So that sign-up input to receive the download link— it requires you to opt-in to the newsletter as well, or it won't submit. That's kinda not cool, right? I do like the font and I appreciate that it's free. But I feel like I'm being manipulated into checking this box. Why not opt me in by default, if I don't have a choice?
Yeah pretty sure this is against GDPR rules. You can't force people to sign up in order to get the thing you are offering for free.
Have you played around with it?
Why not be honest and say: “Hey, I want to grow the mailing list for my (I assume) new business, I give you a font for that“
It’s a marvelous font, but tainted by this tactic.
Hey Sven, we started the newsletter back in 2017. It’s not really a “business”, in the sense that it’s just a side project supporting the work of independent type designers and small / new foundries by showcasing their recent work! :)
Thank you for clarifying. Looking at the way all this is presented, I see good and honest creators at work. My comment wasn’t meant as grumpy as it may sound, hope that came through. It’s just that, albeit pretty sure unintentional*, resorting to marketing tactics feels a bit off in this close(r) knit community that Designer News is (well, used to be). You’re some time around here, too, guess you feel the same.
Or I’m grumpy old. Once there was a young designer here A/B testing headlines to his portfolio – felt off, to me, too.
Whatever. Nice font. Have my E-Mail :)
* DN ist either link or comment – and no one wants long headlines. I get it.
Hey Sven, no offense taken at all, I really appreciate the feedback!
I agree and also, I'm aware that the website could use more details about our mission, with a proper about page for example, and a contact page. Hopefully will get that done today!
Cheers and thank you for signing up – all feedback about the newsletter is welcome anytime, too :)