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TalkTalkBnB is in many ways similar to ICONSPEAK – hence it feels very natural to team up with Hubert Laurent and his crew. TalkTalkBnB is essentially about traveling and languages – which is at the same time a very short summary of the ICONSPEAK history; struggling with languages while travelling. But while our World Edition icon set aims at overcoming most essential language barriers and sparking communication, TalkTalkBnB tries to promote language learning in the holistic sense. And not just that, TalkTalkBnB also feels that languages should be learned from a native speaker – where they certainly do have a...

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We are pleased to announce our partnership with Build Abroad on an official volunteer t-shirt for a specific cause. Build Abroad is a modern volunteer organization that focuses on sustainable construction volunteering in developing countries. Together, we have designed this special edition t-shirt for Build Abroad volunteers featuring all the icons necessary for a Build Abroad volunteer trip. The project has once more underlined the manifold application and development options of an ICON based language. Together with Build Abroad the ICON set was developed and then refined through ICONSPEAK’s signature process.     We think Build Abroad serves a great...

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Back in April of this year Damon Brown of the Inc. Magazine wrote a nice article about our company, telling our tale and also wondering whether “emojis could be the future of international communication”. After many other things to be worked off our table, we finally took time to take Damon’s article up, to thank him for it, and to respond to it: Starting off, we have to differentiate between emojis and icons. Our company is called ICONSPEAK, we create functional icons (not emojis) for multiple purposes – also for our World Edition shirt, where we created 39 (not 40...

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The previous blog entry dates back to end of January 2016. Much further than we intended to, our initial plans and priorities got mixed up a little in the meanwhile. Hence the new blog follows only now – with an apology to our readers and giant “Thank you!” to our customers from all over the world who are in some way responsible for the delay in blogging. The word about ICONSPEAK has spread fast, far and wide since our launch on 1st February 2016. We have grown our customer base to 70+ countries, have visitors from 200+ countries, changed structures...

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(Somewhen in April 2013) So there we were, Claudette has died, she ceased to be. The incredibly heavy rain, accompanied by thunder and winds, as an early sign of the awaited monsoon season has just stopped, as also Claudette, my beloved motorbike came to a halt and uttered her last breath. All the rain provided a thorough wash for the 110cc Honda, but was certainly no treat for its rust sponged frame or the many half naked electric wires. The sort of desperate situation in the depths of Vietnamese backcountry was significantly less severe due to my study mate and...

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