Nathan Hackett / Keeping your eye on the ball

View Portfolio

Nathan Hackett’s illustration of a game of pool in a British pub romanticizes the idea of playing the game with a glass of beer. Amidst vintage décor, the felt green of the table, a beer poised on the rim, and onlookers, it’s sometimes hard to keep your eye on the ball.

Hackett believes that part of the art of playing pool in a pub is navigating a table that’s too large for the space and negotiating the many obstacles when hitting the ball: cue sticks that are too long, people crowding in, and beer glasses resting in strange places.

He pokes fun at “pub life” in his illustration of a local game of pool.

Tags: , , , ,