25 Tasty 3D Graphic Design Treats

Inspiration February 29, 2008

3D graphic design is becoming more popular and I have noticed a surge in 3D Type work on portfolio sites. Below are 30 examples of 3D graphic design from a variety of truly talented visual artists. many of these 3D graphic design projects were created using programs such as Xara 3D, Maya 3D, Photoshop, and Illustrator to name a few. Feel free to link your 3D type designs in the comments!

3D Graphic Design Using Type as a Central Theme

Emeric TRAHAND

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Josh Rhode

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Nik Ainley

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iunewind

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Hampus Olsson

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Newflesh

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Zoltan

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Dreaming-Star

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Xfragg3r

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Myaki Design

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Erik Finsrud

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Drew Flaherty

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57 Even

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Anton Shineft

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MoreVision

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 Cadence Wu

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  • http://www.kongtechnology.com Kitkat

    Oh my… all these 3D graphics are superb!

  • http://www.uprinting.com David S.

    Great examples of typography being treated as design rather than something you ‘type’ into a keyboard. Very cool stuff!

  • Gino

    Yes I think its interesting to see typography showcased in this way, its very refreshing to me and i like the depth of a lot of these works.

  • http://www.digitalrevolutions.biz Digital Revolutions

    Love it! Especially the Xfragg3r one. Awesome :D

  • http://graphixdesigns.blogspot.com/ nks

    interesting work……… check my blog too…

  • indy

    Very cool indeed. I would really love to know how to do this. Hmm, do you need a 3D program to create this or can you just used Photoshop, and Illustrator? Anyone out their knows?

  • greg

    Really good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Im a graphic desiner and would really like to know how this is done.

    Anyone who knows please could u teach me!

    I could assit u in any projects u have if u could help me.

    gregbruce01@yahoo.com

  • Gino

    They are done in a variety of programs including Maya, Photoshop, Illustrator and so on.

    I am hoping to post a tutorial in the future on how this is done.

  • Jenkin

    I’d love to see a tutorial on how to do this effect. I think there’s a serious information gap for most print designers on how to make the leap to using 3D tools. It’s something that has, to date, not been something taught as part of the toolkit for most print applications.

  • Ezekiel06

    Wow, this work is amazing. Love the different color schemes

  • Deepak

    AWESOME !!!!!!!

  • indy

    I also would love to see a tutorial. I unfortunately don’t have Maya but have been playing with blender. But I’m sure and hoping I’ll be able to adapt the tutorial to Maya.

  • http://codigopin.cl.nu PIN

    brother is a beautifull!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Aarlev

    The letters can be done with the excellent little program called Xara3d and then exported to Photoshop. It’s extremely simple to use.

    Tutorial on this type of stuff can be found here: http://psdtuts.com/designing-tutorials/valentines-day-photoshop-style/

  • http://albertomoss.com Albert Omoss

    I highly recommend Cinema 4D for designers wanting to do 3D work. It is extremely user friendly and includes a module specifically for graphic design called ‘mograph’. Check it out.

  • illadelph

    these guys should get into graffiti
    its more fun and they aint limited by the functions of a program like photoshop or illustrator

  • http://www.design-tg.com.ar/ Crisezeq

    Very Good!

  • danny

    simply…. tasty

  • sander v

    you forgot Serialcut… http://serialcut.com/

  • manray

    a really killer app for doing 3D Type and extrusions of eps files is Zaxwerks Pro Modeler. http://zaxwerks.com/promodeler/index.shtml
    Lots of control, super-fast renderer and rich output with an alpha channel for dropping into Photoshop easily.

  • blackwhitecolour

    There’s a tutorial on 3D type effects by Nik Ainley on the Digital Arts site at http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/tutorials/index.cfm?featureID=1617

    His illustration at the top of this blog is a front cover from that mag too, I seem to remember…

  • http://kerblotto.blogspot.com/ Kemosabe

    When did graphic design and graffiti art become the same thing? Damn punk kids.

  • http://www.thoughtsgarden.com Rashmi

    Really nice designs, I liked the “Summer Going Out” picture the most. It is done so well. Great work.

  • xavier

    anyone here can help me i wanna know what kind of font is the used in “dreaming-star” pict
    thaks sorry by my english its not good im from galapagos ecuador

  • http://www.free-computer-wallpapers.com/pictures/3D-wallpaper 3D

    Never forget 3D graphic videos http://www.dropamovie.com/YouTube/-I7WWYzEHEg/funny cartoon still have a great future

  • _antagonic

    good… good… good

  • Devohn

    WOW! Im inspired and gobsmacked at the same time :)

  • Sally

    uber- coool !

