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Ravenclaw: Brand overview

Founder: Rowena Ravenclaw
Headquarters:
Hogwarts Castle, Highlands, Scotland, Great Britain
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Ravenclaw is one of the four branches of Hogwarts, where only the wise, witty, and hard-working wizards can enter. It was founded by the Scottish witch Rowena Ravenclaw, who became terminally ill after her daughter stole her diadem. By the way, it was this naughty girl, known as the Gray Lady, who, after a tragic death, became the ghost of the faculty. When Harry Potter was at Hogwarts, the head of Ravenclaw was the half-goblin Filius Flitwick.

Meaning and History

Ravenclaw Symbol

What is Ravenclaw?

Ravenclaw is part of the Harry Potter global media franchise created by Joanne Rowling. It is a faculty named after its founder, Rowena Ravenclaw. The smartest students of Hogwarts castle study there. At the time of entering the Harry Potter School, the head of the department was spell professor Filius Flitwick.

There is disagreement among fans of the Harry Potter media franchise about what the Ravenclaw symbol should look like. These disputes began immediately after the release of the first film about the wizard boy. Anyone who has read Joanne Rowling’s books and not just watched the film adaptation immediately noticed several inconsistencies. First of all, we are talking about the mascot of the faculty, that is, the raven, which is depicted on the coat of arms. Most of the souvenirs are sold with this emblem. But not everything is so simple. If you delve into the etymology of the name Ravenclaw, it becomes clear that it is associated with the phrase “black claws.” Here lies a hint of a bird with black claws – more precisely, a golden eagle, an inhabitant of the North American continent.

By the way, in the Harry Potter books, it is repeatedly mentioned that the coat of arms of the Hogwarts school depicts a lion, an eagle, a badger, and a snake. In this case, the mascot of Ravenclaw is the eagle and not some other bird. It turns out that Warner Bros. deliberately departed from the original idea and, for unknown reasons, replaced the golden eagle with a crow. Perhaps this was done due to associations with the name of the faculty.

The creators of the Harry Potter films modified the coat of arms of Ravenclaw and placed it in the center, not an eagle, as in the book, but a large raven. The bird is depicted in flight, with its wings spread wide so that each feather is visible. The plumage color is far from the classic: the designers used brown instead of black and made a gradient transition between dark and light shades. A raven flies out of the opening as a figured heraldic shield with a silver frame; the edges bent in the opposite direction. The inner part of the logo is decorated with spiral patterns in turquoise.

Another version of the coat of arms also contains a raven, but the bird is turned sideways in this case. The artists detailed the large gray beak, paws, and claws—dark blue feathers outlined in black. The shield in the background is triangular. Its base is streaked with blue and light gray stripes, which are directed either vertically or diagonally. The edging is a wide brown frame complemented by a twisted cord. Crossing the top half of the shield is a yellow ribbon with “Ravenclaw” written in black. It is noteworthy that the letter “R” is in a separate rectangle and is decorated with a curl.

Raven is associated with insight, intelligence, and wisdom. That is, this is the embodiment of those qualities that Ravenclaw students should have. But it should be borne in mind that in the books about Harry Potter, the emblem of this faculty depicts a completely different bird – an eagle.

Font and Colors

Ravenclaw Emblem

In the coat of arms version with the word “Ravenclaw,” the designers used a custom set of glyphs in the style of the lettering from the Harry Potter franchise logo. They did not forget about the traditional colors of the faculty: blue and silver (although in the books, instead of silver, there was bronze). The range of additional shades is quite wide – from brown and black to yellow and dark gray.

Ravenclaw color codes

Blue Black Hex color: #0e1a40
RGB: 14 26 64
CMYK: 78 59 0 75
Pantone: PMS 2768 C
Delft Blue Hex color: #222f5b
RGB: 35 47 91
CMYK: 63 48 0 64
Pantone: PMS 655 C
Medium Gray Hex color: #bebebe
RGB: 190 190 190
CMYK: 0 0 0 25
Pantone: PMS Cool Gray 4 C
Golden Brown Hex color: #946b2d
RGB: 148 107 45
CMYK: 0 28 70 42
Pantone: PMS 1395 C