Nathan Hackett / Eating Well Magazine, The Plant Prescription

Nathan Hackett

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