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    Peter Rhodes: Jiggling Atoms

Illustration: Peter Rhodes' illustrations form a lovely social narrative

Posted by Maisie Skidmore,

Peter Rhodes’ charming illustration is underpinned by something darker; his comic strips for example might at first glance seem somewhat naive, but if you look closer the social commentary at play quietly beckons you in. We especially like his deck of playing cards; each suit is based on a different region of the world and there is a theme to each number – from hats, food and houses to religious buildings, sport and spiritual objects. Suddenly the game SNAP doesn’t sound like just a dreary wet-playtime activity, eh?

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    Peter Rhodes: Playing Cards

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    Peter Rhodes: Playing Cards

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    Peter Rhodes: The Blue Cross

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    Peter Rhodes: The Blue Cross

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    Peter Rhodes: The Blue Cross

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    Peter Rhodes: Lucy

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    Peter Rhodes: Youth

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Posted by Maisie Skidmore

Editorial Assistant Maisie joined It’s Nice That fresh out of university in the summer of 2013 and has stayed with us ever since. She has a particular interest in art, fashion and photography and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.