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Books covers designed
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Books designed
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International Co-editions designed
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Art direction book projects

Welcome, we design bestsellers covers, illustrated books, imprint styles, marketing and book promotion for many of the mainstream publishers.

Our clients include Random House, Penguin, Dorling Kindersley, Chatto & Windus, Bodely Head, Orion Books, Hachette Group and Nick Hern Books. For authors as diverse as Danielle Steele, Anthony Burgess, Ray Mears, Jeffrey Archer, Paul Robeson and Susannah York.

A publishing design consultancy established by Ned Hoste in 1986, as well as this work, over the last 10 years we have worked on a number of international co-edition projects for Quantum Books, D&S Books and BlueRed. We have also worked on a number of private press edition projects (limited print run) including Stu, a tribute volume to the Rolling Stones original keyboard player Ian Stewart, which included an especially commissioned portrait by Ronnie Wood.

View samples of our work in the 2H portfolio. Take me there.

‘Good design is obvious, great design is transparent.’
Joe Sparano

‘To Ned, with my deep thanks for the best design of any jacket of my book.’
Kirk Douglas in a signed copy of his book Dance with the Devil

‘We greatly value your contribution as a mentor.’
Lord Desai of St Clement Danes, Chairman, Training for Life

‘Ned Hoste has done an excellent job on this project. Not only did he provide design expertise, he also project managed the production of the book. He did an outstanding job. Thanks, Ned.’
Professor Roger Steare author of Ethicability