Tamponville is an imaginary city created by French illustrator Aurélien Debat and architect Marc Kauffmann. The duo collaborated for the creation of 47 rubber stamps (tampons, in French), through which it is possible to print a set of shapes, textures and architectural elements. A possibly infinite variety of real or surreal buildings can be obtained using these simple vocabulary.
In collaboration with architect Marc Kauffmann, Tamponville was created during my residency at the printing workshop Nicole Crême, under the residence program for illustrators and authors devised by the General Council of Bouches-du-Rhône and with the support of the bookstore L’Histoire de l’oeil. This work is available in screen printing and stamps, and concluded with an installation at Studio Fotokino.
The cardboard buildings have been screen printed during the opening and with the graphic participation of Renaud Perrin and Laurence Lagier. (From Aurelien Debat website)
Images © Aurélien Débat. Photos by Vinsent Tuset-Anrès – Studio Fotokino – Fernando Robledo Ruiz