i am designing a family of display fonts that preserves the hand-rendered look and an illustrative style.
I am trying to design an italic to complement the regular style i have sketched.
This question has bothered me for awhile, and in my type readings I am yet to find an answer. What aspects/features of an italic relate it to the regular or even make it belong to its family. Is it supposed to relate to the roman.
I understand that italic derived from scribes needing to reproduce books etc. at a faster pace, but surely there must be a reason why garamond italic belongs to garamond family and not caslon.
I apologize if this is confusing, i'm tired, and having trouble forming coherent sentences.