March 28, 2009



Chances are starting to look good that the second (and final) part of my GLORIOUS EXCESS art show will open to the Los Angeles public in the later part of this year.

Although dates have not been officially confirmed, the art is coming together nicely. This show follows the story of our anti-hero as he overdoses on celebrity, overdoses on himself, and carves a path to superstar martyrdom. The official announcement and info will be posted here on, of course. As usual, proceeds will go to charity (Music For Relief, Michael K. Shinoda endowed scholarship, JANM).

Stay tuned!




  1. ChewedKandi on April 24, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    I’ve been a fan of Linkin Park since One Step Closer and it’s only now that I’ve decided to register with LPN after seeing your art work.
    I’m big into art work – especially vector and typography… I wanted to say a huge thank you for showing your work online here.
    I was wondering if you’ve got an account or getting an account on
    Anyway – if you ever get the time to check stuff out, I’m on o/
    Keep up the awesome work Mike 🙂

  2. nillp on April 19, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    i love the background that you do!

    cannot wait to see these pieces done…!

  3. YourConscience on April 5, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Wow. WAY late post on my part – hope you see this…

    I’m beyond excited to see that Glorious Excess (Dies) is coming along; I’ve been anxiously awaiting it since the last show. However, I’ve heard a rumor that you plan on showing it in August, and based on the LP touring schedule that’s been announced, that’d mean you’d probably hold your art show late in the month, huh? The reason I pry is because I’d really love to go, but I’m actually due to have a baby (whee!) the end of August. I suppose if the art’s not ready, it’s not ready, but I really hope to hear when you figure out official dates. =)

    Anyhow, hope all is well. Take care hun.

  4. Sintia on April 3, 2009 at 11:02 am

    cant wait till its posted! Thanks for the update.

  5. erippe on April 3, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Hello, It opens at the end of this year..Pleasant:))
    I think I knew the meaning of”GLORIOUS EXCESS” someshow. It’s concise by “DIE”??
    I wish for safety.!!

  6. MusicalRehab on April 2, 2009 at 10:41 pm


  7. Hawaii_LP_fan on March 31, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    I’m anxiously awaiting the unveiling of your masterpieces! I know it will be awesome like the rest you’ve created. Two powerful senses at work for you, music and art. Thanks for always keeping us up to date on your progress. 🙂

  8. Ana_ on March 31, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    I’m anxious to see your new artwork! 🙂 I bet it will be spectacular, as always! I’d love to go to your show but I live in Portugal. 😦 Anyway, I’ll wait for you to show your stuff here at your site. Keep up the good work. 😉

  9. YuN_RoCks on March 31, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    can’t wait can’t wait can’t wait! oh and, make sure that it will be possible to buy your paintings from all over the world..please?

  10. MusicIsHealthy on March 31, 2009 at 11:11 am

    Hey Mike
    oh thats so cool 🙂 i’m really exicted to see your new art 🙂 I’m sure it will be as awesome as all of your art, mike ^__^

    Love ❤

    PS: holy shit, it seems like there are some extremely fucked up people in the comment box the last day -.-

      why are they here when they don't like or something else..
      i really don't get it....

  11. renny on March 30, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Off topic but I found this amusing. In regards to artists/bands trying their ever so hardest to get onto a label, Amanda Palmer, wants off! In this link Amanda is shown singing/begging for Roadrunner records to drop her. I guess you can put that in your rant pile of”how you can make it without a label!”

  12. zahra on March 30, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    ya mike i agree as well that bitch has been on my nerves for more than a month……i have a hacker friend,i’ll ask and see if i can kick this bitches ass of her computer….but till then i think its best for u to do some thing!!!(i don’t se a problem with u doing something like deleting those comments) ….O.o……and btw there is a 30% chance of me coming to ur show in LA….i hope i do couse it would be worth it…..seeing that anti-hero would be great…i know 3 ppl that are going :/ ////have fun mike/….hope u have a great day…bye

  13. CoLOrBLiNd on March 30, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    I agree with the person below me, you should delete all the disturbing stuff people post.

    Anyway I can’t wait to see your art show 🙂

  14. spraypaintNinkpens on March 30, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Your blog comments is in need of some crowd control. The spam and inappropriate comments are at an all time high.

  15. Melissa on March 30, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    ElliotakaMC_Eli asked an interesting question on the 2nd page, just thought I’d point that out due to the mass of silly comment flooding in this post. You should post pictures (please) when the time comes, so we can all see the work you’ve done 🙂

  16. psykobouliz on March 30, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Hi there!!!! Maybe i’ll be on Los Angeles in september, i hope i’ll get time to see that glorious art show! Well, you should see that site :
    The guys make amazing artwork with spray paint!! Have a look, i think you’ll like it!

  17. lucky_cat on March 30, 2009 at 7:25 am

    Arrived !!! (within 7 days, wow.)

