(Lorem) Ipsumystery

I’ve been sorting out a lot of the videos on the Ignite Liverpool website over the past week, and was reminded of a talk I gave back in 2013 about Lorem Ipsum.

Here it is…

You’ll see I manage to track down the origins of Lorem Ipsum to somewhere between 1914 (when ‘Proto Ipsum’ appeared in an edition of De finibus bonorum et malorum by Cicero) and 1966 (which is the earliest evidence I could find of Lorem Ipsum as we know it today). But what happened in those intervening 52 years is still a mystery, and it’s an itch I need to scratch.  So consider me back on the hunt for the decidedly modern origins of this oddly familiar text.

And in the meantime – here’s some Toyah. Have a good weekend everyone.