A pangram is a sentence that makes use of every letter of the alphabet.
The rules are simple: come up with your own pangram and enter it.
We will pick the best
20 pangrams and award a font set to the top 10. 10 runners up will
get deck of P22 type specimen playing cards. One
get a set
of Indie Fonts (1&2)
• P22 uses many pangrams in our IHOF
• For a list of almost every known pangram
visit Typophile and
then get your thinking cap on.
Fellow font maker Mark Simonson
has written a little pangram
helper utilty to help you compose your masterpieces.
• Entries will be judged for originality, brevity and logic (pangrams can be short but mean nothing).
• Entries that are determined to be plagiarized will be disqualified.
• Extra points for use of accented characters, punctuation & unexpected characters.
• Entries must arrive by June 30, 2004.
• Winners will be announced July 30th.
• All entries submitted grant P22 reproduction rights for use in future P22 promotional materials.
• Grand Prize-Both Indie Fonts (1&2) Books
• 1st-10th prizes P22 font set
• 11th-20thPrizes- a deck of P22 Playing cards
The P22 Pangram Contest The P22 Pangram Contest has concluded. Over 250 entries of surprisingly high quality were sent in. The judges had a difficult time choosing only 20 winners. Some with multiple entries had more than one contender and may have been chosen for more than one entry.
Judging criteria included those mentioned in the rules: brevity, logic and using a-z. Additional considerations were a spontaneous decision to ban entries that used the words "quixotic" and "vexing" due to their overwhelming use. The ability to conjure a poetic image or uncontrollable laughter even after the fourth round was a definite point factor as well. So without further delay, here are the winners:
20. Knowledge of zymurgy and Bacchus justly pleases a quiet vixen. John Lyon
19. Dweezil: Quark buff, Commie sympathizer & voting jinx! Greg Smith
18. I jump quickly, shaving two dozen fox bare. Alan Leghart
17. Glum, wavyhaired excon bequeaths fake topaz jewel. Ruth K Crispin
16. Fog makes you shiver? Quick, zip down & buy a lynx jacket. Janna Hecker Clark
15. Vojtech Preissig quizzed Frank Lloyd Wright at the moving exhibition. Alejandro Paul
14. Angry, dazed, juiced on vole's milk, I blurt: "Why fixate on 'p' & 'q'?" Mark Bennett
13. The xylophone orchestra vowed to imbibe jugs of kumquat fizz. Patricia Berring
12. Quiet guys broke zip files with my coven's jade ax. David Schwartz
11. Quetzalcoatl may joust & box with Apollo; gods provoke - not flee. Peter Lakanen
10a. Jack quipped: up which f* beanstalk: navy, lima, garbanzo or wax?
10b. Masked Freud whizzes by Carl Jung and squirts Vaporex. Tim Hartigan
9. Abacist defogs, hijacks luminous parquetry studio, views ex-yakuza. Hrant H Papazian
8. Good, blind Jake vowed to frequent Zoë and Max's eunuch party! Jim Phillips
7. Zealous dominatrix whips frail, quivering boy with jockstrap! Ryan Overbey
6. Joey questioned a wax museum about having his likeness crafted in marzipan. Kim Tyburski
5. It's justifiable (but petty) to criticize Cervantes' Quixote for windmill-whacking. Carmen Pauls Orthner
4a. Jack in the Box quickly varied its menu with fudge and pizza.
4b. A pale Schwarzenegger vomited beef jerky wax quietly.
4c. Jack opted for a Bacardi daiquiri, while the sexy G-man ordered a zesty V-8.
4d. Old fogeys have just waltzed back in time on waxed parquet. Lorraine Beaumont
3a. Jamy was frazzled but showed Alex his "No Mercy Policy" when it came to Viking Quips.
3b. "Well," said the Queen jazzily, "First show me proof you backbiting vixen!" Jamy Sweet
2. In Norway Jeneviève flunked a quiz because she mixed up gråt and grøt. Jenevieve Maerker
1a. After Gary dropped his bar of Zest, he quickly examined the jail for viewers.
1b. O' verily, the cardinal, an extreme surfer, kicked a big wave, zipping quickly for Jesus.
1c. A poor Zimbabwe vet, fearing ghosts, quickly joined an exodus. Clayton T. Claymore
The Grand Prize for the all around favorite pangram entry:
Quick, jab my fading pink zit, evil sex whore! Keith Schneider
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