Announcing our newest artists:
Metro Detroit’s Kate Paul, Michele Lundgren and Carl Lundgren!
A native Detroiter, Deneau has been intrigued with painting images of the city for several years
Adversity illuminated the importance of art for Darcel Deneau and without hesitation she redirected her life’s journey in pursuit of painting. In 2002, she earned a BFA from the College for Creative Studies. A native Detroiter, Deneau has been intrigued with painting images of the city for several years. Each painting is intended to comment on the city’s perceived image and represents a moment in the history of Detroit’s progression since the year 2000.
As a scenic painter, coming up through the guild system, life took her to Los Angeles.
Born in upstate New York and raised in northern England, Kate Paul has had a varied art career involving photography, graphics and as a scenic painter before establishing her own commissioned painting business.
As a scenic painter, coming up through the guild system, life took her to Los Angeles where she met her “mister” at a scenery shop working in films, theatre and television. Together they relocated to Seattle, WA where Kate started her own commission painting business in 1992.
Michele Lundgren is what one might call a ‘seeker’.
A life of diverse experiences, far-reaching cultural influences, exciting encounters, and the only constant being change, has left her with a discerning eye, a love for life and an innate ability to find the amazing element in all things great and small. Now, this creative seeker, with camera in hand, shares with us her journey. It is with great pleasure that we celebrate the photography of Michele Lundgren in this Limited Edition ArtWear Collection called Urban Chic.
We are pleased to celebrate the work of Carl Lundgren at Detroit Urban Design Studio!
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”.
We are proud to feature the historic, iconic posters and original art from Detroit's legendary Gary Grimshaw.
Gary became well known as the Grande Ballroom artists and his talent has kept him in demand and in the spotlight in a career covering the rock scene in Michigan and San Francisco for over 40 years. The definitive poster art book entitled The Art of Rock: Posters From Presley to Punk, published in 1986, and recognized Grimshaw as an originator of the art form.
These vintage poster images are available for a limited time through Detroit Urban Design Studio in an exciting collection of trendy and highquality handbags, clothing and more!
We are proud to feature the historic, iconic original photography from Detroit’s legendary Leni Sinclair
"No other photographer has so well captured the intense creative, high-energy spirit and times of Detroit during the 1960s and 70s. Leni Sinclair is a thoughtful photojournalist, someone her subjects easily trust, an insider with an energetic, sensitive and honest eye. Leni has always wanted to show her subjects in the best light, and people always look great in her photos." -- Cary Loren
Leni is a Detroit treasure, and her photos are true works of art!