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2021/10/13

The East German Ampelmännchen turns 60

Ampelmännchen (German: [ˈampl̩ˌmɛnçən] (listen); literally little traffic light man, diminutive of Ampelmann [ampl̩ˈman]) is the symbol shown on pedestrian signals in Germany. Prior to German reunification in 1990, the two German states had different forms for the Ampelmännchen, with a generic human figure in West Germany, and a generally “male”Continue Reading

On this Day: October 13, 1929 | Birthday of Walasse Ting

13 October 1929: Birthday of Walasse Ting, Chinese-American painter and poet (d. 2010) (Source) Walasse Ting (Chinese: 丁雄泉, October 13, 1929 – May 17, 2010)[1] was a Chinese-American visual artist and poet. His colorful paintings have attracted critical admiration and a popular following. Common subjects include nude women and cats,Continue Reading