An inventive 3D Typeface: Rig Shaded

I’m very excited to share my latest typeface. It was a long time in the making and pretty complicated in places but it’s ready to be unleashed.

Rig Shaded is a 3D type family with a geometric sans serif at its heart. As its name suggests, Rig is designed as a framework to support a range of striking 3D effects.

It has four versatile weights including a unique ‘zero’ weight. Each has two grades of distinctive halftone shading, Fine and Coarse, which emphasize Rig’s solid appearance.

Rig developed from my quest to find ideal letter shapes for a shaded typeface while retaining their geometric principles and legibility. Each character has been designed to ensure maximum clarity and harmony when combined with 3D effects. The extrude and shaded styles have been handcrafted to produce a consistent weight and tone.

Here’s how it looks in use:


Rig’s character set includes 230 glyphs, supporting 198 languages, including all Western, Central and South Eastern European languages.

It’s simple to create awesome headlines with any design software that uses layers. There’s more information on using Rig Shaded and how it was made in the specimen.

Rig Shaded is available at MyFonts.