Opera poster for Bizet’s Carmen – two color variations

I recently finished the poster for Bizet’s Carmen – I couldn’t decide which color version I like better so I uploaded both.

The basic design is the same: the long stem single red rose in front of a bull skull with long horns, and a beautiful ‘navajo’ – a traditional Spanish folding knife – above the title. I guess the associations connected to these symbols are pretty universal and need no explanation to anyone who’s familiar with the story of gipsy Carmen, José and torero Escamillo…

I feel the black version maybe fits the dark ambiance of the story better, but the sandy colored ‘Death Valley’ version is a bit more poetic as a composition reflecting about fatal obsession, love and death.

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black-white-red-minimalist opera poster for-bizet-carmen

 

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original-design-opera-poster-for-bizets-carmen-death-valley

 

Both versions are available in my store.

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