  18. THINK_TRICE on March 30, 2009 at 6:47 am

    Oh yessssss Mike yes yesssssss

    Harder Mike, Harder


    PS: Ha Ha Ha

  19. DinaraLP on March 30, 2009 at 3:16 am

    I look forward your new works!!!! I was so dissapointed when I knew that the second part is removed…
    Make this exhibision unforgettable!!!)))

  20. ThunderStrike on March 30, 2009 at 1:08 am

    Wish I could come… sure to post pics!!! And another video 😉

  21. JPkaukonen on March 30, 2009 at 12:48 am

    loving the news man. you get me super exited posting about rob’s drumming and the new art. 😉

    take care.

  22. lp_fm_fan on March 29, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    points to comments below me WTF. dude, obsessed much? someone needs to go to a mental hospital.

    Mike, I advise you to delete those comments or block the usernames or both. That’s just messed up.

    ANYWAY, Mike, I’m glad everything is going smoothly! “…later part of this year.” I HOPE that means summer? That’d be awesome if I could go. I just have to know an official date.

  23. GAI2UDA on March 29, 2009 at 10:02 pm



  24. numbrocker02 on March 29, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Wow that’s fantastic news Mike!! Loved the first part of this. Wish I could go. 😦 Post some pics please!!:)

  25. HybridSiren on March 29, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    I hope I get to see this one too! (BORN) was just wicked sweet, I hope when you open the show I’ll be out there! crosses fingers Please don’t choose the fall.. I want winter or summer please, I’m in LA then!

  26. asianotter on March 29, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Hell yes! Please let us know as soon as you can! Travel arrangements to be made!

  27. phill715 on March 29, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Yayy too bad I’m stuck in MA, if I were in LA I’d be there in a heartbeat

  28. M4LL0RY on March 29, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    This is good to hear. Unfortunately, a poor college student such as myself can’t afford to come for the show. My boyfriend and I, however, are talking about moving to CA in the future. Probably after I graduate. So, maybe I can come up for future shows. 🙂

  29. LorenzoErr on March 29, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Looking forward to it !

  30. Maaark on March 29, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Hey man! Can’t wait to finally see your new art. I’d love to go to your show if I lived in LA. I’d also love to buy some of your paitings, the only problem is that they’re too expensive! Actually if I lived in the US I’d buy some because I’d pay for them using dollars so it wouldn’t be so expensive. But when you realize that 1 dollar = almost 3 reais (Brazilian money) you see how expensive it’d be. Well, no prob with that. I really want to help Music For Relief so I’m about to buy that shirt with the drawing you designed. I really love that shirt!

    Take care Mike, good luck with your show!

  31. ShadowerLiltani on March 29, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Interesting backgrounds. A lot can go there. I can handle waiting for the LP album, for some reason, but I can’t handle waiting for your art show at JANM. Maybe it’s because I like collecting art books. I kind of favor your personality, and rest of the LP members personalities over the music. Your paintings are Mike only, while the music, even things like The Rising Tied made it hard for me to notice you. I think your art shows are the only time you’re willing to have the spotlight on you alone. Gives us a good reason to be the Shinodites that we are.

  32. Madlen on March 29, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    Wow this is great news:)Can’t wait to see the new stuff…btw a friend of mine saw the picture of Oyakodon and he liked it so much that he asked me to send it to him:)

  33. APHELION on March 29, 2009 at 1:20 pm


    Annoying Post. Yes, you should really die. No offense.

  34. rockermeg on March 29, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    Yay! Looks like it’s coming along well, good luck with the work. Don’t abandon the new album Shinoda!!!!
    I love this story you’ve created, and the art is really original and interesting
    Have fun!

  35. Elliot_aka_MC_Eli on March 29, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    I have a question: How much of your personal experience influence these paintings, and how do you express it on the canvass? You just go with the flow?

  36. soyuneik on March 29, 2009 at 10:08 am

    SoUneik (DIES). Noo…How am I suppose to organize the mass trip? (They don’t know it yet)
    It doesn’t matter, I’ll pull them out of their beds an shove them into the cargo hold if need be.
    Btw, I accidentally hit disable css and noticed that there is a count of how many comments I left. Wow… So I have officially entered that fan bracket huh? Haha, is that what you meant when you said I’m here all the time? That’s not possible right? I’m gonna make damn a pie graph and reflect on this shit.

  37. Eddie on March 29, 2009 at 9:23 am

    This is perfect Mike! It’s gonna be awesome! I wish to had the chance to go but I’m soooo far away….. LA is too far from Greece….

  38. durg on March 29, 2009 at 9:20 am

    aw yay! 😀 looks great so far wants to be in LA to see XD
    oh, & have you heard about the ‘april fools day virus’? sounds scary..

  39. MS_Ineedyou on March 29, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Thanks for keeping us posted Mike! I wish i could go, but i’m stuck in SNOWY Illinois. I can’t believe it snowed. Oh well. I was just hoping for sun. It more than snowed though. It rained before it snowed, and now it’s all icy, and all these trees keep falling in my front yard. I hope no trees fall on my house 😦 Cause one was really close, and it’s scary. But, i hope YOU have a good day !! Haha 🙂 —Brooke . P.S– sorry about posting the weather of Illinois, HA!

