One of Los Angels’ best kept secrets is Jack Rossi. Think about when you were a kid and you told your best friend that whoever got rich would let the other one live in their mansion as well. Or, when you saw the movie BIG, you thought, “That’s exactly how I plan on living as soon as someone murders my evil parents….”. It is totally acceptable to think only Bobby Hundreds and Johnny Cupcakes live this way. Jack proves you don’t have to be a multimillionaire with Peter Pan Syndrome to never grow up, he just does adulthood better than the rest.
Jack speaks about the Castlevania arcade cabinet he got from someone in Florida, like a proud parent. Also many a case of Blue Moon had been drunken spending hours on Zaxxon.
Jack explains this is just what he has acquired since moving to L.A. 8 years ago. “You should see my desk back home!” Jack then pulled out a glow in the dark Velcro wallet and showed me a picture of his desk back home.
Oh this Tom Servo? I made this years ago, and got it signed by the cast.
Today everyone is an expert on the BTTF Air Mag sneakers. Let’s pretend it was two years ago… Like when I had bad hair and was poor. Jack wanted to create the best Marty McFly costume the world had ever known. So he did what any normal BTTF fan would do. Jack found a manufacturer in China that would build anything for $2,000. Finding 10 friends as die hard as he was to kick in $200 was easy. 6 weeks later Jack had one of 10 very realistic neoprene sky tops. How did this not make it on hypebeast? Hmmmmm.
If I learned one thing today. When someone asks “I’ll bet you everything in your pockets I have the banned Tenacious D album cover.” Never take that bet. Many copies of the worlds greatest album do not have the naked babies or the pentagram.
If you are familiar with common stencil and wheat pastes spots around L.A. then you are most likely familiar with J-Stone. I don’t have to spell it out. Here is the stencil, and Jack knows where it’s kept.
Ghostbuster Goggles? Jack made a pair… cept his are 3D.
Also a Big Trouble in Little China relic… The Dragon Gang glasses… Jack didn’t make these, he bought them here.
When I was working with Jack at the PITCH agency, strange objects started arriving in the mail. Asking him what the fuck he was doing opened me up to his world. He was building ANOTHER proton pack. Want to see the FIRST ONE HE MADE? Also, how it was featured in Nintendo Power Magazine?
It’s a trap! Jack tells me Mattel released these one day, super limited, they all sold out instantly and rarely come on eBay. Fully automated, I should have taken a video… Jack loves everything to do with everything… so he made a case for the iPhone trap app. Jack just does what he wants.
This is not the last you will be hearing about Jack… I wrote knowingly….