Are you like me and struggle to master a foreign language? Well next time you’re packing your suitcase make sure you pack one of these awesome T-shirts. IconSpeak is a genius new idea in travel clothing – a T-shirt printed with 40 universal icons – ideal for when you’re traveling in a foreign land and sign language just won’t cut it.
Dreamt up over a few drinks and a motorcycle breakdown in Vietnam by three Swiss “pen-pushers”, the idea was simply to overcome the language barrier in everyday situations.
George, Steven and Florian explain, “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 you, permanently, so that you could just point on whatever you 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.”
The results speak for themselves and this is one essential item of clothing for any traveller.