We're loving Stampville!

Artist-designed stamp set will inspire your next DIY gift-wrapping paper

Art Review from Australia. Published by Art.Base on Sunday 02 September 2018.

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Stampville is a collection of stamps designed by the Artist Aurelien Debat. His collection of simple shapes are a bold step away from the traditional ink-and-stamp design, where each stamp is a complete image or character. Rather, these stamps are deconstructed elements of architectural drawings and scenery, allowing you to interactively re-create his design, in your own way!

Aurelien Debat is a french Artist and Illustrator. I simply adore the fact that this product is a mass-produced artwork, providing an affordable way for an artist to make a living from their work, by allowing small markups on a mass production scale to build economic sustainability, whilst also maximising the number of people who can enjoy the artwork.

The stamps come in a beautiful, hard-board cover, and include two stamp colours (yellow and blue).

The stamps themselves are wooden, and fit beautifully inside the inner container, which slides out like a drawer.

We found the yellow ink colour to be very light, however it complements the blue with a wonderful subtlety.

This is a beautiful gift, particularly for people who are keen to explore their creativity, but are perhaps shy of their own talents for illustration.

With Stampville anyone can begin composing pictures of buildings, surrounding trees, construction machinery, and other items commonly seen across the urban skyline.

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