traveler, you aim to explore new things and discover places that are
unknown to you and sometimes culturally distant.
It is these
interactions between different cultures, surprises, and contrasts
that make traveling what it is. In my view, language plays a big
role in this, since much of culture is embedded in the fabric of every
language and dialect. I always try to learn several basic words of
every country that I visit as a form of respect and also for the ease of getting around. Cab drivers and people in hostels or
restaurants will appreciate it a lot if you can greet them properly
and say thank you in their language.
than “hello” and “thank you”, and sometimes language barriers can be a hassle when you travel. Over at ICONSPEAK,
we have solved the issue of language barrier in a very funny and
easy way with our icon-language based T-shirt designs.
offer you almost everything that you might need on your travels! Find
a hotel? Easy. Ask about the weather? Piece of cake.
story behind the initial shirt design and our young company can be
found in the blog on iconspeak.world. While driving through Vietnam
on deficient motorbikes, we had no choice but to improvise on many
solution that this T-shirt offers has, in my eyes, many advantages over any app
or translation device. It’s focused on interaction. You
basically wear your language wherever you go and people are free to
interact with you. This makes the shirts fun to wear and use.
World Edition designs have been further developed, along with new
city or country-specific products. I think the new women’s editions
are particularly nice – they take the functional emphasis a bit
lighter and are more fashionable. I have had lots
of cool experiences and encounters with my ICONSPEAK shirt on my
travels. It’s just a new form of communication that is as simple as
it gets and understood everywhere. Yay to simplicity!
a perfect gift for anybody who is a first-time traveler or just a greenhorn in languages. With 39 icons understood around the
world, even if you are not a master of languages, with these neat
shirts you will be able to say “I-CON-SPEAK!”