These days, designers looking to emulate the quaint cursive lettering of any time between 1920 and 1950 invariably reach for Freehand 521. I don’t blame them.
There isn’t much digital type from that era that isn’t brushy or obvious. Confetti [Revised in 2011 as Confetti TP] hits the market at just the right time, joining Signal, Loupot, Zigarre, and Coptek in a group of underexposed retro scripts. Patau’s revival wisely widens the heavier weights so the thick stroke doesn’t cause letter cloggage. Incidentally, these forms remind me a bit of the charming typewriter scripts that came a few years later, but Confetti is so much more usable. — Stephen Coles