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Discord’s popularity has grown exponentially in recent months, so much so that it managed to break out of the gamer niche. This is something that the company behind the app wants to take advantage of, so it went to work to change its brand and image. Today, to celebrate its 6th anniversary, the app unveiled its new logo, but, to their misfortune, they only got the community mocking.
In a blog post, Discord showed off its new logo. As you can see, it is an updated version of Clyde, his mascot and his font also changed. The result is an image with rounder edges and in which the app mascot is no longer trapped in a text bubble.
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Do you want to see it? We leave it to you below, as well as with a comparison of the original logo:
But if the old logo was fine, why change it? As Discord explained, they had been wearing the original Clyde design since 2015 and felt like it was time to switch to something new. Especially to get Clyde out of the text bubble he was always in. This way, they can use it in more places. They also took the opportunity to fix its asymmetrical horizontal.
“Our current logo has been with us since the beginning of time… That is, since we launched Discord in 2015. Many people still don’t know that the little icon of the Discord logo has its own name: Clyde. Most people call it Discord, Mickey Mouse panties, gamepad, and of course ugly. Discord said.
The community is mocking the makeover
For Discord it was a special moment. After all, they are celebrating their anniversary and the makeover represents the beginning of a new era. Unfortunately, the new Discord logo was only teased in the community.
In the comments to the reveal a lot of gamers have shared criticism and memes to show that they are not happy with the changes, even though they were very subtle. With the above, it is clear that fans will miss the previous image.
From this to this 🥲 pic.twitter.com/BNk4UBWfs8
— Son (Nagisa Hiku & Niki fan Account) (@sonistsupertolI) May 13, 2021
Here a better logo 😬 pic.twitter.com/W2PmZc93xz
– Road (@KeliosFR) May 13, 2021
Apparently the capital letters in a logo are not considered friendly but the rude fonts are. https://t.co/NwNvjFv8XC
— Dual D•Eagle (@Dirugotchi) May 13, 2021
The same but in Spanish https://t.co/BpbilM1ydd pic.twitter.com/rl7XopA0KP
– The Odyssey of Memes (@LaOdiseaDLMemes) May 13, 2021
we’re updating our brand look. EVIL logo, EVIL font, EVIL colors. not too different: just a little EVIL https://t.co/hTLClq1sTQ pic.twitter.com/1IWqz1pWAc
— welegi. (@hotwaluigisex) May 13, 2021
and he did not need to be bought by Microsoft to start shitting it https://t.co/bTdSFcEwsx
– Slave MO (@esclavo_OOC) May 13, 2021
hey discord i made u a better logo
dont worry just pay me 1 billion dollars and you can have it pic.twitter.com/Eg4aXxq4p1
— CircleToonsHD (@CircleToonsHD) May 13, 2021
They’ve joined the club pic.twitter.com/LZm6a3pPI9
— Tony Soprano (@TheBlueisin123) May 13, 2021
It genuinely looks worse and not just in a “new thing bad, old thing good” way. I’m going to miss the old design. Stay wack, discord. pic.twitter.com/ctCgfYSxno
– SeaJay (@ SeaJay4444) May 13, 2021
yall really went to https://t.co/fimRE2Kgwy for this one didnt you pic.twitter.com/lttFt9WSOE
— soap (@soaappp) May 13, 2021
Challenge to all commenters: pick a better font. pic.twitter.com/14K7b1oY5B
— 🅁ob 🄿layin’ 🄶ames (@RobPlayinGames) May 13, 2021
Not a big fan but hey at least you didn’t do this pic.twitter.com/pz09x4nNpK
– Schlatt (@jschlatt) May 13, 2021
Downgrade of the century pic.twitter.com/HpUvrSgju4
— Fake Crash (@mrevaporation) May 13, 2021
nope font not good imho, it looks weird it’s like if twitter started using bebas neue
– 🏳️⚧️ Emily 🏳️⚧️ (@Emilyonaire__) May 13, 2021
Yeah it doesn’t look as good, subtle changes but pretty noticeable.
— drew 🇵🇷 (@zehhlobo) May 13, 2021
Personally if I compare the new and old logo, it seems that the old logo is the new one and the new one is the old one pic.twitter.com/9XxNl9f0Vf
— Hoffman (@Redman_45z) May 13, 2021
And to you, what did you think of the new Discord logo? Have you also made fun of what the app designers team delivered? Tell us in the comments.
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