These Clever T-shirts Are Designed With Icons To Make It Easier To Communicate In A Foreign Language
George, Steven and Florian, are three friends that got together to create a t-shirt that makes it easier to communicate in a foreign language when you are traveling.
It all started when one of the friends was traveling by motorbike in rural Vietnam, and their motorbike broke down.
Without knowing the language, it was difficult to communicate with the locals in the village, that they needed help fixing the motorbike. Using various gestures, bike was able to finally get it fixed.
Later that night, over some beers, the idea was developed that there should be a way to have a set of symbols or icons that you could use to communicate with people when you don’t speak the language. After a few more beers, the idea of a t-shirt was born, that would have all of the essential symbols and icons on it, that you could wear and have available at any time.
Below are some of the early ideas…
The end result was ICONSPEAK, a line of clothing and accessories, that you can use when you’re travelling to help find a hotel…
Ask about a car ferry…
Or just about anything there is an icon for.
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