Album Cover Revealed

July 22, 2010

The album cover of A THOUSAND SUNS has been revealed at



  1. lpswati on July 25, 2010 at 3:44 am

    huh……. that’s lame Mike……..

  2. Olla Chaz on July 24, 2010 at 6:35 am

    After first seeing your new avatars on, then the artwork for The Catalyst, and now the cover for A Thousand Suns, I have a feeling that something epic is coming. My intelligence is NOT high enough to catch the exact ‘meaning’ of your artworks :), but I just feel that they’re deeper and more complex than just what we see on the eyes. (I have to say that at first glance, they’re simpler than most of previous LP artworks)

    I love how every album of yours has its own theme and concept, and I adore how you guys always pay close attention to every detail, from the music, to the artworks. Therefore, everytime I buy a Linkin Park album, I get much more than just music.

  3. zzaacc on July 24, 2010 at 3:02 am

    it PAINS me to say/write this but…i don’t like it. It’s hard to explain how i feel about this. It’s like…you’re (LP) are starting to become TOO alternative and different. also, altho i dont like comparing previous albums from a band such as LP which try to produce a different type of masterpiece with each new album, the album covers from meteora and hybrid theory seemed to have a lot more meaningfull and i just feel unsatisfied. well anyway, i cant wait for the new album πŸ™‚ its been a while and your fans have been drooling over the new music πŸ™‚
    take a trip down memory lane… htt p://

  4. alust86 on July 23, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    I’m no artist but it looks great to me, it also reminds me of U2’s last album cover No Line On The Horizon.. Well done lads looking forward to the album i just ordered all four products on can’t wait πŸ™‚

  5. smokins on July 23, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Im sure this cover means something, linkin park has never done something without a meaning

    i think its too simple 4 a linkin park cover, cuz i know how deep and how creative your songs are

    but i keep reminding myself that im only seeing small parts of the big project, so i still cant jump to conclusions yet, i will tell you how good and relevant that cover is after i listen to the music..

  6. madshell on July 23, 2010 at 10:01 am

    it luks so simple! πŸ˜€ hmm i wonder the meaning behind it. “a thousand suns”… cants wait to hear the songs!

  7. chester003 on July 23, 2010 at 9:27 am



  8. calliope288 on July 23, 2010 at 7:58 am

    It looks pretty cool. Simple and nice πŸ™‚ Thruth is i was hoping to see something more colorful. MTM cover was on grayscale, A Thousand Suns is on grayscale..anyway i just hope the rest of the artwork to be more colorful πŸ™‚

  9. zahralp on July 23, 2010 at 7:32 am

    its like a black hole….
    space stuff!…
    i guess leave out all the rest’s video got the best of u guys….
    but i’m guessing its not totally done with u still need to add stuff
    right ?!…(like the album name !?)

  10. anaphx on July 23, 2010 at 6:26 am

    Dear Mike,

    I really appreciate your art, your ideas and everything. I also like your digital art but I really dont like this cover (a lot of fans too)

    Of course its your album and you can do whatever you want, and Im sure you have a reason for this. Did Picasso change his art because people said it was ugly and not human? No he didnt, and today it’s the most appreciated art.

    Let me just suggest any idea for the album cover, not just greyscale:

    peace, ana

  11. linkinpark4e on July 23, 2010 at 5:34 am

    I love so much this cover!!!!!! it’s AWESOME!!!!!!!

  12. svstels on July 23, 2010 at 3:34 am

    And once again…
    For those of you who did not listen to my remix version, it is your chance now! πŸ˜€

    P.S. The album cover is as usual great!

  13. curlylp on July 23, 2010 at 3:29 am

    I like very much this album cover. It’s simple but cool. I don’t know… has something that i reaaaaally like, it’s very deep. Good job! =D Honestly i liked to see something made by you or by Joe because both of you are talented. Anyway i think it’s a great album cover. πŸ˜€

    PS. Thanks for your DM on Twitter. We all have sure that Linkin Park loves their fans. πŸ˜€

  14. gaganlp on July 23, 2010 at 12:43 am

    i like it see in deep ppl .great album artwork LP

  15. shockwavez on July 22, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Really nice album cover. It’s interesting that it is in black and white just like the MTM album cover.
    But I really like it. Antoher reason to buy this album!!!
    And btw guys. Listen to this remix:

    and vote for it on:
    Thanks for voting!!! LP 4 ever!!!

