDandy and @AbeoDbart and @drigodwin!


September 15, 2012 at 8:34 pm
Jamie Rowson says:


September 15, 2012 at 8:35 pm
luke says:

You Creep me out but I love it! Every time i watch it, it creeps me out but then ten minutes after ‘I LOVED THAT’. You have a talant no one in the world has! Darren Brown May The Force Be With You! Always!

September 15, 2012 at 8:36 pm
Anne says:

PLEASE come to Doncaster. We have got a New Civic Theatre for you to perform in. We have only got the ballet to look forward to at the moment :z

September 15, 2012 at 8:36 pm
Linda says:

The poster on the far left would be perfect for my front door at Halloween to scare the shit out of little kids…… offense…….

September 15, 2012 at 8:37 pm


September 15, 2012 at 8:40 pm
Fozziedog says:

Woof! 🙂

September 15, 2012 at 8:40 pm
Jenny L says:

Will Derren be signing the wipe clean massive pictures?

Msg from Abeo: I will try my best to get the signed before they are sent out

September 15, 2012 at 8:40 pm
Jamie Rowson says:

Non taken…………you were talking to me? Oh I see………….

September 15, 2012 at 8:43 pm
Stephen says:

I like the effects on the new site – the movement illusions are very good and give the pages a high stickiness for more that the simple information content that they provide. Well done to PixelDandy and Abeo +team for all of their hard work in constructing an impressive online presence for DB!

September 15, 2012 at 8:43 pm
steven ward says:

when does your new tour start?

September 15, 2012 at 8:48 pm
Lisa says:

Oh my god, the face effect on the About page!! Best use of parallax I’ve ever seen! Well done to all. I kind of miss the vaudevillian flavor, but the current site is slick and very professional, and all appears to be in great working order. Lovely!

September 15, 2012 at 8:53 pm
KM says:

I wish there was a way to welcome you to the States! We would love to see your show!

September 15, 2012 at 8:55 pm
Thomas says:

Speaking as a mental illness I can say that I certainly might sway people into wanting a Derren Brown poster. The seven people I’m currently getting to write this comment one word at a time could do with more ‘wipe clean’ items.

September 15, 2012 at 8:56 pm
Adrian Smith says:

A bit more buffeting and pummelling is still required. You need to test the site on different screen sizes, resolutions and browsers.

Try using Chrome on a 10″ screen.

September 15, 2012 at 8:57 pm
Tabitha says:

Oooh lovely 🙂 Might take a while to get used to! xo

September 15, 2012 at 8:59 pm
Tigerlily says:

I love your writing. Even if you weren’t an amazing mind f*cker, I think your writing is brilliant, on par with that of Stephen Fry at least.

September 15, 2012 at 9:00 pm
Sabina says:

Love the new site. Very chic.
So much more you.
PixelDandy and Abeo & all concerned have done an outstanding job.
Now to explore some more…

September 15, 2012 at 9:09 pm
Shannon.R says:

love the first picture on the right, so cool! the picture on the far left is definitely the best, I’m into anything weird, creative or/and creepy so yes that’s just me. Cannot wait till svengali comes on TV. Huge fan of your shows !

September 15, 2012 at 9:09 pm
Garry Knight says:

Your new website is practically unreadable on my Galaxy S2 smartphone as the text doesn’t reflow on zooming. Did your web developers perhaps forget that people use their phones to access websites?

Msg from Abeo: Hi, we tested on as many handsets as we could get our hands on. Didn’t have that particular model available to us so we will look into that 🙂

September 15, 2012 at 9:26 pm
Kyla says:

Love the new site! As for the giant images of brilliance, as they are wipe clean I think they would make fantastic trays to eat dinner from whilst watching your new series on the telly! 😀 I can beg if necessary?

September 15, 2012 at 9:39 pm
Charlotte says:

As a web designer I must say

I approve

(apart from the americanism ‘store’ and to a certain extent ‘ship’)

September 15, 2012 at 9:53 pm
Chelsea says:

I love the new site 🙂 Well done on the design, its almost as good as Derren himself… Haha just kidding, It is as Good 🙂 you couldn’t of done better 🙂

September 15, 2012 at 9:58 pm
Stacey says:

My email is not working just now but i would like any of the pictures please. I think they would love lovely in my bathroom. P.s this is not a joke, please send me a picture. P.P.S. the websites braw, well done.

September 15, 2012 at 10:03 pm
irondanimal says:

On TV section has “The experiments” as being broadcast October 2012. They’ve been on and October 2012 hasn’t happened yet…

Msg from Abeo: Will get this fixed, thanks 🙂

September 15, 2012 at 10:06 pm

WordPress, nice.

September 15, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Love the new site and pictures.

