30 Best 3D Logo Design Ideas You Should Check
Check out some of the best 3d logo design ideas we have curated to inspire you!
Created by Brian Ide | https://dribbble.com/shots/6947225-Isometric-Illusion-ID
3D logo design is something known as a fun and probably innovative way to attract viewers. It can turn into a fun little identity as 3D visual imagery will add a unique aspect, distinctive look, and timelessness. For sure, creating one will need several tips and tricks. At one point, skill in making the smart use of line, shadow, layering, and shapes should be in work.
With that, creating a logo design with a 3D visual illusion can turn into a somewhat memorable experience. That is why playing with bold imagery, exciting color, or something out of the box can be your fuel in developing such an image. The following list can help curate your inspiration and craft your unique vision. But what to consider in the process?
If you want a unique visual with a 3D logo, you should understand the use of every element in the creation. Your best works should be around graphic and color models. Play around with lines, shadows, colors, layers, and patterns. You can also make an innovation with the isometric image, such as a cube, circle, and so on. It works in various ways, including for symbols, initials, or wordmarks.
Here are some of the best 3D logo design ideas you can reference:
Created by Kasper van Eerden | https://dribbble.com/shots/3977336-Stairs3-Logo
The logo highlights the use of 3d illusion imagery made out of several square shapes and colors to create the stair-like image. In contrast to the more colorful icon, the typography is made simple with a sans-serif font. A nice addition to the naming is the superscript of 3, which imply the power of number in mathematics and the sense of rank in the stair
2. Design Discovery
Created by Joe Hansen | https://dribbble.com/shots/8391337-Design-Discovery
Design discovery focuses on simple typography, which works as the best neutral model to work under the said industry. A clean and direct approach is made with a grayish color palette, sans serif font, and a direct initial. The initials have simple lines representing two D's letters linked with a line and arranged to create a 3d illusion effect.
3. P O R T A L
Created by A.V. Cook | https://dribbble.com/shots/7205100-P-O-R-T-A-L
Portal goes with the literal effect and design, as the combination of wordmark and icon is made to represent the name "portal." The portal icons are made with a simple design of a black hole. The spherical design with line design makes it stand out without overpowering the font. A serif font with a swirl effect is used to compromise with the black hole effect.
4. Krivenko Ivan
Created by Krivenko Ivan | https://dribbble.com/shots/14502438-Letter-B-Illusion
One thing that stands out from this design is the curved element inside the B letter. It is pretty much a simple, straightforward look that creates a unique rendition of the B shape. The black and white makes the swirl obvious. It can be a fun logo concept for café as the swirl resembles the latter art.
Created by MaDeg | https://dribbble.com/shots/17597787-Logo-Design-for-block-b-letter-mark
The use of the blocky bold font is very fitting with the name. The use of a simple block icon also makes a nice rendition of the name. A good unique aspect of blue, yellow, purple, and green makes good use of the basic color palette. The use of diagonal shaping also works best in creating a visual illusion
6. The Mind's Eye
Created by Joshua Gille | https://dribbble.com/shots/3297717--The-Mind-s-Eye
The smart use of black and white color, the creative development of shapes and shades, plus the relevance of the name make this logo a very attractive look. It also has a symmetrical design. Another good point is that the implication of two rings and a circle to create the eye shape can develop the idea of an unending loop and connection of mind and eye.
Created by Collin Garcia | https://dribbble.com/shots/4892981-CG
CG plays with the use of 2D visuals with 3D illusion effects. The use of shapes creates a blocky letter of CG in the most subtle ways. It also uses much less color and focuses on the shapes and builds. It can be a very attractive design for famous or high-end, modern, millennial, or structure-related brands.
Created by Mattia Biffi | https://dribbble.com/shots/4867179-Threesteps-WIP
In this design, the use of simple graphics made out of line art and monochrome color stole attention. The three bars are aligned in a way to resemble three steps of stairs for the highly relevant imagery. The middle bar has been drawn and flipped; it makes a hidden look as the logo both show the same look when seen upside down.
Created by Vitalii | https://dribbble.com/shots/5972169-Illusion
Among many essential elements in logo design, one of the best considerations is variation. VitalII has two logo images, the first one has a lineup, and the other has a full color. Both still share the same pallet. The shape itself is pretty simple, consisting of another two closely intertwined zeros or O letters. This shape makes a nice symmetry that can fit any use.
Created by Aiste | https://dribbble.com/shots/3529658-Statistic-curves-icon
Aiste focuses on the more abstract icon with popping colors in it. It is relevant to the meaning of Aiste as a noun, which is a quirk or peculiarity. The unique shapes of the up and down brush that later connect the start and the end give a random impression. The blend of color also appears as a rainbow, composing various colors that can create a sense of diversity.
