Archive: 2011

The Biggest Ships in the World (DRB Series)

From supertankers to Godzilla cranes
7 Billion: Discussing Overpopulation

Interview with Robert Kunzig, National Geographic
Ship Figureheads: Symbols of the Sea

Ladies and monsters as "hood ornaments" for ships
Grand Scale Environmental & Land Art

"Man's Reaction To His Earth": creative landscape art
Fantastically Intense Wiring

Part 7 of our highly popular series
Vintage New York

Marvel Age: The City of Superheroes

January 6, 2011 - Feel-Good Issue #2
Welcome 2011: DRB Feel-Good Issue #2

Mixed links & images: cars, girls, etc.
Weird Vintage Ads: Outrageous!

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Painted Trees in the Mountains of Colorado

Psychedelic Dead Trees Revived
Making Exotic Cars: Behind-the-Scenes Photos

See how Maserati, Bentley, and other supercars are made
The Coolest PC Case Mods on the Planet

Stylish, wicked, fast
Extreme Murals & Painted Buildings

Boring walls transformed by creativity
Radical Screw-propelled Vehicles

Moving sideways, and often unstoppable
Mega Earthquake and Tsunami

Snapping tectonic plates and ravenous waves
Slot Car Addiction: The Joys of Model Racing

Hugely complex kinetic art & races
Cramped Efficiency: Inside a Submarine

Maximum tangle in a smallest space
Uniquely Creative Ads, Issue 14

Wide-format marketing wonders galore
March 21, 2011 - Biscotti Bits

Mixed Links & Images

Incl. "The Cyclotrope"
Unusual Musical Instruments,
Part 2

Some Odd, Forgotten and Bizarre Sounds
The World's Most Powerful Mobile Crane

The Apotheosis of All Truck Cranes
Intricately Carved Pulpits

Stunning examples of religious art
Weird (Tasty?) Food Art

Part 2 of this highly eatable showcase
Spectacular Cog Railways

Clockwork Precision & Marvelous Engineering
Gargoyles & Grotesques, Part 2

Still frighteningly strange... after all these years
Nuclear Everything!

Atoms in the Air, on Wheels, Rails, etc.
Magnificent & Weird Trees

The Walking tree, the Cannonball tree, and others
American Concept Cars Showcase, Part 1

The Creme de la Creme of Automotive Design
Industrial Photography with a Soul

Iron Bridges, Gothic Bell Towers and Mystery Machines
Harley-Davidson Blackline: Exclusive DRB Interview

Lean as wire, hard as iron Dark Custom
Vintage Arcade Machines Showcase

Colour! Action! Thunder! Weirdness, too
More Crazy Intersections & Traffic Jams

Part 3 of this popular stress-reliever
Russian Nuclear Icebreakers: to the North Pole!

Odyssey in the Arctic with Russian Icebreaker Fleet
Retro Future: Space Art Update

Gentlemen! Forward - Into the Past!
Exploring the Ruins of Gary, Indiana

Urban Photography by David Tribby
Awesome Car Hood Ornaments

Lovely, sleek, exquisite car art
Intricate Ship Sterns: Art on the Ocean

More elaborate than Barocco palace facades
The Mysterious Minaret of Jam

Immense 12-Century "Skyscraper"
Futuristic Urban Mega-Structures Update

From RetroFuture to Algorithmic Architecture
Ultra Rigs of the World, Part 2

Custom trucks & incredible road trains
Ancient & Marvelous Turtles

After two extinctions, looking very well!
Glorious Socialism: Chinese Ladies in Propaganda Posters

Smiling Face of Socialism, Loads of Optimism
Mega Dashboards and Instrument Panels, Part 2

These knobs were made for twisting...
Tetris Furniture & Rubik's Kitchens

The Whole Room in a Box: Compact Furniture Collapsed!
"Tsunami in the Sky" Storm Cloud

Lightnings from the "belly of the beast"
Quick Shot #1
Japanese Memo Clock Cute Idea
Architectural Blunders & Atrocities

Drunk Builders and Mad Architects, Part 5
Coolest Gadgets, Modern & Retro.

The Weird and the Marvelous
Ghost Cars of the World

Venezuela, Cuba, Russia: take your pick
Art Deco Skyscraper of the Week: Trinity Building, New York

Perhaps the first twin towers built there
Abandoned Disney, Part 1

Overgrown Discovery Island, and other awesome sites
Sensational Rock Formations: Moeraki Boulders

Strangely Round Rocks of "Unknown Origin"
Perpertuum Mobile: The Quest for Perpetual Motion

Perpetual Futility, or Triumph of Imagination?
September 25, 2011 - Feel-Good #3

DRB Feel-Good Issue #3

Mixed links & images: cars, girls, etc.
September 18, 2011 - Quick Shot #2
Moscow Metro Stained Glass Avantgarde
Journey into the MicroWorld

Epic "Fantastic Voyage"-like quest & photography combination
Treasures of Art Nouveau, Part 1

"The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture."
Glorious Retrofuture from Japan

Plus super-fantastic toys attack!
Unique Sidecars Showcase

Splendid sidecars & passenger capsules
The Most Surreal Insect on Earth

A real insect, which only pretends to be an alien helicopter

October 20, 2011 - Feel-Good #4

DRB Feel-Good Issue #4

Mixed links & images: cars, girls, etc.
The World's Largest Ship Propellers

Steel behemoths propelling huge ships
Surreal Art Update: Glass Garage Gallery

Not afraid of "pretty", but still pretty weird
Luigi Colani Radical Designs Update

These forms cry out "FUTURE!" in a way that cannot be ignored.
Wild'n'Wooly Printer Concepts

Printers cannot always be evil. Here is proof.
The Dark Tower: Found!

Huge Black Tower in the Mists of Sao Tome

DRB Feel-Good Issue #5

Beautiful art, cars, girls, etc.
The Best of "Dark Roasted Blend" in 2011

Wonders upon Wonders!









Visual Caffeine #8
Visual Caffeine, Issue 8

A thrilling blend of art, myths and technology

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

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

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Visual Caffeine #6
Visual Caffeine, Issue 6

A thrilling blend of art, myths and technology

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Visual Caffeine, Issue 5

A thrilling blend of art, myths and technology

Hellish Weather on Other Planets

Wild, Untamed, and Uncut

Medieval Suits of Armor

Metal Body Suits vs. Weapons of Medieval Destruction

World's Strangest Theme Parks

Amusement to the (twisted) extremes!

Enchanting Victorian Fairy Tale Art

"Then world behind and home ahead..."

Adorable Pedal Cars

Collectable Pedal Vehicles Showcase

Japanese Arcades: Gundam Pods & Other Guilty Pleasures

These machines have gone up to the next level

Modernist Tallinn Architecture

Delicious blend of old and new!

Early Supercomputers: A Visual Overview

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

Futuristic Concept Cars of the 1970-80s

French, Italian & Japanese rare beauties

Epic 1970s French Space Comic Art

DRB Time-Slice: Valérian and Laureline

The Trees Are Escaping! The Abandoned Prison in French Guiana

"Great Escape" from the Devil's Island

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