drb
logo
airplanes | animals | architecture | art | auto | boats | famous | cool ads | funny pics | food | futurism | gadgets | history | japan
military | music | nature | photo | russia | sci-fi | signs | space | sports | steampunk | technology | trains | travel | vintage | weird


DRB Exclusive: Steampunk Art Store Opens!


Site News
link


DRB New Art & Gift Store Opens!
Featuring new exciting artwork by John Martin "The Morning Brew"

As the holidays approach, DRB answers requests of our readers with a line of branded gift merchandise - our new online store is now open! - featuring fascinating steampunk-oriented and whimsical original art.

DRB GIFT STORE

We love the support of our loyal audience, which keeps this site going. Now we can offer you some very special products - with more designs and options to come!




John Martin has captured the feel of DRB in his latest print

Special art commissioned by DRB:
The intrepid explorer girl riding some sort of espresso-powered flying machine, with her father - a renowned inventor - trying to catch up in a steam dino vehicle. There is excitement in the air and plenty adventures to catch.


Art exclusively for DRB by John Martin - Click to see bigger version

This artwork is available for purchase as a limited-edition print on John Martin's website, and also as a DRB-branded version in our online store.

Sepia Version:



Plus we offer new medallion designs on various products: coffee cups, clocks, t-shirts, etc:



We've been fortunate to receive some input from one of the world's leading brand designers Tim Girvin; here is what he has to say:

"...There's a curious quality to the spirit of DRB - and actually, that might be the exemplar: curiosity. That character comes from editors, it would seem -- it's a wandering, exploring spirit that surely I admire. When I first encountered the site -- I wasn't actually sure what it was. I mean, is this a site on coffee? A daftly dark blend... Or a space for coffee'd madness and eccentric explorations? Hard to know, hard to fathom -- but quickly enough, there's plenty to wander in. And the answer might be yes to all of them, right?

But I have to say this new illustration is really...well -- amazing! What a fabulous rendering -- detailed and wildly weird, Bosch-ian in sentiment, Dali-esque in dream, marveling in the madness ("the salt that keeps good sense from rotting", according to Nikos Kazantzakis) -- and the miracles of the world. I'd say that what this illustration does is create a new vision which strides away from the conventional site modeling, to something that builds a new kind of brand -- one that is more intriguingly eccentric -- it puts a stake in the ground, that's what I like about it."


Sounds like a good start, and we'll continue to explore the visual possibilites of DRB brand - "weird and wonderful, intense, quality brew for the mind and heart alike". Let us know whatever suggestions you have, we'd love to hear from you!


More caffeine-infused goodness from John Martin:

This is how we introduced this artist in our previous Biscotti issue: "John Arthur Martin from PopArtMart is working in a new genre of art called Pop-Surrealism. It's a whimsical visual feast, good with a morning cup, for sure:




Sneak Preview:
New upcoming releases from John: "Da Vinci's Code for Fun" - featuring Leonardo driving a Ferrarri Barchetta 250, with Mona Lisa riding shotgun.


"Da Vinci's Brainstormer" and "Campagna"


Da Vinci's Bolle Tank: Martin's version, and the original on the right - 1487, Codex Arundel, British Library, London.


CONTINUE ON TO GIFT STORE ->


Permanent Link......+StumbleUpon ...+Facebook



RECENT ARTICLES:


The Last Victorian Leviathan Steam Ship

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

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #24

Loads of cool and rare imagery


DRB Time-Slice:
Infinite Music & "Oud" Masterpieces


Unique melody for every day of the year!



"Dark Roasted Blend" - All Kinds of Weird and Wonderful Things, Discovered Daily!"

DRB is a top-ranked and respected source for the best in art, travel and fascinating technology, with a highly visual presentation. Our in-depth articles in many categories make DRB a highly visual online magazine, bringing you quality entertainment every time you open your "feed" reader or visit our site - About DRB

Connect with us and become part of DRB on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus; make sure to subscribe to our updates.



YOUR COMMENTS::

2 Comments:

Blogger jGrrl said...

Oh wow! I come here every post and I never say anything but I've sent your link to a dozen people ... I am sorry I always lurk so silently and nevr speak up - you rock and all your posts are awesome! This art is incredible! Congrats on acquiring such amazing work under your banner :-) How wonderful for you and for us readers!

___  
Anonymous KPhat said...

OMG, those medallion designs are simply amazing. I love those clocks. Very good job!