Booked tickets for the new show too so you better start planning it 🙂

Darren (Almost perfect as you say)

September 15, 2012 at 10:16 pm
bethmcmabb says:

Lookin good

September 15, 2012 at 10:23 pm
Aiden says:

I have seeen loads of your shows and I have been to the swan theatre and saw svengali and i loved it i also cant wait to look for myself in the croud. I hope to see you again but till then Iwill carry on learning tricks
you rock go derran

September 15, 2012 at 10:28 pm
James Trench says:

I’d use the one on the left to keep the kids away from the fire and safety advert

September 15, 2012 at 10:44 pm
Art says:

Awesome!, wait..does this means I have to start correcting my grammar and polish my british accent?!..

September 15, 2012 at 11:12 pm
Siobhan says:

Oh, so pretty! Well done all, loving sparkly new site. 🙂

September 15, 2012 at 11:28 pm
roz says:

awesome job. i wish youse web designers also designed the t-shirts–i’d really like one with a picture of derren on it! 🙂

September 15, 2012 at 11:47 pm
shelles says:

On the “About” page, is the phrase
“He dislikes mushrooms, blue cheese, and wishes he could play the piano.”
designed to irritate those sensitive to nonsense grammar?

September 16, 2012 at 12:05 am
Kernc says:

I’d just like to say that I wrote all elaborate answers in the ‘new website ideas survey’ a couple of months ago, and that I *miss* the FIRST, flash-based, creepy site, and I totally *dislike* the current New Site.

September 16, 2012 at 12:56 am
Gwen says:

Do like your new website, very slick ‘ship’. Looking at the superb Patirick Hughes portrait….I didn’t recognise him from the time he was a visiting tutor at Norwich School of Art in the 80’s. All brilliant stuff, congratulations.

September 16, 2012 at 2:33 am
Calvin E says:

Yay WordPress!

September 16, 2012 at 6:12 am
Eddy says:

chrome on 15″ screen looks rather weird.

also, “emporium” is way more derren brownish

September 16, 2012 at 10:07 am
Teagan says:

Though the site looks amazing, and I do enjoy slowly but surely making Derren’s face detach from his head over and over again, I feel as though your competition is not Australian friendly. Kindly attend to this error as soon as possible. Peace.

Msg from Abeo: Hi, Apologies, it’s because they are over 8 foot big and on hard board so a nightmare to ship.

September 16, 2012 at 10:08 am

Hey, I love the new website design. this is beautiful and well done. best regards, andi von flirten

September 16, 2012 at 10:17 am
Laurence says:

Looks much better.

September 16, 2012 at 1:51 pm
Bazilika says:

I love your sense of humour!

September 16, 2012 at 9:49 pm
Esther says:

I LOVE the new site! 🙂

September 17, 2012 at 4:50 pm
alice says:

The website is amazing!!! When will the competition winners be announced?

Msg from Abeo: Probably end of the week, we have a few hundred to go through!

September 18, 2012 at 8:43 pm
Paula Moore says:

Loving the new website…watch the visitor numbers rise after Svengali tonight!

September 18, 2012 at 10:29 pm
Karolin says:

like to new website…

When is Derren in London in 2013?

September 19, 2012 at 12:43 pm
Franziska says:

The new site is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! love the new design and the quality of the page! Good job 🙂

September 19, 2012 at 6:10 pm
Higgs Boson says:

I like your new website very much but I think it maybe lacking something…………………….A ‘Troll’ of course. Should you need one then here I am.

I intend to try and behave with my blogging and even possibly be nice – God I hate the word nice – maybe I will be pleasant and engaging with my conversation – It couldn’t hurt now could it.

Maybe I might even like Atheists a bit more……maybe!

I will be good.

September 19, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Maxine says:

Love the new website design! well done to all who helped to create it. quick question though. when the website survey went out it said we could enter a prize draw for a signed treat from DB, has this draw taken place as i never heard who won anything ???

Msg from Abeo: Yep, they were contacted. We don’t always announce, depends if the winner wishes to keep their details private.

September 19, 2012 at 9:44 pm
WeirdWonder says:

arrrrrghhhhhhhh…. just came in here to check a book title in the Derren’s recommended readings from the previous site…. and its not here anymore aaarghhheerrgg.

Anyone has the list of books etc that was on the previous site pls?

thx a bunch

p.s. new site looks great btw

Msg from Abeo: It’s still in Google cache:

September 20, 2012 at 9:50 am
Sadie (Saddo) Moore says:

Well fuck me! What an amazing site! I am loving the fact that I can explore your every orifice from afar. Amazing effects. Will see you at Derngate on the first night! Bring it on, am tossing myself off at the thought of finally getting to see your amazing trickery fuckery live! Hope the writing is going well.

September 20, 2012 at 2:30 pm
Jess says:

Is there no access to the old Interviews page?

Msg from Abeo: Try Google Cache: they were all interviews from around the web anyway so they are all still out there.

September 28, 2012 at 7:34 pm
sophie says:

have the competition winners been announced yet?

Msg from Abeo: They have been contacted 🙂