  16. Gurikanwar on July 22, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    hey mike..!! awsm piece of work..n unique too..

    n here’s my submission guys..
    please vote if u like..

  17. fatimalp on July 22, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    I like it! ❀ very interesting!

  18. riyah09 on July 22, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    I don’t know what to say actually..HAHA.. But I’m really looking forward to the album!! Lots of Loves!!!

  19. nillp on July 22, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    i really loved it..
    the first time i saw, it reminded me of all that ‘freedom’ thing that were on those phrases..
    you guys are surprising me in a way that i’d never guess!
    THANK YOU GUYS once again.

    take care xoxo

  20. lancer588 on July 22, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    I don’t know why but I see a bird.

  21. widya rahayu on July 22, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    If you see my works, you probably knows why i like this “simple” work (simple at the sight, but not in mind… so many thing comes out in my mind like you guys taking me somewhere to a very far place so fast in a flash…like LP music does to me). Thank you for sharing this earlier. And thank you for taking the fans more ‘involve’ in this new album. (You don’t know how much i appreciate the time you’ve been spending for the fans, while you got your own private life to take care of more than us…)

  22. spraypaintninkpens on July 22, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Whatever happened to you and Joe contributing on the album art? I know there has to be a back story to it and ultimately the music is what matters but my first impression is this is very underwhelming.

  23. aravind221 on July 22, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    mike this so simple i expected something like the meteora or the Re animation but why so simple ?????????? Lp is know for their greatest artworks cover made in music industry , Mike im seriously disappointed expected a lot more bigger 😦

  24. shelmmusic on July 22, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Thanks, Mike, what have posted my remix. =) I’m very grateful!!! ))) People I need your vote! I’m counting on you!!!

  25. linkinbabe112 on July 22, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    yea simple with just black and white again =) i can see something like a bird, a pigeon perhaps πŸ˜‰

  26. markdfarris on July 22, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    And Twitter account deleted!

  27. thesupremekaidbz on July 22, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Check out my awesome remix. If you like it, please vote for it.

  28. evooba on July 22, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    I find it unique and genuie. You risked with the sound and the album artwork! I like it, it makes it stand out and it’s way different than what we’ve been used to πŸ™‚

  29. lpcolombianfan on July 22, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    i lov LP… but this cover is soo.. boring!
    i wanna know the meaning of this… it must have something hidden…


  30. abbykulyde on July 22, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    very interesting.. it’s like moving or something….=)

  31. Pablo-K on July 22, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    its so simple

  32. slowlearner32 on July 22, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    I don’t mind if songs from the new album sound like songs from MTM, because I really like it. But I know the new album is not like the other 3 albums, because LP always don’t do the same old thing.

  33. lplovei on July 22, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    I like it. Looks cool. Knowing you there’s probably alot of meaning behind it. You guys went all out on A Thousand Suns. I have alot of high expectations on it too. Don’t let me down, then again ya never do.

  34. lode1989 on July 22, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    Some people will have to get used to this… I mean to everything, the designs.. art and probably the music to! Anyway, I am pumped! I think it’s all great! Greetz, Lode

  35. jessietxo on July 22, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Guys, Art School does not mean “the fanciest, most intricate, detailed artwork”. It’s about creativity and meaning. And just wait for the CD… -__- people are so judgemental.

  36. assblade on July 22, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    why… went to art school and you just give as a fade effect….sorry but really dissapointing

  37. cezar6lp on July 22, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    what was the concept for the album cover? and the reation with de art of the video promo??? i’m very intrigued

  38. defiantqueen on July 22, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    if this is the official album cover, I can’t believe u guys I’m so disappointed!! even cover of The Catalyst is much better! this is just like a mistake done in Photoshop! my baby sister did this by mistake while playing in Photoshop!

    Really so disappointing!!!!!!! we’ve been waiting for more than 3 years and u give this to us… annoying..

    and what about Chester starring in Saw 3D? is he going to become an actor in the following years or what?

  39. alvin121290 on July 22, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    What does it mean ? It’s not as abstract as the cover on Hybrid Theory or Meteora

  40. Rana LP addicted on July 22, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    that’s just way smart and can’t be understood but i feel it looks like a bomb …or like lazer ..You’re just Creative!!!!

