Chean Wei Law, aka Undo, uses his designs as a way to reach out to other people. “Design is to make things work, to communicate, to make a statement, and to build relationships with people,” he writes on his website. “It is about solving big and small problems with an aesthetic approach and the fun lies within decoding each of them.”
The Malaysia-born, San Francisco-based talent makes simple illustrations that mix graphic design with typography and symbolism. The results communicate a simple, but powerful message.
In his latest exhibition, 100 Happiness, Undo communicates through Instagram the struggles of finding happiness. “Using Instagram as a canvas to display his works, Undo emphasizes today’s need for instant gratification,” reads his website. “Undo wants to use his works as a medium to arouse emotions in audiences, to connect with people, and to raise questions about true happiness in this information-polluted era.”
“It would be delusional if the works just showcased happy faces,” he stresses. “We will definitely overlook true happiness if we do not embrace the opposite side of it. You need to go through the unhappy moments in your life to really unearth the meaning of happiness.”
Check out some of his creations in the gallery below.