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39 Astonishing Examples of 3D Typography

The surge of interest in Typography has lead to a huge soar in popularity of different types of Typography based design artwork, with 3D Type being one of the most popular variations. This post features 39 unique and inspiring pieces of 3D Typography.

Beautiful 3D Typography

Only For Champions

Only For Champions

This is first in the list as it’s my favorite because of the unique theme; combining eggs, feathers and typography. Now whose for some breakfast?!

Lost In Space

Lost In Space

Created as the main lead for this Designers portfolio, it uses a rich space theme to create a funky monochromatic effect.

Milky White

Milky White

A beautiful milk effect which you can also accomplish yourself using this tutorial by Abduzeedo.

Wash Your Hands

Wash Your Hands

A superb example of the use of programs such as Cinema 4D, Photoshop and Stock Photography, the detail in the text is beautiful.

Set The World On Fire

Set The World On Fire

A clean, interesting concept and composition make this a wonderful metaphoric piece of art.

Frozen

Frozen

Created with 3D Studio Max and Photoshop by GoMedia’s talented Jeff Finley for the Depthcore Empire Pack.

Read All About It

Read All About It

Part of a series designed with the brief ‘Type Factory’ in mind – a fictional museum of typography which required an identity design.

Earth Day

Earth Day

An amazing design with superb attention to decorative detail, its comprised of Type created in Illustrator, stock images and custom Photoshop brushes.

Typography On A Hill

Typography On A Hill

An experiment with 3D Type using stock images and Photoshop.

Twenty Twelve

Twenty Twelve

An illustration created for the cover of the book: 2012, using a combination of new techniques employed by the artist and daring camera angles.

Solar Juice

Solar Juice

A colourful, stunning Text Art piece with a retro atmosphere. The details in the Typography make it a pleasure to look at.

I Love Typography

I Love Typography

A combination of Cinema 4D and Photoshop with an interesting use of textures on both the letters and background.

Science Typo

Science Typo

A piece created for Intrinsic Nature with each letter having it’s own meaning:
Sea, Cloning, Intrinsic, Elements, Nature, Cosmos and Electricity.

Creative Tempest

Creative Tempest

A Poster design for Creative Tempest which is mind blowing in it’s depth, use of drips and crazy reflections.

Let's Go Get Lost

Let’s Go Get Lost

Created as a personal 3D type experiment in Cinema 4D by the talented designer Craig Ward who also has some amazing Typographic portfolio pieces.

Rebuild

Rebuild

By GoMedia’s Jeff Finley for a poster collaboration with the rest of the Go Media crew, even though it wasn’t used, it’s still a superb typographic piece.

3D Landscape

3D Landscape

Created using Photoshop and Cinema 4D, this has a very playful quality with the varied and rather odd objects positioned throughout the text.

Envy Wallpaper

Envy Wallpaper

Inspired from the verse: “Oh, how I envy the butterfly! The beginning of its life: simple; a mere egg of motivation incased in a protective shell…”

Type Foundation

Type Foundation

Drawing inspiration from the quote: “Typography is the foundation of all true design”. This was created in Cinema 4D taking 5 hours to render with several days spent tweaking in Photoshop.

Art Line

Art Line

A combination of Illustrator and Photoshop were used to create this. I love the concept that Art is an evolving media, always changing, moving in different directions.

Global Day Of Action

Global Day Poster

Created in honor of this years Global day of action on July 25 using Cinema 4D and Photoshop. It’s difficult not to love the powerful typeface used to anchor the image.

Type Growth

Type Growth

A beautiful concept and composition which is minimalist yet has enough depth and interest to draw you in and focus on the concept.

Calibre

Calibre

A spiky shattered glass effect created using the ever popular Cinema 4D with the lighting and colours added in Photoshop.

Type Tips

Type Tips

An illustration produced for Computer Arts, which follows Nik Ainley’s familiar ‘pimp’ style and includes some nice typographical elements, like the keyboard, typewriter and stencils.

Long Life and Prosper

Long Life & Prosper

We can take it the author is a Star Trek fan with this superb homage to the vulcan catchphrase.

Graffiti

Graffiti

Street art or Graffiti can be a source of raw inspiration. This piece is by the author UrbanCalligraphism and i think that perfectly sums up this piece.

Inspire

Inspire

Created for a calender design using Cinema 4D with the texture and editing done in Photoshop and the curved lines then drawn in Illustrator.

Colourful Detroit

Delicious Detroit

A 3D Typographic piece which pops with colour. It was created using Illustrator CS3 with the light, coloring and texturing done in Photoshop.

Colourful Wedding

Colourful Wedding

A fresh approach to wedding invitation design with this wonderful and delicious design for the author’s boss and fiancee.

Bold Love

Bold Love

Powerful, bold and juicy, the vinyl type effect is gorgeous and sits beautifully against the stark black background.

Rock The Vote

Rock The Vote

Inspired by Shepard Fairey’s limited edition poster and Scott Hansen’s Obama poster, this was created in honor of Rock The Vote for the presidential election.

