Category Archives: Announcements

Call for translators for the network (and the Jug Band Colline Metallifere)

The network has been active for 15 years in the protection and promotion of lesser-known assets in the fields of culture, environment, and open innovation. We are interested to receive expression of interests to collaborate as translators for our network.

Since 2010, the website is maintained in Italian and English. Since Spring 2019 we also have the Jug Band Colline Metallifere website (, which was designed to be in Italian, English, and German. Overall, as of November 2021 we have around 2500 blog posts and over fifty pages, which are related to some 2000 files of multimedia content (not counting external links).

We do our best to keep all the language versions in sync, but -depending on the effort required by our various projects- we cannot always ensure that the non-Italian versions of the sites are up to date.

Furthermore, in the context of our mission, we are interested to have material in as many languages as possibile. In this respect, our flagship initiative to date has been the “Revenge of the Killer Chiuhuahua and of the Zombies” movie. In this case we managed to have the translation of the title in over twenty languages, dialects, and scripts (including Egyptian hyeroglyph), without using internet (see this blog post).

This said: if you like this context and are interest to collaborate with the network, please send an email to, indicating:

  • which languages you can use. Our current priorities are Italian to English, and Italian or English to German, but feel free to indicate other language combinations.
  • your motivations to collaborate
  • what type of compensation you would like to have (to date we have been dealing with: mondey, goods or services, educational credits, etc.

This call will be open until further notice.

News by Tattistampa for Autumn 2021

Recommended soundtrack: ‘O stampatore

Ape n° 11

After the launch of the website, several months ago, with the beginning of this Autumn we would like to pick out from the catalogue a few “seasonal” subjects, such as the Ape with chestnuts, or the Ape with mushrooms.

Ape n° 47

We also invite you to visit the full Tattistampa collection from the website. In addition to numerous “Ape” prints, you may now find some FIAT 500 (the vintage model), as well as some starry skies with vegetables…at this point you may choose from 98 different options, in addition to numerous other subjects which you can see if you will visit Wolfgang Scheibe in his secret micro-print shop in the Metalliferous Hills of Southern Tuscany (and if you get to Tattistampa through this article, be sure to let Wolfgang know about it).

For more information:

The Crowdfunding for Tom Newton’s First Album is on

The crowdfunding for Tom Newton’s first album started today.

To be part of this venture, please read the page with the available options on the “Produzioni dal Basso” website (in the page you will find explanations in English and Italian)

To check out why we like to promote this story, please see references to Tom Newton on the website since 2017:

Go Tom, go!

Participatory Lithology selected as one of the finalists for the 2020 Falling Walls Engage contest

The Participatory Lithology project was selected for evaluation in the final phase of the “Falling Walls Engage” contest. This is an initiative launched in 2009 in Berlin, Germany, to celebrate scientific progress and innovation as elements for “breaking walls” and to increase public engagement in scientific activities.

This is the video presenting our work in the Falling Walls context:

For more information