Rebound with Incredible Detail and Extraordinary Features
Artem Charta is proud to introduce our first creation: Leather Bound: "A Game of Thrones"
I’m Michael Roy - founder and CEO of Artem Charta (Latin, artem - art; charta – papyrus or paper)
We have a passion for the world of literature and rich stories.
Our vision is to create exclusive heirloom and collector quality books from today’s best sellers and future classics. We believe the way a book looks from the outside should draw you in just as much as the words inside. This is demonstrated by our motto:
You can judge a book by its cover.
Starting at the Beginning.
Leather Bound: "A Game of Thrones", Book One in the series A Song of Ice and Fire
My dream is to build Artem Charta into the finest maker of collector's editions and leather bound books for all genres. This dream starts with our first project: A leather bound edition of "A Game of Thrones", book one in the series A Song of Ice and Fire.
This first edition will be quickly followed by the release of the rest of the four books in the series, and the series will be completed as the final two books are released by the author!
Each copy sent to a Kickstarter backer will be individually numbered to identify it as one of the first ever editions of Artem Charta books! These numbered copies will be strictly limited to the books sent out to Kickstarter supporters.
Unique Features. Uncompromising Quality.
You've Never Seen Books Like These!
The books we create feature details you won't find anywhere else.
- Cast Metal Emblem
- Raised Cover Border
- Gold Foil Stamping on Cover and Spine
- Decorative Detachable Bookmark
- Hubbed Spine
- Individually Numbered Copies (Kickstarter Backers ONLY)
- Premium Synthetic Leather
- Head and Foot Bands
A cast metal crest is set into the middle of the front cover, immediately setting this copy apart from any you have ever seen. This original piece of artwork is inspired by elements of the story, and gives the cover a whole new dimension of detail. The title is stamped deep into the cover in beautiful gold metallic text. The gold foil stamping can also be found on the spine of each book identifying its number in the series.
Unmistakable. Even on a shelf.
The beautifully numbered and hubbed spine features a decorative sword inspired by the the world of A Song of Ice and Fire. The sword is securely held in place by a strong rare earth magnet concealed inside the spine. This also served to center the bookmark on the spine in the same place each time you put it away.
Rich Detail From Any Angle
This exclusive collector's edition is unlike anything you have ever seen. And we want it that way. These unique features require extraordinary craftsmanship and attention to detail, and the majority of the work is done by hand.
The books are proudly rebound here in the United States. This proximity gives us great control over the quality of our books at every stage, and helps to make sure that we stay on top of the entire process.
I've worked very hard to ensure that nothing about these books takes due credit away from the people who deserve it. Our process starts by purchasing original copies of the books from a certified distributor. We then carefully removing the binding to rebind it and make it into what you see here. Our process is completely legal, and allows us to create these works of art!
Just the Start
I'm not stopping with just one book, or even just one series. As I have said before, this will be the first of many titles I plan to undertake. Can you imagine how an entire collection of books like this would look on your bookshelf?
... But in order to get there, I need YOUR HELP! It is your support that will make this grow!
Hi, I'm Michael Roy
My interest in quality books began when I found myself inside a very large, and very old, private library full of aged and character-filled books and volumes. As I looked around that room, I could imagine the owner sitting by the fireplace late at night, lost in the pages of a book from his collection. The books in that room were works of great quality, and I began to wonder: "Where would I go TODAY to begin building a collection like this?"
I found that it was harder than I thought to find what I was looking for. The more I looked, the more I realized that I wanted something a bit different than what had been done before. I decided to begin with a rebinding process, and a story that has more than enough magic to inspire the expressive designs I wanted to create.
This project is the realization of my desire to begin a collection of heirloom quality books. One that would inspire in others the same feelings I had while looking at that amazing private collection.
I founded Artem Charta with a single goal: create quality, unique, limited collector's editions of the greatest books. This project will serve as the foundation on which the rest of our library of extraordinary books is built.
Risks and challenges
Our factory and material suppliers have already been located. I have personally been working with each of them over the past year to establish a relationship, request material and binding samples, as well as discuss capabilities and the unique features of these books.
Books with unique features like these have never been made before on any sort of scale. We have partnered with an incredibly talented bindery to ensure the highest quality products for our backers and future customers. Making rebound books like these takes time, as each requires a great deal of detail, much of which must be done by hand. This means that our timeline must be flexible to ensure that quality is not sacrificed in any part of the process.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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