the reverse graffiti project

June 21, 2008

sent to me by the phoenix…

http://reversegraffitiproject.com/

mike

mike

73 Comments

  1. snapscratch on June 25, 2008 at 5:10 am

    wow really nice!

  2. Madlen on June 23, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    that’s such a great idea!:D i remember the times when me and my schoolmates used to go out and try cleaning around the neighborhood…the phoenix:Dhaha

  3. rockermeg on June 23, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    Wow that’s a really cool idea!

    I think that sort of art really grabs your attention

    Thanks Mike…and Phoenix!

    Megnxx

    (ps-i love how you put ‘the’ infront of phoenix’s name!)

  4. James on June 23, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    Very cool, thanks for sharing!

  5. b0d on June 23, 2008 at 10:13 am

    yeah that’s really great way to clean da streets))

  6. Ilo on June 23, 2008 at 7:48 am

    WOW! Thats the only thing I can say………great idea!

    Ilo

  7. maria on June 23, 2008 at 5:24 am

    you know Mike) that this is pretty cool) And besides it’s one of the terrific paintings I’ve seen today))
    that guy is creating something like the impressionists did) And that’s great) It’s a very comprehensible art)))

  8. lynndarwinharris on June 22, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    That is cool! He is cleaning up and creating art. Wonderful!!

  9. amp101 on June 22, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Thanks for sharing! This was really interesting….definitely made a statement!

  10. Fresh on June 22, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    Will it last as long as paint?

  11. CHEN_IL on June 22, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    that’s very nice:] totally talent.

  12. Xenith on June 22, 2008 at 10:00 am

    I stand corrected she was on Last years “Celebraty” Big Brother.
    Here she is cleaning a square : Click to watch

    My brothers friend ‘Liam Young’ was also on this series of Big Brother, came out and is now a complete dick… I remember when Liam was really young and used to ask me fore computer advice. Since this he thinks he knows it all although from the show his life has not changed a huge amount. sigh.

  13. Xenith on June 22, 2008 at 9:54 am

    I must admit it is beginning to annoy me the amount of new artists that are publicizing their work as environmentally friendly or “green” simply to get some recognition. That being said I like this, a lot of effort has gone into it.

    One girl is currently going around London and cleaning odd squares of the town as art although it still just seems like a gimmick to gain interest in her older works. Her Website

    Ugh… Just found out she is currently on the UK’s Big Brother where she has already cleaned a square. My estimation of her just went down a huge notch!

  14. psykobouliz on June 22, 2008 at 9:30 am

    class. very class.

  15. Y_ on June 22, 2008 at 6:09 am

    …art by cleaning..i’ve never heard this before..how dirty the earth is…no, not the earth, but things human beings have made…

  16. ShadowerLiltani on June 22, 2008 at 6:07 am

    By the way, VW just came out with a compact SUV that supposedly has better gas mileage. Would anyone ACTUALLY buy this car? SUV’s have already become a huge fashion no-no, I don’t think there is an saving them. The value of those new SUV’s probably won’t be as high as old ones, not that the old ones have decent value to begin with. If you unload those things, you only get between 3 and 5 thousand dollars back. Unless you bought the thing used, that money is shit.

  17. ShadowerLiltani on June 22, 2008 at 5:33 am

    I think that’s a very smart idea. He picked the perfect state to do that in, too. Art, and music, have a certain voice I guess you could say that a government leader, or a pedestrian on the sidewalk does not have. In my whole life I have not met one person who did not like looking at art. Man, people will just gawk at that shit and wish to high heaven they could do it, too (theoretically speaking, they can do it too). By the way, speaking of going green, I like to look at this whole gas shortage as something positive. Everyone is unloading those SUV’s, hybrid cars will become popular, cheaper, most car dealerships will get smart and invest in them.

  18. ThunderStrike on June 22, 2008 at 5:10 am

    It’s weird……to say the least…..But I’ve never seen anything like it before so its still really cool xD

  19. Sammy on June 22, 2008 at 4:28 am

    hey thats great and it looks so cool !! hey he have to come to germeny and do here some grafities
    P.S
    meet and greet was so cool yesterday mike it was so great to talk to you !

  20. sakai94nagisa on June 22, 2008 at 4:23 am

    wow creepy i just watched that on uoytube then came 2 this site….

  21. plaaplaa on June 22, 2008 at 3:51 am

    too cool graffities 8D thanks mike!

  22. Mikefanatic on June 22, 2008 at 3:25 am

    That is a great alternativ to ordanary graffity, i like it.

  23. Mickey on June 22, 2008 at 2:24 am

    That looks really awesome! Although, it’s kinda scary that you can actually make art like that just by cleaning.

