Chess is overused as a symbol of intelligence and tactical nous, so kudos to the inaugural Bonkers Firm Website of 2018 for shuffling the deck.
In a series of portentous images, Dutch firm Linq Advocaten casts its lawyers as protectors of a pyramid of playing cards. Their foes are not piffling draughts or curious toddlers. Instead they contend with a reanimated suit of armour, a collapsing Greek column, a raging fire and the high seas. Someone got their photoshop badge, and all it cost was a few lawyers' dignity. RollOnFriday cannot do justice to the painterly majesty of the original works, which are ginormous and quite, quite beautiful.
|Yvo can’t figure out why he never gets a second date.|
The black knight was no match for Anne's tough, leathery hands.
The cards were safe! Her tenants were less fortunate.
Marc woke to soaking sheets again.
The secretaries, at least one sheet to the wind.
Dramatic congratulations to Linq. If you've seen solicitors posing in grand masters, write in.
Not sure what the bottom one is meant to be, though. Secretaries protecting the fee earners from the wind? Is that a metaphor for saying "No, sorry, he/she/xe is not in right now" whenever a call comes through?
Not sure what message that's trying to convey, gotta be honest.
The 'house of cards' through all of the photo's is a metaphor for 'The Companies' they are representing. It resembles something you build with great care and effort but in times of legal struggle needs to be protected. So when bankruptcy is at play, the 'armada' is sinking and that is when a curator (Hans is this instance) is at the helm.
The secretaries are there to 'Keep the wind out of the sails' , which is a literary translation from a Dutch proverb. The other pictures are also representations of Dutch proverbs.
Thank you for the Photoshop badge :) since I am from the company (Park1.nl former know as Emaux) that created these images. We have given our digital artist the rest of the day off.
Really? So the lawyers of Linq feel less confident or less determined to do something... That doesn't sound like a good thing at all...