Vasari is a sharp geometric contemporary black letter typeface inspired by a particular script style between the 11th and 17th centuries — in particular the Protogothic script, Gothic Textura Quadrata and Fraktur, which were mostly used in great Bibles and liturgical books.

It is designed in a geometric and heavy structured method — within a ten by twelve grids. By doing this, the aim was to reflect the past while at the same time construct a balance with an aesthetic and modern look.

Vasari is named after the Italian artist and writer Giorgio Vasari (1511 - 1574) who is best known for his important biographies of Italian Renaissance artists “Le Vite de più eccellenti architetti, pittori, et scultori Italiani” (Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects). This book has lasted as the standard to this day. Moreover, the trajectory of art history he presented has formed the conceptual basis for Renaissance scholarship and continues to influence popular perceptions of the history of Western art.