July 9, 2008

the show is almost here. opening night is friday. doors open to the public at 8pm. i’ll be there.

all the art will be on display inside in the main area. there will be a line outside for autographs. feel free to wait in line, get your autograph wristband, and come in to buy something for me to sign. there will be a new book, 3 different skate deck designs, and high end paper prints for sale…all items are limited edition.

here was the post about the merchandise, in case you missed it:

…and finally, here are some last minute (detail) pictures of some other pieces in the show.

remember, if you can’t make it, the art will be on display until august 3, so grab a friend and head down to JANM.








  1. Danjohns on July 12, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Excelent Work Mike, good luck & Peace from Venezuela =D

  2. MikeShinoda178 on July 11, 2008 at 10:30 am

    Hey Mike

    Your Blog Is Beautiful…

    You is The Best Rapper Of The World..


  3. hybridkyoto on July 11, 2008 at 4:42 am

    I’m so bummed that I can’t make it, but I figure I’ll just stand here and support you from where I am. Hope you have a wonderful opening!! (And a great show in general.) Good luck tonight. Oh, and I saw that your DC site is up now. Very nice.

  4. CHEN_IL on July 11, 2008 at 1:23 am

    wowwwwwww i wish i could come… i live in israel so i can’t… this is so sad:[ i hope u enjoy the opening and everything!!! love u, i’m sure it will be a success:] i feel so bad about the fact i can not come.. it’s so unfair:[ oh well, have fun anyway and come to visit ISRAEL some time:]

  5. mike_n_LP_4ever on July 10, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    OMG!!! I soo want to be there but I can’t cause I don’t live in California I wish I did though I live in Florida. =[ sucks anyway I hope you have a great show Mike. Good Luck!! You’ll need it!!! =] P.S. I love the Art especially the 3rd one!!! =P

    Catiana C.

  6. asianotter on July 10, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    the show is going to amazing! and thank you, thank you , thank you . . . i got tapped for a “first in line” pass and i can’t wait to meet you . . . flying out tomorrow morning!

    thank you again, for having your art exhibit at the JANM! you could’ve easily had it at MOCA but made a sensitive, conscience decision to have it at the JANM and the more exposure to sobering detail of what the concentration camps and the plight of Japanese Americans hopefully comes knowledge and awareness so that never happen again! you are truly a ROLE MODEL, Mr. Shinoda!

  7. lp_fm_fan on July 10, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    Mike, you have no idea how much I want to go to your art show. I thought I was gonna make it. But we hit some family problems and I don’t think I can. 😦

    Looks absolutely amazing, btw.

  8. tinkerbella26 on July 10, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    Ohhh Mike.. I’m so bummed that I won’t be able to see the art show (unless u extend the date a few days longer wink wink) But anyways I wish u the best of luck and I hope that it’s a success, even though I’m pretty sure it already is. Also thanks for answering my question the other night on the radio show (if u were taking the show out on the road)..But the art looks great.. Have fun everyone!


  9. NKL on July 10, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    the stuff is looking awesome! all there’s left to say is: good luck and have fun! you’re the best! keep it up! see ya soon

  10. Sammy on July 10, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    they are so great i wish i could be there to say you that 🙂

  11. rockermeg on July 10, 2008 at 11:48 am

    Awesome stuff!!!

    I’m so bummed I can’t go…ever thought of following Projekt Rev to Europe with your art???

    You have so many fans out here Mike! But you know…no pressure haha

    Good luck,it all looks fantastic,

    Megan x

  12. Jaclyn on July 10, 2008 at 11:23 am

    ” saves paintings and puts them under the pillow” God, Mike, it’s so great that you’re the artist!

  13. KellyKasulis on July 10, 2008 at 10:35 am

    Youtubed one of the covers:

  14. KellyKasulis on July 10, 2008 at 10:32 am

    Hey, Mike. The art show looks awesome.

    I don’t know how else to show this, so I’ll just comment it and hope that maybe you’ll see it.

    You might know about this already, but I figured I’d point it out anyway. There’s this group called the Vitamin String Quartet and they covered an instrumental (mostly violin) on One Step Closer, Numb, and In The End.
    You should check it out.

