Isometric art is an interesting design choice, and it’s often thought about in relation to either engineering projects (where isometric drawings help architects and the like to build things), and to the old isometric games from the 90s. Quite the difference. But isometric art surprisingly enough appears all over the place – in illustrations in magazines, as fun and quirky maps to help visitors to tourist attractions get around, to educational designs where seeing a landscape from a particular point of view makes it easier to understand, and lots more.
Isometric drawings and designs, at their core, try to show 3D images on a 2D screen (or piece of paper). And isometric art takes that idea, and that specific top-down-and-to-the-side angle, and uses it to create something that’s beautiful, interesting, and perhaps even useful. Isometric art is a challenge – it takes real skill, hard work and thought about how the finished image should appear – and when it’s done well the results can be utterly out of this world. It quite literally can provide a different perspective on common scenes.
I’ve brought together a collection of some of my favourite examples of isometric artwork, and I hope that these give you some inspiration and ideas around creating your own (or even just seeking out more examples). Each of these was created by a talented designer, and the results speak for themselves.
Which of these examples of isometric art did you like best? Have you come across any isometric artwork that you’d like to share? We’d love to hear what you have to say in the comments below!