The French punchcutter and printer Jean Jannon was born in 1580. He authored a series of Baroque romans and italics. A good deal of Jannon's original material survives today at the Imprimierie Nationale in Paris, where his typefaces are known as the Caracteres de l'universite. Most of today's Garamond typefaces are based on the work of Jean Jannon rather than his Predecessor Claude Garamond.