In 1971, Penneys was rebranded as JCPenney.
A square was added to the logo around 2000. The red square hearkens back to a very old corporate motto, "Fair and Square."
For this period, JCPenney was displayed in a bolder font.
The square was dropped in 2006. This logo continues to be used at older locations.
Since September 2013, this logo is being used again.
In 2011, JCPenney (now sylilized as jcpenney) remodeled their look, bringing back the red square, but only covering the "jcp" part of the logo. The font is still Helvetica. JCPenney said that this is a modern look.
The logo was first used on a commercial during the 83rd Academy Awards on February 27, 2011.
Ron Johnson, known for introducing the first Apple retailers, became CEO of the company in November 2011. With new ideas proposed for the company, this new logo was introduced on January 25, 2012. The font has been changed to Gotham and the logo simply states JCP. It came into effect on February 1.
The logo returned the "Fair and Square" slogan that had been used decades ago, and the store format is mostly based on square shapes.
A gray version is currently used for the "jcp" brand clothing line.
In May 2013, JCPenney quietly introduced a new logo with the company name (still in Gotham) in lowercase. It was used alongside the 2012 logo in advertising.