  15. I_B_Long on July 10, 2008 at 10:06 am

    i just listened to that radio show you did monday (?) night. hearing you talk about your art and your motives was really interesting. i feel like i understand it alot better now, tho thats not neccesarily a good thing, i like having to use my own head and imagination. now i wish i could go see your art show even more 😦
    anyway, guess i dont need to wish you good luck for tomorrow. i already know its gonna be a huge success. have fun! YOU ROCK

  16. merve on July 10, 2008 at 9:48 am

    good luck for the exhibition…and have fun!!i guess,you worked to much for this ((all this thing you post)),so i hope,everthing will be great!!and last,grab your camera and take something from the exhibition for us!!! 😀
    take care urself,bys

  17. hannxmann on July 10, 2008 at 9:36 am

    ah i really wish i could go! i live on the complete opposite side of the states, otherwise id go there in about 3 seconds. your artwork looks amazing from the pictures youve put on here; very inspiring. good luck on the opening night! :]

  18. Zach on July 10, 2008 at 9:34 am

    I can’t wait until Edgefest! Two more days until the show! It’s gonna be my 6th LP show.


  19. analoggirl on July 10, 2008 at 9:02 am

    Thanks for sharing these new pics! Obviously the focus is on your central skull figure, I’m intrigued by the women on the side. Glorious Excess speaks not only to celebrity, but what we value in our society – and how we value ourselves. I’m really looking forward to picking up your art book (and possibly a print). Also, hopefully you’ll make yourself available for the MFR M&G this Saturday!!!

  20. AmiexLP on July 10, 2008 at 8:09 am

    Mike your art is amazing!!, sucks that i live in the UK so i cant come and see it in person 😦 but good luck with your art show i’m sure it will be awesome and everyone will love your art, well who couldnt love it, your so talented, really

    good luck with the show
    much love 🙂


  21. LPnicole on July 10, 2008 at 7:10 am

    good show, man! i’ m sure, it must be a great show. although i can’ t come, however, i wish you all the best! ps. i love your paintings!!!! thanz!

  22. Meteora20 on July 10, 2008 at 6:56 am

    oh that looks so good. Thanks for some new pics of you art… I wisch i able to you’re art show. It’s impossible.
    i think the show will be great, of course. i’m glad for you. take care

  23. cuz on July 10, 2008 at 6:33 am

    Mike… thanks much for new photos, those are great! i love especially the last one – great sketch! you are so talented!!! i love your art… but i live in Poland and i can’t be there :(((((((((((((((((((( it’s horrible :((( but i’m buying the art book as soon as it’s available 😉 and i hope for some photos after the show 🙂 you’re a good guy, wish you all the best 😀 i am so proud of you 🙂 take care and have fun, love you


  24. nikkiann0100 on July 10, 2008 at 6:19 am

    Mike, your art is so awesome. I really wish that I could go. Everytime you put up new stuff, it kind of disappoints me because I want to go so bad. Hopefully I will be able to make it sometime while they are still on display. I can tell that you are really looking forward to tommarrow night. Have fun and Good Luck!

  25. Madlen on July 10, 2008 at 5:36 am

    amazing…i’m really really excited and i wanna see those live so bad:(but i won’t be able too cause i live veeery far away in europe:(Anyway i wish you good luck with the show and post some pics here:DI was thinking of buying the art book actually…hey can i ask a question about the merchandise?I went to the online store and i tried to make an order but i said that it can’t be shipped to my country-Bulgaria.That’s like very weird cause i’ve ordered stuff 2 before and now i can’t…why is that?

  26. NeneLP88 on July 10, 2008 at 5:06 am

    How cool pieces! =)

    I guess you’re sooo excited Mike.. And we’re excited for you too!! I wish everything will be as great as you/we expect it to be :°)

    How can I grab a friend and come to LA from Italy?? It’s kinda hard for us, poor european-asian-african-south american fans =(


  27. nataku on July 10, 2008 at 4:46 am

    cool. i hope the exhibition will be great! but think about your european fans, sometimes.

  28. Yahali on July 10, 2008 at 4:42 am

    yayyyyyy!!!!! how much time i’m waiting for thisssss 😀 i’m so happy for you mike!!! it’s looking GREAT!! 🙂

    i can’t come cause i’m from israel..but i sure you’ll put here photos…right? 🙂

    all i can say right now it’s well done!


