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4–7 September, 2019

Sumanthri Samarawickrama

Sumanthri Samarawickrama

Sumanthri Samarawickrama is a senior lecturer in the Department of Integrated Design, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. Her area of research concerns the anatomy of Sinhala letterforms. This has led her to document the evolution of Sinhala type, which she believes is essential to type education. She completed a master’s degree in visual communication design at Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore, and a PhD in typography at the University of Moratuwa. While continuing her own research, she supervises many graduate students on type-based research.

ATypI Tokyo | Thursday, 5 September, 2019 | 12:30 – 13:00 | Miraikan Hall

Sinhala Wood-Block Type

Talk | Presented in English

This presentation is about the history of woodblocks used in Sinhala newspapers from their inception to the 1990s. Focusing on wood-block compositions, Sumanthri Samarawickrama will take you through a timeline showing how retro Sinhala letters took shape. The aim of...

Presented by Sumanthri Samarawickrama