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Concept for Killers Tour T-Shirt

I was commissioned by The Killers to produce some T shirt designs for their Las Vegas tour

Keywords: Design, Graphic, Line with Color, Silhouette, Vector, Music, Americana, Vintage / Retro, Urban, Branding

© Katherine Hardy


Book cover design

Keywords: Design, Graphic, Lettering, Adventure, Book Covers, Landscape, Posters, Travel, Vintage / Retro

© Katherine Hardy

The Owl and the Pussycat

The Owl and the Pussycat pea green boat

Keywords: Caricature, Whimsical, Vector, Humor, Animals, Book Covers, Children, Landscape, Mystery, Posters

© Katherine Hardy

Standard and Poor

Editorial Illustration about the financial crisis based on Standard and Poor's rating by country

Keywords: Lettering, Pastel, Vector, Charts, Corporate, Editorial, Political, Game, Financial

© Katherine Hardy


Front cover concept for the London Review of Books. Mystery illustration, inspired by graphic shapes of the 1950's

Keywords: Figurative, Line with Color, Pastel, Adventure, Landscape, Mystery, Posters, Wildlife, Masculine, Environmental

© Katherine Hardy

All the Places We Lived

Book cover design for All The Places We Lived. Magical Landscape concept. Book blurb: Wikipedia-obsessed cats, deleted tweets, James Franco's mother, west Wales, and Barcelona. Both bleak and joyously optimistic,

Keywords: Conceptual, Design, Graphic, Lettering, Whimsical, Adventure, Book Covers, Editorial, Fantasy, Landscape

© Katherine Hardy

New Dawn Traders

A poster for the New Dawn Traders to welcome their cargo vessel Tres Hombres upon her arrival in Falmouth, Cornwall. New Dawn Traders use wind power, not carbon, to import fair-trade rum, cocoa and coffee to the United Kingdom.

Keywords: Design, Lettering, Line with Color, Vector, Packaging, Posters, Transportation, Travel, Vintage / Retro, Environmental

© Katherine Hardy

Ruby Rae Hedy Lamarr Poster

Gig poster for the rockabilly band Ruby Rae at Rockwood Music Hall, New York. Homage to the actress and physicist, Hedy Lamarr

Keywords: Colored Pencil, Figurative, Graphic, Silhouette, Stylized, Celebrities, People, Posters, Americana, Feminine

© Katherine Hardy

Polar Square Bear

Nautical Gig Poster for Ruby Rae.

Keywords: Design, Graphic, Stylized, Vector, Adventure, Landscape, Music, Posters, Travel

© Katherine Hardy

Shakespeare and Company Book Shop

Notebook design for Shakespeare and Company in Paris, with the bookshop's pets, Kitty & Colette.

Keywords: Design, Graphic, Line with Color, Pastel, Animals, Book Covers, Children, Posters, Product, Vintage / Retro

© Katherine Hardy

Katherine Hardy


Katherine Hardy RCA is a freelance illustrator and designer from London. I specialise poster design, illustrated t-shirts and brand merchandise, tote bags, book cover illustrations, and editorial illustration. I spent a some time working in advertising and now work part time as a picture editor for an arts publication. My favourite things are music, travel, books and classic cinema.


Caricature, Colored Pencil, Conceptual, Design, Figurative, Graphic, Lettering, Line with Color, Pastel, Silhouette, Stylized, Whimsical, Vector


Humor, Adventure, Animals, Book Covers, Celebrities, Charts, Children, Corporate, Editorial, Fantasy, Landscape, Music, Mystery, Packaging, People, Political, Posters, Product, Transportation, Travel, Wildlife, Americana, Vintage / Retro, Feminine, Masculine, Game, Environmental, Financial, Urban, Branding