The Fool were a Dutch design collective and band in the psychedelic style of art in British popular music in the late 1960s. The group was named in reference to the Fool tarot card.
The original members were Dutch artists Simon (Seemon) Posthuma and Marijke Koger, who were discovered by photographer Karl Ferris among the hippie community on the Spanish island of Ibiza in 1966. He took photographs of clothes they designed, and sent them to London where they were published in The Times. Ferris took The Fool back to London, and together they opened a studio, with the Dutch artists producing clothes and art, and Ferris pursuing photography. Barry Finch and artist Josje Leeger joined later.
Their work includes:
the colourful clothes worn by the Hollies on the cover of their 1967 album Evolution
stage costumes and the front cover design for the self-titled 1967 debut LP Move by the Move
stage costumes for Procol Harum
the cover of the Incredible String Band's 1967 LP The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion
stage costumes and decoration to instruments used by Cream, including Eric Clapton's famed Gibson SG guitar named also The Fool, Jack Bruce's Fender Bass VI bass, and Ginger Baker's drum kit, created for the group's 1967 tour of the US.
The Fool's best known artworks are those they created for the Beatles in 1966–67.
After moving to Los Angeles, the Fool created the largest mural in the world at the time (1968) on the exterior of the Aquarius Theatre for a production of the Broadway musical Hair, by invitation of producer Michael Butler. Simon and Marijke went on to paint other theaters where Hair was playing, in San Francisco, Seattle and Chicago. Thereafter, The Fool split up, Simon, Barry and Yosha eventually going back to Amsterdam while Marijke remained in Los Angeles to continue her artistic endeavors.(wiki)
The Fool also released an eponymous album The Fool in 1968, in the psychedelic folk style, produced by Graham Nash. From this album i chose "Fly", "No One Will Ever Know" and "Reincarnation". Enjoy!!!
-by dj fanis: here