My name is Giuseppe Civitarese (aka Pino), from Visintini, Italy. I am an oceanographer, and in my second life I am a card models builder and designer. My passion for paper modelling began in 2000, when I decided to build a paper castle for my little nephew Matteo. Later, Matteo never built any paper model. On the other hand, since then I've never abandoned this hobby. My specific interest is in designing paper automata, and terrestrial and celestial globes from digital replicas of antique maps.
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Peter Markey was an artist known as a creator of poetic automata. His work is known for its simplicity of drawing and use of bright colors. He did not care for realistic representation and never carved the wood he used … Continue reading
Electro Man is the forbidden dream of so many collectors that at the end of 2021 it was auctioned for $84,000. Yes, that’s right, you heard me right: eighty-four thousand dollars!!! It is a 1960s Japanese tin robot, battery-powered, … Continue reading
A clock that counts down the critical time window to reach zero emissions (our “Deadline”), while tracking our progress on key solution pathways (“Lifelines”).
Place Santa on an inclined surface and… Colloca Il tuo Babbo Natale su un piano inclinato e…
E’ tempo di bilanci e di ringraziamenti. Sono stati tre giorni molto intensi dove io, tendenzialmente orso, ho fatto un buon esercizio di socializzazione… Innanzitutto un immenso grazie a Cinzia Pizzi, senza la quale tutto ciò non sarebbe stato possibile … Continue reading
This year, I will be at the MAKER Faire 2021 (European Edition)!I will bring my automata, and in particular I will explain to the interested people the design and construction processes of Leonardo’s Mechanical Hammer. Come and see me! Quest’anno … Continue reading
March 2, 2011The old steel giant decided thatthe time to break his moorings and escapehad finally come.The Bora, blowing at over 170 km/h,was his accomplice.Quickly, Ursus gained the sea.Two tugs launchedin pursuit.It took hours to bridle himand bring him back … Continue reading
A fretwork paper lamp for your Christmas timeUna lampada di carta traforata per il tuo Natale