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I am writing an article on type families; and for this purpose I am looking for type families which are related not simply by one or more varying formal parameters (width, weight, optical scale) but by some other attributes.
I thought of something like Storm's Splendid, but there I cannot trace what is it that links these four separate fonts into one family.
I know of many students' projects which play with an idea of 'character' or 'humour' of typefaces as a parameter that connects separate typefaces into one, but I haven't seen any published typefaces doing this in an intelligent way. Do you happen to know any published examples?
A separate question: Do you know when the term type family was coined, and first instance when it was used?
Yours, Peter Bilak