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Dark Roasted Blend
DRB is the online magazine to complement your daily coffee ritual, specializing in highly-visual, "weird & wonderful" content.

Featuring fascinating art, travel and technology, DRB presents plenty of visual wonders and tons of fascinating info! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram, for your regular "visual caffeine" kick.



Weekly collection of the best links on the web:

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"Jacob & Co. Astronomia Tourbillon Baguette" Watch - [spectacular video]
Mathematical Jokes Collection - [incl. proof that 2+2=5]
Full Recreation of "Titanic" for an Upcoming Game - [wow video]
Richard Feynman's Awesome Lecture on Entropy, Part 1 Part 2 - [fascinating, videos]
Expo’70 Osaka Demonstration Robot - [futurism]
A Day in Pompeii: Impressive Animation - [apocalyptic, video]
Magnum Photos: Great Collection Online - [site find]
Astronomers Have Found the Universe's Missing Matter - [wow space]
Almost a Roller Coaster: Taking Lisbon Retro-style Tram - [wow video]
List of people who have lived at airports - ["Terminal Man"-like]
Divided island: Haiti and the Dominican Republic - [interesting, video]
Crazy History Facts - [great thread on Reddit]
Very Beautiful European Railroad Tribute Website - [great find, retro]
The World's 50 Best Restraurants - [interesting, by country]
"The Steampunk Bible" in full on Issuu - [vintage, geek]
Granger "Art on Demand" Collections (example) - [Art Nouveau, etc.]
"Encyclopedia Galactica" Project - [wow idea]
Great Vintage NYC 1971 Set - [photos, retro]
Very Insightful Article About the Seventies & NYC - [journalism]
Levis Motorcycle Company: Great Design - [dieselpunk]
"Le Rayon U": Belgian answer to Flash Gordon (example) - [1943 comic book]
The Real Reason for the New York Skyline Gap - [cool video]
OMNI Magazine Collection - [at Internet Archive]
10 Amazing Science Experiments & Illusions - [fascinating video]
Typhoon Skyscraper Damage in China - [wow video]
Great How-To: A Disco Ball Inside a Light Bulb - [wow video]
Wild Wild Races! - [wow video]
Honda's Impressive Origami Video Ad - [wow video]
Bored Construction Workers - [fun video]
The Ultimate GTA V Video (nsfw, game violence) - [wow video]
Fry & Laurie: Hilarious British Comedy - [fun video]
Colin McRae's Insane Rally Driving - [wow video]
Play "Tunnel Rush"! - [entertainment]




Weekly collection of the best links on the web:

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SciFi Future History Timeline - [great infographic]
Cute Trailer Houses from France - [cool design]
"Catch Me if You Can" Frank Abagnale: His Impostor Life in His Own Words - [cool talk video]
$3 Million: "Description de l'Égypte" by Napoleon (info) - [fascinating, video]
This epic set has been put online in its entirety! - [Flash player req'd]
Telescopic, Zooming Contact Lenses - [is a reality now]
STEVE: "new" puzzling atmospheric phenomena (info) - [wow space]
The Most Realistic-looking Nature Scenes in a Computer Game so far - [wow video]
"Shifting Sands" Series by Irenaeus Herok - [photography]
Amazing Roofs from Around the World - [architecture]
New Super Telescope is Coming - [wow tech, futurism]
This man truly made a difference - [fascinating, video]
The Tortoise Futuristic Car - ["Japanese Nostalgic Car" great site]
The Circular Airport Runway Concept - [cool idea, video]
Beautiful: Albert Racinet’s "L’Ornement Polychrome" (1869–73) - [vintage]
Funny and Creative Pub Signs! - [pics collection]
Polyphon Autochange Disk Music Box: Rare & Beautiful - [retro, video]
Satisfying: One Man Builds a Log Cabin in Canadian Wilderness - [cool video]
AI now can make it look like you can dance... - [is it a good thing?]
The Origin of Mickey Mouse: The Rabbit & Ub Iwerks - [wiki info]
Lillian Gish in "The Mothering Heart" (1913) - [quaint, lovely movie]
LaserBeat FM: Space Disco & Synth Online Radio - [recommended]
Hyper-Realistic Computer Game Humans - [Uncanny Valley, anyone? video]
Very First Animated Show (Emile Reynaud, 1892) - [wow retro, video]
The 3-Screen portion of "Star Trek Beyond" - ["Barco Escape", video]
Rally Cars vs. Houses - [wow video]
"The Breaker": Cyberpunk Short Film - [somewhat nsfw]
Your Neighborhood Extreme Skiing - [wow video]
More Skiing: Getting Some Air! - [wow video]
Most Realistic Air Combat Fighter Gameplay - [wow video]
The Most Cars Destroyed in a Car Chase - [wow video, "G.I. Joe"]
"The Ten Commandments" 1956 Movie in Full HD - [at Internet Archive]
Play "Getaway Shootout" - [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




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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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