  24. Natalia on June 22, 2008 at 2:05 am

    it looks nice, but yours are better xD
    greetings from Poland… when you come to us?😦
    cya =**

  25. soyuneik on June 22, 2008 at 1:09 am

    Mike, who is this phoenix you speak of? lol kidding. I had someone tell me I was gonna soar like a phoenix towards my goals. hahaha! and yea ok, it sounds kinda funny, but I liked it. Oh I know I’m a geek! But about the video,
    Thats very interesting stuff, never seen that before. I’m more curious about your underground email train you got going.
    My friends don’t send me nearly as much as you, but I suppose if I couldn’t get my message fix on myspace then I would have to resort to emails. Yea.. I can see it now. You can’t really go there in peace can you? Then again if I were you, I’d make secret ninja pages and be on some spy shit. ugh, yes, you got me I’m bored..minds going off.

  26. soyuneik on June 22, 2008 at 12:57 am

    Aww 211ring your English isn’t really that bad and I wasn’t laughing at you in the other comment, only the first part of the name of those plant seeds.

  27. 211riNg on June 22, 2008 at 12:26 am

    Sorry for my poor English again, I don’t know how to explain it…
    The ‘Semen Sterculiae Lychnopherae’ has side-effects so you should ask for more information about it before drinking it.As far as i know it can help Chester. That’s all

  28. Dori on June 22, 2008 at 12:20 am

    Good stuff Mike! Can’t wait to see u on July 11th!

  29. ms_shock on June 22, 2008 at 12:13 am

    i did the same thing with my skateboard: put a piece of paper “LP” and spray-paint xD

  30. Fishgoingwest on June 22, 2008 at 12:02 am

    It’s interesting and looks well.
    Paint in the tunnel is also amazing.

  31. Calynka on June 21, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    Never thought about art like that, but the idea is great. “The world ist dirty.” The message is clear, but somehow I doubt that people really understand the meaning behind. Humanity is blind, don’t care and don’t like to think to much. Not everyone, but the most. Sad but true.
    I like it anyway and even if not everyone will understand this art, it’´s a beginning. Thanks for sharing😄

  32. nillp on June 21, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    amazing.

    people really need to open their eyes and start to think about it..!

  33. shinoda_me on June 21, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    DAVIDKYOKU…. you’re not alone … my parents too are reluctant to use credit card over the internet =( …. i’d love to be part of LPU

  34. ColorScheming on June 21, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    bluesongspeed. YES!!!! someone else who loves phillinthecircle. HE IS INCREDIBLE. His goodbye art is amazing🙂 good recomendation!

  35. ColorScheming on June 21, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    That is incredible. It is always amazing to see works of art on the street. I myself am quite obsessive about graffiti, only because art in the world, with real space and real textures. But this is so much better due to the fact it is helping the enviroment at the same time! Great find!!

  36. Ezza on June 21, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    that’s a creative way to make a picture… cant see it happerning in australia some one would get shitty for them waisting water….especially melbourne! as it is there building a pipe to the country just so they can flush their toilets….fricking dumbasses !!!!!!

  37. msgirl on June 21, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    i’ve watched it 2times………..but still awesome….🙂 but how can it be awesome like ur artwork………..ur artwork is the best…..i love it very much….how do u take ur inspiration for ur artwork?it’s very special….. amazing….:)
    okay…..have a nice tour…love yah guys…..:) take care! take care! take care!…..it’s important for u and us….:)
    ………jasmine…..🙂

  38. NeneLP88 on June 21, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    THANK YOU for coming to Italy again, after the storm (u enjoyed my friend’s banner, isn’t it?😉 ), thank u for realizing MY DREAM to see u live guys! It was my first concert ever and I can swear you made June 20th 2008 the BEST day of my life. You’ve been perfect, everything was perfect yesterday night! (too perfect =P a friend of us was wondering if you were playing live or you had just put the cd in XD) Back on the train, when from my player started “Pushing Me Away” (and all the other songs u played), I started crying cuz I had my dream realized and cuz, damn, it was already over. =(

    I LOVE YOU GUYS! < 3

    I really wish u colud come back to Italy soon ^^

  39. navee on June 21, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    hey i just saw that an hour a go haha yeah its pretty cool watch one (of the same project) but with Alexander Orion from sao pablo that guy is genius

  40. davidkyoku on June 21, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    i also want to make me a LPU member, but my parents don’t want to pay by internet…so I only write this lines to be near you.
    if you want to see a picture of my band or my guitar painted, watch them at http://www.fotolog.com/davidkyoku
    and if i get some luck…you or someane could contact me at davidsb.11@hotmail.com
    thanks for reading.

