This T-shirt lets you communicate anywhere in the world without the local language

Why nobody thought of this sooner we’ll never know. No longer will you need to stand red faced in front of a bemused village, no longer will you have to cross your legs for several hours or go without food for days. It has arrived, the high tech, high spec, ultra complicated T-shirt with icons on it.


It’s called “IconSpeak” and this handy T-shirt has 40 universal icons printed on it, meaning no longer will you need to use flamboyant hand gestures when communicating in a foreign land.


Their names are George, Steven and Florian and they came up with the idea when travelling together through Vietnam.

“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.”


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