I’m a sucker for minimalistic renditions of movie posters. Matt Owen who often does live read posters for Film Independent has a wonderful collection of work here.
Got turned onto the work of Christian Broutin by the folks at Mubi.
A few months ago I came across another great poster attributed to Broutin and in my search for a better quality image for the poster I discovered his website (“Welcome to the site of Christian Broutin, maxi-realist painter, illustrator, creator of stamps”) which told me that Christian Broutin is alive and well, now aged 78, living outside Paris and still a working illustrator. I emailed him and we struck up a conversation—me in my broken French—about his life and work.