"If This Wallpaper Could Talk" Book


Stories by Karen Starr, Photography by Shane Wynn

A book about Akron's wallpaper...and the people who love it.

You can tell a lot about a city's heritage and collective personality from the style choices of its residents. If This Wallpaper Could Talk is a book project by Akron, Ohio artists Karen Starr and Shane Wynn that will explore their city's culture and character through the mediums of wallpaper, storytelling, and photography. Part arts-and-culture book, part local history book, If This Wallpaper Could Talk is rich with alluring portraits and lively stores providing a unique glimpse into Akron's most interesting wallpaper from the past and the present, as well as the people who cherish it.

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