___  

Post a Comment

<< Home


SF ART & BOOK REVIEWS:
Don't miss: The Ultimate Guide to NEW SF&F Writers!
Fiction Reviews: Classic Cyberpunk: Extreme Fiction
Short Fiction Reviews: Lovecraft's "At the Mountains of Madness" (with pics)
New Fiction Reviews: The Surreal Office



READ OTHER RECENT ARTICLES:



DRB Time-Slice: 1930 Design:
Golden Telephone For Pope Pius


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


Colorful South American Buses, Part 2

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


DRB Time-Slice: 1966 Vehicles: Latin America Buses

"Psychedelic-Style" Mercedes-Benz LO 1112 Bus


Knock Three Times: Esoteric Door Knockers & Door Handles

Most intricate, bizarre, fascinating designs

The Majesty of Orion Nebula

Ferocious stellar winds, causing gravitational collapse


Just Horsing Around (Funny Pics)

Solarium for Horses, and more


Japanese Umbrellas: Rainbow Variations

Japanese sky melts down... in color


"Pale Memory" Traumatic Explosion

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


Creative (and Weird) Basketball Hoops

Exercise Anywhere! Make your hoop out of anything!

Quantum Shot #881
Fascinating Maps:
Origins of Important Historical Figures in Europe


Europe Seen Through a Temporal Telescope: 1400-1950

DRB Pic-of-the-Day
Pic-of-the-Day: Feather Sea Star

"Flowers of the Coral Seas"

DRB Feel-Good
DRB Feel-Good Issue #20

Loads of cool and rare imagery


Futuristic "Sofil" 1953 Vehicle

Marvelous bus designed by Felix Aublet


More Lovely Micro Cars

Small is Timeless!


DRB Pic-of-the-Day: Thunder Robot Army

Plus a bunch of Freddie-Ford auto robots


Adorable Bubble-Cars

Great Things Come in Small Packages


These Glorious Three-Wheeled Microcars

Jellybean Three-Wheelers! (Who Needs an Extra Wheel?)


Japan Robot Restaurant: Totally Over-the-Top!

Probably the craziest restaurant in the entire world


Nightmare Playgrounds, Part 2
Nightmare Playgrounds, Part 1

Seriously disturbing sculptures, meant for kids


Nightmare Playgrounds, Part 3

When trapped in a nightmare, enjoy a kiddie-slide!


Cars with Propellers, Part 2

Futuristic "Pillbug", built in 1936 in Germany


DRB Pic-of-the-Day: Shire on Earth

Found! The secret hideout of hobbits


Cars with Propellers, Part 1

Essential steampunk transportation


FULL ARCHIVES (with previews, fast loading):

Sep-Oct 2014 -- July-Aug 2014 --
June 2014 -- May 2014 -- April 2014 -- Feb-March 2014 --
January 2014 -- Oct-Dec 2013 -- September 2013 --
August 2013 -- July 2013 -- May-June 2013 -- April 2013 --
March 2013 -- February 2013 -- Dec-Jan 2013 --
November 2012 -- October 2012 -- September 2012 --
August 2012 -- July 2012 -- June 2012 -- May 2012 -- April 2012 --
March 2012 -- February 2012 -- Dec-Jan 2012 --
November 2011 -- October 2011 -- September 2011 --
August 2011 -- July 2011 -- June 2011 --
May 2011 -- April 2011 -- March 2011 --
February 2011 -- January 2011 -- December 2010 --
November 2010 -- October 2010 -- September 2010 --
August 2010 - July 2010 -- June 2010 --
May 2010 -- April 2010 -- March 2010 --
Winter 2009-2010 -- Oct-Nov 2009 -- September 2009 --
August 2009 -- June-July 2009 -- May 2009 --
April 2009 -- March 2009 -- February 2009 --
January 2009 -- December 2008 -- November 2008 --
October 2008 -- September 2008 -- August 2008 --
July 2008 -- June 2008 -- May 2008 --
April 2008 -- March 2008 -- February 2008 --
January 2008 -- Dec, 2007 -- November 2007 --
October 2007 -- September 2007 -- August 2007 --
July 2007 -- June 2007 -- May 2007 --
April 2007 -- March 2007 -- February 2007 --
January 2007 -- December 2006 -- November 2006 --
October 2006 -- Link Latte Issues -- Biscotti Issues



CATEGORIES:
airplanes | animals | architecture | art | auto | boats | books | cool ads | funny pics | famous | futurism | food
gadgets | health | history | humour | japan | internet | link latte | military | music | nature | photo | russia | steampunk
sci-fi & fantasy | signs | space | sports | technology | trains | travel | vintage | weird




















Airplanes
Animals
Architecture
Art
Auto
Boats
Computers
Cool Ads
Extreme Weather
Food
Funny Pics
Futurism
Gadgets
History
Humour
Link Latte
Military
Music
Nature
Oops Accidents
Photography
Robots
Science
Science Fiction

Space
Sports
Technology
Trains
Travel
UE Abandoned
Vintage
Weird











Avi Abrams
Rachel Abrams
M. Christian
Simon Rose
Paul Schilperoord
Scott Seegert
Constantine vonHoffman


Send us your topic ideas, site suggestions, rants or sweet unpublished poetry. We love to hear from you.

Samsung Galaxy Case friendly.