  41. davidkyoku on June 21, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    one of the reasons of why i’m in the band is to build a way to meet you someday, ’cause you are my music reference. I only want to see you to say “thank you” for inspirate me to all the world I’m in. I was in the show you made in Madrid, I was in the crowd when you came to sing a place for my head, you put the microphone above my head! it was really excting.

  42. davidkyoku on June 21, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    The most important thing is that..well, im following your steps like a musician: i started playing the piano at seven, and some months ago i bought a guitar. im also in a rock band, called Overdriven 66. Yes…some people says i’m “Mike Shinoda Jr.” . I’ve painted my guitar like yours too, i love the art you make, it’s completely amazing.

  43. davidkyoku on June 21, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    hey mike what’s up.. I’ll make some coments cause I cannot write the whole part in one coment
    first of all, sorry by my english, I’ll do what i can
    i hope you read this…but i think it will be imposible you might be too busy
    however, i write this lines to say things i wanted to say long time ago. it will be funny that people can read this.
    im into Linkin Park since 2004, but im into music world since i was seven (im sixteen now)

  44. Alexandra on June 21, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    ”The world is really really dirty” i agree,,, so sad,, but true! i’ve never heard of this kind of art.. but it’s so amazing and unusual!wow.. very beautiful and yeah.. it makes people and me ,of course, to think .thanks for sharing. you make me smarter every day. lol:)

  45. missmariiia on June 21, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    Same as all the other comments😛 i think it’s awesome, creative , and really different kind of art. Thanks for sharing !!🙂

  46. NoFace on June 21, 2008 at 1:00 pm

  47. Shinizzle3 on June 21, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    ohhh mike its enough to make me weep!! my parents said that you don’t come to east germany because you think the people there are poor and you can’t fill your halls there! she said, she wouldn’t advance this! ohh i hate her so much right now! i’ll never can go on one of your concert!!! LIFE IS SHIT! bloody hell

  48. alyeska39 on June 21, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    that’s really, really cool. every now and then I do that with a power washer to my driveway, but I haven’t made designs out of it.

  49. Shinodabestfriend on June 21, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    WOW! amazing…. I really admire artists….

  50. lp_fm_fan on June 21, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Awesome, yes made people think. Thanks for sharing with us.

    I wonder

  51. Zmazhiing on June 21, 2008 at 11:56 am

    M4ll0ry : “That was awesome. It’ll really make people think.” I couldn´t say it better myself😀

  52. Andizzle on June 21, 2008 at 11:43 am

    Art without paint…
    Now that’s creative! -Andi

  53. cuz on June 21, 2008 at 11:21 am

    thanks Phi and Mike, that was great :O both art and idea was awesome😉 have a nice day🙂

  54. bluesonicspeed on June 21, 2008 at 11:07 am

    That is really awesome. I love the way artists think. Everytime I see someone do something different with art it makes me want to develop my art skills even more. Just like this guy…http://www.philinthecircle.com/hendrix.html Check it out! And have a wonderful day, Mike! 😉

  55. M4LL0RY on June 21, 2008 at 10:22 am

    That was awesome. It’ll really make people think.

  56. msgirl on June 21, 2008 at 9:58 am

    wow…that’s pretty awesome…:) hey mikey i did it…..in the morning,i said i would make it correct(avril was almost 43 and lp was 41 in the asiaawards…..but now it has changed..(43,16 avril and lp is 43,3 hahaha)…..i told my all lpn,hi5 friends to vote it…..:)kiki…oh i can sleep well now..here it’s 2 am…and i did it all day….:) whiile i am sleeping if there is s/th go wrong,i will killl avril…kiki by july 25 i will vote every hour,then please say thank u to me…..that’s the only thing i can do for u..😦 cuz i can’t see ur concert,i can’t see u,i can’t see ur artwork..so the only thing i can do for u is just do my best to support lp…..love yah guys.ur jasmine..:)

  57. Jhuryn on June 21, 2008 at 9:30 am

    Wow, that’s one of the coolest art projects I’ve ever seen. Such a simple idea yet so unique. Thanks for sharing!

  58. shinoda_me on June 21, 2008 at 9:24 am

    wow!!!!!!!!! thats the best thing i’ve ever seen i think! … really … beautiful and at the same time, a pretty good eye-opener …
    really need to thank you for posting so much about Art stuff … love it!!! thanks .. and keep it coming =)

    have a nice day!

