Creativity at its Finest = Activism


Joe Hahn and Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park and Blaine Halvorson of MadeWorn came together to spray-paint, stencil, and draw by hand — a design that combined both of their unique aesthetics.

Using the iconic street soldier from the album art of Linkin Park’s multi-platinum debut, Hybrid Theoryas their starting point, the band members and Halvorson created an original t-shirt and hoodie design that reflected both MadeWorn’s renowned hand-detailing and the band’s own personal narrative.

Mike Shinoda — Linkin Park:

The Hybrid Theory street soldier was a team effort between me, Joe and Frank Maddocks. We were working on images for the cover of our first album, and we made it to represent the duality of the band’s sound-the intersection of contrasting elements, and the hard-versus-soft tension in our band’s music. It’s an image that’s synonymous with the band’s name at this point, and one that has become a cornerstone of our group’s visual language over the years.

Blaine Halvorson — MadeWorn Founder:

MadeWorn is about the process, and this collaboration with Linkin Park was the perfect way to express that. It’s about putting that kind of intense attention to detail into every piece, integrating artistry and the touch of the human hand.

Making A Difference:

The result is an exclusive line of shirts available only for a limited time. $10 from the sale of each white t-shirt and hoodie, and $100 from each sale of the special edition black t-shirt in the collection, will go to Music For Relief — the non-profit charity organization Linkin Park founded in 2005 to aid survivors of natural disasters and environmental conservation around the world

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