Inspiring 3D Typography Artworks

Walk in the Open Sky

Walk in the open sky

Rebuild

Rebuild

NPM – Places of the World

NPM - Places of the world

Pool – Bridging the Gap

Pool - Bridging the Gap

Matthew 28

Matthew 28

Out Smoked

Out Smoked

Student Stuff

student stuff

2012

2012

Metalface – Type Work

Metalface – Type Work

Gliding is Our Passion

Gliding is our passion

Monteith’s Brewing Co.

Monteith's Brewing Co.

Barcelona

Barcelona

(+) 100 Years of Alfa Romeo

(+) 100 Years of Alfa Romeo

MTV Bloom

MTV BLOOM

H5

H5

Art in Your World

Art in Your World

Type Tips

Type tips

Stone Age

Stone Age

Blackout Poster

BLACKOUT POSTER

Current Account

Current account

On Us

On us

Instant

Instant

"M" Typographied

"M" Typographied

Hand Type Book

HAND TYPE BOOK

Typography with Helvetica

TYPOGRAPHY with Helvetica

Oriental Collide

Oriental Collide

Wooden Name Puzzles

Wooden Name Puzzles

Space Monkey

SPACE MONKEY

Helvetica Architectural Type Design 1

helvetica architectural type design 1

In_The_Know

In_The_Know

Tutorials on 3D Typography

Inspired? Here are a few of our tutorials on creating 3D text that you might want to read.

Make a Retro-Space Typography Poster with Colorful Lights

Make a Retro-Space Typography Poster with Colorful Lights

Creating Retro Folded Typography Using Photoshop

Creating Retro Folded Typography Using Photoshop

A Guide to Creating 3D Text in Adobe Illustrator

A Guide to Creating 3D Text in Adobe Illustrator

  • Wow, these are great! There’s a great range of variety! All of a very high standard.

  • Awesome. My favorite is the Helvetica architectural one. I really want to start working with 3D text more. It has been kind of a scary thing for me, I almost always use flat text.

    Do you suggest creating the text shapes by hand with elite Photoshop skills? Using Illustrator’s 3D tools? Or is working with an actual 3D program ideal?

  • This is a tough question to answer. The reason is this: It’s much easier to use a 3D program for 3D text versus by hand using Photoshop. However, learning a 3D program can take a while as well, and if you’re just going to use it for 3D text occasionally, then the cost of the software and the time to learn makes it a not-so-good choice.

    Here’s my suggestion: check out the tutorials I linked to in the post. The first one uses 3D software and Photoshop, the second one uses Photoshop (almost literally by hand because it asks you to create a real-world model), and the 3rd one uses Illustrator.

    Those should give you some insight on the processes of making 3D typography using the three scenarios you mentioned.

  • Great artwork. Blackout Poster is my favourite!

  • Try Sketchup + Photoshop. Sketchup gives you basic 3D with a very small learning curve compared to other 3D apps.
    Here’s a tut: http://designshack.co.uk/articles/graphics/create-stunning-3d-text-free-with-sketchup

  • A good related posts is 3D graffiti art. Its turnin’ heads 🙂

    Good round up!

  • Sydney Miles

    I love love love the BLACKOUT POSTER. I would love to frame it and hang it on some blank walls….