Experimental Zoom

Experimental Zoom

An experiment by the author in 3D Type, this focuses on one small part of the overall word for a dramatic effect.

Contrast

Contrast

Four hours spent within Cinema 4D and Photoshop along with some custom brushes and lens blur were used to create this slick 3D image.

Ability

Ability

Created in Photoshop and 3D Max by lofting a spline, it has amazing texture, volume and perspective.

On Us

On Us

A Christmassy advertising image created for Virgin, the left hand side is blank for their own text to be placed in. The text was done in Cinema 4D and the rest in PS and Illustrator.

Waste Not Want Not

Waste Not Want Not

Produced as a companion to “Stay Green. Go Red.” It is visually and metaphorically the opposite of that piece… dark, dirty and polluted.

Number Eight

Number Eight

Produced in honor of International Women’s Day in Russia on March 8, it is a visualisation for a postcard using 3D Max, Photoshop and taking approximity 3 days.

Panna

Panna

Panna is a move used in street soccer to get passed someone by putting it through their legs, aka a nutmeg. Those little yellow things are actually shoes.

Sweet Hello

Sweet Hello

A sweet and utterly yummy type treatment that leaves the viewer wanting to dive straight into the type.

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    Funny Pranks (1 Point) November 6, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    I liked Contrast and Experimental Zoom

    Thanks for sharing!

    Very inspiring!

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    liyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa (1 Point) August 16, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    artificial art… not my favorite. but absolutely love the hills typography.

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    heptasarim (2 Points) July 26, 2010 at 10:01 am

    even 3d !
    İ liked those

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    Akbar (1 Point) July 21, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    These are absolutely awesome!! thanks!! :)

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    taylan ezer (1 Point) June 14, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    great compilation!!!

    http://taylanezer.deviantart.com/art/i-pop-poster-v1-165490074

    take a look at this one, u may like it…

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    ฟังเพลงใหม่ (1 Point) February 2, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    its very nice. Great post33

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    โค้ดเพลงhi5 (1 Point) February 2, 2010 at 2:30 am

    its very nice. Great post20

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    โหลดเพลงmp3ฟรี (1 Point) February 1, 2010 at 3:47 am

    its very nice. Great post14

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    เนื้อเพลง (1 Point) January 30, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Excellent post. Thanks

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    Itsashirt T shirts (1 Point) January 12, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    I love these tuts, bookmarked them for future use!

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    Lyons Solutions Web Design (1 Point) November 29, 2009 at 6:42 am

    Astonishing. Some Genius whoever he/she is!

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    Beautifull works, congratulations for the artists !

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    Autonomy (1 Point) October 23, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Some of these are mind-blowing Grace. Thank you! It’s also great to see some of the artists here in the commentary – great work!

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    OH MY GOD!!!!!!! AWESOME TYPOGRAPHY!!!!!!!!!!

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    Awesome collection!! I wish I could make things like that. I guess I’ll just have to stick to 2D design ;)

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    Hi Grace, I love your works and concept, but I tried to see if there is a way i can contact U, I want to be able to create those stuff maybe you have a step-by-step guide to doing that, can i have it?

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    Reza Tari (1 Point) October 14, 2009 at 5:37 am

    Thanks for including my piece (global day of action) in this great collection!

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    Andrew Gerber (1 Point) October 13, 2009 at 6:10 am

    Great examples, thanks. I am currently 3D technologies, so hope that this collection and new ideas will make a huge contribution to my studying process.

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    Karl Foxley (1 Point) October 11, 2009 at 7:10 am

    This is an awesome collection. Thanks for taking the time to put this together.

    Karl

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    Contrast is amazing! I love it!

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    Thomas (1 Point) October 8, 2009 at 8:26 am

    Nice Inspiration, Thanks. I really love Shinybinary Type Tips

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    Grace Smith (1 Point) October 8, 2009 at 8:23 am

    Hey guys, thanks for the great feedback! It was super fun to research and definitely made me want to spend some time in Cinema 4D!

    @Jad Thanks for sharing your 3D Type, it looks fab :-)

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    Jad Graphics (1 Point) October 7, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    WOW! These are awesome. I have tried 3D type before but nothing like those cool designs.

    Here is my most recent 3D type:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jad-graphics/3954762191/

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    Patrice Poliquin (1 Point) October 7, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Nice showcase! Really inspirational.

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    graphicbeacon (1 Point) October 7, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    I have definetely learnt something from this. Great research Grace :)

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    yandel (1 Point) October 7, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    thats awesome!! i wish i could do such typographic designs :(

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    Sergio (1 Point) October 7, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Awesome! These are amazing

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    Photoshopwebsite (1 Point) October 7, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    A great inspiration for 3D typography . Thanks for post and also for the linking to our post – 55 Killer 3D Text Effect Photoshop Tutorials

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    Tim Smith (1 Point) October 7, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Awesome round-up Grace! Awe Inspiring!

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