The first 20 prints of the #LP50 series

September 05 2012 . 12:13am

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Linkin Park and Known Gallery present LP50

August 13 2012 . 08:57pm

The tour started in Bristow, Virginia on August 11, 2012 and besides the music Linkin Park and Known Gallery have something special at each and every venue. LP50. 50 screen print posters at 50 venues by 50 different artists from around the world.

At each stop, you’ll find a limited-edition tour screen print poster designed just for your city.  The one above is the first poster of the tour by VICTOR REYES.  Every show will feature a different screen print poster by a different artist.  All in limited quantities, none will be reproduced after this run.

The first set of screen print posters are designed by: Stash, Anthony Lister, Estevan Oriol, Push, Todd Bratrud, George Thompson, Joshua Petker. Manny Sayes, ETNIK, Randy Ortiz, James Roper, Jamie Oliver, Sever, Axis, Augustine Kofie, Greg Craola Sinkins, Jeff McMillan, Dabs Myla and KMNDZ with 30 more artists to come.

Stay tuned for more images and more info.

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MIke Shinoda has a piece for sale for a good cause

December 02 2010 . 11:52am

Title: Follow The Leader
Size: 24"x24"
Medium: Mixed Media on wood panel

Available HERE

About the piece: Follow the Leader is an original work by Mike Shinoda for the "Family Tradition" art show, a select group show inspired by the classic film ‘The Godfather,’ curated by Ron English.

Michael Kenji Shinoda is a Japanese American songwriter, performer, record producer and visual artist from Agoura Hills, California. He is best known for his vocal and musical endeavors with two-time Grammy winning, multi-platinum rock band Linkin Park. The band has sold over 50 million albums worldwide to date. Their debut, "Hybrid Theory" is certified diamond (10 million sold) by the Recording Industry Association of America. The group has just announced North American tour dates supporting "A Thousand Suns," which debuted at #1 in the US and 14 other countries this year, and has already sold over 1.5 million units worldwide.

Mike was the youngest of his graduating class from Art Center College of Design in 1998, with a B.F.A. in Illustration. He has a hand in most artistic facets of Linkin Park’s imagery, including album artwork, band merchandise, web design and on-stage production art.

Outside of music, Mike’s art has been a constant focus. In 2004, Shinoda broke through with his first show, at Gallery1988 in Los Angeles. The show, entitled Diamonds, Spades, Hearts, and Clubs, featured collaborative artwork with Gary Baseman, graffiti legend SEEN, James "Dalek" Marshall, Greg "Craola" Simkins, and Linkin Park’s Joe Hahn. In subsequent years, Mike went on to create custom products for charity with partners like Music For Relief, Honda, DC Shoes, and Kid Robot. In 2008-2009, Shinoda created a two-part show, Glorious Excess (Born) and Glorious Excess (Dies), at the Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles. The show was one of the most successful in the museum’s history.

In 2005, Shinoda and his bandmates started Music For Relief, a 501(c)(3) organization comprised of musicians, music industry professionals, and fans, to support disaster relief and combat climate change.

Proceeds from Mike’s personal art projects, gallery shows, and merchandise benefit the Michael K. Shinoda Endowed Scholarship at the Art Center College of Design, a fund created to benefit promising illustration and graphic design students with financial need. In 2009, Shinoda was honored by Art Center with an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters for his artistic and philanthropic endeavors.

For more information on Mike’s music and art, please visit mikeshinoda.com. For more info about Linkin Park and their current album "A Thousand Suns," visit www.linkinpark.com.

The proceeds for this item benefit Music for Relief

Terms: Includes: Follow the Leader by Mike Shinoda. Size: 24" x 24;" mixed media on wood panel. Does not require a frame; image wraps around sides of piece. Shipping charges apply based upon location of winner. In condition as donated. Cannot be resold or re-auctioned.

Donated by: Mike Shinoda

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New LINKIN PARK artwork | Josh Vanover

August 13 2010 . 05:58pm

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New LINKIN PARK album | A THOUSAND SUNS

July 26 2010 . 04:24am

Hey Casey…Thanks for reaching out. The pre-order went up today–we’re really excited. It’s the first time we’ve been able to sell direct-to-fan from our website, so we wanted to go big: if you buy anything (even the skate deck or the t-shirt), you get the digital version of the album for free. Everyone who buys anything gets that, plus access to presale concert tickets, so you get better seats (But you don’t need to worry about the seats thing–you know we’ll always have room for you and the crew at the show). And the digital versions of everything as early as humanly possible.

The skate deck is a real winner. Pro-level, skate-able quality, sick art. Hand signed by all the guys in the band, and limited to 1000 copies in the world. $99.99

As for A THOUSAND SUNS…The album is our most adventurous yet. We took a lot of risks on this one: some of the craziest sounds and a couple of the longest songs in our career. As a general idea, it’s kinda a response to what’s going on in popular music: too many people are focused on "singles" and putting things together in poppy, bite sized pieces…so we decided to do the opposite. We’re making a case for "the album." If someone wants to listen to it in pieces, it works that way…but they’ll be missing out on the experience you get on if you hear it as a whole. We really put our hearts into this one; I think it’s pretty special. It comes out on September 14th.

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The pre-order for A THOUSAND SUNS is up at: linkinpark.com


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