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Nathan Hackett / Sydney’s Kings Cross Hotel for Neighbourhood magazine

Nathan Hackett created a cover illustration and other illustrations to accompany an opinion piece on the iconic Kings Cross Hotel. The article appeared in Sydney’s Neighbourhood magazine, designed to promote the hotel. The area where Kings Cross Hotel is located was once a red light district, attracting a rich yet rough party crowd. Regulars to the neighborhood were pushed out due […]

Nathan Hackett / Sharing the road and other urban lifestyle challenges

Commuters in a hurry, tourists standing still, anything’s possible on city streets. Nathan Hackett’s take on sharing the road with others who may have a different sense of time.  Traveling at different paces and in different directions, urban traffic can get complicated when people sharing the streets follow their own rhythms with no regard for others.    

Nathan Hackett / Nighttime caricatures

Nathan Hackett’s aerial studies of sleeping habits and bedtime rituals are a series of nighttime caricatures that take an intimate look at how we spend half of our lives: sleeping. Hackett says he was, “…carried away enough after drawing sleeping scenarios in my sketchbook that I began to add color.” This recent work illustrates Nathan’s unique take on daily life. […]

Nathan Hackett / ‘Family Feuds’ for The Hollywood Reporter

Nathan Hackett’s illustration for The Hollywood Reporter for an article that chronicles family feuds of two rival companies. Both companies stage luxury homes for Los Angeles realtors and brokers. Customers are being forced to choose sides.  On one side is Meridith Baer, and on the other, her nephew, Brett. Hackett shows the melee as they face off.

Nathan Hackett / Cover illustration for Canadian Lawyer’s Workplace Issue

Nathan Hackett designed a front cover for Canadian Lawyer magazine’s Workplace Issue. Featuring narratives and storylines from articles, Hackett’s work depicts the issue’s focus: sexual harassment at work. Also pictured is the legalization of marijuana in Canada and how legalization affects employers as well as immigration nominee programs. Hackett’s images were used as spot illustrations throughout the issue.

Nathan Hackett / Art model in a figure drawing class

Nathan Hackett admits he’ll never possess the confidence of a nude art model. Standing naked in a packed room reflecting on one’s own nakedness, while unfathomable to Hackett, must be liberating for the model. Hackett pokes fun at this odd circumstance when everyone remains dressed except the art model, in his illustration of an art class drawing a male model. He reminds us that it’s […]

Nathan Hackett / The great divide in newsrooms for the Hollywood Reporter

a Nathan Hackett created an illustration for an article on the intergenerational divide in newsrooms for the Hollywood Reporter, a multi-platform digital and print magazine focusing on the film industry, television and entertainment. The article addresses how news sources like Vice News, The New York Times, and others are coping. With a focus on how the “Old Guard” is dealing with the progressive […]

Nathan Hackett Featured in “It’s Nice That”

Nathan Hackett’s work was featured in “It’s Nice That,” a multi-platform media company that champions creativity. The conversational feature explores themes in Hackett’s work including his fascination with the interplay between people and places.  The subjects of play and detail in Hackett’s illustration were some of the topics covered. Hackett’s illustrations position people in space in a unique […]

Nathan Hackett / In honor of Women’s Day

In honor of Women’s Day, when people take a step back to look at social and political achievements of women, Nathan Hackett’s illustration of women who led the Suffrage movement in Britain is not only timely but a reminder of how far women have come. The origin of the name suffragette (‘ette’ added to indicate quaintness) was originally intended to […]

Nathan Hackett / Mornings

Nathan Hackett created an illustration showing the joy many families face as they awaken to another day.  Kids up early and full of energy, parents try to cope with early morning antics.

Nathan Hackett / Center for Neighborhood Leadership

Nathan Hackett created an illustration for the Center for Neighborhood Leadership, a migrant justice community organization in Phoenix, Arizona. Hackett donated his work as part of Anna Goodson Illustration Agency’s 8th annual WORK FOR FREE initiative which took place in February. Featuring visual cues unique to the area and members of the center, his illustration […]

Nathan Hackett / Thin walls and apartment living

Nathan Hackett’s humorous depiction of an apartment building with very thin walls. Neighbors arguing, smoke detectors blaring, a rock band rehearsing, seeking tranquility and defraying the noise can be challenging.    

Nathan Hackett / Cover wraparound for The Wine Society

Nathan Hackett’s front page cover wraparound for The Wine Society‘s Spring issue highlights the pleasures of wine both in everyday life and when celebrating. At a wedding, a barbecue, or an art exhibit: all are cause to open a bottle of wine and enjoy. Hackett’s cover became the inspiration for inside pages and his illustrations were featured throughout the […]

Nathan Hackett / On the clock

Nathan Hackett’s illustration on keeping track of time. In danger of the day getting away from her, a woman is caught in the mechanics of time. Hackett’s social issues illustration shows her pushed along forcibly through her day.  She’s “going through the motions” instead of choosing how to spend her time.    

Nathan Hackett / Encouraging young readers to think about art

Nathan Hackett created a double-page spread for HMS Reading that encourages young readers to think about how art impacts lives. Hackett’s illustration of an urban scene alive with performance art, visual art and people milling about reflects upon what art can be, what it is, and who it affects.  


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