Verbotene Begierde

Verbotene Begierde

A wedding invitation poster that I created for a friend. The title, Verbotene Begierde (German for "forbidden love"), stems from his German heritage and his fiancee's Jewish roots.

He originally wanted a pulp novel cover and I convinced him to do a film noir poster. The title was set in German to give it a foreign noir feel. I did borrow the poses of the bride and groom from two existing noir posters featuring Ava Gardner and Rod Steiger but the heads are of the couple — sort of.