The power of superfamilies

Letters of Freight SansPro and Freight Text, when overlaid, show similar structure.

Aura Seltzer, writing for Typekit:

One of the simplest techniques for combining typefaces is to pair typefaces that belong to the same superfamily. Superfamilies — also known as type systems — are extended type families. […] Because designers build each font with the same proportions and structure, each font works in harmony with the others and can stand out at the same time.