from their about page:


When were you the last time in a situation where no language or hand gesture that you master was sufficient to get you what you wanted? Imagine you are abroad – in a foreign country, in a foreign culture, maybe while travelling the world. That’s what we did, travelling the world – partially, well the three of us combined almost completely. In the furthest and deepest corners of our world we were repeatedly left with no words, either in breathtaking awe due to the sceneries or in empty silence, due to our lacking linguistic talents. Such situations got us thinking about how to bridge language barriers with utmost simplicity, on a global level. The answer came to us after a remarkable experience in the depths of Vietnamese backcountry (see more in our blog, Chapter 1); ICONs. Because with ICONs, you can SPEAK, you can SPEAK to the world.


ICONSPEAK was founded in and is driven forward since 2015 by three friends and lunatics. This makes our goals ambitious, brainstorming sessions chaotic, organization comic and results mesmerizing. We are committed to provide you with what we promise: amazing simplicity and honest quality in all our prod

intro’d to them via this share by  Toni on their great t shirt




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Your travel guide to overcome the language barriers of our world


on our need to go beyond words:

jaron on words

toki pona ness

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