These were a set of symbols created for the remote collaboration session conducted by Local Labs. The theme was to create typographic or visual elements to represent our locality. Coming from Chennai, I have always been mesmerised by the specific vernacular that’s developed, called the ‘Madras Baashai’. These serve as instructions on how to perform the gesture associated with the slang words. They were designed in the style of ephemera that is seen pasted on the streets of Chennai.