Hundr Vidar Will Be Bringing Some Handmade Goodies To Bison!

NEW VENDOR ALERT!! Hundr Vidar, the creative playground of Jenna Dewar and Madison Dewar, are bringing some fresh hand made goodies to Bison and we are thrilled to have them!! Hundr Vidar is unisex brand created by sisters Madison and Jenna Dewar. Together they create handmade clothing, bags, and accessories featuring hand carved prints. Keep up with the sisters progress on instagram (@hundr_vidar) and read on down below to see what inspires the sisters to create!

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RB: What draws you to making/designing things?
HV: We love quirky locally made products and wanted to create our own. Having backgrounds in fine arts and fashion we are always inspiring and motivating each other to create interesting and unique items.

RB: What’s new for your line/business this spring?
HV: Our new line for spring is a series of bright coloured backpacks with some brand new prints. We also have some new clutches in a variety of colours, prints, and materials. As well we are adding an interactive element where customers can pick from an array of hand carved stamps and stamp boxers or other accessories.

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RB: What’s in your designer/maker/creative plans for 2018 (new materials? New ideas? New places?):
HV: We are aspiring to use more recycled or environmentally friendly materials and add more hand stamped projects. We also aspire to have more community engagement with other artists and creators in Edmonton.

RB: Tell us about a few of your designer/maker/creative crushes:
HV: We love people who strive to be unique, who work with unconventional materials and play with texture like Alexander Mcqueen and Brandon Kee. We are also inspired by history, especially Old Norse sagas.

www.hundrvidar.ca <<< Head on over to the duo's shop to see what's in store for Bison this Spring!

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Peace, Love, and Taco Grease with Taco Skate Co.

When does a combination of old-school Volkswagon vans, skateboard culture, and a generous heaping of Guy Fieri ever come together??? RIGHT HERE, BABYYYY!! Adriean Koleric/thinkITEM, collaborators behind Taco Skate Co. make lowbrow/diy vibe shirts, stickers, artwork and hand out free taco recipe cards. It's awesome! When you swing by their booth, really do ask them about Guy Fieri: it's a great convo. They first set-up with us at Bison in May of 2017 and we're excited to have them vending with us again this spring! Keep up with the duos progress on both instagram (@tacosk8coand twitter (@tacoskateco) and read on down below to see what's been inspiring them to create!


RB: What draws you to making/designing things?
TACO: It’s only natural. It’s literally something I just have to do. 

RB: What’s new for your line/business this spring?
TACO : We got a couple of new tee shirts. One that we named ‘Jim’ after a long time Supporter as well as a new ‘Heritage’ logo tee. Also a fresh sticker pack called ‘HARDSHELL’, button packs that are best described as ‘greasy’ and a bunch of new hand sketches. Oh and recycled skate decks!


RB: What’s in your designer/maker/creative plans for 2018?
TACO: We’re working on making free old school cassette mix-tapes that we’d like to include with future orders. We want people to hear what we hear while we were creating the gear they just scored. Also hoping to add a Corn Salad Recipe Card to accompany our Taco Recipe’s. Cause everyone needs a side order from time to time. 

RB: Tell us about a few of your designer/maker/creative crushes:
TACO: Ed Templeton (Toy Machine) got us to turn off our laptop and hand sketch again. Rothfink (UK VW Brand) that inspired us to incorporate a vintage Volkswagen vibe. They were also cool enough to reply to us after reaching out for some advice. Lastly VICE cooking shows. We’re still looking back at the lasagna we made off a Matty Matheson YouTube episode.

Check out the full lineup of rad DIY decks, buttons, and stickers at www.tacoskate.co!


Corissa O'Donnell Shows Us How To Just Go With The Flow

Corissa O'Donnell is back, babyyyyyy!! Oh man do we ever love her work too, so it's a pleasure to have her again. Ink drawn nudes, birds, bikes, and animals, collaged vintage paper and finds, unique vintage frames. Prints available in many forms, just let her know if you want an image on a functional piece like a t-shirt, mug, pillow, shoes... Really, anything: YOU NAME IT! Head on over to her portfolio site (www.corissao'donnellarts.com) to see the entirety of her workWe had a few questions to throw Corrissa's way to see what inspires her. Read on down below to find out!


RB: What draws you to making/designing things?
CORISSA: My mental health

RB: What’s new for your line/business this spring?
CORISSA: Not sure, but have done a few commissions this winter and have one planned for this spring.


RB: What’s in your designer/maker/creative plans for 2018 (new materials? New ideas? New places?):
CORISSA: Just whatever I fancy in the moment, no big plans.

RB: Tell us about a few of your designer/maker/creative crushes:
CORRISSA: Thomas Poulton, Aubrey Beardsley, David Mann, Marsha Robinson,

Head on over to www.corissao'donnellarts.com to check out the rest of Corissa's tantalising work.

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Get Swept Away With The Embroidered Art Of Long Gone

Moira Richey, of Long Gone, has this to say of her brand: "I primarily make embroidery art on fabric, wool felt, and apparel items. Drawing inspiration from all things sentimental, superstitious or ceremonial, each original design is drawn and stitched by hand, by me!" Moira started making things of all sorts for basically forever, but hunkered down and started designing original embroidery in 2013. She first joined us in 2015 and we are SO EXCITED that she will be joining us again for both weekends of our winter fair! You can find Moira's embroidery work  - and some beautiful photography as well - on instagram (@longgonearts) and read on down below to see how she responded to our Q&A:


Q: What does it mean to be an Edmonton maker/designer/artist?
LG: Having access to a tightly-knit community for advice, support, and friendship. I also appreciate that although Edmonton may not come to everyone’s minds when someone says “arts hub”, but we have so many fantastic creatives here, and if you are one of those creatives you are very passionate about spreading that fact around. We’re more than just a river valley!

Q: What are your top 3 influences (artists, things, etc)?
LG: Objects you might find in a keepsake box, bold tattoo linework, and sentimental feelings.

Q: Favourite Bison item you’ve picked up at a previous fair?
LG: A ceramic cactus ringholder made by Danielle L. Ceramics in 2016.

Head on over to www.longgonearts.com to check out Moira's full collection of embroidered goods. YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT! :D