Nathan Hackett / Eating Well Magazine, The Plant Prescription

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Nathan Hackett was asked to illustrate an article for Eating Well magazine by the writer Paul Greenberg, telling the story of his adventures in shifting to a new vegan diet to see if this would keep his blood pressure and cholesterol in check.

The often humourous feature followed his adventures, starting with a chance MRI scan that revealed a risk of heart disease, and recounted his year-long investigation of rigorous tests and expert insights in the hope of suggesting an alternative to the doom of a life with prescription medicine.

The illustrations depicted Paul and medical professionals in the story with the goal of reflecting the tone of the article.

Art direction by James Van Fleteren