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177: Chalk Paper Scissors with Andrea Cataro



This is the fourth episode in a 5-part guest lecture series, speaking with type professionals from all over the world! 


We just finished up our trip to Lagos, Nigeria and we’re now headed back across the Atlantic Ocean to Toronto. Let’s goooooo….


Andrea Cataro a Toronto-based creative designer and artist renowned for my vibrant murals and intricate lettering that transform everyday surfaces into storytelling canvases. Her work bridges cultures, offering viewers a blend of joy, inspiration, and connection. With over 12 years of experience and a solid educational background in Design and Art Direction, she’s collaborated with leading organizations to enhance public spaces across Toronto. Andrea is committed to creating art that resonates, invites engagement, and celebrates the diverse fabric of our community. 


In this episode, you’ll hear Andrea share many, many tips and tricks for creating typographic chalk murals, including tools and strategies for transferring your design on to the wall. If you’ve ever considered dabbling in chalk mural creation, this episode is for you!


This episode was recorded as part of a guest lecture series in GCM 806 - Advanced Typography in winter 2024 at The Creative School at Toronto Metropolitan University.


Let’s listen in…













About Our Guest:


Andrea Cataro a Toronto-based creative designer and artist renowned for my vibrant murals and intricate lettering that transform everyday surfaces into storytelling canvases. Her work bridges cultures, offering viewers a blend of joy, inspiration, and connection. With over 12 years of experience and a solid educational background in Design and Art Direction, she’s collaborated with leading organizations to enhance public spaces across Toronto. Andrea is committed to creating art that resonates, invites engagement, and celebrates the diverse fabric of our community. 





Music: Bouncy Gypsy Beats by John Bartmann, Licensed Under CC0 1.0 Universal


Talk Paper Scissors Theme Music: Retro Quirky Upbeat Funk by Lewis Sound Production via Audio Jungle


Boat Origami Photo: Boat Origami Photo by Alex on Unsplash

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