Lorem Ipsum – more than just a placeholder text

From a 1st-century BC literary prose to a figma plugin. Dive in to get more information about this common text.

Lorem Ipsum is a Latin placeholder text that has been used by designers for centuries. It was first used in the 16th century as a way to fill empty space on a page and to help printers and typesetters test their work. Parts of the text were written by Marcus Tullius Cicero, a Roman philosopher in 45BC. Since the 16th century Lorem Ipsum has become an industry standard, with its popularity increasing over time due to its convenience and ease of use.

Lorem Ipsum is derived from the Latin words “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet” which translates to “pain itself.” Today Lorem Ipsum has become an essential tool for designers who need to quickly fill up space on their pages without having to worry about content or legibility.


That place holder makes the design process with the client more understandable and simpler. Instead of wasting time understanding the content, the designer and the client can focus on the design and communicate the content visually, with words without meaning.

Today, 5 centuries later, Lorem ipsum is within reach, only 2 clicks in Figma and you can find the Lorem Ipsum generator. Try it now

Eyal Talmon

Eyal Talmon