ITC Giovanni was designed by Robert Slimbach and released by the International Typeface Corporation in 1989. Beginning at the drawing board and then moving to a computer, Slimbach based his design on classic oldstyle typefaces such as Garamond and Bembo. He then gave the typeface more contemporary proportions and weights, which resulted in a lively and legible text typeface.
Sanvito is an upright script typeface designed by Robert Slimbach in 1993. Named after one of the principal scribes of the Italian Renaissance, Sanvito is based on the highly practical book hands of the Renaissance humanists.
It was designed to combine the spontaneity and liveliness of calligraphic writing with the clarity and practicality of a more formal typeface.