Guardi由Reinhard Haus教授设计，并于1986年由Linotype发布。Haus的灵感来自15世纪威尼斯的旧风格字体，例如印刷商出版商Nicolas Jenson使用的那款字体。Guardi是以18世纪威尼斯的伟大画家Francesco Guardi的名字命名。Guardi字体的小写字母e具有典型的威尼斯旧风格，具有倾斜的横梁，字尾处手写风格的笔触，以及从主笔划到衬线的柔和起伏。该字体从Regular到Black的字重能够满足现代需求。使用Guardi可以在文本排版、标题以及展示图中给人一种流畅优美的感觉。
Guardi was designed by Professor Reinhard Haus, and was released by Linotype in 1986. Haus was inspired by the Venetian Oldstyle types of the fifteenth century, such as the one used by printer and publisher Nicolas Jenson. Guardi was named for Francesco Guardi, the great eighteenth-century painter from Venice. True to its roots, the Guardi type has the characteristic Venetian oldstyle lowercase e with angled crossbar, calligraphic terminal strokes, and gentle swells from main strokes into serifs. This is a sensitive interpretation that meets modern needs with weights from regular to black. Use Guardi to impart a mood of grace and fluidity in text composition, headlines and display graphics.