About Robo Roku

Robo Roku is a character-based lifestyle brand of bright and quirky characters found on apparel, accessories, stationery, in toy form, and more. You may have seen these characters on licensed goods and most recently on public art. The robotic design duo of Robo Roku love creating dream worlds of color and fun. Robo and Roku (roh-boh and roh-coo) aren’t like normal robots, they dream! Rokuland is the universe that they’ve dreamed up to have other friends to hang out with (besides robots). Meet them all and explore their whimsical world!

Meet the Artists

Josh & Renee of Robo Roku
Since 2003, Renée Rice and Josh DuBose (the design team behind Robo Roku) have been collaborating on characters for comic books, apparel, and accessories. It was out of these collaborations that Robo Roku was officially established in 2006. The name was born out of the main focus originally being on robots (Robo is short for robot) and Roku is the number six in Japanese, referencing the year Robo Roku was established. Conspiring in crimes of cuteness, Renée and Josh create characters that make people laugh and smile. They start their illustrations drawing on paper and napkins(!), finishing in Illustrator to achieve a bright balance of color and life. The inspiration for their playful and puntastic art comes from their love of robots, silly jokes, and the variety of pop and Japanese culture they grew up on, such as Sanrio, Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Ren & Stimpy, Gary Larson, Jim Henson, anime and manga. Renée and Josh blend their influences and sunny lifestyle to bring heart and humor to every facet of their work.

Interested in working with Robo Roku? Email hello[at]roboroku[dot]com