Rare Art From Mike Shinoda (1993) - "Working At Living" Cover Art For Theater Production

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  1. Derek

    Derek LPAssociation.com Administrator LPA Administrator

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    While this is not necessarily Linkin Park news, and does not connect directly to the band's history (apart from the association with Mike Shinoda), LPA forums member Ginger recently came across a rare find on eBay that we felt some fans might find interesting.

    Below is an original playbill from a theater play Mike Shinoda did art for (and starred in) back in 1993 titled "Working At Living: Songs of The City", performed at the Woodland Hills Community Church in Los Angeles, CA. Being done long before the formation of Linkin Park, we know little about this play; however, we felt that fans of Mike's art may appreciate this early look into his art career.

    Below is the front cover of the pamphlet (featuring Mike's art):

    [thumb]http://www.lpassociation.com/upload/images/122712-223319_Cover-2_zps8b5cd2f6.jpg[/thumb]

    For more scans, as well as other information concerning this pamphlet you may go here.

    Source: LPA Forums via Ginger
     
  2. Andreina

    Andreina Proud Venezuelan LP fan. With adorable feet. LPA Contributor

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    I knew that was post material.. Congrats again to Ginger!
     
  3. Geki

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    Wow this is really cool!! I had no idea about this (I'm sure no other LP fans did either). Really cool find..
     
  4. Emmet

    Emmet EVERYTHING IS AWESOME LPA Addicted VIP

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    What a great find Ginger! Probably the coolest shit I've seen related to LP in a long ass time.
     
  5. Ginger

    Ginger Orangutan LPA VIP

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    Thanks, I'm glad I have the opportunity to share what I have.
     
  6. ChuckCheese

    ChuckCheese Did somebody order some cheese? LPA VIP

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    So I guess both Chester AND Mike did plays and musicals back in grade school.
     
  7. Bam!

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    This is really neat! Good find! I would have loved to see Mike in a play, as I am a big fan if LP and theatre!
     
  8. Søuł

    Søuł The Echelon Invader

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    Really cool find! Would kill to see him act XD
     
  9. Vdalem

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    I wonder if he have a copy of it too?
     
  10. Dusty

    Dusty What The Actually F**k? LPA Super VIP

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    I love little things like this. Thanks for sharing this with us Ginger!
     
  11. Super Sonic

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    Nice find Ginger. Thank You. :)
     
  12. Nish

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    I totally read the title as "Rape art..."

    That is all, carry on.
     
  13. Jesse

    Jesse Out of the abyss. LPA Über VIP

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    I find it kind of amusing because I remember Mike stating once that he was not interested in any sort of acting when he was rumored to star as a Taxi driver in some movie.

    It's amazing how much we change over the years.
     
  14. Qwerty19

    Qwerty19 Well-Known Member

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    That's what I call old-school.

    Thanks! :)
     
  15. YoMarques

    YoMarques Linkin Park Soldier. LPUer. LPSTer.

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    This is awesome! Thanks, Ginger :D
     
  16. Bennington_Hahn

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    I read that as "working at Living Things" - I thought, bloody hell, so that's where they got the title from! :lol:

    great find! :D
     
  17. Derek

    Derek LPAssociation.com Administrator LPA Administrator

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    In his defense it might have been just like a one minute walk on part, like "HI I'M MIKE SHINODA I LIKE TO GARDEN." /exit stage left. It might not have been a huge lead role :lol:.
     
  18. chihuasG

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    Oh wow, so Mike was like 16 when he made this? Somebody should tweet him and ask to see if he remembers it.
     
  19. Vriska

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    I don't think any artist completely forgets anything they've done. As soon as he sees this he'll remember.
     
  20. minuteforce

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    And, then, restraining orders will ensue :kappa:
     

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