A softback copy of Simon Posthuma’s 1993 book of illustrations, Posthuma. Simon has signed his full name in blue pen on the flyleaf circa 1997.
The Fool were a Dutch design collective and band in the psychedelic style of art in British popular music in the late 1960s.
The original members were Dutch artists Simon (Seemon) Posthuma and Marijke Koger.
Notable works of art in the 1960's include 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 stage costumes and decoration to instruments used by Cream, including Eric Clapton's famed Gibson SG guitar named also The Fool, Jack Bruce'sFender 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. They include:
The clothes worn in the 1967 television broadcast of All You Need Is Love; the huge 3-story mural painted in psychedelic colours on the facade of the Beatles' Apple Boutique in London's Baker Street (which also stocked their creations; months later, the mural was painted over by civic order, due to protests from other local businesses, before the shop failed);decoration to John Lennon's piano and one of his Gibson acoustic guitars decoration to George Harrison's Mini car and his bungalow Kinfauns in Surrey, as well as several of Harrison's guitars, but not his Fender Stratocaster known as "Rocky", Harrison painted this himself. The set design for Joe Massot's 1968 movie Wonderwall. and the decoration to Paul McCartney's piano (that he still use on stage)