Poster I made for the Bocairent Moors & Christians poster contest. It wasn't selected but I like the result...
A Poker card structure for a rotable poster... Perfect to represent the two sides of the battle.
Moros i Cristians literally in English Moors and Christians, is a set of festival activities which are celebrated in many towns and cities of Spain, mainly in the southern Valencian Community. According to popular tradition the festivals commemorate the battles, combats and fights between Moors (or Muslims) and Christians during the period known as Reconquista (from the 8th century through the 15th century).
The festivals represent the capture of the city, in this case Bocairent, by the Moors and the subsequent Christian reconquest. The people that take part in the festival are usually enlisted in filaes (companies that represent the Christian or Moor legions). The festivals last for several days, and feature parades with bombastic costumes loosely inspired by Medieval fashion. The festival develops among shots of gunpowder, medieval music, and fireworks, and ends with the Christians winning a simulated battle around a castle.