Tamil Type Stories

A workshop where participants use lettering and craft to create their impression of the featured Sing Lit. 

16 April 2022

In-person at The Arts House

Organised by:
Singapore Book Council

Commissioned by:
Sing Lit: Read Our World

Supported by:
National Arts Council

Venue supporter:
The Arts House


About the Session:

Reading is seeing pictures with words. An author's words are typeset by a designer in a selected font. As readers, we unwittingly forget the type when absorbing the story. 

In this cosy session, we make a foray into Tamil type design through crafts! Inspired by the work of Arti Anand, this craft session will introduce you to experimentations with Tamil typefaces set by a published Tamil type designer.  

Join us for an crafternoon and go home with a win!


About the Author

Arati Anand hails from the heartlands of Singapore. In 2013, at the age of twelve, she published her first novelette Veenavum Tholiantha Pathakamum (Veena and the Missing Emblem). Since then, the aspiring wordsmith has penned twenty-eight picture books, both fiction and non-fiction, for young readers. Arati hopes to share the joy of reading and writing with children.  




Annusia Balan is an Experience Designer and Researcher working in the public sector. Her work is governed by contextual needs and focuses on humanising content for corporate and public clients. She began her design journey in National Library Board, where she set up [email protected] using design thinking principles. During her free time, she runs The Tamil Class to improve her mother's Tamil language lessons through design.