We are pleased to celebrate the work of Carl Lundgren at Detroit Urban Design Studio! Rock and Roll Poster artist, fine artist, and illustrator, his work is legendary and an important part of Detroit’s cultural legacy.
Born in 1947, Carl Lundgren co-created the first comic book convention in the world that included comic books, movies and science fiction. His co-chairman went on to create San Diego ComicCon. In the late 1960s, Carl was a pioneer artist in the psychedelic rock and roll poster era. Two collections of his poster work have been published. With the help of his friend, renowned cartoonist R. Crumb, Carl also created Michigan’s first “underground comix”, “Tales from the Ozone”. For over thirteen years, Carl painted award-winning book cover illustrations in NYC for science fiction and fantasy novels. In the mid-1980s, Carl began his fine art career and has exhibited in numerous galleries and museums throughout the world. He was recently featured in a book with Andy Warhol as an icon of Pop Art. Carl shares his studio space in a big Victorian house in downtown Detroit with his wife, photographer, Michele Lundgren.
For information about Carl and his work visit: carllundgren.com