  29. Carla on July 10, 2008 at 4:35 am

    First off, congratulations and good luck in the show! Unforuntately I can’t make it because I’ll be in Rhode Island and Vegas until Aug. 3. ><; Haha, if I could only get another flight, I’d certainly go! I really like the pics you posted up. It’s interesting to see an artist’s progress, especially since I’m only used to seeing digital ones. Your sketch’s notes were also interesting as well. Once again, good luck! 😀

  30. shinoda_me on July 10, 2008 at 4:35 am

    …all of a sudden these pics wouldn’t upload and all i could see was ‘yo1’ ‘yo2’ ‘yo3’ ‘yo4’ …and i was gonna be like ‘whats with the yoyo-ing at this age, Shinoda?’ 😛

    have a nice day! =)

  31. OneOfAKind on July 10, 2008 at 4:31 am

    WOW!! It looks amazing! like always.. :]
    damn, really wish I could be there.. why does America get all the good stuff?? Come to Europe, pleassse!…
    Well I’m sure that one day I’ll be able to see one of your shows :]
    good luck with the show, Mike! make some pics! ;]

  32. ell93 on July 10, 2008 at 4:21 am

    I would like to come, but dwell a bit outside …. in the Czech Republic ….. images I really like ….. I believe that many people will come and that they will enjoy the show, but I would also like to be there …. I am your style is a lot like …. so good luck

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  33. missmariiia on July 10, 2008 at 4:02 am

    I’m pretty sad i won’t be there 😦 I live all the way in the Netherlands. But good luck on your show and make some pics , ok ? 🙂

  34. Emilia on July 10, 2008 at 3:56 am

    I wish I could come there too, but I can’t, and now I’m feeling sad 😦 But I wish you a good luck for the show 🙂

  35. Reem on July 10, 2008 at 3:50 am

    what up mike,time runs way fast dont you think?its nearly here,too bad i cant make it but i’d honestly love to.I really like the last sketch.Inormally don’t like such art because i dont see much messages behind it but yours feels different and im interested in it,maybe its cus of what you,shal i say tried to tell us about it?things like the film you taped,and the quotes you had in it,i guess it means more now that i can see where your sort of coming from.I was at Art Deco;some gallery on its shop they had a book on er,this diamond skull and real human teeth you had a pic of not so long ago.small world ay?eh,can’t wait for the show,cheers for sharing,have a good one.

  36. MusicIsHealthy on July 10, 2008 at 3:41 am

    Hey Mike!
    Really great pieces!
    I’d like to come to your art show, but unfortunately i’m from germany….i’m really sad….
    i hope your making some photos for those who can’t come.
    that would be pretty cool.

    thanks man 😉


  37. Alexandra on July 10, 2008 at 3:37 am’s one day close. Hope you (Mike) and other people will enjoy the artshow!!! Good Luck.Hope that everything will be OK:))) I wont be there cause i live in Europe but that’s Ok:) i’m not crying ,i’m fine LOL I like the piece with two girls and a skeleton. another ones are very interesting too:) Take care ! have a magnificent and marvelous show:)

  38. miKer0cks on July 10, 2008 at 3:29 am

    ooooo mike it’s awsome!!!…i hope i could come to your art show but unfornately i cant….i live in greece!!!! oooohhh i want to come and see your art very much….you are an amzing artist!!!! you are my inspiration!!!! i wish i could come!!!……good luck on the opening day!!!! love you mikey!!!<3

  39. comfortzone on July 10, 2008 at 3:22 am

    My artistic heart is bleeding :’-( I want to go there soooo bad but I can’t :-(( I’m from Germany
    Your art is amazing, I really like the one with the two girls on it. Pleaaaase document as much as possible ! Take pictures !

    crawls into a corner to cry

  40. MusicalMorphine on July 10, 2008 at 3:08 am

    Good luck with the show. I’d love to be there but I’m all the way in the UK.

