9 Amazing Lorem Ipsum Generators

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Published November 20th, 2013 by Foxhaus Creative
Written by Micah Kearns

'Lorem ipsum' is placeholder text (sometimes called dummy text) that's used in the printing industry. A designer uses it to reserve space for written content while they are laying out a design such as a magazine spread, packaging, advertisement, or anything with body copy included. It's made of latin text that originated from a work written by Cicero in 45 BC, in a book named 'The Extremes Of Good And Evil', so it's some pretty deep text, if you read Latin. The weighty subject proved too heavy for some, and hundreds of placeholder text generators have been spawned to provide more light-hearted fare for filling space in your layouts. Just be sure that your clients are comfortable with mockups that have been jazzed up with Samuel L. Jackson quotes.

Here's a paragraph of standard lorem ipsum placeholder text:
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diam nonummy nibh euismod tincidunt ut laoreet dolore magna aliquam erat volutpat. Ut wisi enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exerci tation ullamcorper suscipit lobortis nisl ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis autem vel eum iriure dolor in hendrerit in vulputate.

Not very exciting huh? Why not try something more lively like these examples:

FILLERAMA - http://chrisvalleskey.com/fillerama/

Arrested Development, The Simpsons, Dr. Who, Monty Python, Futurama, Star Wars, and Dexter. If you already walk around quoting these, you'll be happy to know that now there's a placeholder text generator that can join in the fun. It'll blue your mind.

Sample paragraph:
There's so many poorly chosen words in that sentence. He'll want to use your yacht, and I don't want this thing smelling like fish. Steve Holt! Say goodbye to these, because it's the last time! Not tricks, Michael, illusions. I don't criticize you! And if you're worried about criticism, sometimes a diet is the best defense. We just call it a sausage.

BACON IPSUM - http://baconipsum.com

Looking for a meatier ipsum? Look no further. Bacon Ipsum gives you 100% USDA Certified, Grade A placeholder text, with the option to choose all meat text, or meat and 'filler', which has random lorem ipsum words interspersed throughout. Perfect for carnivores, cavemen, and grilled meat fanatics.

Sample paragraph:
Bacon ipsum dolor sit amet beef hamburger strip steak tongue. Bacon rump chicken venison, filet mignon turkey sirloin drumstick hamburger t-bone shankle beef jerky jowl pork belly. Filet mignon tenderloin spare ribs ball tip. Chuck shankle biltong, short loin corned beef salami cow fatback meatloaf capicola t-bone strip steak ribeye bresaola.

VEGGIE IPSUM - http://veggieipsum.com

Make your designs look greener than a Sunday morning farmer's market with Veggie Ipsum, with a veritable cornucopia of garden fresh veggie names for all your layout needs.

Sample paragraph:
Veggies sunt bona vobis, proinde vos postulo esse magis horseradish squash grape celtuce sorrel summer purslane corn coriander collard greens melon wakame peanut. Corn quandong okra bok choy bell pepper taro aubergine cabbage fennel wattle seed garbanzo. Tomatillo epazote endive kale watercress bok choy bamboo shoot grape. Melon lentil fava bean gourd tigernut squash earthnut pea rock melon groundnut azuki bean caulie.

SAMUEL L. IPSUM - http://slipsum.com

Do you have really cool clients that don't mind some badass movie quotes thrown into their layout mockups? Get a steely nod of respect with a paragraph or five of Samuel L. Ipsum. It's composed of Samuel L. Jackson's more memorable movie quotes, and you have the choice of clean language, or having all the 'motherfucker' thrown in.

Sample paragraph:
Do you see any Teletubbies in here? Do you see a slender plastic tag clipped to my shirt with my name printed on it? Do you see a little Asian child with a blank expression on his face sitting outside on a mechanical helicopter that shakes when you put quarters in it? No? Well, that's what you see at a toy store. And you must think you're in a toy store, because you're here shopping for an infant named Jeb.

HAIRY LIPSUM - http://hairylipsum.com

The gentleman's ipsum, Hairy Lipsum is proven to increase your projects manliness by 100%. You'll be happy to know it's endorsed by Country Gentlemen of Upstanding Character, and smells gently of musky aftershave and horse sweat.

Sample paragraph:
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PICKSUM IPSUM - http://www.picksumipsum.co.uk

This awesome lorem ipsum generator let's you pick from movie quotes by Jim Carrey, Morgan Freeman, Clint Eastwood, or Michael Caine, and if that's not enough, you can pick two actors to duel it out and mix their quotes together.

Sample paragraph:
Good morning, oh in case i don't see you, good afternoon, good evening and goodnight. Are you feeling lucky punk? Your entrance was good, his was better. Dyin' ain't much of a livin', boy. This is the ak-47 assault rifle, the preferred weapon of your enemy; and it makes a distinctive sound when fired at you, so remember it. Hey, maybe I will give you a call sometime. Your number still 911? Brain freeze! Kinda hot in these rhinos. Here she comes to wreck the day. When a naked man's chasing a woman through an alley with a butcher knife and a hard-on, I figure he's not out collecting for the red cross. You want a guarantee, buy a toaster.

LEBOWSKI IPSUM - http://www.lebowskiipsum.com

Whether you're a nihilist or conscientious objector, any Lebowski fan can abide by this placeholder text that mixes quotes from the movie with standard lorem ipsum text. Each paragraph is painstakingly handcrafted by the Little Lebowski Urban Achievers, and is guaranteed to really tie your project together.

Sample paragraph:
No, the, uh, police chief of Malibu. A real reactionary. Urna sed orci ipsum, placerat id condimentum rutrum, rhoncus ac lorem aliquam placerat posuere. Well sir, it's this rug I have, really tied the room together. Neque, at dignissim magna ullamcorper in aliquam sagittis massa ac tortor ultrices faucibus curabitur. Walter, you can't do that. These guys're like me, they're pacifists. Smokey was a conscientious objector. Eu mi sapien, ut ultricies ipsum morbi eget risus nulla.

FILLERATI - http://www.fillerati.com

If classic literature is your passion, but sadly you don't read latin, then you might appreciate this placeholder text that pulls paragraphs from famous tomes by such authors as Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Jack London, and Herman Melville. Nothing says classy like excerpts from 'Moby Dick'.

Sample paragraph:
Mr. Fogg readily made a bargain with the owner of this land-craft. The wind was favourable, being fresh, and blowing from the west. The snow had hardened, and Mudge was very confident of being able to transport Mr. Fogg in a few hours to Omaha. Thence the trains eastward run frequently to Chicago and New York. It was not impossible that the lost time might yet be recovered; and such an opportunity was not to be rejected.

PIRATE IPSUM - http://pirateipsum.me

For lubbers that crave something saltier, this assortment of piratey words will make you sound like Blackbeard on a 4-day rum bender. You may have spent the whole day on a computer, but at least you'll feel like a matey.

Sample paragraph:
Spyglass spirits scuppers holystone poop deck careen provost run a rig ho execution dock. Cable square-rigged aye Corsair lookout transom Jack Ketch hail-shot tender Plate Fleet. Yard ho barkadeer careen chase guns scuppers smartly provost overhaul handsomely.