It’s always hard, when you see a new version of something you’re accustomed, to be sure how much of your response is rooted in mere unfamiliarity, and how much has timeless validity, but I have to say I recoiled at Google’s new Gmail logo:
…which struck me as clunky, charmless, and not a patch on the old traditional:
A little googling revealed that I’m not alone. Probably the most interesting comment I came across was this one, from https://www.creativebloq.com/news/gmail-logo-google-workspace:
An excellent criterion, I thought, for a good logo: that it be impossible to confuse with anything else.