It doesn’t take much to convey happiness. A simple smiley face can say it all.
Artist Chean Wei Law, known professionally as Undo, makes a point about modern day happiness, through his series of illustrated smiley faces.
The Malaysia-born, San Francisco-based designer and illustrator gets his inspiration from walking, enjoying a good cappuccino, and having a fun conversation.
“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.”
“I like to include the unhappy face in my work not only to create tension and contrast but also to remind others that life can be miserable sometimes,” admitted the artist. “It would be delusional if the works just showcased happy faces. 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 his smileys below.