Hogwarts Logo

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Hogwarts: Brand overview

Founded: c. 9th/10th century
Founder: Ministry of Magic
Headquarters:
Scotland
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Hogwarts is a brand that emerged from the Harry Potter series by Joanne Rowling. They laid the foundation for the school’s legendary symbol, within the walls of which fabulous events took place and where young magicians and sorceresses studied.

Meaning and History

Hogwarts Symbol

What is Hogwarts?

It is an important part of the Harry Potter universe, the main setting for the six books of the saga. The main character of science fiction novels Joanne Rowling, studied at the Hogwarts school. In the story, she is in the UK and accepts children with magical abilities.

The main character was educated at the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, located somewhere in Scotland’s highlands. The educational institution’s roots go back to the 10th century, so it has a very ancient logo. It resembles a medieval knight’s shield with classic elements: images of animals, symbols of sorcery, a coat of arms, a capital letter from the name, stylized edging.

To decipher the meaning of the emblem, you need to delve into the history of the school. The four fragments located on it indicate the students studied and lived: Gryffindor (where Harry Potter received his magical education), Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin. Each of them has its designation in the logo scheme. They are represented on the logo with their animals, colors, and graphics.

As befits serious universities of the medieval period, Hogwarts immediately received a unique motto. It was placed on a long, split-ended ribbon that sits under the shield. It reads: “Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus,” which means “Never tickle a sleeping dragon” in Latin. All letters are uppercase and written in simple sans serif typeface.

Font and Colors of the Emblem

Hogwarts Emblem

In the upper left corner of the logo, a lion is drawn – the mascot of Gryffindor. The predator is located on a deep red background with golden stripes. This is the personification of courage, courage, nobility, which are valued at the faculty.

The seat at the top right is the Slytherin badge. The emblem of this faculty is a snake on a green-silver field. The image of a cold-blooded reptile denotes ambition, determination, cunning, resourcefulness.

In the lower right corner of the sculpted shield is an eagle representing Ravenclaw. It is placed on a blue-lined background and symbolizes wisdom, creativity, intelligence, vigilance.

On the left side of the lower zone is the badger – the Hufflepuff mascot. In the background, you can see a yellow background drawn into squares. As conceived by the author, graphic composition symbolizes honesty, patience, and loyalty.

All four houses are united by the central “H” – the first letter in the school’s name. It is written in a large, antique, and complex semi-curl typeface that underlines the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry’s antiquity. The color scheme of the coat of arms is monochrome (black on white). Sometimes this element is used as a separate logo because this sign is smaller and accurately conveys the image of a magical institution.

Hogwarts color codes

Maroon Hex color: #740001
RGB: 116 0 1
CMYK: 0 100 99 55
Pantone: PMS 484 C
Goldenrod Hex color: #d3a625
RGB: 211 166 37
CMYK: 0 21 82 17
Pantone: PMS 7409 C
Evergreen Hex color: #1a472a
RGB: 26 71 42
CMYK: 63 0 41 72
Pantone: PMS 3425 C
Davy’s Gray Hex color: #5d5d5d
RGB: 93 93 93
CMYK: 0 0 0 64
Pantone: PMS 425 C
Black Hex color: #000000
RGB: 0 0 0
CMYK: 0 0 0 100
Pantone: PMS Process Black C
School Bus Yellow Hex color: #ffd800
RGB: 255 216 0
CMYK: 0 15 100 0
Pantone: PMS 109 C
Maastricht Blue Hex color: #0e1a40
RGB: 14 26 64
CMYK: 78 59 0 75
Pantone: PMS 2768 C
Golden Brown Hex color: #946b2d
RGB: 148 107 45
CMYK: 0 28 70 42
Pantone: PMS 1395 C

The wizarding school’s logo symbolizes the four faculties: Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, Slytherin, and Gryffindor. Each of them has its mascot associated with the history of the founders of Hogwarts. And four different colors represent air, earth, fire, and water.

What do the 4 houses of Hogwarts represent?

Gryffindor is the personification of courage. He represents the fiery element. Slytherin students are cunning. The element of their faculty is water. Hufflepuff is synonymous with honesty and loyalty. His element is Earth. The main feature of Ravenclaw is wisdom, and the element is air.

The band at the bottom of the Hogwarts logo bears the Latin word “Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus.” This phrase means “Never tickle a sleeping dragon.”

The Gryffindor logo features the faculty mascot, the lion, representing strength, recklessness, and courage. The animal is depicted on a red shield. The base color symbolizes the fiery element.