Paterno Library Starbucks Mural

Paterno Library Starbucks Mural

Paterno Library Starbucks Mural

 A 40-foot literary arts-inspired mural by Penn State alumnus Brian Kappel, commissioned by Starbucks, includes a quote from Herman Melville’s novel “Moby-Dick” with imagery of the infamous whale, whose tail also can be interpreted as an open book. On its left side is a mythical maritime siren, which inspired the company’s logo. A character from Melville’s book, Starbuck, informed the name of the company, which is headquartered in the port city of Seattle.    

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