This Shirt Lets You Ditch the Translation Dictionary When Traveling Out of the Country

They say necessity is the mother of all inventions and for George, Steven, and Florian, Iconspeak proves the saying right. After 1 of the 3 friends spent considerable time explaining to Vietnamese locals that he needed a mechanic to fix his broken motorbike back in 2013, a genius idea was born among the 3 over a couple buckets of beer. The Iconspeak shirt sports 40 of the most widely recognizable symbols around the world and enables travelers to communicate more efficiently to locals by taking the guesswork out of the equation. “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,” explain George, Steven and Florian to Bored Panda. “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.”