Branding with Game of Thrones

2nd May 2019 in Uncategorised

Branding with Game of Thrones

With the epic start to season 8 of the HBO series, Game of Thrones, EverythingBranded takes a closer look at the design of the houses and how it can help improve your branding.

Logo

When creating a logo you want it to define your brand’s identity. If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones you would definitely have seen one of the house’s banners at some point. For example house Stark’s sigil displays a dire wolf, as they’re native to the north where the Stark’s rule. In Westeros, the dire wolf is a creature that runs in a pack, strong in numbers and their family members hold them together. House Targaryen represented by the dragon, ruler of the skies, land and sea. A proud, strong creature and capable of greatness. House Lannister’s sigil features a gold lion, to represent their royalty and nobility. All sigil designs for houses of Westeros were designed to reflect on the story events of characters and general personalities.

Motto

Similar to your brand’s logo, a motto needs to reflect your brand in some way. All houses in Game of Throne’s have a motto that gives us an impression of they’re values. House Lannister’s motto is “Hear Me Roar!”, showcasing their bravery, fierceness and striking fear in their enemies. Whereas House Stark’s motto is “Winter Is Coming”, representing the hardships the family will face and that they should be prepared for anything to go wrong. The only house motto to not brag about themselves in some way and shows how different they’re compared to southern houses.

Colour

Your brand colour is very important, as it will help customers to connect with your on a deeper psychological level. As colours represent different emotions, you need to choose ones you want your brand to be associated with. The Targaryen’s sigil appears as red and black. The red three-headed dragon represents passion and black as a protector. The colours of House Stark are combinations of grey, black and white. Gray to show the strength of the house, as well as white for its pure values.

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