I became aware of Druillet's work from the posters for Jean Rollin's first vampire trilogy ("Le viol du vampire," "La vampire nue," and "Le frisson des vampires," shown above). The combination of Art Nouveau flourishes with fantasy-horror content complements Rollin's films beautifully.
And then there's his poster for "Quest for Fire," a movie that holds a special-if-silly place in my heart. I'm convinced that all People Of A Certain Age had to watch "Quest for Fire" at some point in their high school career. My art history teacher showed this flick, but was careful to fast-forward through the sex scenes. I love movies where a single caveman invents everything--what the hell ever happened to that subgenre? Why is there no thriving CAVEPUNK movement right now? Seriously, get on that, internet.
A prime example of this flavor of pseudo-anthropological lunacy is "Clan of the Cave Bear," and lo and behold, here's another Druillet-illo'ed poster! Another tale from high school involves a group of gal-pals of mine making each other little magical bags with deer teeth and pine needles and various woodland materials for... I dunno, luck or something. High school girls engage in crazy magical junk--that's a proven fact. I went along with this mainly due to my unrequited crush on one of the girls involved. Also, culty religious shit revolving around fictional cavewomen is no stupider than, say, Wicca. Still--great poster, right?
I like "Star Wars." I like Druillet's "Star Wars" even better.
Rounding things out with a book cover, I think this depiction of H.P. Lovecraft's eldritch horrors really conveys a sense of sweeping dread. Or maybe I just dig that recurring decorative circular motif. A little from column A, a little from column B, I suppose.
I highly recommend checking out Druillet.com for acres more fabulous illustrations. It's in French, but I have faith that you'll sort it out. Hell, just click randomly--you're sure to land on some really cool eye candy!