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 to gentrification.
The magazine features a closer look at Kings Cross Hotel itself and the building’s new identity. Mentioned are new offerings such as a theatre and outlets for gourmet food. The piece also laments the rough and tumble of the venue’s past.