Maurice Cherry is principal and artistic superintendent at Lunch, an award-winning multidisciplinary creative studio located in Atlanta, Georgia. He’s perhaps most well-known for his award-winning podcast Revision Path, which showcases Black designers, developers and digital developers from around the world. It’s the first podcast to be added to the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture( NMAAHC ). Some of Maurice’s other projects include the Black Weblog Awards, 28 Days of the Web, The Year of Tea and the design anthology RECOGNIZE. Today Maurice connects us for Friday Five!
1. Tea It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of tea- I even did a podcast in 2015 where I evaluated a different tea every day! My objective with that job was to demystify a lot of the marketing around tea in the U.S. and open up tea consumption to a more general audience via this daily pattern. It’s five years later, and while I don’t drink too many different teas now, I do have a cup or two of builder’s tea( Morning Thunder from Celestial Seasonings) nearly every day.
2. Writing I’ve always been addicted to writing, and I have dozens of notebooks and pens and pencils to gratify my garb. A fountain pen with a Moleskine is probably my favorite combination to get some freewriting in, and I find writing by hand to be a lot more personal and cathartic for me than typing. Actually, these days I do a lot of voice typing. There’s a great app announced Otter that tapes your communication, which is great when I got an idea in bunked or when I’m out and about and I need to reference it later. Even Google Docs does voice typing now! But the physical achievement of putting pen to paper will always be in my heart.
3. iPad Pro Funny thing about the iPad Pro– when I first bought it, I told myself “I’m probably exclusively going to use this at home as a media intake device.” Well, I’m glad to say that’s not the case anymore!( Even though I am at home now, like many of us in the U.S. are because of the COVID-1 9 pandemic .) I use this thing religiously for everything from taken due note to forming music to doing logo representations to being a makeshift laptop on the go. The 11 ” version is perfect for me- not too big and not too small.
4. Lin-Manuel Miranda I have been following Lin-Manuel Miranda’s profession since I determined In The Heights on a fad on a trip to NYC in 2010. Of course, everyone knows about his stratospheric rise to fame with Hamilton and his other projects since then. I don’t know Lin-Manuel personally, but he feels like a “friend in my head”, if that forms appreciation. Granted, I’m nowhere near the utopian he is, but I certainly revere that he’s been able to work across journals, movie, music, television and theater, and is also a strong advocate for so many worthwhile crusades. I hope to be able to have that various kinds of reach with my work. I like that Lin-Manuel Miranda. He seems affable … like you could grab a beer with him.
5. Nintendo Switch I have extreme label patriotism to Nintendo- I’m an 80 ’s baby, after all- so I knew I would love the Nintendo Switch. It’s genuinely facilitated me get through this pandemic. It’s the excellent manoeuvre for gamers that jaunt because it’s small-time enough to fit in a carry-on, and you can use the dock to seamlessly change from handheld to console play. The best thing about the Switch is the variety of indie games accessible, which unhappily Nintendo does not do a great job of sell on the eShop. But once you dive in there and realize what’s accessible, then there’s plays for everyone out there on the Switch.
Revision Path is an award-winning weekly showcase of Black decorators, developers and digital innovatives from all over the world. Through in-depth interviews, you’ll learn about their work, their goals and what inspires them as artistic individuals.
28 Days of the Web features a different entanglement designer, graphic designer or web developer every day for the month of February in conjunction with and festivity of Black History Month.( And on leap years, we add an additional person !)
Check out Maurice Cherry’s recent Clever podcast episode here!
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