HAMBURGER HANDS

Keepin' It Loose 'N Weird With Hamburger Hands

Kyle Schneider, aka Hamburger Hands, is back for another round of Royal Bison with his unique brand of vibrant and cheeky "low-brow" illustrations! He first started selling his work with us in the winter of 2014 and will be with us again for both weekends of our fair - how fun!! Ol' Hamburger Hands will be bringing his collection of art prints, all new "flash tattoo" themed iron-on patches, and rumour has it he's going to be bringing some prototypes of his "Lil' Potheads" - these adorable little smiling succulent planters - with him. The guy has been working his pink, squishy brain off lately - watch him descend slowly into illustration-fuelled madness on instagram (@hamburgerhands) and read on down below to see how he responded to our Q&A:    

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Q: What does it mean to be an Edmonton maker/designer/artist?
HAMBZ: I loooooove this city! The arts/music scene here is unreal. There's just something about the mix of blue-collar conservatism colliding culturally with artsy-hipsters creative types here that fascinates me endlessly. To me, Edmonton feels like such a natural place to be creative in - our long winters and festival laden summers just seem to breed some of the most engaging weirdos in Canada.

Q: What are your top 3 influences (artists, things, etc)?
HAMBZ: Dungeons & Dragons, psychedelic fuzz-rock, and houseplants! I live a full and interesting life hahaha! 

Q: Favourite Bison item you’ve picked up at a previous fair?
HAMBZ: Oh man... I bought a print from Emily Chu a few Bison's ago of this chubby dude floating around in a space helmet trying to get at a hot dog and it has just made me so happy!

Hamburger Hands just got featured by Giphy.com, y'know that company where a lot for your favourite gifs come from, and you can check out his super legit page there at giphy.com/hamburgerhands to check out all his cute/gross animations. Also, do yourself a favour and take a minute to check out his new online shop (shop.hamburgerhands.com) and pick up some weird & cute gifts for you and your besties in time for the holiday season! 

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An illustration of the "Pothead"

An illustration of the "Pothead"