Cresci is a carefully digitized reproduction of an alphabet of Giovan Francesco Cresci,
the pre-eminent Renaissance writing master whose lettering virtuosity presaged the
exuberance of the Baroque. His published writing book, "Il Perfetto Scrittore"
(1570) was the inspiration for the typeface, designed by Garrett Boge in 1996. (Cresci
also bundled with the
, along with Pietra and Pontif.)