C&A Logo

CA logoCA Logo PNG

While the logo of the fast-fashion clothing brand C&A has gone through more than 10 updates over its almost 80-year history, these modifications were gradual. So, it was more like evolution rather than a series of revolutions.

Meaning and history

Ca Logo history

The C&A logo has always been very consistent and despite its números redesigns, managed to keep its original style and character, even after the removal of its most iconic part — framing — in 2020.

1912 — 1928

CA Logo 1912

For the first sixteen years after its establishment, the company used a simple yet elegant badge, composed of a solid black circle with white italicized Sans-serif lettering on it. The main wordmark was executed in extra-bold lines, while the tagline featured more delicate shapes.

1928 — 1946

CA Logo 1928

The first redesign was held by the brand in 1928. It kept the original concept from 1912, but slightly modernized it, by stretching the circle, turning it into a horizontally oriented oval, and adding a fancy smooth framing to it. As for the lettering, its typeface was switched to a more traditional and straight serif, which looked strict yet sophisticated.

1947 — 1958

CA Logo 1947

The letters got bolder and the tagline was rewritten in custom cursive in 1947. The contours of the emblem’s frame were also refined and now the badge started resembling a monochrome flower.

1958 — 1984

CA Logo 1958
The first colorful version of the badge was introduced in 1958. The oval turned blue, while the framing became red and white. As for the wordmark, it remained white, and kept the typeface from the previous version, though the tagline was rewritten in capitalized Sans-serif.

1984 — 1998

CA Logo 1984

The frame becomes solid red in 1984 and the tagline is being removed. The new emblem looks sleek and professional, and it’s cleaned contours look great in an intense tricolor palette, which reflects passion, reliability, and loyalty.

1998 — 2004

CA Logo 1998

The redesign of 1998 adds a thin white outline to the oval and elevated the color palette of the badge by using a royal blue shade for the main part, and a burgundy red — for the framing. The monogram was also refined, getting stricter serifs and cleaner lines. The waves of the frame became thinner and smoother, emphasizing the brand’s name.

2005 — 2011

CA Logo 2005

In 2005 some gradient shades were added to the C&A badge, and it made it look three-dimensional and vivid. All the other elements remained untouched, as were already perfectly balanced.

2011 — 2020

CA Logo 2011

The redesign of 2011 switched the color of the badge, making the oval white and the lettering in it — blue. As for the frame, it is still executed in the burgundy shade of red, which looks elegant and chic. The gradient shades are gone and the badge is flat again, though it looks strong and modern.

2016 — 2020

CA Logo 2016

In 2016 the color palette of the C&A logo was changed to dark red and white. All the blue elements were replaced by red ones and now the red lettering on a white background was enclosed into the smooth iconic flower-like frame, also in red.

2020 — Today

CA logo

The redesign of 2020 removes the most recognizable element of the C&A visual identity — the frame and switched the color palette to a lighter one. Now the company’s logo is composed of a scarlet-red “C&A” monogram in a bold serif typeface placed on a white background.

Font

The classic serif type looks traditional and reminds of the company’s heritage

Colors

C&A symbol 1985

The earliest versions of the C&A logo were black-and-white. In 1958-2015, the palette was built up of white, red, and dark blue (there was some playing around with the shades). Eventually, in 2016, only red and white stayed.