Did you ever wonder about the origins of the golden mockingjay symbol that has become synonymous with The Hunger Games? Check out the story below to find out!
Two Brooklyn lovebirds dreamed up the iconic mockingjay symbol featured on “The Hunger Games” book covers and movie posters, adding a New York “Golribute” to the megahit series.
The sight of the golden creature — craning its head to the right, holding an arrow in its beak — can be seen worldwide as ads for the film pop up on billboards, buses and building facades across the planet.
The emblem idea was formed in a Ditmas Park home. That’s where Scholastic Inc.’s creative director, Elizabeth Parisi — whose bosses publish “The Hunger Games” prose — lives with her illustrator husband, Tim O’Brien, 47, a design professor at Pratt Institute.
“It was a collaboration,” Parisi told the Daily News Wednesday. “I don’t think about it like I was the boss.”
Scholastic asked Parisi in 2008 to come up with a design for children’s author Suzanne Collins’ new sci-fi thriller.
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