"Mbuki Mvuki"

Mbuki Mvuki is an idiom from the Bantu people of Africa, literally meaning "to shake off your clothes to dance more freely". 

Idioma designer, Seth Bank’s print is inspired by the way Bantu artists depict movement, through the use of simple outlined figures. Whilst working on his interpretation Seth became frustrated as he felt he wasn’t capturing the essence of "Mbuki Mvuki". This led to a change of medium, "I was drawing again and again the same shapes and getting a little frustrated with the permanent line of my pen, it just wasn’t going in the right direction. I wanted to free things up a little and so I started making shapes, cutting them out of paper. A cut-out was made for each shape, they were put together and the design came into focus."

Shop Seth's unique screen-printed organic t-shirts and sweatshirts here


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