The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog

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.

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Quick brown fox illustration


Bjorn Johnassons illustration on the quick brown fox

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Quick brown fox illustration

An illustration with a lovely style, pasted onto a street wall

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Street art poster

Handwriting by Karl Randay found on flickr.

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Handwriting

Great design for a threadless T-Shirt by eskimokiss picking up on another digital culture reference.

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T-shirt design for threadless

Sweet T-shirt design for shirt.woot, by prolific woot submitter fabilefire

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T-shirt design fro woot

A design using images for words by BNCA

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Type and image

Lovely illustration from doodlevision

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Illustration

Clever and classic styled advert for a talk on The existence of typography in a visual world.

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Advertising poster

Identity and design for witty and spiffy publishing

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Identity for a publishing company

Typographic posters by Lazy Dog using the wonderful SoHo typeface.

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Typographic Poster

Several posters based on different pangram from various countries, by Pedro Sanoja

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Pangram Poster

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy bog, by Lazy Dog

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Lazy Dog Book

Digital artwork by Krtulina showing the quick brown fox pangram.

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Digital artwork

You wont find this fox jumping over any lazy dog in this hand painted artwork by Violetta Testacalda

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Stuffed artwork

An awesome and graceful jump by Mr Fox in this photographic illustration for a children’s book.

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Story book

PsychedelicMind has decided that lazy dogs should be blue in colour, I’m inclined to agree.

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Hand drawn Illustration

A digital illustration with a fine cartoon quality from deviant artist Henrique Jorge

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Illustration

There are many references to quick brown foxes jumping over lazy dogs in this wonderful sketchbook by Min

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Sketch Book

NICO189 has created a black & white typographic illustration using a myriad of typefaces to make the pangram.

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Pangram type illustration

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.

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the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog