Cardboard Robot Founder Investigated By The FBI

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Mason Brown, co-owner of Cardboard Robot, was paid a visit by law enforcement agents after he was spotted taking photographs of a local oil refinery; Brown 'very surprised' that his quest for imagery would put him in potential hot water.

Cardboard Robot (CBR), an emerging lifestyle and contemporary fashion brand, reported today that company co-owner Mason Brown was visited in the office by Local & Federal law enforcement agents after he was spotted taking photographs of an oil refinery as part of his ongoing research and development efforts for the brand's artwork, graphics, and designs.

“People familiar with Cardboard Robot know that a lot of our imagery is a satirical look at technology and how it impacts everyday life”, said Mason. “The area we are based out of (Long Beach, CA) is filled with amazing examples of technology gone wrong. I'm always out taking pictures and I guess I just didn't notice the black sedan behind me this time.”

The agents stated that Mason had not broken any laws, and that the visit was just a routine interview. Mason then treated them to a tour of the warehouse and art gallery/foyer, where the agents where overheard by other staff members complimenting Mason on his artwork.

Cardboard Robot is a Men's and Women's clothing line designed by Mason Brown and Rob Dubar, two veterans of the Orange County, CA lifestyle clothing and soft-goods industry. What started as an 8mm film short about the excessive age of technology, the clothing line has developed into a collection of tops, jackets, sweatshirts, and accessories. Cardboard Robot is currently available at Active Ride Shop, Metropark, Zumies, and over 150 boutiques nationwide.

Cardboard Robot will be showing its Spring 2006 line at the POOL Trade Show at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas from August 29th through August 31st, 2005. The line will also be showing at MAGIC's “High Five Campground” in booth ST30650-16. MAGIC will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center from August 29th through September 1st. Attendees of ASR at the San Diego Convention Center can check out CBR at the Gold Box Mission. ASR runs from September 9th through September 11th, 2005.

Cardboard Robot is exclusively distributed by The Merchandise Company and can be reached at (562) 989-3688.


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