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Published October 17, 2012 Updated April 24, 2023

Cartes Turques

"Cartes Turques" was published in 1985. Intricate designs with a hint of orientalism, double borders and distinctive pips.

1985 United Kingdom Gerich Karl Karl Gerich Orientalism Turques Add to Collection

Karl Gerich No.8: ‘Cartes Turques’

Intricate designs with a hint of orientalism, double borders and distinctive pips, published 1985.

Karl Gerich No.8: ‘Cartes Turques’

Above: "Cartes Turques" was published in 1985 with only four 52-card packs produced, printed from copper etchings and hand-coloured by Karl. The pip cards were stencilled. The double-ended designs are derived from 'Cartes Turques' produced by Piatnik and other manufacturers. The courts show very detailed engraving and careful hand colouring. Images courtesy Daphne & Mike Tregear.

References:

♠ Tregear, Mike and Daphne, "Karl Gerich: Card Designer and Maker", privately published.

Copyright:

Copyright for all images remains the property of the Artist.

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By Simon Wintle

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Founder and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.


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