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
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?!
Created as the main lead for this Designers portfolio, it uses a rich space theme to create a funky monochromatic effect.
A beautiful milk effect which you can also accomplish yourself using this tutorial by Abduzeedo.
A superb example of the use of programs such as Cinema 4D, Photoshop and Stock Photography, the detail in the text is beautiful.
A clean, interesting concept and composition make this a wonderful metaphoric piece of art.
Created with 3D Studio Max and Photoshop by GoMedia’s talented Jeff Finley for the Depthcore Empire Pack.
Part of a series designed with the brief ‘Type Factory’ in mind – a fictional museum of typography which required an identity design.
An amazing design with superb attention to decorative detail, its comprised of Type created in Illustrator, stock images and custom Photoshop brushes.
An experiment with 3D Type using stock images and Photoshop.
An illustration created for the cover of the book: 2012, using a combination of new techniques employed by the artist and daring camera angles.
A colourful, stunning Text Art piece with a retro atmosphere. The details in the Typography make it a pleasure to look at.
A combination of Cinema 4D and Photoshop with an interesting use of textures on both the letters and background.
A piece created for Intrinsic Nature with each letter having it’s own meaning:
Sea, Cloning, Intrinsic, Elements, Nature, Cosmos and Electricity.
A Poster design for Creative Tempest which is mind blowing in it’s depth, use of drips and crazy reflections.
Created as a personal 3D type experiment in Cinema 4D by the talented designer Craig Ward who also has some amazing Typographic portfolio pieces.
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.
Created using Photoshop and Cinema 4D, this has a very playful quality with the varied and rather odd objects positioned throughout the text.
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…”
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.
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.
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.
A beautiful concept and composition which is minimalist yet has enough depth and interest to draw you in and focus on the concept.
A spiky shattered glass effect created using the ever popular Cinema 4D with the lighting and colours added in Photoshop.
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.
We can take it the author is a Star Trek fan with this superb homage to the vulcan catchphrase.
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.
Created for a calender design using Cinema 4D with the texture and editing done in Photoshop and the curved lines then drawn in Illustrator.
A 3D Typographic piece which pops with colour. It was created using Illustrator CS3 with the light, coloring and texturing done in Photoshop.
A fresh approach to wedding invitation design with this wonderful and delicious design for the author’s boss and fiancee.
Powerful, bold and juicy, the vinyl type effect is gorgeous and sits beautifully against the stark black background.
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.
An experiment by the author in 3D Type, this focuses on one small part of the overall word for a dramatic effect.
Four hours spent within Cinema 4D and Photoshop along with some custom brushes and lens blur were used to create this slick 3D image.
Created in Photoshop and 3D Max by lofting a spline, it has amazing texture, volume and perspective.
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.
Produced as a companion to “Stay Green. Go Red.” It is visually and metaphorically the opposite of that piece… dark, dirty and polluted.
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 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.
A sweet and utterly yummy type treatment that leaves the viewer wanting to dive straight into the type.
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