Do you think that you could bear a little red and green today? It's quite cheerful (such a grey day here!) and not at all Christmas-y, I promise. It's a page about last summer, when we were in Berlin
When I posted it on instagram someone was kind enough to query my spelling in the title. Believe me: if I've made a mistake I want to know about it, especially on a page I've made on request. So I double googled and I think - hope- I'm in the clear this time and haven't embarrassed Get It Scrapped.
The ampelmannchen are the little traffic light men who are seen lighting up pedestrian crossings in Berlin. They first arrived in 1961, in East Berlin, behind the iron curtain, but following the fall of the wall they achieved cult status and began appearing on souvenirs. Now they play their part in promoting tourism (with a website here): the Fair family is only one of very many every year who has browsed for gifts, wolfed down sandwiches and made use of the facilities under the distinctive red and green signage. Thanks, Ampelmann!
This page was made for a Get It Scrapped piece on using active white space. You can find it here.