"There's a whale in that tree!" exclaim Samuel Branton's strange new drawings

Date
17 April 2015
Reading Time
1 minute read

Have you ever wondered what the world might have looked like after the great Old Testament flood? What bizarre events might have followed such a freak occurrence in weather? Me neither. It’s honestly never crossed my mind. But illustrator Samuel Branton has been fixating on the idea, imagining the strange fusion of land and sea that a tumultuous rise in water levels might effect. He’s gone one step further and illustrated these fictional scenarios in miniature, taking this Regency medium and making it weird. Witness crabs beating up a wild boar, monkeys tossing an elephant in the air and a sad old sperm whale incapacitated in a tree. And Deluge is available in book form too!

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Samuel Branton: Deluge

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Samuel Branton: Deluge

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Samuel Branton: Deluge

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Samuel Branton: Deluge

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Samuel Branton: Deluge

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James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and came back in summer of 2012 to work online and latterly as Print Editor, before leaving in May 2015.

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