30 Days of Akuru kicks off

30 Days of Akuru kicks off today! #30daysofAkuru first edition, is an open call to visual designers, illustrators, type designers, typographers and anyone who’s interested in explore the endless possibilities and new dimensions of Sinhala letterforms, Sinhala script. We challenge you to create your own new and exciting interpretation of a selected Sinhala letter, one […]

First ever Akurucon pushes boundaries in Lankan typographic thinking

A progressive discussion on local typographic culture, its evolution and impressions on Sri Lankan society held in Colombo: Focus on the significance of the Dutch era press for Sinhala and Tamil letterform evolution: Conceptualised by Akuru Collective and Mooniak and supported by Netherlands’ Embassy and AOD Colombo Contributing a thought-provoking discussion on typography and its […]

අකුරූප; අලුත් සිංහල යෙදුමක්!

අකුරු මෝස්තර, අකුරු හැඩතල ගැන කතා ලංකාවේ එතරම් සුලභ නැත. ඒ ගැන නිතර කතාකරන අපට ඒ හා බැඳුණු අදහස් නිරවුල්ව ප්‍රකාශ කරන්නට නිසි සිංහල යෙදුම් නොමැතිවීමද ගැටළුවකි. එපමණක් නොවේ, විෂය ගැන දැනුම නිර්මාණය සහ බෙදාහදා ගැනීම වචන මඳකම නිසා සීමාවන් වලට යටත් වෙයි. එහෙයින් අපේ කටට, අපේ රසට ගැලපෙන සේ නිවැරදි තාක්ෂණික වදන් නිපයා ගැනීම […]

ColomboType 002 – Type, technology and design

PRESENTATIONS ‘Typography as the idea in advertising’ . Russell Miranda, Art Based Creative Director (Executive) at Dentsu Grant Group ‘Latest developments in Sinhala fonts and typography; beyond the Unicode problem’ Pathum Egodawatta, Type designer, typographer and researcher ‘From images to text; Sinhala optical character recognition’ Chamila Liyanage, Senior Research Assistant at UCSC