The Flanker Griffo font reflects the style of typefaces designed by Francesco da Bologna, who is called il Griffo, for the Venetian printer Aldo Manuzio between the late fifteenth and early sixteenth century.
In particular, the font are inspired by those designed for de Ætna written by the Cardinal Pietro Bembo (there is actually a version created by The Monotype Corporation named Bembo). Griffo also created an Italic version by studying the handwriting of the acts of the Papal chancery.
The letters appear in high contrast, with serif, connections between the arms and ball terminals of the lowercases.
The font was totally updated with PostScript curves and OpenType ligatures and kerning. Also many of the special glyphs have been updated according to the latest Unicode tables.