The 2,000 year old secret about the ‘Lorem Ipsum’ placeholder text

If you work in the advertising, marketing, or publishing, then you are very familiar with the common placeholder text “Lorem ipsum…”. This block of text, as used in the accompanying image of a magazine, is the go-to source for anyone who needs to generate text in an area to demonstrate a font style or visualize a layout.

Most professionals assume that the “Lorem ipsum” text is just simply nonsensical gibberish. It isn’t written in an actual language, and it has no meaning or translation. Keep reading to learn the surprising origin of this infamous paragraph, and how it possesses a two-thousand year mystery that is the ultimate source of creative motivation.