  40. nikkiann0100 on March 29, 2009 at 9:03 am

    Great. I look forward to the announcement.

  41. cuz on March 29, 2009 at 8:47 am

    Yes! Finally some info about the art show! You know I just couldn’t wait for it…Those look great, I love your background’s style. Hope to see more photos soon. You probably going to have art books and all the stuff as previously, right? Would be awesome!

    Looks like a great time for great posts. Studio reports first, Glorious Excess info now 🙂 And just curious, how long your day is? ‘Cuz it seems like a lil’ bit more than 24 hours, ha! I admire your creativity…

  42. I_B_Long on March 29, 2009 at 7:45 am

    oh yay! i cant wait to see your new paintings! i absolutely love the theme of the anti-hero!this is kinda off topic, but i was wondering, did you participate in earth hour yesterday?

  43. nataku on March 29, 2009 at 7:09 am

    cool mike, but it’s shame i wouldn’t able to see the show 😦 los angeles is “a little” to far from poland. but can’t wait to see photos here.

  44. LPmAgaS on March 29, 2009 at 6:52 am

    hehe… that’s gonna be great!!! as usual!!!:)

  45. lynndarwinharris on March 29, 2009 at 6:49 am

    Can’t wait!! Will look for more information to be posted here! have a great Sunday!

  46. Lvix on March 29, 2009 at 5:56 am

    Well i don’t live in Japan… If i did i would go to it…
    Anyway, you’re DC shoes here are getting old and a little dirrty…
    I think i will order Club Tattoo shoes because i like that style…


  47. Shinoda77 on March 29, 2009 at 5:02 am

    I wish i lived there, yeah… But I’m gonna move to LA in future 😀 I really want to see your awesome art works.. You’re incredible. So hope there will be a new mshinoda art show when I move to LA xD Love you, take care ❤ :* See you in Turkey this summer 🙂

  48. miKer0cks on March 29, 2009 at 4:50 am

    OMLP yes!!!!!!! That’s amazing!!! I can’t wait to see your new art 🙂 You’re a super cool artist 😀

  49. Gabry94LinkinParkfan23 on March 29, 2009 at 3:30 am

    miike ! i wish i lived theree XD

  50. bojkic on March 29, 2009 at 3:30 am

    Again great news Mike! 😀 From what I read in your interview to Fresh Nerd blog(that’s a great interview too), it seems your show’s gonna be in August in LA. Just have fun making and organizing it! There is no way for me to come to see it, but still I will be following what’s going on online. Wow, a very creative and productive period for you and the guys!!! And that makes us happy! 😀 Hope you are having good time too!

    A question(I had another one, but I forgot it :)): Will you be selling you new DC shoes in your online store soon or do we have to get those somewhere else??

    Thanks Mike!

  51. Merecy on March 29, 2009 at 1:57 am

    Hi Mike
    😦 , I suppose i’ll not be in L.A to see your show … once again …. 😦
    Have a great Day !
    Merecy / Michael

  52. mike_n_LP_4ever on March 28, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Man! I wish I still lived in LA!!! But no! My mom insisted that we moved to Florida…nothing is special here at all… 😦 Who influenced you for this ‘character’? Or was you thinking bout this at random and decided to make it real? 🙂


  53. Temple_of_Odin on March 28, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Wow, but maybe you will have to put some sub-title on it.

    Like “The Art from LIAR”, especially in Japanese. HAHA, that’d be awesome, i think.

  54. KATHYxx on March 28, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    awesome. i wonder when the date is.

  55. Dori on March 28, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Yay!!! I’m excited that it’s all coming together for you! I can’t wait to see what you come up with this time! You should partner up with someone who knows anything about comic-books, perhaps Joe, and expand this character! lol There are probably so many avenues to explore. You said that this guy is just a simple nobody, who is famous for the sake of being famous, but, if you add something, I’m sure you could delve deeper. I mean, what kind of person, wants to be famous for the sake of just being famous, and doesn’t truly have some underlying issue(s)? Ok, I think I’ve wasted enough of your time, Mike.

  56. Hybr1d_7h3ory on March 28, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Suhweet!!! Thanks for the update Mike. I can’t wait for the opening of GE(Dies). I’m gonna make my way out to LA from KC to check it out, I unfortunately missed Born but I have the Art Book and my “Icon” hanging on my wall. Your knowngallery is also really kickass, is there anyway you can upload a picture of “Rise Up”, that just so happens to be my favorite of the HDSC set.

    Not to sound too fanboyish, but even those canvases look good.

    You are a busy busy man Mr. Shinoda…

    Catcha later Mike…Hybr1d_7h3ory

    PS: Papa Roach has a new song entitled “Hollywood Whore”, I think it goes well with your GE theme. You should check it out if you get the chance

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