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Visual Caffeine #8
Visual Caffeine, Issue 8

A thrilling blend of art, myths and technology




Weekly collection of the best links on the web:

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Neom: City of Robots, to be built (info) - [fascinating]
This place is real! (location, info) - [Villa Cassel]
Theo Jansen’s New Strandbeest Roams the Beach... - [wow art]
Wondrous Underwater Ballroom - [abandoned]
On-time Metro in Japan: to a single second - [wow video, short film]
Galaxy69 "Dragonfly" Ship, by Kim Syberg - [scifi art]
The tunnel for ships under the mountain - [wow engineering]
World's Tallest Statue Built in India (size) - [big]
Future Skyscrapers Infographic - [architecture]
Amazing Myasishchev M-25 Plane - [wow video]
More fantastic planes by Soviet designer Myasishchev - [slideshow video]
Amazing Architecture in France - [travel, architecture]
All Good Old Magazines Go To Heaven - [collection, article]
Daytime Fireworks! (at King Abdulaziz Center) - [wow videos]
King Abdulaziz Center's Architecture is Spectacular - [by U.S. Snohetta firm]
.. and its lighting is by Maurice Verbeek, Holland - [wow video]
Actors are digitally preserving themselves - [to continue their careers beyond the grave]
Japanese Bus/Rail System (Nagoya Guideway Bus) - [cued-in video]
Neat art installations by Alberto Deriz - [modern art]
Artist Turns Simple Pumps Into Awesome Art - [street art]
Neat site listing Art Deco Movie Posters - [vintage]
Abandoned Albanian Airbase - [exploring]
Deer vs. Playground - [wow video]
Crazy Bathroom Optical Illusion - [fun pic]
Sliced Bread. Japan. - [labels, pics]
Will this cat make it? or is he too fat? - [fun video]
Watch him work: making a cuban chain - [neat video]
Giant, Awesome (Steampunk-ish) Toothpick Sculpture - [wow video]
Railroad Crossing in India: Train, What train? - [wow video, loud]
Easy Inconsiderate Parking Fix - [wow video]
What It’s Like To Ride Japan’s Hello Kitty Bullet Train - [cool video]
Hilarious Fry & Laurie Sketch: Aroma Music! - [fun video]
Futuristic Run! and Run Again! - [super fun games]
Get an action figure of you, a loved one, or your favorite celebrity - [a perfect gift]




Weekly collection of the best links on the web:

#266 - Click Here

Airships on Venus! Finally, NASA, thank you (more info) - [wow space]
Japanese Live in the Future - [driving around Tokyo in 4K]
And there is video of Tokyo, Japan, in 1913-1915 - [fascinating]
Miniature Ruins of Miniature (Splendid) China - [abandoned]
May 1934 - H.G. Wells Predicts World War 2 - [unbelievable interview, video]
"Headless Chicken Monster" Fish Discovered! - [just in time for Halloween]
The Rest of Newly Discovered Deep Sea Creepies - [gallery, click next image]
Eddie Bennun's Spectacular Concept SciFi Portfolio - [wow art]
Animating the Mercator projection to the true size of each country - [maps]
The True Size of Every Country - [good site tool]
"Googie" (not "Google"!) Architecture and Style - [something to get excited about]
A. Santos-Dumont demonstrating his No. 4 airship in Paris - [video from 1900]
This Ingenious Coin Was Made by a True Master - [ggek art]
Italian Belle Epoque Movies - [great find, 1900s magazines]
Spectacular (Unexpected) Effect of Falcon 9 Launch - [wow video]
CineFantastique Issue on "Logan's Run" FX - [Internet Archive]
Chinese Metro Station in the Middle of Nowhere - [crazy stuff]
Here is how they fight jaywalking in China - [wow video]
Hidden Psychedelic Frames in "Gas-s-s-s" (1970) - [one-frame only]
Marc Marquez' Breakneck Motorcycle Speeds - [wow video]
Creased Paper Art by Simon Schubert - [wow art]
Tons of Geeky & Vintage Control Panels - [cool site]
Boston Dynamics Robot Doing Parkour - [wow video]
And then there is this teeny-weeny robot... - [wow video]
Bucket-Elevator for Birds - [fun video]
Kyra Poh's winning solo freestyle flight - ["space girl" video]
Extremely Clean Glass Doors? Hmmm, let's see - [fun video]
The latest sideways landing in 40-knot crosswinds - [wow video]
Oddly Satisfying: Watch him work - [wow video]
This Sahara Railway Is One of the Most Extreme in the World - [wow video]
Another Ride for Train Buffs: Fragment of NYC Subway - [cued-in video]
Bijelo Polje Railroad Cabin View in 4K (102 tunnels, 96 bridges) - [cued-in video]
Play "Scary Maze"! - [fun, entertainment]




