Old car insignias have always intrigued me. For Rafael's name plaque I decided to create one. The type style I chose is called air conditioner.
The vectors were basic. The open contour was modified by simply bending the two sides.
I used the bevel tool to create a relief. It is fairly shallow.
The letter outline was created as a zero height flat relief. This was then merged LOWEST with the first relief.
Then I created the background relief, applying a subtle texture to the inner, raised portion. The lettering was created as a separate relief, positioned vertically and then merged highest to complete the file. It was now ready for tool pathing and routing.