Sunday, July 11th, 2010
This is a showcase of 20 works inspired by the pangram – the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
A pangram is a sentence that includes all 26 letters of the alphabet and is often used to display type faces in a more natural way than looking at the complete spread of available letters a-z. The quick brown fox has been used by many type face designers, typography vendors and companies like Apple and Microsoft to display fonts on their system.
We have compiled this showcase of 20 diverse examples inspired by this reference from contemporary digital culture.
These illustrations by Urikane Parker show the familiar pangram in english and two other popular spanish pangram.
Bjorn Johnassons illustration on the quick brown fox
An illustration with a lovely style, pasted onto a street wall
Handwriting by Karl Randay found on flickr.
Great design for a threadless T-Shirt by eskimokiss picking up on another digital culture reference.
A design using images for words by BNCA
Lovely illustration from doodlevision
Clever and classic styled advert for a talk on The existence of typography in a visual world.
Identity and design for witty and spiffy publishing
Typographic posters by Lazy Dog using the wonderful SoHo typeface.
Several posters based on different pangram from various countries, by Pedro Sanoja
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy bog, by Lazy Dog
Digital artwork by Krtulina showing the quick brown fox pangram.
You wont find this fox jumping over any lazy dog in this hand painted artwork by Violetta Testacalda
An awesome and graceful jump by Mr Fox in this photographic illustration for a children’s book.
PsychedelicMind has decided that lazy dogs should be blue in colour, I’m inclined to agree.
A digital illustration with a fine cartoon quality from deviant artist Henrique Jorge
There are many references to quick brown foxes jumping over lazy dogs in this wonderful sketchbook by Min
NICO189 has created a black & white typographic illustration using a myriad of typefaces to make the pangram.
That concludes our look at the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. We will leave you with this fabulous photo of metal type from the wikipedia entry for the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog, which we used flipped over for legibility in our post header.