Lorem Ipsum Dolor Sit Amet

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Luke...
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haha, i always connect straws together...great idea to use as typography

Pair

I can only make out the first two words. If it wasn't for the title I wouldn't have a clue as to what it said.

artgeek17

and what does it mean? it's in latin, right?

BasicShift
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great concept -- very cool!

Kojima
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I would like the back design by itself. It looks great!

bananaphone
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nicely done but considering maybe .05% of people will know what the words mean they'll have a hard time trying to find words they know out of it.

nonolarson
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Hard to read but nicely done.

Phonix

strawtastic!

pwaulie

a. sad that some people don;t know what the lorem ipsum text is....

b. awesome that it is on a shirt

c. but not well executed (of course, i could do no better)

rafael000

hahah.....great...LOREM IPSUM!

nonolarson
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herekittykitty>>Lorem ipsum... is coming from a Cicero's text, but it has been modified, so it doesn't mean anything.

thINK
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Really well done!

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mezo
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The details have destroyed my eyes....I mean, wow. The curves are 100% perfect. Amazing.

Big Ed

That's really funny. It reminds me of working on Pagemaker in college.

Peeso Boots

Reading Is Fundamental :) And for this killer idea, this design is way too modern... you can run a thousand different old school ways with this... read on!

Loremipsum.net

Sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of "de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum" from the 1914 translation by H. Rackham.

What is 'lorem ipsum'?
'Lorem ipsum' is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. It has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s. It has been popularised 'recently' with desktop publishing software and in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing 'lorem ipsum' passages.

Roots of 'lorem ipsum' ?
'Lorem ipsum' is not simply random text. It is actually over 2000 years old and it has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC. 'Lorem ipsum' comes from sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of " de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum" (The Extremes of Good and Evil) written in 45 BC by Marcus Tullius Cicero. The first line of 'lorem ipsum', "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet...", can be read out of a line from section 1.10.32. This book was very popular during the Renaissance and it is a treatise on the theory of ethics.

bradleyadita


at first i thought it was neon... then i saw it was straws...
theres just alot going on here. I think its primarily positive.
This would look really hot printed in foil/shiny ink on a dark shirt, or even with darker ink on a pink or yellow shirt (you know like lemonade) ... i dig the illustration vs. text and that the text is more prominent and the illustration is hidden on the back
and that they are connected... both by "lines", (which are actually straws...) and by that the whole construction is built out of straws... which is also a neat device... (and they look great... ) neat because ... well, i know i have played with straws and built long straws.. and twisted the ...
so the design is also SHOWing it's own construction (also demonstrated through the good use of different colored straws...)

researched:

De Finibus Bonorum et Malorum
The Extremes of Good and Evil

"Neque porro quisquam est qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit ...,"

"There is no one who loves pain itself, who seeks after it and wants to have it, simply because it is pain...."

citation: from Microsoft


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Description of the "Lorem Ipsum Dolor Sit Amet"

MORE INFORMATION
Although the phrase is nonsense, it does have a long history. The phrase has been used for several centuries by typographers to show the most distinctive features of their fonts. It is used because the letters involved and the letter spacing in those combinations reveal, at their best, the weight, design, and other important features of the typeface.

A 1994 issue of "Before & After" magazine traces "Lorem ipsum ..." to a jumbled Latin version of a passage from de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum, a treatise on the theory of ethics written by Cicero in 45 B.C. The passage "Lorem ipsum ..." is taken from text that reads, "Neque porro quisquam est qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit ...," which translates as, "There is no one who loves pain itself, who seeks after it and wants to have it, simply because it is pain...."

During the 1500s, a printer adapted Cicero's text to develop a page of type samples. Since then, the Latin-like text has been the printing industry's standard for fake, or dummy, text. Before electronic publishing, graphic designers had to mock up layouts by drawing in squiggled lines to indicate text. The advent of self-adhesive sheets preprinted with "Lorem ipsum" gave a more realistic way to indicate where text would go on a page.
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spires
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I agree with the above ^^^

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