  • http://thejeffkaller.com Lindy McCoy

    I am wondering if you would be interested in designing the artwork to wrap a bus for us? I would like to discuss this with you VERY soon, i hope you still check this… you can reach me at that email or at 800.646.2574 X113

  • tongz

    verry good … good …good

  • keesha

    omg wow!! i wanna do a career like this and like wow .. i hope i get to do stuff like this and become his good and everything!
    u use photoshop riite?

  • jessa

    hi!!!i am so amazed by these designs… i would like to know what program are you guys usings to make these stuff… my profesion is so far from this but i have been doing some photo editting and logo designing as a hobby…hehe

    oh puhleeez
    puhleeez puhleeez can someone tell me what can i probably use aside from adobe photoshop…???
    i’m so interested…

    and well what can i say…you guys are so great!!!!!wonderful talents you got there huh….

  • Navendra Kumar

    Lovely I wana kiss yr hands
    very-very-very-vvvvvvvvv goooooooooood!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • bmx

    muy bueno

  • http://blographics.wordpress.com eli

    great!

  • arjun

    very nice
    marvellous

  • Crazy_Joe

    great stuff really smooth I’m enjoying watching them

  • http://www.laotracaraproductions.blogspot.com joy matlec

    I LOVE THIS !!!!!!

    EN VERDAD ESTOS DISEÑOS SON INSPIRADORES Y MAGICOS!!!

  • zayar hein

    very good. i like them.i want to be a good graphic designer like u.

  • Duflae

    These are all pretty lucsious
    My 1st attempt at a delicious chocolatey 3d design for cover of Critic Magazine.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pantocreator/2736817823/

  • reaksmey

    I need to know some thing about 3D Graphic Design Using Type as a Central Theme

  • http://matadordesign.co.cc Mundhor kakero

    waooo…. keren abissssss!!!

    jUST””””’ gOOOOOOODDDDD
    just impressive

  • Grace
  • Gino

    Grace – Nice find that’s an awesome design!

  • zahee

    wooooow its a great job u all done…..

  • Barry.

    absoloutly brilliant they are all excellent, well done everybody.wish I could do that.

  • scott

    Very good idea… I never thought to mix some simple maya 3d objects with illustrator and photoshop. It really makes it come alive. I’m going to go make one myself now and put it in my portfolio :) thanks!

  • http://www.Uc kimhoang

    So good…………….

  • http://www.shamsmanzil.com Afsal Zain

    Very Nice in Design world.

  • ivonkaa m

    dis work is d bomb….its js amazing………

  • rofhiwa

    this is great, keep it up guys . am a grade 12 student and i want to study 3d design. is there any one who can start me up?

  • http://www.manga-album.blogspot.com Matsugane kirawa

    Wow!!!Great artwork!! Very inspiring

  • arif zakwan

    what a fantastic job you did..
    actually i want to know and learn how to design or edit an image or picture to become like 3D graphic.
    what’s the software is suitable to do the work?

  • http://www.logotypecentralen.se Logotype

    Wow!!! Nice stuff defenetly. I wish i could do that myself!

  • gwiartya

    am lost for words amazing work kudos All you great minds!!!

  • e..bby

    dats well good omdz

  • Anonymous

    Great examples of typography being treated as design rather than something you ‘type’ into a keyboard. Very cool stuff!

  • Aslam

    Great examples of typography being treated as design rather than something you ‘type’ into a keyboard. Very cool stuff!

  • tuini

    wow grat! want to create like that.

  • Madan

    Top design..!!! realy wonderful 3D disign in the world. Especialy josh Rhode and Zoltan are insteresting images.

  • http://hello.primapes.com kg kg

    hello

  • Anonymous

    how do people do this type of stuff? Like, what type of program do you use?… I know its not microsoft paint lol

  • Ricky

    What Technology do you use to make these Designs i have PhotoShop CS3 Extended and i dont kno how lo make those…

  • Mo

    I love the Myakai Design i plan on being a graphic designer when i get older and these drawings really inspire me and lets me have ideas hanigning in my head but you guuys are really good!

    congrats

  • http://inspiks.com/category/insights/ loswl

    These are some amazing examples of 3D Type, I really love “MoreVision” extremely well done…Cinema 4D handles type pretty good..here is a link to one of my first attempt, using only Cinema 4D
    http://flickr.com/photos/loswl/3054105604/

  • dianne

    wow

  • http://jzro.iespana.es Luizao

    wuuuuooooo… it`s the best thing that i`ve never seen… its a good job.. i wanna know how to do this.. i wanna learn about xara 3d… so, if anyones wants help pleaseeee write me.. i`m still start like a graphic designer

  • adilia

    awesome. but how?

