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Tired of reading the words "Lorem Ipsum" time and time again? Don't worry. We got the top ten alternatives that will make you and your team forget all about Lorem Ipsum for good.

Tired of reading the words “Lorem Ipsum” time and time again? Don’t worry. We got the top ten alternatives that will make you and your team forget all about Lorem Ipsum for good.

You open that brand new prototype – it’s so fresh that it almost has that new car smell. But after so much pain and suffering to get your design right, you need to add some text to see what it will look like once the product is completely finished.  

That is when you turn to Lorem Ipsum. In your mind, something says “This, again? Maybe it’s time for a change, time for something new”. Oh boy, we couldn’t agree more.

This post is for those who still need a filler text but crave something more entertaining, more relevant, or just plain more. Read on for some cool alternatives to Lorem Ipsum.


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So what is Lorem Ipsum?

Designers use Lorem Ipsum as a dummy text, something to cover the fact that content is missing from the design. “Lorem Ipsum” is followed by more Latin text, making it easy for users or other designers to ignore it and imagine something more familiar or relevant in its place.

Even before the internet was a thing, people already used Lorem Ipsum as a filler in printing tests. The actual root of that text, however, dates back nearly 2000 years to a guy named Cicero. Today, it’s mostly used for digital design before real content is added. But here’s the thing with Lorem Ipsum: it’s not the only option.

What’s wrong with Lorem Ipsum?

Nothing. It’s a classic, after all. But we all get bored from seeing the same thing over and over again. Besides, surprising the rest of your design team with something else other than Lorem Ipsum might rip quite a few laughs and smiles – especially some of the alternatives on this list.

Lorem Ipsum is so generalized, that some people have developed a true distaste for it. Designers have all sorts of good reasons why they don’t use Lorem Ipsum – like creating the design ahead of the copy, leading to a design that will need adapting later on.

Here are our ten favorite alternatives to the classic Lorem Ipsum.

Fillerama: text from all of your favorite shows

Fillerama is a step up from the classic Lorem Ipsum, as it has the power to entertain just about any user or designer out there. The website comes with a list of movies and shows, all of which enjoyed massive success.

Lorem Ipsum alternative example of Monty Python text generator

We recommend Monty Python and the Holy Grail for some light-humoured dummy text. Get ready for plenty of religious references that fail to make sense – Monty Python fans know what we mean.

You can even choose your preferences in terms of headers, text format and lists. Imagine that instead of “Lorem Ipsum” your content title reads: “We want a shrubbery!!”. Your design team will have jokes for days.

Other available options include Star Wars, The Simpsons and Doctor Who. Fun!

Nietzsche Ipsum: The birth of tragically cool filler text

If Monty Python is too childish for you, here is another cool alternative to Lorem Ipsum: Nietzsche Ipsum. The German philosopher from 1800s is still very relevant today. Regardless of how you feel towards his philosophy, there is no denying that his words are elegant and still have impact.

Lorem Ipsum alternatives example German philosopher text generator

Your design might be a more serious project, in which a text that is loquacious and somewhat old-fashioned would work better. Nietzsche’s work is famous for its density, which makes this a perfect alternative to Lorem Ipsum where a lengthy text is missing from the product.

Office Ipsum: what you’re heard in every meeting ever

Lorem Ipsum is great because we all know what it means, even if we don’t understand Latin. It means you need something to fill in this blank space here. But what if you were to replace that text in Latin with something most of your peers already know and would find very funny? Yes, that’s right. Office talk.

lorem ipsum alternatives - office talk generator

 

Office Ipsum is great, because it repeats things we all have heard at one point in business meetings or client feedback sessions. It serves the same purpose as Lorem Ipsum, but brings more personality and humor to your design.

Batman Ipsum: WHERE is the cool text?

Batman has been a beloved hero across the world for decades, his grip on our hearts having only increased with the Dark Knight Trilogy. Even if you’re not a big Batman fan, surely you can still appreciate that the screenwriters did a great job. Talk about deep dialogues for a superhero movie!

lorem ipsum alternatives - batman movie lines generator

If your project wants to be seen as fun and cool by the younger crowd, Batman Ipsum is definitely worth considering. The webpage gives you the option to dictate what characters’ lines can show up, as well as which of the three movies can be used for the text – we are just crazy over Alfred’s lines. The man has wisdom for days!

A vigilante is just a man lost in scramble for his own gratification. He can be destroyed or locked up. But if you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to an ideal and if they can’t stop you then you become something else entirely. Legend, Mr Wayne.

And what designer doesn’t want their product to become a legend?

Sagan and deGrasse Ipsum: the magic of the cosmos in your design

The universe is full of amazing and interesting phenomena, as you can clearly tell by any Neil deGrasse Tyson book ever.

