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Pottermore Insider Reveals Making of Hufflepuff and Slytherin Crests

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Stephanie_J
October 27, 2011, 01:09 PM

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

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15 Comments

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899 Points

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.

Posted by Graymayne on October 27, 2011, 02:17 PM report to moderator
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558 Points

I like this! :)

Posted by harrypotter4258 on October 27, 2011, 03:21 PM report to moderator
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374 Points

Love reading about the behind the scene stuff. I personally like the final designs of all of the crests.

Posted by MoonlitFox on October 27, 2011, 03:37 PM report to moderator
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80254 Points

House crests, schmouse crests! What about dueling?

Posted by Won_Two on October 27, 2011, 06:01 PM report to moderator
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75566 Points

Hey! How about some music and sound effects!

Posted by Girlraven1 on October 27, 2011, 06:30 PM report to moderator
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10471 Points

Wow! I can’t wait to see them!

Posted by . on October 27, 2011, 06:58 PM report to moderator
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118 Points

this is so cool!

Posted by sparkle9 on October 27, 2011, 07:44 PM report to moderator
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1599 Points

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! ;)

Posted by Nealie Zealbie on October 27, 2011, 08:14 PM report to moderator
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4686 Points

Nice! Thank you for sharing how all the crests were made. Very interesting :)

Posted by Owlet on October 27, 2011, 09:15 PM report to moderator
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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?

Posted by James_Padfoot on October 27, 2011, 11:16 PM report to moderator
Picasion
653 Points

The badges are so well done! They look great!

Posted by Weasleyisourking99 on October 28, 2011, 04:24 AM report to moderator
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788 Points

Proud puff!!! the thought going into this makes me so happy…made my day!

Posted by radishraven...WBM on October 28, 2011, 07:46 AM report to moderator
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1255 Points

Interesting how they mention that the Slytherin snake is the only one that looks left, I’d never noticed that before!

Posted by *ariana_dumbledore* on October 28, 2011, 07:51 AM report to moderator
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7600 Points

That pretty cool when they told us how they made the crests. I would never know how to make it. it looks hard lol.

Posted by HarryPotterGirl (Hermione) on October 28, 2011, 09:38 AM report to moderator
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4138 Points

Would be better if they told us the changes they were making :D

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on October 28, 2011, 11:01 AM report to moderator
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