Shortly after the first presidential debate Romney began using the phrase, “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose,” from the TV series, Friday Night Lights, at his rallies, on social networks, and on promotional materials. Last week the series creator, Peter Berg, sent the campaign a letter accusing Romney of plagiarizing the phrase. In the letter he stated, “Your politics and campaign are clearly not aligned with the themes we portrayed in our series.” He went further by comparing Romney to one of his characters, Buddy Garrity, an ignorant car salesman. Shortly after this debacle Reuter’s columnist, Anthony De Rosa, tweeted, “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Use.” Absolutely perfect.
Chris Piascik is a New England artist, graphic designer, and illustrator. With 8 years of professional experience at award-winning firms in New England, he is currently working as a freelance designer and illustrator, and just presented his 6th solo exhibition. He holds degrees in Visual Communication Design and Art History from the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford, where he has moonlighted as an instructor of design courses. In 2008, the American Institute of Graphic Arts selected his poster design as a winning entry for its Get Out the Vote campaign. His other recognitions include Gold Awards, Silver Awards, Excellence Awards, Judges Award and the Spirit of Creativity Award from the Connecticut Art Director’s Club as well as a BoNE award from the AIGA. In addition his work has been published in numerous books and publications including Print and Communication Arts, the Logo Lounge series, Typography Essentials and Lettering, Beyond Computer Graphics and Bike Art: Bicycles in Art Around the World. Previous clients include: Chronicle Books, Nike, Goodbyn, Mayer Hawthorne, Odyssey, Gnarls Barkley, Monolith Music Festival, Eat Boston, and Theaterworks.