"Cartes Turques" was published in 1985. Intricate designs with a hint of orientalism, double borders and distinctive pips.
Derived from “Cartes Turques” first made by Glanz, then later by van Genechten, Brepols & Piatnik. 3 double-ended dragon Aces and one Adam/Eve Ace with a coiled serpent.
Cosi Fan Tutte was published in 1994 and is based on Mozart's opera. The pips (heart-shaped locket, magnet, marriage contract and poison bottle) are key objects in the development of the operatic plot.
Karl Gerich's ‘Deutche Karten’ playing cards No.9, printed from copperplate etchings.
Cutty Sark • 50th Anniversary of the Award of the George Cross to the Island of Malta • W.D. & H.O. Will • Harry Lauder Snap • ABC Happy Families by Spears • Tower of London • Clan Tartan • EPCS 10th Anniversary Transformation Pack • Karl Gerich • HARP Beer Mat
BONZO • George Ernest Study • De La Rue • Advertising • Happy Families • John Jaques • Worshipful Company Pack 1993 • Wills's Bridge • Goodall's Historic Series • Nursery Land • Film Star Packs • Hollywood Greats • Telley Tea • Beer Bottle Labels • Karl Gerich
50th Anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein • Happy Families • Karl Gerich Transformation Pack • W.D & W.O. Wills • Star Cigarettes • Famous Five • 350th Anniversary of the English Civil War • Isle of Man Packs • J. Welch • Mr Boot Marches On • Friends of the Earth
Cinderella and Prince Charming • Pantomime • Isle of Man • Rapide Printing • Denny Brothers [Denbro] • WWII • Boddingtons Bitter • Peerless • James English • Jolly Families • Lady Charlotte Schreiber [1812-1895] • Question of Duty • Battleships • Nell Gwyn • Bath Pack • Regency Pack • Porcelain • Goodall's Card Games
The English Playing Card Society's 10th Anniversary Transformation Playing Cards designed and produced by Karl Gerich, 1993.
Karl's ‘Ganesh’ pack has the four Aces with the suit sign in a circle decorated with flowers and double-ended courts in Indian dress.
Karl Gerich's interest in playing-card production came to the fore while studying at Bath Academy of Art from 1975. Karl produced a unique range of hand-made playing cards during the period 1980-1998.
'Great Mogul' branded playing cards designed and produced by Karl Gerich.
The first entry in the catalogue, dating from c.1982, shows full-length figures with their symbols of office (mace, orb, halberd, sword, flower, etc.) after the early English style.
Karl Gerich's 12th deck is titled “Rheinland Playing Cards” and was published in 1991. lt is derived from Dondorf's Rhineland pattern, which was first published in the 1870s.
Karl Gerich's “Patience Indien No.16”, published in 1991, is adapted from Grimaud's “Whist Indienne” (c.1900). The double-ended courts are dressed in Arab garb.
An unpublished design by Karl Gerich showing 12 court cards, a Joker and two additional cards produced from an etching. The number '19' can be seen inside the star on the title card.