A couple of months ago while browsing through artists online, I stumbled upon the portfolio of a graphics studio called Serial Cut based out of Madrid. The studio creates all sorts of 3D animation and illustration, but their specialty is 3D typographic illustration. The creations are often sculpted or built by hand, but there are a few that are digital reproductions. Either way, Serial Cut's typographic illustration seems to have a life of its own, and a seemingly tactile quality that allows the viewer to experience the type from all angles.
I originally browsed through their portfolio on this site, Bernstein & Andriulli, which is an artist management agency. There are a lot of incredible portfolios on the site, so please give it a look. Serial Cut's official website is here. Enjoy!