  • http://www.coroflot.com/heliajamali helia

    very refreshing… =)

  • http://www.digiphotoalbum.blogspot.com NEWBOY

    I Love this site……. (v)
    v

  • wawan

    good….good…good

  • NIcolas

    Imagination and art. Very, very good

  • http://clor.net shineft

    thx for featured my work, but i dont use any 3d at my work )) thats seems like that, but not it is ))

  • jordan

    very nice

  • http://yahoo jade

    damn.. how long does it take to do that?

  • Malusi Pakade

    This is the future, I don’t like it, I LOVE IT.

  • http://www.3dsmaxworks.com 3d max model

    very good works. Do you process it not only with one software?

  • suping

    this beatifull,exellent, goooooooood stuff

  • http://www.idealhut.com IdealHut

    Amazing wallpapers……….

  • Ami Ysr

    Very interesting and cool designs

  • Diosanne

    wow!…all of that is 3d…how long does it take to do of each 3d presentation. I want to learn in doing some 3d graphic designs..I wish you have a tutorial for that…

    thanks…

  • Diosanne

    can I ask?….what graphic tool did u use to make that 3D designs?…did u have a tutorial for that?…hehehhehehee….

  • Diosanne

    hmmm……do you have an Open Office tutorial for that?

  • http://www.jsoftj.com mohamed

    i am mohamed i want to download these program please

  • http://www.chitwanchadha.com chitwan chadha

    Really good stuff different from others.

  • Rashid

    hi, great brainstorming stuff, what technology u sed to design like that 3d etc

  • kamal

    hey very good work i m very keen to learn this type of designing but how this question still as such in front of me.. is there anybody who can tell me what kind of softwares are used in this designing.. i shall be very very very thankful my mail id is sohini4reet@yahoo.co.in

  • SALEEM BASURY

    AMAZING REALLY
    KEEP GOING

  • erick

    i love it. this is a good work done.

  • http://noweb Ajay Arora

    Well that’s so cool wallpapers
    & good design’s

  • Biodun

    what a wonderful design they are all good i m very happy to see this type of designing but how this was done is there any softwares that produce this designing.. i willl be very very very thankful if someone can explain it to me my mail id is omolanreconcept@yahoo.com

  • Abraham Villarreal

    WOW, what a designs.
    Where i can learn to do this desingns..?

  • http://www.mail.com tosh

    hahaha these are awesome…hahaha holla!

  • B

    There are sum AWESOME pictures and graphics on this page !!!!

  • clarrissa

    57 even dat is some sexy shit

  • http://WavingMelody.webs.com Toriano

    They are all just so remarkle.
    The color schemes in most were brilliant and left me intrigued.
    I’m a designer myself,but I just never thought to use letters as a form of art,alot of
    potential.Great job guys.

  • http://www.amberway.co.uk nick

    Nice designs man :)

    I liked the grafitti one the best.

  • sarah

    this is verry amazing.. i am a good artist and everyone thinks that i should be a graphic designer. i enjoy doing art and admit i am a bit talented at it.
    how do i get started in graphoc design . and can you give me some websites for inspiration. or the websites or programs you used to do your art work?

    thanks .

  • lemon

    really incredible

  • Grazia R.

    Ciao! Complimenti sono davvero fantastici!

  • Ahsan Arain

    Wow!!! teach me and get the business!!

  • srees

    Marvellous & outstanding designs

    can you plz let me know where i could display my own works????????

  • ravi

    this is verry amazing.. wonder full work any time visit india please come
    thanks .

  • an?l

    very nice site..

  • Smokiie

    can enyone give me some graphic designers who have created 3-dimensional font
    please can you email them to

    umarattari@hotmail.co.uk
    Thanks Smokiie

  • http://petermikhael.com Peter Mikhael

    thx for the tutorials :). I have a tutorial 3d logo design – Logo Design behind the Scenes. I use Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk Maya, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe after Effects, Adobe Flash and Adobe Dreamweaver. so the final logo ready for printing, TV production and Web Publishing.

    http://petermikhael.com/3d-logo-design-logo-design-behind-the-scenes.html

  • sumon rajsh

    how nice. i am very glad.

  • tang

    Very good!

  • sam

    thanks for your graphic designs
    tey are really goog and perfect.

  • Anonymous

    gooooood

  • mehdi – iran

    it’s wonderfullllll
    good

  • http://navidan.com hossein

    its very well
    tank you

  • deniday

    hello, wow so really good design…excelent maybe you can give me and everyone about tutorial to make it.thanks so much

  • pezhman

    wWW000ooooww…It’s simply unbelievable to me.

  • Musaddiq Nawaz

    I am a graphic Designer and I admire all stuff created. Keep it up.

  • http://www.akijsecurities.com sourav

    Really Outstanding……………………………………………………………………………!

  • sally

    These artists are not at all “truly talented.” These designs are a cluttered mess that any art director would reject on sight.