Visual Caffeine #7
Visual Caffeine, Issue 7

A thrilling blend of art, myths and technology

Art Deco
Imperial Dreams: Art Deco Update

Wings, Gears, & Glamorous Ladies

1970s SciFi
DRB Pics-of-the-Day

Grand Space Adventure 1970s Art

Abandoned, Dieselpunk
DRB Pic-of-the-Day

Abandoned: Streamlined Three-wheeler

Visual Caffeine #6
Visual Caffeine, Issue 6

A thrilling blend of art, myths and technology

Visual Caffeine #5
Visual Caffeine, Issue 5

A thrilling blend of art, myths and technology

Quantum Shot #430(rev)
Amazing Submarine Concepts

Every kind, except the yellow ones

Quantum Shot #453(rev)
The Biggest Guns in Human History

"It's not the size that counts" does not seem to apply

Quantum Shot #898
Bizarre Buses

Wacky Wonders of Public Transportation

Quantum Shot #518(rev)
Hellish Weather on Other Planets

Wild, Untamed, and Uncut

Quantum Shot #534(rev)
Medieval Suits of Armor

Metal Body Suits vs. Weapons of Medieval Destruction

Quantum Shot #537(rev)
World's Strangest Theme Parks

Amusement to the (twisted) extremes!

Quantum Shot #897
Enchanting Victorian Fairy Tale Art

"Then world behind and home ahead..."

Quantum Shot #896
Adorable Pedal Cars

Collectible Pedal Vehicles Showcase




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DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #38

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #37

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #36

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #35

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #34

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #33

Loads of cool and rare imagery




Weekly collection of the best links on the web:

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Quantum Shot #895
Japanese Arcades: Gundam Pods & Other Guilty Pleasures

These machines have gone up to the next level

Quantum Shot #894
Modernist Tallinn Architecture

Delicious blend of old and new!

Quantum Shot #527(rev)
Early Supercomputers: A Visual Overview

"Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons"



DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #32

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #31

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #30

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #29

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #28

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #27

Loads of cool and rare imagery




Quantum Shot #893
Futuristic Concept Cars of the 1970-80s

French, Italian & Japanese rare beauties

Quantum Shot #892
Epic 1970s French Space Comic Art

DRB Time-Slice: Valérian and Laureline

Quantum Shot #891
The Trees Are Escaping! The Abandoned Prison in French Guiana

"Great Escape" from the Devil's Island

Quantum Shot #890
Videophones from the Future Past

Skype? Smartphone? Google Hangouts?



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Quantum Shot #521(rev)
What Kids (Really) Wish For

The Ultimate Imaginary Gifts List

Quantum Shot #457(rev)
The Last Victorian Leviathan Steam Ship

An Iron Monster, framed in a cloud of billowing white sails

Quantum Shot #889
DRB Time-Slice:
Infinite Music & "Oud" Masterpieces


Unique melody for every day of the year!

Quantum Shot #888
DRB Time-Slice: 1930 Design:
Golden Telephone For Pope Pius


You needed to kneel to speak with Pope Pius XII by phone



DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #26

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #25

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #24

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #23

Loads of cool and rare imagery

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #22

Loads of cool and rare imagery




Quantum Shot #667(rev)
Amazing Automatons, Robots & Victorian Androids

Industrious Clockwork Creatures!

Quantum Shot #887
Colorful South American Buses, Part 2

If you are braving some of the riskiest roads, you might as well have a colorful ride!

Quantum Shot #886
DRB Time-Slice: 1966 Vehicles: Latin America Buses

"Psychedelic-Style" Mercedes-Benz LO 1112 Bus

Quantum Shot #885
Knock Three Times: Esoteric Door Knockers & Door Handles

Most intricate, bizarre, fascinating designs

DRB Pic-of-the-Day
The Majesty of Orion Nebula

Ferocious stellar winds, causing gravitational collapse

Quantum Shot #884
Just Horsing Around (Funny Pics)

Solarium for Horses, and more

Quantum Shot #883
Japanese Umbrellas: Rainbow Variations

Japanese sky melts down... in color

DRB Pic-of-the-Day
"Pale Memory" Traumatic Explosion

Stunning Photo-Realistic (and Wildly Surreal) Paintings by Jeremy Geddes


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