What do you get when you combine an NPR digital product designer with the co-owner of a clothing company, and an adjunct professor at AIB? Aside from a hilarious sitcom, you get Russ Gossett, who, when not working those other jobs, creates a detailed mixed-media assemblage of intricately penned antique cars, faraway hotels, and stark street-view scenes from around the Hub.
Rev your visual engine with:
Do the opposite of what Billy Ocean wants, and get out of the car and onto the edgy arteries of Allston via highlighted scenes of Cambridge & North Beacon Streets, Allston Alley, and even a digital drypoint that depicts a young boy looking at an information kiosk/ city map and is titled Lost in Boston, also a spinoff series in which Jack and the group find themselves crash landed on a beach in Southie, and must find their way back to the Red Line without taking the Number 9 bus (Spoiler Alert: No one survives).
For "Automobiles You'd Probably Have To Kill An Extremely Rich Guy To See In Person", there's 10 classic rides ranging from an 8x10in blue 1954-'57 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe, to a space-agey 1937-'38 Bugatti Type 57S Atlantic, to a Lamborghini Miura, to a bold purple 1966 Ferrari P3/4.
Or flat-out ditch Comm Ave to vicariously jetset around the globe through his series of "difficult to access" hotels (complete with lat/ longitude) like Hotel Arctic in Greenland, Nepal's Tiger Tops Jungle Lodge, and the Gobi Desert's Three Camels, which, despite just featuring them all standing there not drinking water, would still be a significantly more hilarious sitcom than Whitney.
Published: March 5, 2012 at 4:00am EST
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