Archive: 2012

Extraordinary Inventions: Victorian-Era Prank Machines

Electric shocks and mechanical goats fun
The World's Worst (and Ugliest) Cars

Somebody shoot these wheeled abominations
Cute Vintage Ice Cream Trucks

"Often Licked, Never Beaten!"..
The Most Incredible Space Imagery

Blast off to distant galaxies!
Merry Christmas & Happy New 2012 Year from DRB!

A healthy helping of Seasonal Cheer
Spectacular 2012 Heavy Machinery Calendar

Higher, Bigger, Heavier!
The Other Space Race

Active Space Programs outside USA or Russia
Hilarious Prank Letters to Corporations

"I am a lover of all things clarinettal..."
American Concept Car Showcase, Part 2

The Age of Chrome, Aerodynamic Excess and Sheer Excitement
January 30, 2012 - Biscotti Bits

Mixed Links & Images

Incl. "Most Dangerous Bridge Crossing"
Surreal Abandoned Amusement Park in Berlin

Complete with the fallen dinosaurs
Stunning Art of Ancient Calendars

Time Out of Time: Egyptian & Mayan Wonders
Fascinating Matchbook Art

Always Striking! Classic Matchbooks, Part One
Coffee Art & Style Extravaganza

Have your cup of coffee with a smile (and a vengeance)
Retro Future: Glorious Transportation Update

Making you hate your current family car since 1951
Bookshelf Heaven: Awesome "Containers" for Books

So radical... So comforting...
Jets & Clouds Effects: An Ephemeral Sky Show

Airplanes create art in the sky
Architectural Gems of Old Russia, Part 2

Including the true baroque skyscraper!
Russian Fairy Tale Wooden Palace: Restored!

The Architectural Gems of Old Russia,
Part 1
Girls & Trucks! Part 1

1960s-style girls plus huge chromed trucks
Intricate Japanese Movable Type Sets

Visual Caffeine: Exploring Art and Architecture, Issue 1
Impossible Plant-Animal Hybrid

This creature should not exist... but it does.
Heavy Bombers: Fearsome Angels of the Cold War

A game of fear, played with monstrous planes
The Jewish Engineer Behind Hitler’s Volkswagen

Finally, the full story behind emergence of Volkswagen
Fluid Dynamics & Liquid Photography

It's a Splash! - High-Speed Photography at its Finest
Hanging Monasteries of the World

Truly the way is narrow and the path is steep...
Steam Buses & Trucks

Ugly, smoke-belching beasties...
Historic & Elaborate Water Pumps

Most flamboyant styles for pumping water
Lovely Japanese Vintage Ads

Industrial Design with a Deliciously Cute Factor
Car Dashboards as Works of Art

New & old, weird & beautiful "dashes"
DRB Pic of the Day: Cold War Jet Fighter

F-80 jet, in all its Chrome-like Glory
Liquid Art & Droplet Photography

One Ordinary Drop of Water
Precariously Leaning Towers of the World

The other ones, not the one in Pisa
Propeller-driven "The Bennie Railplane"

DRB Pic of the Day: Rusted & Abandoned Wonder-Plane
Quick Shot: Dieselpunk Art

DRB Pic of the Day: Grimy Airships
Wide-Format Goodies

Some spectacular imagery for your desktop wallpapers.
Sensational Japanese Contemporary Art

Visual Caffeine, Issue Two
Strangest Tanks in History, Part 2

The Power to Terrify: the First World War Tanks
Strangest Tanks in History, Part 1

From Early Tank Ideas to Enormous Pre-WW1 Steam Tanks
Great New Hydrofoil & Submersible Concepts

Modern Italian Design + RetroFuturism Style
Most Extravagant Bus Ever Built

Citroen U55 Cityrama: Parisian spaceship tour bus
Rare & Wonderful 1950s Space Art

Russian, Italian and British Pulp SF Art
Russian Cold War Phones

Beautiful? ugly? paranoia-infected devices
History of the Tailsitter Airplanes

Truly remarkable pieces of aviation history
Killer Viruses and Other Cutting-Edge Glass Art

Visual Caffeine, Issue Four
Transit of Venus Today (in Pictures)

June 6, 2012 - The Last Transit of our Lifetime
Land Speed Record Vehicles,
Part 2: Jet Propulsion 1960s-1980s

Most beautiful streamlined shapes in the Sixties (of course)
Land Speed Record Vehicles,
Part 1: The Pioneers

The Thrilling Story Of The Land Speed Record and The Fastest Men On Earth
The Fearsome Scale of Phobos

...superimposed over a European city
The History of Hydrofoils

Including Nazi and Soviet Weird Concepts
Streamlined Soviet Passenger Hydrofoils

Welcome on board of the Soviet River Time Machine!
Most Dangerous Roads in the World, Part 7

Crazy Routes in Tibet and India
Huge Airborne Aircraft Carriers

Planes on top of planes... with more planes inside!
Awesome Vintage Ambulance Cars

Chromed & streamlined legendary vehicles
Olympic Flame Torches & Cauldrons: A Retrospective

Large and exciting collection of designs
Upside Down & Other Weird Houses

"- And He Built a Crooked House -"
Fascinating Chemistry Photos

Fantastic visuals at a point where science intersects art
Awesome Vintage Calculators

Highly desirable objects of technological genius
"Flying Saucer" Soviet Architecture in Caucasus

Truly "The House on the Borderland"
Ghost Towns of the Pacific Northwest: Bordeaux, Washington

Exploring Abandoned Places in the Land of Myst
Up, Up and Away: Building an Airship House

H.G. Wells & Jules Verne would approve
Huge Off-Highway Road Trains

All set to conquer the Moon, Mars (almost!)
Unusual and Fascinating Coins & Currency, Part 2

Coins with pieces of the Moon in them!
Monstrous, Angelic, Unusual Bridge Sculptures

Griffins, trolls, hamsters of all sorts
"Tatra" Car & Other Aerodynamic Marvels, Part 2

Futuristic Shape and Radical Design in the 1930s-1950s
The Tatra T87: Streamlined, Fast and Mostly Unknown

Designed to resemble German airships
Peculiar Postage: Unusual Stamps from Around the World, Part Two

Stamps with embedded volcanic ash, sand from Sahara dunes...
Unusual, Intriguing Water Towers

Bizarre designs, strange interiors
Monster Machinery Update

Born to Intimidate. (And Get Work Done)
Surreal Human Sculptures by Andrew Baines

Bowler Hats & Umbrellas vs. The Immensity of the Sea
Attractive, Unique Vintage Telephones

Go ahead, call your mother
Fascinating Matchbook Art, Part Two

Always Striking: Classic Matchbook Art
The Best of "Dark Roasted Blend" in 2012

Weird & Wonderful Things in 2012!










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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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

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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