Claude Garamond was born in 1490. A French punchcutter working mainly in Paris , he authored many typefaces in renaissance Roman styles, as well as two italics. Many of his punches survive today and are kept at the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp and at the Imprimerie National in Paris. Though most of today's garamonds are actually based on the work of Jean Jannon, there are a few bearing Garamond's name that are based directly on his work, and countless others including Jan Tschichold's Sabon that owe large elements of their design to Garamond.