30 DAYS OF AKURU
TYPOGRAPHY
2019

"Sinhala" is considered as one of the most aesthetically beautiful alphabets in the world. It is the native language of the Sinhala people.

30 Days of Akuru, inspired by popular 36 Days of Type, is an annual design challenge organized by Akuru Collective to design 30 Sinhala letters in 30 days. It took place for the first time in 2019, May 1st - 30th.

අ - Ayanna:

Letter අ (u). The first letter in the alphabet which is introduced first to a child and the closest to heart as it is the first letter of the word අම්මා (Amma/Mother).

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ඉ - Iyanna:

Letter ඉ (i). The fifth letter in the Sinhala alphabet. It is the letter for ඉර (ira/Sun). Tried to do something with light and shadow while trying to keep it simple as possible.

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30 Days of Akuru

ඊ - Eeyanna:

Letter ඊ (eeh). The sixth letter in the Sinhala alphabet. It is the letter for ඊතලය (eethalaya/Arrow). I'm not an 3D expert nor have I studied that area. But making 3D art using 2D shapes with light and shadow elements is fascinating. Learned a lot about 3D design through this daily challenge.

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උ - Ouyanna:

Letter උ (ou). The seventh letter in the Sinhala alphabet. It is the letter for උඩ (ouda/Up). Tried my hand at 3D foil text balloon effect.

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එ - Eyanna:

Letter එ (e). The ninth letter in the Sinhala alphabet. It is the letter for එලිය (eliya/Light).

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ඔ - Oyanna:

Letter ඔ (O). The twelfth letter in the Sinhala alphabet. It is the letter for ඔපය (ඔපය/Shine).

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30 Days of Akuru

ක - Kayanna:

Letter ක (ka). It is the letter for කලු (kalu/Black).

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30 Days of Akuru

ග - Gayanna:

Letter ග (ga). It is the letter for ගමන (gamana/Journey).

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