Creativity and Noise is a micro screen printing studio that upped sticks from Manchester for London. A love of African “things” inspires the expanding lead t-shirt collection whose designs aim to celebrate Africana and reflect Africa as experienced by the majority of Africans.
Spring 2010, founder Lusungu Chikamata was bitten by an ancient, pressing power and began hand printing t-shirts that employ clean, bold, hand-drawn graphics. Fast forward and Creativity and Noise has: plunged into new territory as a screen printer for hire; runs a weekly print club at a free school in East London and; is rolling out drop-ins at the South London studio space. Musicians, artists and businesses big and small have hosted demonstrations and print-your-own events, as well as commissioned limited edition runs of art, stationery and promotional pieces for launch parties and campaigns… and of course there were the odd free tees for the homies. Anything to keep printing!
What began as a simple idea, encountered process and craftsmanship and with each concept and project comes a new opportunity to get dirty and marvel at the power of print. Some tears were shed, but could not halt the adventure. Learning on the job encouraged experimentation which bore tangible results that, in turn, bestowed a love for bringing ideas to life through screen printing.