Founded on June 24th, 2007 Robot Empire started off as a group of kids doing small tags around their high school. Graffiti Artist Chaz Ortega the leader and main trouble maker and his friend Leroy "Dat Boy" Boyd composed and drew a series of robot concepts, each one with a back-story of how they were made. In the Fall of 2009 Robot Empire completed their Empire with Robot 543 aka Robot Kid the robotic form of Chaz.
Around Spring of the following year Chaz and Leroy turned Robot Empire into a graphic/Clothing Line company and kept the over all meaning the same. Adding new themes and clothing brands such as College Bordumb, J.A.W.F (Just Another Wonderful Fantasy), and HUMAN.
Rise Of An Empire:
The word Robot Empire is a "Polysemy". What is that?! A Polysemy is a word or a phrase that has multiple meanings. for example when you're friend does something funny and you go "OMG, you're so stupid". The "stupid" in this case is being use as a way to say something is humerous while the textbook term is use to describe something idiotic. but back to the point.
When Robot Empire was founded they're whole goal was not forcing someone to one thought or belief. because they had thier own thoughts about things in the world they wanted others to have that same freedom. the oringal meaning of Robot Empire by Chaz Ortega (Founder) was that people are programmed like Robots to feel and act the way they do and that they aren't doing the things that they do out of their own free will. He felt that he himself was a robot because for majority of his life he felt that everything from the way he dressed to the life decisions he made were because of his parents and not himself. when he founded Robot Empire he used the name as a term to Find yourself and Do what makes you happy and encouraged others who supported him to find their own reason as to what Robot Empire means to them. This gives every person that buys a product a sense of Pride, Joy and Independence when they wear our clothing.
So next time your on the site or checking out our newest content drop us an email or tweet, or post and let us know what Robot Empire means to you. 0-[^_^]-0
Over the years Robot Empire has gone some image changes as we grew bigger as a company. Above are the multiple logos we've had since we first started as just a graphic design company to the Multi-Media you see today.