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The Ampelmännchen (pictured at

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 26, 2001

ampelmännchenThe Ampelmännchen (pictured at left): “Our country has vanished, our cultural and social institutions have collapsed, our old, familiar consumer products have long since disappeared, but you can’t take away our Ampelmännchen, particularly when he is not only cute, but clearly superior from a design perspective.”