You are the architect, planner, designer, and builder with this set of rubber stamps and two colored ink pads. The matchbox-style box contains twenty-five woodbacked stamps in an assortment of shapes and textures, all the essential building blocks needed to create a simple house, a whimsical village, or a towering architectural marvel—the combinations are infinite and immediately gratifying.
Aurélien Débat was born in France in 1979. He lives and works in Marseille. After graduating in illustration at Les Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg, he wrote and illustrated children's books. In his more recent work, Débat uses printed images, volumes, installations, objects and toys to explore the relationship between design, architecture and illustrations. His Stampville project proposes a whole set of ready-to-stamp adventure pictograms, buildings and urban elements: a graphic alphabet allowing the user to build real or imaginary cities. Aurélien Débat's images, sometimes realistic, sometimes abstract, question dimensional representation of urban space.