25 Examples Of Awesome 3D CSS Typography

CSS is a veritable playground for type designers. It allows you to push the boundaries of typography, and explore new creative possibilities. In this post i want to share some amazing examples of 3D Typography created entirely with the magic of CSS animation, transform, transition and text-shadow.

3D CSS Typography

Renders best in Chrome.

Animated Opening Type

Animated Opening Type

Tilt-Shift Text

Tilt shift


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CSS3 Isometric

CSS3 Isometric

Relieves en textos

Relieves en textos

Scss 3D Text Mixin

A 3D text mixin to save time, added letting.js to this example

3D effect with shadows

Two different approaches to creating editable 3D text

3D Text Lighting & Shadows

I woke up and decided to redo one of these old photoshop logo design tutorials in pure CSS.

Splitting: Space Invaders

A colleague asked me to try imitate an old-school design which had these text shadows skewed by perspective.

Playing w/ Retro Typography

Playing w/ Retro Typography

CSS only 3D paper fold text effect

Attempt at a paper folding effect with text so that it looks like it's coming off the page. Not supported in IE, or Firefox. This is using experiment

CSS only Frozen text

CSS only frozen text effect with background-clip, blend modes and gradient text.

Text Effects Sass functions & mixins

I decided I wanted to code some Sass mixins and functions to recreate some of those common text effects in CSS.

Peeled Text Transforms

This pen shows text that looks like it is peeled of the page. It has a smooth animation when hovered.

CSS-only shimmering neon text

This is so not what a neon sign looks like, but I stumbled on the effect on accident and thought it looked cool. Select the text and type whatever

Grassy Text with Variable fonts.

Grass text effect with variable fonts! Using Decovar: Seriously all the hard work is done by the font designe

Text-Shadow Animate

Text-Shadow Animate

5 CSS Text Effects

Nearly all image-free except for backgrounds. Best viewed in Chrome (due to background-clip in 2 examples).  Webfonts all served by Google Fonts. Patte

Star Wars

Star Wars A New Hope Opening Crawl - PURE HTML/CSS

80s style text with clip path

80s style text with clip path

Layered fonts in css

CSS text effects with layered fonts. Using the font Rig Shaded for this effect.

3D Font Effect CSS

Quick and easy anaglyph 3D font effect

Pulsing 3D Typography Thingy

Emmm, not sure what this is really. Was just fun playing about with some typography animation.

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