Convex / Prismatic / Beveled
I'm fairly certain that Convecta (released in 2000 when four fonts made up the entire Letterhead Fonts catalog) was the first layered convex font ever created. I'd never seen a layered font set before and wanted to make something that my fellow sign artists could cut out of vinyl to create a dimensional effect. Convex, prismatic, beveled, whatever you decide to call it, all fonts in this category are designed with a base font and an additional font or fonts containing convex (or beveled) shapes that gets placed on top to create a dimensional appearance. Coloring the top layer with a gradient color slightly darker or lighter than the color used for the base font achieves very eye-catching results quickly. These dimensional fonts are very time-consuming to create and require a great deal of skill. Here's how we do it.

Big Dog by Chuck Davis
LHF Big Dog
Boot Camp by Denise Bayers
Convecta by Chuck Davis
LHF Convecta
Flathead by John Davis
Handyman by Patrick Kalange
LHF Handyman
Jumbo by John Studden
LHF Jumbo
Menace by Chuck Davis
LHF Menace
Quadrex by Chuck Davis
LHF Quadrex
Quantum by Chuck Davis
LHF Quantum
Ransom by Denise Bayers
LHF Ransom
Shogun by Denise Bayers