Booq Alt is a spin/evolution of the typeface Booq. Similar in its dimensions and modular components designed within the structural limitations set by Booq’s G.D.A.A Manifesto. It is based on creating a range of alternate glyphs that pretends to act as a compilation of various individual spinoffs – a visualisation of the usage and the spread of the manifesto resulting in a pool of alternate forms.
Booq Alt’s form stems from the idea of one’s innate reluctance to conform (in this case to the limitations set by the manifesto), giving birth to awkward shapes, kinks, oddities, and distortions – finding balance amongst this architectonic frustration while sticking within the manifesto’s rules.
It is a celebration of experimentation, beauty in deformities, and of alternate forms created through the breaking and re-making of a system. To celebrate this unexpectedness in experimentation, the typeface is also programmed to allow randomisation of its alternate glyphs during the act of typing.