Pottermore Insider Reveals Making of Hufflepuff and Slytherin Crests


Oct 27, 2011

Posted by John Admin

As a continuation of last week‘s blog post, the Pottermore Insider is giving fans a look behind-the-scenes at the creation of the four Hogwarts house crests.

Once again, a step-by-step process is outlined, this time for the Slytherin and Hufflepuff crests. The illustrations were created by Atomhawk Design. Read more about it here.

On creating the Hufflepuff crest, the team says:

The Hufflepuff crest proved to be the most difficult creation for the
team. There is a limited amount of detail about Hufflepuff house in “Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone” and they were aware that they needed to work a little harder to make
the crest feel authentic and representative of the Hufflepuff nature.
There was also the question of how to show the badger as a tenacious
animal, to show Hufflepuffs as unafraid of hard work.

Also interesting to note is the direction of the Slytherin snake on the crest:

Some of the Pottermore Slytherin community have already noticed that
theirs is the only animal looking to the left, while the other house
crests have animals looking to the right. This was a decision that came
about during the final stages of design, when the crests were all placed

To read about the making of the Ravenclaw and Gryffindor crests, visit this link.

16 Responses to Pottermore Insider Reveals Making of Hufflepuff and Slytherin Crests

Avatar ImageGraymayne says: It is just as well that the bottom of the Hufflepuff shield is dark because the earlier one had the badger standing on a branch. I have news for you, badgers don't climb trees.Avatar Imageharrypotter4258 says: I like this! :)Avatar ImageMoonlitFox says: Love reading about the behind the scene stuff. I personally like the final designs of all of the crests.Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: House crests, schmouse crests! What about dueling?Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: Hey! How about some music and sound effects!Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: Wow! I can't wait to see them!Avatar Imagesparkle9 says: this is so cool!Avatar Imagenealiezealbie says: they all look great! (cough especially ravenclaws cough cough) i love seeing how much effort was put into this and all the behind the scenes decisions that were made. i agree with pretty much every decision on the crests-- great job people! ...now lets get pottermore some sound effects and more activities! ;)Avatar ImageOwling says: Nice! Thank you for sharing how all the crests were made. Very interesting :)Avatar ImageJames_Padfoot says: I'm very pleased with the final designs, after looking at the others... Glad they made the Puff's reactive rather than passive as well. .. Though PM, what about the, idk, site itself?Avatar ImageWeasleyisourking99 says: The badges are so well done! They look great! Avatar Imageradishraven says: Proud puff!!! the thought going into this makes me so happy...made my day!Avatar Imageariana_dumbledore says: Interesting how they mention that the Slytherin snake is the only one that looks left, I'd never noticed that before!Avatar ImageAppaketoope says: coolAvatar ImageHarryPotterGirl (Hermione) says: That pretty cool when they told us how they made the crests. I would never know how to make it. it looks hard lol.Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Would be better if they told us the changes they were making :D

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