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.
Both versions are available in my store.