  59. NoFace on June 21, 2008 at 9:24 am

    mm, that’s good.
    btw, ‘the phoenix’ as in, ‘real life friend’ or, ‘imaginary friend’, Mike?
    lolol. Whenever you feel down, go to mikeshinoda.com and read the comments for a good laugh. that Pang Da Hai thing is funneh, man. And because some people are freaking on the ‘a little poisonous’ part, it is believed in Oriental (Chinese) traditional medicine that a medicine (herbs) with a little bit poisonous ingredient will help stop the sickness. Fight fire with fire, yes? I don’t think that fangirl/boy has any bad intention, just… why don’t someone go to some China street and bring some “pang da hai” to a meet and greet, maybe Chester will drink it, ha.

  60. JulietVR on June 21, 2008 at 9:19 am

    COOL!! Hey Mike, tnx for the last night gig in Venice.. Amazing… LP rules😄

  61. Wello on June 21, 2008 at 9:16 am

    That made me smile. 🙂 He’s making not only a statement but also an amazing piece of artwork! GO Moose GO

    Edit: Hey! You should get together with Moose and do some work with him!😀 That’d be awesome!

  62. Rezzy19 on June 21, 2008 at 8:28 am

    Wow, that’s pretty cool Mike. It’s pretty crazy how dirty the tunnel was, but at least he’s cleaning it up while still expressing art. Awesome view.

  63. beliss_shin on June 21, 2008 at 8:14 am

    _ _ _ Incredible work…

    Looks at this, is … enough curious ^^ (Stop motion)
    ————-> http://www.nopuedocreer.com/quelohayaninventado/6237/graffitis-en-movimiento-arte-en-stop-motion/#comments

    please!!!!come again to Spain!!!!!

  64. A_S on June 21, 2008 at 8:07 am

    That’s amazing!!! Thumbs up! Keep it up!:)

  65. BraneWorld on June 21, 2008 at 8:04 am

    MusicalMorphine: HIGH FIVE!🙂 211riNg: You seemed to say that Pang Da Hai many times, I frimly believe that Chester HAS ALREADY KNOWN that! DON’T WORRY.haha🙂 “little poisonous”???????????????? WTF!!!!!!!:(😦😦😦 Interesting video by the way!🙂 Thanks~

  66. analoggirl on June 21, 2008 at 7:52 am

    “Nature’s voice, if you like, it’s written in dirt like it would be written in blood.” Great quote. That was a cool project (and a novel way to promote Green Works). lol

  67. miKer0cks on June 21, 2008 at 7:45 am

    that’s cooL!!!

  68. yun on June 21, 2008 at 7:43 am

    (2/2) I got a question: did you take the black banner with you or did you abandon it on stage? Cause bodyguards didn’t let me take it! It was mine DAMN! With your fingerprints on it😄 I deserve it!
    But, what about the “sarah is fucking matt damon, I’m fucking shinoda” poster? Did you see it? Please give a sign if you read the poster and if you got the sense of the stupid joke..p l e a s e. Anyway that night is deeply into me, forever. Thanks for taking that poster, it meant SO much. With you and LP forever < 3 (pic: http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/5648/mikechesterpb1.jpg)

  69. yun on June 21, 2008 at 7:43 am

    (1/2) These artists are great! They give a true and necessary green message to people. Thanks for sharing! But now I gotta comment yesterday show of HJF in Venice: it was AWESOME! You guys: great, wonderful show and we hope to see you soon here in Italy again, w’re addicted to you! But the thing that made yesterday the best day of my life was when you took the banner/poster I DID and put it on you keyboard! The “after the storm here again for LP” one. I just can’t believe that you did it yet! I feel so happy..THANKYOU for making my life better Mike. (pics: http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/6561/yunposterrm4.jpghttp://img385.imageshack.us/img385/5697/mikeposteriz6.jpg)

  70. hannxmann on June 21, 2008 at 7:36 am

    that was really really cool!
    kinda inspiring too.
    & that first comment is ridiculous &/or really random.
    i love how at the end he finally mentions that its “a little poisonous.”

  71. Gripa on June 21, 2008 at 6:13 am

    WOW, that’s interesting^^

  72. MusicalMorphine on June 21, 2008 at 5:58 am

    That is pretty awesome.

    And the comment below is really random rofl. I love you so drink poison?

  73. 211riNg on June 21, 2008 at 5:37 am

    A little thing is called’Semen Sterculiae Lychnopherae’, “Pang Da Hai”in Chinese.It does good to throat. Chester may need it. Put some”Pang Da Hai” in boiling water and wait for a few minutes. Then you can drink the water. Though it has little side-effects, it is said to to be a little poisonous.So, before you drink it, pleeeeease find more information.I love all of you, not only Chester.

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