Proverbs are powerful. They say so much with so little. They hold a life-changing capability and help us understand life better.

Now imagine your favourite proverbs translated into their literal illustrations. It sounds like a fantastic idea. That is exactly what James Chapman — a designer based in Manchester, England — has done with proverbs from around the world. Chapman collected proverbs from countries such as Kenya, Russia, Ethiopia and Sweden and created quirky, literal illustration that show these age-old sayings in a completely new light. 

You gotta see it to believe it.

Whoa! That is some brilliant work there.