Iconspeak: the T-shirt with 40 icons to communicate in any country


WORLD Even if you don’t speak the local language, now you can easily communicate with local people… everywhere you travel!


Iconspeak is a useful traveller T-shirt printed with 40 universal icons. The idea came up in 2015 from an adventure with a broken-down motorcycle, somewhere in Vietnam, of three Swiss friends – George, Steven and Florian: “Many times we were confronted with a language barrier that was only to be overcome by drawing signs, symbols or icons on a piece of paper, map, or into the dirt. We thought it would be great to have an essential set of icons with us, permanently, so that we could just point on whatever we need – and people would understand. Soon the notepad was pulled out again and we started listing more or less essential icons that would have been of great help during not just ours, but basically anyone’s trip.” Call it lazy or genius, they made it just simple: with ICONs, you can SPEAK, you can speak to the world. So why not wearing a T-shirt that allows us to communicate everywhere when we travel? 🙂 More about their story and project on iconspeak.world.






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