Created by Jared Palmer | https://dribbble.com/shots/4004586-Formik
Formic has a logo made out of line art, which is drawn in a way that creates a visual look of four bars stacked high, with the highest bar having the longest dimension. But the lack of several lines to create the perfect stack develops an F initial. Considering the name, which presumably uses the word Form, this is a smart logo that keeps the audience engaged and stays relevant and unique.
12. Impossible B
Created by Anana Estudio | https://dribbble.com/shots/6808821-Impossible-B-Logo-Exploration
The use of colors, shades, and shapes makes the impossible B logo trippy. It looks unique in the way that the logo appears to be 3D and has a hidden double B image in it. The combination of Yellow, cyan, and blue blend perfectly with the shades. It is something unique and hard to replicate that surely turns into a standout identity.
13. The Falcon King
Created by The Falcon King | https://dribbble.com/shots/4614896-Isometric-Heart-Vector
Distinctive imagery and symbol help create a unique identity for the company. In this graphic, the design has a simple logo made out of graphical capability to create a 3D illusion. Despite 3D illusion being pretty popular nowadays, the falcon king uses the visual lookoff bend block to create a nice-looking heart shape.
Created by Shakir | https://dribbble.com/shots/4173268-logo-for-illusion
Illusion design is pretty much a wordmark. Similar to many other wordmark logos, Illusion's main distinctive element is the I letter. The letter is made out of a simple graphical image to create an illusion of two blocks standing up, creating a lowercase word. The combination of simple typography and image makes the logo versatile and timeless.
15. Chris Scott
Created by Chris Scott | https://dribbble.com/shots/10839630-T-Y-Logo-Concept
The logo by Chris Scott goes beyond the minimalist or simple imagery. Instead, the creator uses a tri-color dynamic using red, yellow, and white to appear more stand out. It has a basic shape, but the twist and turn on the inside make a nice little visual illusion. It is sure is unique and generates a unique symmetrical image for a branding
Created by Antonio Calvino | https://dribbble.com/shots/18230141-D
D3, or D-cube, embraces the name to create a cool and visually appealing logo. The symbol is pretty straightforward, with three letter D's on every side of the cube. It is very relevant imagery with the company's name, at the same time serving as the simplest yet memorable imagery. The creator also develops two variants for better versatility.
17. The Learning Factory
Created by Vasily Ledovsky | https://dribbble.com/shots/15184446-The-Learning-Factory
This logo uses a combination type with a unique symbol and the company's name. It is because the imagery itself is a bit advanced without any details, despite its unique and impressive model. It combines the letter L and F with two color gradations of Blue and purple. The letter arrangement is fun, creating a 3D visual.
Created by Ofelia Andronic | https://dribbble.com/shots/14135652-Rodeo-Logo
Going for the more simple and more direct approach, Mindshake uses a logo with the company name. The typography is pretty basic, with sans serif and sharp corners. The icon is pretty simple, with colors and fireworks bloom-like imagery. The less chaos makes a nice symbol of spark, yet it uses colors, blends, and shapes to accentuate the styling.
Created by Ofelia Andronic | https://dribbble.com/shots/14135652-Rodeo-Logo
The logo imagery is pretty much a simple typography design. It has a unique typeface and arrangement, creating the double Rodeo names to create a circular image. Aside from going for the common curved image, this logo tries to make an illusion to develop a floaty look. With that, it has a unique model that likely relates to the curved cowboy hat.
Created by Patrick Tuell | https://dribbble.com/shots/17553954-Cubi
Cubi is a cube, but with a little twist. The design creates an exceptional look by creating a cube image with a circle inside it. It is a unique styling as the creator mixes and matches the color palette. When applied together, the design creates a visual illusion and a nice symbol alongside the simple and direct typography.
21. Flip Side
Created by schunnin | https://dribbble.com/shots/1741774-ediS-pilF
Taking the idea of a Flipside, some people might try to create a filled logo or imagery. But the creator develops a 3D illusion to make a paper-corner opening. A cool thing about its element is the relevant imagery and simple and unique look. It properly hides the "side," creating the real meaning of the "Flip" surface.
Created by Swallow | https://dribbble.com/shots/5856167-Logo-Sonar
The sonar music school has a cool-looking logo design with a symbol made out of lines. The lines are arranged in a way to make the famous infinite mark. At a glance, the use of lines and simple symbolic help craft a memorable identity. But it also has relevant meaning as it resembles the sonar imagery of sounds, a major element of music.
