The Traveller t-shirt by Iconspeak
In my constant search for independent t-shirt brands, I came across one that distinguishes itself through a useful, well executed and, more than anything else, necessary design. It’s one of those things you’ve always needed in your life, but never realize it until it was invented.
I give you the Traveller t-shirt, by Iconspeak. It was the talk of the whole town a year or so ago, an item mentioned by CNN, The Huffington Post and National Geographic, among others. So, forgive me if you already know about it. Although, this t-shirt is so good that I’m sure you won’t mind the reminder.
Iconspeak, founded by two guys, is a traveller’s dream come true thanks to simplicity and usefulness of their products. But what started it all is the traveller t-shirt. Featuring 39 essential icons, this shirt will get your message across no matter where you are in the world. This is one enjoyable linguistic class from people who understand that we are bound by simple things. We can easily interact with each other through universal symbols. The idea is so simple, it’s genius!
The shirt became so popular that you can now get special city editions, with symbols particular to capitals like Tokyo, London, Berlin and Paris. If that’s not enough, go wild and pick a phone case, a bag or a snapback.
So. you no longer have to take those silly language guides with you. You no longer have to worry about a broken down car or getting lost in a foreign city. And please, stop waving your hands around like a crazy person, trying to ask for directions. Just point to your t-shirt.