The idea is simple. Use creativity and collaboration to create change, to do good… and to raise money for a worthy cause.
Longtime admirers of each other's work, the members of Grammy-Award-winning rock band LINKIN PARK and fashion designer and artist Blaine Halvorson of MadeWorn have come together to collaborate on a special project to benefit 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.
From the ineffable MadeWorn studio in Los Angeles, Joe Hahn and Mike Shinoda of LINKIN PARK and Halvorson 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 Theory", as their starting point, the band members and Halvorson created an original design that reflected both MadeWorn's renowned hand-detailing and the band's own personal narrative.
"The 'Hybrid Theory' street soldier was a team effort between me, Joe and Frank Maddocks," says LINKIN PARK co-lead vocalist Mike Shinoda. "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."
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.
"MadeWorn is about the process, about craft," explains Halvorson about the project, "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."
To view the collection and donate, go to charity.madeworn.com.