Krakens was a shop that presumably manufactured and sold pigments, paints, powders, dyes, tinctures and inks, in Diagon Alley in London, England.[1]

Behind the scenes

  • On Pottermore, illustrator Jim Kay said "I think the most fun I’ve had though is working on Diagon Alley, because that’s your chance to let rip and do things that aren’t mentioned in the book".[2]
  • Illustrator Jim Kay also noted that each of the illustrated books will have its own personality, including using different materials. For Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets this included throwing powdered dyes on wet paper to create explosions of colour.[3]


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