24. Nikolai Janz
Created by Nikolai Janz | https://dribbble.com/shots/10969405-8
Another good way of crafting unique imagery is to play around with visual illusions. The designer plays around with up and down layers, which make it possible to work due to the use of simple graphical instruments and colors. It allows the looker to imagine two stacked drawers but also a unique image of the number Eight.
Created by freaworkx | https://dribbble.com/shots/2702371-Gritbit-logo
Framework is smart in developing 3D visuals with only two initials. It is a monogram that works perfectly to make a nice-looking cube consisting of G letters. The isometric color also goes well with a very simple color palette of gray. It comes in different shades, which help put the logo design idea versatile and fit for various media.
Created by Brian Ide | https://dribbble.com/shots/6947225-Isometric-Illusion-ID
Brian IDE makes the design cleverly hides and develops a unique sense of 3D illusion. It is pretty common in this list, but what the creator does is considerably unique. Instead of using color, the creator uses a dotted pattern. It creates a subtle distinction while keeping the real meaning, name, or information standing out.
Created by ParthaSarathy Aila | https://dribbble.com/shots/7109084-Telebu-Logo-Design
Telebu icon is pretty much in the simple and minimalist style. It works as either a logo or a combination with the company name. Using only the icon might not be directly relevant to the name despite the unique and full-on insight. The symbols come with unique colors and visuals, creating an illusion of an isometric cube.
27. Hasna Lahmini
Created by Hasna Lahmini | https://dribbble.com/shots/2660857-Q-36daysoftype
The creator of this logo sure makes a nice illusion of flipped or raised lines. At a glance, the logo uses a basic circular blue lining. But the slight addition of the curve makes it look like a raised ribbon, creating such a wave effect on the whole image. It is still simple, but the wave also has a color gradation.
28. Colin Saunders
Created by Colin Saunders | https://dribbble.com/shots/9832849-Day-10-30
A triangle shape with a unique visual effect is pretty common imagery you find on the internet. For sure, that is what inspired Colin to make the design. The simple use of lines makes it more versatile. It can even work in every media with any background color. When properly used, the graphic can create meaning or distinctive value.
Created by Adam Trybuła | https://dribbble.com/shots/2698987-Box
To make the design literal to its brand naming and meaning, this design appears as a box. But the isometric image is made with a touch of minimalism. The creator only uses simple colors and shapes. The creator only has squared the front. The top and side have no separating line, which puts it aside from other similar looks.
30. Will Dove
Created by Will Dove | https://dribbble.com/shots/2748122-W
Will take the brand initial "W" and make it fancy. It works by using simple images and colors which resemble common blocks and shapes. It is arranged in such a way that it has a distinctive W letter with fancy shapes. The fun shape makes it work as a distinctive identity.
Frequently Ask Questions
What is a 3D logo design?
A 3D logo design is a visual representation of a brand or business that has been created using 3D modeling software. Unlike traditional 2D logos, 3D logos have depth and dimension and can be viewed from multiple angles. They are created using advanced design techniques to give a sense of realism and are often used in branding, advertising, and marketing.
Why is 3D logo design important?
A 3D logo design can provide a competitive edge for a brand or business. It can enhance its visibility, recognition, and credibility in the marketplace. Additionally, 3D logos can create a lasting impression on the minds of the target audience, resulting in higher engagement and brand loyalty. A well-designed 3D logo can help a brand stand out in a crowded market, increase its perceived value, and drive sales.
How is 3D logo design different from 2D logo design?
3D logo design is a more complex process than 2D logo design. While 2D logos are created using two-dimensional graphics, 3D logos are designed with depth and perspective, making them look more lifelike. 3D logos also offer more possibilities in terms of creativity, as they can be viewed from different angles and can incorporate textures and lighting effects. However, the design process for 3D logos may require more time and resources than for 2D logos.
What software is used for 3D logo design?
There are many software programs that can be used for 3D logo design. Some of the most popular ones include Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk Maya, Blender, and Cinema 4D. These programs offer a range of tools and features for creating 3D logos, including modeling, texturing, lighting, and rendering. Designers can choose the software that best suits their needs and level of expertise.
How long does it take to create a 3D logo design?
The time it takes to create a 3D logo design depends on several factors, such as the complexity of the design, the level of detail required, and the skill level of the designer. Some 3D logo designs can be completed in a few hours, while others may take several days or even weeks to create. The design process may also involve several rounds of revisions and feedback from the client, which can add to the overall time required.
Can a 3D logo be animated?
Yes, a 3D logo can be animated to create a more dynamic and engaging visual experience. Animation can add movement, depth, and interactivity to the logo, making it more memorable and effective in conveying the brand message. Animating a 3D logo requires specialized software and skills and may involve additional time and resources compared to a static 3D logo.
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