  41. msgirl on July 10, 2008 at 2:54 am

    ohh……….i am crying now……….:'(

  42. msgirl on July 10, 2008 at 2:51 am

    oooh…. 😥 me want to see mike’s artshow..mikey……i hope some day i will see ur artshow…….please keep doing ur artshow okay? i promise i will see ur artshow 2years later……just 2 years later make another poor i am………..:'( really really nice arts mikey….i have no word to describe it….just wanna cry when i see it……hate my life….why wouldn’t i bear in LA,USA huh?anyway,have a nice artshow mikey……ur arts are just brilliant,awesome,fantastic,beautiful,wonderful… u….:) u r the best artist i’ve ever known……i love ur artshow,and u and i always will…….:’) love yah……….take care………:)

  43. crystalrussianla on July 10, 2008 at 2:17 am

    hey mike if i dont have a ride on friyday can you pick me up….lol

    no i cant wait im gunna try my best to be there i have a gift for you and i realy want you to have it
    the art look’s amazing so far keep up the good work

    so good luck babe godbless

  44. Xenith on July 10, 2008 at 2:16 am

    Good luck for tomorrow Mike knock em dead hun! 🙂

  45. axrinekey on July 10, 2008 at 2:13 am

    Oh my…
    The pieces are really great, seriously!
    Not that I ever doubt that you can draw, but I didn’t know you can DRAW LIKE THAT XD

    Ah… You make me wanna study arts now D:
    Well, I do hope that one day I can draw as good as you do xD
    I’ll practise more, I guess xD

    The third piece is really great! LOVE IT! xD
    Love the colours ❤

  46. Shinodabestfriend on July 10, 2008 at 2:00 am

    LOVE IT!!

  47. Mag_Shinizzle on July 10, 2008 at 1:50 am

    They look really great ! I so wish I could come to see them with my own eyes… you’re amazing Mike, good luck ! 🙂 Much love from France, Mag.

  48. fragbaitelite on July 10, 2008 at 1:39 am

    Won’t be able to make it opening night. But I will be there next weekend. 12 hours of traveling to see your artwork? TOTALLY worth it.

  49. So_S on July 10, 2008 at 1:35 am

    they look truly amazing!! you never cease to amaze us Mike! 🙂

    i can’t wait to get my hands on the book, since it’s quite impossible for me to go to your art show! Greetings from Greece!

  50. skindesbous on July 10, 2008 at 12:48 am

    I feel really bad about not being able to go to see your show :______ Spain is far from LA….
    I love the palette on the first pic 🙂
    Good luck for the show!

  51. navee on July 10, 2008 at 12:37 am

    well i live in mexico baja califronia LA IS LIKE 6 HOURS FROM HERE but money & work only gave one option: glorius excess or PR, I’m a old school LP fan and I have nbever see you guys live so i choose the PR but I’m defanatly buiying the book or a deck do i have to get like e residence adress from US or can send it to me to mexico?…. whatever.

    see ya on agust 7th!

  52. I_B_Long on July 10, 2008 at 12:36 am

    im so sad that i cant go. cant wait to move back to the US (not that i dont like germany but it gets old)
    your art is amazing. i wasnt a huge fan of you old stuff (it was good but not really my thing) but your new stuff seriously kicks ass. i LOVE the theme behind it too. you’ve inspired me to take up drawing again. YOU ROCK. but you knew that 😉

  53. murry on July 10, 2008 at 12:34 am

    I’m really digging the style of those. No way I’ll be able to see them in person, but I’m really looking forward to adding a new print to my collection.

  54. Siby on July 10, 2008 at 12:12 am

    good luck for the show

  55. shinoda_me on July 9, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    i think im about as excited as you are even if i cant make it even if its gonna be open until aug 3rd…. there’s a monster in my tummy region growling .. no i dont want to eat your Art .. but yea, it always does when i see awesome Art… i really wish i could get to the show or hear about if from folks who’re going …

    good luck for the show! =)

  56. durg on July 9, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    wow, all amazing mike. 😀
    wish i could come. >.<

  57. tiger8 on July 9, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    oh man…i wannna go so bad…but it’s impossible for me to make it to Cali from NY…=(

    and the artwork is crazy nice…

    bring the show to NYC!! 😀

  58. MissNatalie1984 on July 9, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    oh and Mike, if by chance you happen to read this – 3rd pic from the top – who did you draw inspiration from for those girls?