  41. betty108 on July 22, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    It’s…. different. It kinda looks like a bear throwing up a flashlight. I think there’s more to it. I really don’t know what to think of it.

  42. evelka on July 22, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Mmmm…to be honest…I haven’t expected that. But I’m not disappointed! You surprised me again! πŸ™‚

  43. djmaggottheory on July 22, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    I think its something hidden. theres no way thats an actual cover…

  44. theyactuallymakemylifebetter on July 22, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    I think you guys had a great idea…
    Who did the cover to the album? You, Mike?
    It’s very simple, misterious, creative, original… and we helped LP!!!
    One question Mike, what will happen to our Tweets? They will be published from any way? What are you thinking guys?

  45. thegluelpfan on July 22, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    It’s weird πŸ˜€ I mean it’s interesting but it’s really weird…it looks like an exploding atom or something

  46. shirerock on July 22, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    MIKE! It’s a goddamn BEAR! ;D

    Anyway, I’m really looking forward to well…everything. The album, the single, video and most of all the tour. So far, it’s fun to watch you guys keeping it exciting for us! πŸ˜€

  47. bvgillis on July 22, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Please don’t take offense to this, I always love your art work BUT…. this album cover is not even art.

    It looks like a clip art bird with a photoshop blur filter applied…. I don’t see how this qualifies as art work.

    Your other album covers have been much more interesting.

  48. lpfaneki on July 22, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Mike i liked it , not in the fist view but i prefer THIS one cause is better for the eye to see … or what ?

    Can you explain us what it really is ??

    i believe it is a rays … thanks for your time reading this πŸ˜‰

  49. fenix2exe on July 22, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    It really cool and unique and like in the THE CATALYST art cover i was wondering if you guys are plannin of adding the name if the band and the titles wich i really believe you will and if not still cool, and i have a question Mike i don’t know if you would lik to answer it… How mant tweets was send to “free it”!!? Thanks…

  50. Alexandra Nofi on July 22, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    I’m curious to see how this will tie into the concept of the album. The way I’m interpreting this, it sort of looks like a blackbird taking flight. But, it’s so abstract, that, it can be interpreted 5 million different ways.

    In any case, I like it a lot. It’s simple, yes, but far more interesting than the artwork from Minutes to Midnight. Granted, the MTM cover did make sense for the album, but, I think this new one has the potential to speak volumes.

  51. Kiara on July 22, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    I’m curious. I really want to know the significance of the cover πŸ˜€

  52. jenjithesnail on July 22, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    It’s really simple, but unique at the same time ^Β¬^

  53. mes1995 on July 22, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    it is good πŸ™‚

  54. lpfreak on July 22, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    I think this is Unique..the new way of LP…I hope You mike read this, and say to chester that I have to scream and you rap on it on the new album, thanks anyway…
    I love your guys so much..only in my life that i am happy with..

    if you wanna contact me Mike, so just go on my lp underground account: Marius_lplover

    Mvh Marius!!! : )

  55. ibequa on July 22, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    what is this?

  56. grudgedpunkr on July 22, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    I wish the band was on it, or at least the bands name and CD name…
    You guys have had much better, it’s cool but it needs something more IMO.

  57. mtreants on July 22, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Hmm. It’s different, that’s for sure. But it makes me wonder, why are you guys going with something plain like this when you have a history of better album artwork?

  58. zara19lp on July 22, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    It’s bold and simple. I like it.

    BTW, you never told us about the outcome of the voting for the mixers…who did you choose? how did your mixes rate?

  59. luki9875 on July 22, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    brilliant…. so simple.. but so nice at the same time. well done mike and the rest who created this cover! now all you need to give us is the list of songs πŸ˜€

  60. angelsrc79 on July 22, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    So, I’ wondering something. The website before was all about “help me” and you had to tweet. Now the artwork is up. Anyone think they had it set so that the artwork only went up after a certain number of tweets?

  61. Jessy on July 22, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    How nice! I’ve never seen anything like this! It’s so unique! ;D

  62. squide on July 22, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Nice one, but it’s very clean…without the name of the band and the album..

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  65. kathyxx on July 22, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    i see we’re going with greyscale again.


  66. masshysteria95 on July 22, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    I don’t like it so much :s

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