Ampelmann anno 1998

Ampelmann anno 2007

Ampelmann became big business in little more than a few years. Back then, a t-shirt was all you could get. Now there are mouse pads, ice cubes, reflectors, bags, et cetera. Back then the shirt was a protest against the Westernisation of the traffic lights in former East-Berlin. Now it is just another souvenir, be it one with history.