Reading is one of the most essential and indispensable skills of human life. It enriches our knowledge as well as our creativity. This is why the month of September is celebrated as The Literary Month. It’s when all the book fairs and literary festivals happen in and around Colombo. As reading, literature and language are all supported by Akuru (letters) we found it only fitting to join in on the celebrations with our own series of events.
‘Akuru Celebrating Literary Month’, was a successful series of online and offline events celebrating language, literature and letters. Every weekend of September had its own thrilling affair;
After a long break, Colombo Type was back with it’s fifth edition on 10th February 2019 at 2.00pm at the Royal College Union, Colombo 07. This time the presentations were focused on showcasing academic research and projects relating to Typography.
Fourth edition of Colombo Type was held on Sunday the 1st of July 2018 at 2.30pm onwards in Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, Colombo (1st Floor – Mahaweli Center).
The event included two of the much awaited workshops by Dr. Sumanthri Samarawickrama, senior lecturer at the Department of Integrated Design, University of Moratuwa, and Mahinda Bandara, lecturer at the Department of Visual Communication Design, Faculty of Visual Arts, University of Visual and Performing Arts.
Colombo Type #003 was held on 3rd of June, 2018 at Royal Asiatic Society, Mahaweli Center. The event was graced with two valuable presentations by Akuru Collective members Samadara Ginige and Dr Kavan Ratnatunga