08.03.20
Debbie Millman | Audio

Maurice Cherry


Where are all the Black designers? That’s what Maurice Cherry has been asking for a very long time. Maurice is on a mission to amplify as many Black creative voices as possible on his award winning podcast, Revision Path. When he didn’t see Black bloggers and podcasters being celebrated, he founded the Black Weblog Awards. And as a creative director, designer, writer, editor, and activist, he’s working to give voice to underrepresented communities. Maurice Cherry was recently named to The Root 100 most influential African-Americans, and in 2018 he received the Steven Heller prize for cultural commentary.
 
On this episode, Debbie talks with Maurice about his education and career, and about why the profession of graphic design has been so slow to acknowledge Black designers. “Black people were barely free 100 years ago so certainly they weren’t thinking about being graphic designers.”

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