30 Best Practices in 3D Typography

June 3rd, 2015

Next in our infrequent series of typography setups is splendid multi-faceted 3d typography. For sculptural type artists opt in favor of Cinema 4D or Zbrush, while for creating an illusion of dimension, designers move heaven and earth resorting to all sorts of tools and material. From rendering in Cinema 4d as a primary instrument for building a simulating environment to manipulations with Illustrator’s toolbox for polishing up the overall appearance and finishing off the composition, there is a lot of work to be done to achieve the desired result.

Conditionally, 3D typography can be split into 2 directions. The first includes all surrealistic works, and the second focuses highly realistic visualizations. Each one has terrific examples that can serve as a source of inspiration. Today we have covered both of them.

Shape Typeface

shape typeface
Creator: Jaroslav Hach

Beta Project

beta project
Creator: Fernando Matias


Creator: Ivan Loos

Great Little Place

great little place
Creator: Tobias Hall

3D Alphabet

3d alphabet
Creator: Craig Minchington

February Update

february type
Creator: Peter Tarka

Hola BCN

hola bcn
Creator: Joaquim Puigdomenech

How to Work Better

how to work better - poster
Creator: a ma

Transformer / X Y Z Typography

transformer type
Creator: Nguyen Sanh


wired type
Creator: Wes L Cockx

A Dose of Neon

neon dose
Creator: Katt Phatlane


wooden type
Creator: Like Minded Studio

BASE steckt voller Möglichkeiten

base typography
Creator: FOREAL

Typography Manufacturing

type manufacturing
Creator: Omar. Aqil


nike type poster
Creator: Chris LaBrooy

Cycle of Recycling / Shinbone Creative

recycling type
Creator: &Reach Management

Colour Topology

colour type
Creator: Dan Hoopert

36 days of type

type project
Creator: Dani Aristizábal

3D Type

dark 3d type
Creator: Ben Johnston, Mark Simmons, Super Design Co

Numbers Type

numbers type
Creator: rdn studio


3d type
Creator: Batoul et Mehdi

February Updates

february type project
Creator: Benoit Challand

Steve Angello – 3D Neon sign

neon type
Creator: Elias Klingén

Type Objects

type objects
Creator: rdn studio

Timeout Magazine

timeout magazine
Creator: Jeff Osborne

Nr.50 Typography

nr 50 type
Creator: Kevin Roodhorst

Behance Collaboration Project

reconstruct type
Creator: Omar Aqil, Peter Tarka

Woofer Type

woofer type
Creator: Fabian Flenker


wooden typography
Creator: Ryogo Toyoda

Summer Mood

summer mood type
Creator: Juanma Mota


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chawki trabelsi
1 year 4 months ago

Outstanding 3D typography design!

Denise Jae
Denise Jae
1 year 4 months ago

In the past few days I have viewed many, many 3D typography images, amazed and inspired by the creativity and craftsmanship. The talent at work in your images makes yours a stand alone design contributor. The dedication to detail is unmatched by the many others I have pored over. I had to comment, I am so impressed. It’s appropriate to humbly consider that very possibly, you are the best!