To take advantage of that, consider using either Sagan Ipsum or deGrasse Ipsum. Both are guaranteed to be far more interesting than Lorem Ipsum.

lorem ipsum alternatives - cosmic talk generator (Sagan and Tyson)

Sangan Ipsum uses quotes from world famous astronomer Carl Sagan, and tends to present longer paragraphs with 3 or 4 sentences. In contrast, deGrasse Ipsum normally mimics Tyson’s own books, which are filled with short paragraphs, with one or two short sentences.

Khaled Ipsum: DJ cool-text

One of the most famous rappers and producers out there today, DJ Khaled is always one to talk about success and his own philosophy when it comes to money and work. He’s conquered the hearts and ears of millions of people… and designers everywhere.

Khaled Ipsum generates text from his music and his book (The Keys, 2016). You can expect long paragraphs of very short sentences, usually with the same repetition you would expect in some of Khaled’s most famous hits.

lorem ipsum alternatives example - DJ lyrics generator

If your project is too casual and young for a 2000 year-old text in a dead language (we’re looking at you, Lorem Ipsum), maybe letting one of the most famous celebrities today be a part of your design is the answer. Even if you’re not a fan of his music, it’d be amusing!

Delorean Ipsum: back to awesome filler text!

Back to the Future will live forever in the minds of fans everywhere. The Hollywood classic touched generations and continues to be instantly recognizable. How about including one of its lines in your design as opposed to ever-present Lorem Ipsum?

lorem ipsum alternatives - delorean ipsum back to the future

Delorean Ipsum allows you to choose the quantity of text and which character you want to be cited in the text. We here at Justinmind cannot get enough of Doc’s crazy lines which will never fail to rip a smile from the user.

“Calm down, Marty, I didn’t disintegrate anything. The molecular structure of Einstein and the car are completely intact. Marty you gotta come back with me. Of course, from a group of Libyan Nationalists. They wanted me to build them a bomb, so I took their plutonium and in turn gave them a shiny bomb case full of used pinball machine parts. Yoo. Yoo.

Obama Ipsum: yes we can (have awesome text)!

No matter what your political opinions of Obama are, very few people out there can say his speeches were poorly written. The man knew how to make a speech! Always bringing in emotion, making a moral stand or inspiring unity – Obama’s speeches had it all.

So, why not use his wise words instead of Lorem Ipsum? Obama Ipsum is bound to make your product feel more real, as it will include current issues and debates that are still on-going, even with the radical change in administration.

lorem ipsum alternatives - obama ipsum

Besides, having Obama’s voice in your product might make it look more serious and elegant than good old Lorem Ipsum – some would say… presidential, even.

Blind Text Generator: back to the classics

The reason why this Lorem Ipsum alternative made it to the list is that it gives you so much power over the final text. You can choose the source of the text, the number or words or paragraphs and gives you the option of adding <p> tags. So practical!

lorem ipsum alternatives - blind text generator

A cool thing about the Blind Text Generator is that it gives you the alternative to use Lorem Ipsum in English or in its original form (we prefer the Kafka mode, but that’s just us).

Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure. To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it?

Do you think if you used the classic Lorem Ipsum bit in English your peers would suspect it? Most likely, they will consider it to be some deep poetry from the old days – and they wouldn’t be wrong, would they?

Rick and Morty Ipsum: get a swifty text in your design

Rick and Morty has shown the world that cartoons for adults can have a different take on humor than the Simpsons – and still be a massive success. We all know that having a 97% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes is no joke!  

A big reason why the show has enjoyed so much success is one of the main characters: drunken genius grandfather who travels across dimensions and is skeptical of everything. He’s the big selling point of the show, and he could also breathe new life into your design.

lorem ipsum alternatives - rick and morty hilarious ipsum

If you product deals in anything related to science or if your brand identity enjoys a playful tone, with humor being part of your design, Rick and Morty Ipsum might be perfect for you. The text generator adds random sentences from the show together to form paragraphs, resulting in some hilarious filler texts, like this one:

Crocubot. So, you’re a cold, unfeeling reptile and also an equally cold, and unfeeling machine? Yes. So your origin is what? You fell in a vat of redundancy?

Be warned: the show tends to use some strong language, which means the generated text will also have the occasional curse word. You definitely won’t have that problem with Lorem Ipsum, but all designers must live their lives on the edge eventually… right?

The wrap-up

Lorem Ipsum has been used for centuries and it isn’t going anywhere. But as designers search for a truly unique product, it’s reasonable to want to avoid such a commonly used filler and turn to more original alternatives while real content is on its way.

Doesn’t matter if you’re creating a serious app that calls for a German philosopher from the 1800s or some Back to the Future quotes – the internet is a wonderful place, and it has endless alternatives to Lorem Ipsum. We just thought you would definitely want to hear about these 10 awesome ones first!
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