Maurice Cherry is principal and creative superintendent at Lunch, an award-winning multidisciplinary innovative studio located in Atlanta, Georgia. He’s perhaps most well-known for his award-winning podcast Revision Path, which showcases Black designers, makes and digital makes all over 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 participates 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 scrutinized a different tea every day! My goal 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 confines and pencils to revel my practice. 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 transcribes your communication, which is great when I have an idea in berthed or when I’m out and about and I need to reference it later. Even Google Docs does articulation typing now! But the physical behave of putting pen to paper will always be in my heart.
3. iPad Pro Funny thing about the iPad Pro– when I firstly bought it, I told myself “I’m probably merely 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 writing 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 vocation since I visualized In The Heights on a quirk 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 establishes feel. Granted, I’m nowhere near the utopian he is, but I really admire that he’s been able to work across records, movie, music, television and theater, and is also a strong advocate for so many worthwhile starts. I hope to be able to have that kind of contact with my job. I like that Lin-Manuel Miranda. He seems friendly … like you could grab a brew with him.
5. Nintendo Switch I have extreme firebrand patriotism to Nintendo- I’m an 80 ’s baby, after all- so I knew I would cherish the Nintendo Switch. It’s certainly helped me been through this pandemic. It’s the excellent invention for gamers that hasten because it’s small-time enough to fit in a carry-on, and you can use the dock to seamlessly modulation from handheld to console play. The best thing about the Switch is the variety of indie games accessible, which sadly Nintendo does not do a great job of sell on the eShop. But once you dive in there and discover what’s accessible, then there’s recreations for everyone out there on the Switch.
Revision Path is an award-winning weekly showcase of Black designers, developers and digital creatives from around the world. Through in-depth interviews, you’ll learn about their work, their goals and what inspires them as inventive individuals.
28 Days of the Web pieces a different network designer, graphic designer or web make every day for the month of February in conjunction with and observance of Black History Month.( And on leap years, we lend an additional person !)
Check out Maurice Cherry’s recent Clever podcast episode here!
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