I don't really have a history in graphic design or anything, but I know how to tell a good logo from a bad logo. The old Discord logo was a pretty good logo, it did what it set out to do pretty well. On the other hand, this new logo is one of the worst I've ever seen.
Since the font is clearly the worst part, lets talk about that first. The new font looks way too nonuniform, wacky and childish. The old font was simple, but it still had a bit of touches to make it stand out with the diagonal cuts on the Ds. It didn't look childish, it had a bit of edge to it, and it perfectly sold what this platform is all about. It just worked. This new font however, really doesn't work. It looks nonuniform with the I having that round side but none of the other letters having that and some letters looking wider than others, it looks wacky in that the lowercase letters are way too tall to be lowercase letters, and overall it looks like something a 5 year old would create, which is the biggest problem with this logo. It makes Discord seem like an app for kids. The way the letters are big and round makes it look like its targeted towards children under the age of 9, and we all know thats not where Discord, of all apps, should be targeted.
Colorwise, I don't think the new color is all that bad, however the old one was definitely better because it doesn't strain the eyes in the way this new color does. If you were to change the font to the old one but keep this color, I wouldn't be too mad.
In the end, the whole point of a logo is to show what the product is offering using just a picture and a few words. The old logo sold Discord as what it is, a voice and text service with a particular focus on gaming. This new logo however makes Discord looks like a service for little children, which is the opposite of what Discord is. I really don't know why you had to change the logo in the first place, no one was complaining, and you know how the saying goes: "If it aint broke, don't fix it."
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