Janus is inspired by a collection of poems. To be precise, by a collection of epodes written by Janus Dousa (or Jan Van Does) and printed by Christopher Plantin in 1564. The original volume, typeset in Augustine cursive by Robert Granjon, carries the legacy of humanism and of the changes it represents regarding typography. On the occasion of a revival, the Janus suggests a step back and offers an appropriation of some canons that are specific to humanistic typography. Exclusively in italics, the Janus works as part of a duo with the George Poet Lantin, designed by Audrey Baudoin.