    it’s like, they look so familiar, but i just can’t put my finger on who they look like…

  59. MissNatalie1984 on July 9, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    i don’t know what it is about your artwork, but i’m always so enthusiastic/interested to see what you come up with. i mean, it’s kinda amazing 😛 i love how it’s so contemporary and how each piece has certain themed undertones, yet it has a really vibrant “pop culture” type of feel to it. you ought to be extremely proud of yourself.

    so i really wanted to be at JANM for opening night, but i couldn’t get layover time in LA on my flight back home to Oz. i’m so bummed. but i hope you have a magnificent night!!!

    congratulations Mike!

  60. ninguem on July 9, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    your art is so cool, i hope you share more pics with who can’t go
    btw- post more lost in translation pics, your post was funny

  61. psyked on July 9, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    Im going to drive from santa ana extra early to try to be the first person in line!
    Cant wait to see your artwork!

  62. ms_shock on July 9, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    aaaaaggghhhhhh…. I hope I’ll see your pics….. by photos in Internet…. Mike, Can you take pictures of your art and put them here, in your blog? Please!!! It will be for your fans who couldn’t see your art show! You know, there’re MANY fans in every country in the world. Not only in USA or LA. It will be very pleasantly from you…. PPPPLLLEEEAAASSSEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  63. alyeska39 on July 9, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    Sweet! You’re excitement towards this bleeds through your words, and it’s making me and everyone else excited too, even if I can’t go to the show itself. But I will definitely be picking up the art book. From the looks of it, you’ve been busy improving and broadening your style. Looks good. Can’t wait to see the finished products.

  64. paneska on July 9, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    wow!!! those were really good pics! it means also that you have improved your art or have improved yourself!! i liked what i saw.. good job mike! i’m sorry i can’t be there because a matter of countries but i wish your exibition were such a success like the “diamonds..” one!!! 🙂

  65. NataliaForgotten on July 9, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    I wish I could go to LA to see the show. ):

  66. akitagirl on July 9, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    As much as I have loved your other art – I think this work is so thought provoking. It really makes you look at yourself and wonder about how much we have all contributed to this celebrity hungry environment. Good luck with the show – bring it on the road to NY!!!! We love your art on the east coast too!!! Much success on the opening.

  67. ShadowerLiltani on July 9, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    Wow, your excitement is just flowing right through the blog. I like these pieces better than the show before them. Just because of the growth that they show, it’s nothing towards the quality of your work. You paint people’s face really nicely too, it’s different from you. Anyways, see you on July 20th!!

  68. nillp on July 9, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    dude, totaly amazing..!

    these pictures made me even more excited about glorious excess..

    i’d really love to wait in the line.. but for my misfortune, i don’t live in LA.. 😦

    anyway. i’ll definitively buy the art show book!

    keep rocking; can’t wait until july 12th..! 😀

    take care; love ya ~ mk’nil ♥

  69. M4LL0RY on July 9, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    Unfortunately, I can’t be there. I’ll be picking up an art book though. Your stuff is great.

    I know it’ll turn out good for you. So I don’t think I need to wish you luck. 🙂

  70. PinkWater3 on July 9, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    wow i absolutely love what i’ve seen so far. if i had money i’d fly to LA only to see this art show. good luck for the show and i’ll see you on sunday in quebec city 😀

  71. vdo21 on July 9, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    Hey Mike, I really really want to go to your art show but I don’t think I can. On August 2nd I have a layover in LAX and I want to try to get a glimpse of the show and spend some time there but it sucks that I can’t because I only have a 2.5 hour layover…it just kills me so much not potentially being able to go. I love the concept of the show that you have revealed so far; I believe what you’re doing is smart and takes guts to do, taking a stab at Hollywood.
    On a lighter note, I am going to Edgefest this Saturday and I am volunteering at the MFR booth. I hope that I’lll be able to get a M&G so I can exchange a few words with you and the rest of the guys. Later!

  72. PankakeMunky on July 9, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    as much as i’d love to see the show (since i’m across the country) it seems very interesting to look at from what i see. i do like your idea of glorious excess and i hope the show comes out amazing. good luck! 🙂

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