In the rich tapestry of Sri Lanka's linguistic history, Sinhala typography has been evolving since the year 1737. Fast forward to the present day, and ColomboType #007 emerges as a testament to the vibrant spirit of innovation within the Sinhala typography landscape.
Leading this revolution is the visionary Janaka Attanayake, a renowned typographer and a key player in the field of communication design at the University of Visual and Performing Arts. Janaka's journey includes the inception of the "Golu" typeface, a milestone achievement in Sinhala typography, as well as contributions to script development, font design, linguistic research, calligraphy, and educational outreach through video content.
His influence extends beyond the boundaries of academia, as evidenced by the groundbreaking "Golu" font making its mark at the Akurucon Symposium in March 2018. This event, held at the grand Kandy House, marked a significant chapter in the narrative of this revolutionary typeface.
Delving into the specifics of the "Golu" font, it serves as a powerful tool for expression, bridging the gap between traditional and contemporary Sinhala script. Janaka's meticulous attention to detail and dedication to preserving the essence of Sinhala calligraphy have resulted in a font that stands at the intersection of heritage and modernity.
On a broader scale, the "Golu" typeface contributes to the advancement of Sinhala typography, empowering individuals with a new means of creative expression. Its introduction has sparked discussions within the typography community, paving the way for collaborative efforts and a shared enthusiasm for the evolution of Sinhala script.
As we embrace this new chapter in Sinhala typography with the introduction of ColomboType #007, unveiled on December 19, 2020, at 6:30 PM on Akuru's YouTube channel, we invite you to join us on this journey of discovery. The event, hosted by the esteemed Kosala Senevirathne, promises to be an engaging exploration of the intricacies of this innovative Sinhala typeface.
For those interested, further details about the event and the Colombo Type #007 can be found in the following section. Your participation in this discourse is not only welcome but encouraged as we collectively celebrate the fusion of tradition and modernity in the world of Sinhala typography.