More chunky types

Playful 3D typography is proving popular at the moment, partly because of the advertising world’s ongoing love affair with the quirky and homespun.

Graphic designer and 3D type fan Stefan Sagmeister’s recent TV ad for Standard Chartered Bank features about ten different 3D fonts made out of ice, abacuses, kites, people and more.

With its potential for movement in real time, 3D typography is a friend of the moving image. Check out this delightful video of French graphic designer and illustrator Marion Bataille’s pop-up book ABC 3D. It was made in 2008, but deserves a second viewing.

Humans are not the only ones that can make inspiring 3D type. A machine delighted crowds at the IFA electronics fair in Berlin earlier this month, printing foam bubble letters that floated up towards the sky. Further evidence that 3D typography is in the ascendant.

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For more about 3D typography, see Design Week 23 September 2010.

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  • Michael Appiagyei November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    The video about the pop-up book is awesome!! but then so is the foam printer.

  • Ian Lambert November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Liking the 3d typography – follow the link for a 7 foot high painted solid Mdf bookcase and some new order furnitur

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