A New Chalkboard for MSNBC's Morning Joe show, Created by Al Pisano of Piazza Pisano

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Artist Al Pisano of Piazza Pisano creates a new customized chalkboard for the Morning Joe show's Green Room.

Al Pisano of Piazza Pisano is thrilled with the debut of the new Morning Joe chalkboard that he created for that show. The Morning Joe chalkboard hangs in the Green Room and is the background for introducing upcoming guests.

A loyal follower of MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, Al thought a new chalkboard for the show's Green Room would add some charm and a good photographic background for all the camera shots in the Green Room.

"Morning Joe is my favorite news talk show. Joe Scarborough is fantastic--and the guests and discussion they have everyday is the best on TV. I watch every morning"

Mr. Pisano noticed that when the Morning Joe show's director cut to shots in the Green Room there was just a plain black chalkboard in the background.

"We didn't think it made for a very attractive shot" says Mr. Pisano, "and since I create many custom chalkboards for restaurants and businesses, I was pretty sure we could create a chalkboard for the Morning Joe show that would reflect the high quality of the show and also offer some handcrafted charm as well."

Working with the Morning Joe show's director, Mr. Pisano sketched out a design for the chalkboard. He included the Morning Joe Coffee Cup logo, the MSNBC logo, and he also incorporated a shelf across the bottom for guests to keep their Morning Joe coffee mugs. The chalkboard is large--about 4 feet wide and 3 feet high. Mr. Pisano carved all the logo elements and created a wood frame with hand carved details.

"Because I love the Morning Joe show and had such a great rapport with the show's director, I really enjoyed creating this custom chalkboard. It was certainly pleasure to create--and make a small contribution to my favorite TV show.

For more information about the Morning Joe chalkboard please contact Mr Pisano at 800-766-5051 ex 1 or email: al(at)piazzapisano(dot)com. A video of the chalkboard being debuted on the Morning Joe show can be seen on You Tube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvspRRJQ1ls

Al Pisano is an artist from New York City who worked as a commercial artist for many years in New York City. He is a graduate of the School of Industrial Art in New York and is a member of the Society of Illustrators. Mr. Pisano started his art career as an illustrator and advertising Art Director and evolved into creating dimensional art through wood carvings and clay bas reliefs. He founded Country Carver Inc 20 years ago and did private label art for major retailers. Three years ago he founded Piazza Pisano to sell his artwork directly to consumers. Mr. Pisano makes all of his products here in the USA and is very proud of that.

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