Monday, April 25, 2011

A Fool and His Money

The Fool was a Dutch design collective in the late '60s that specialized in psychedelic style. They designed clothes, and painted just about anything - like murals, album covers, movie sets, and instruments. The Fool became quite popular with famous talents such as the Beatles, Cream, the Hollies, the Move, and Procol Harum. Models of their clothing included the Boyd sisters and, on one occasion, Raquel Welch. Murals were painted for the Beatles' Apple Boutique and Aquarius Theatre where Hair was first performed. 

The Aquarius Theatre (world's largest mural at the time)

Mural on the Apple Boutique

The Beatle girls

Magical Mystery Tour 

Our World international broadcast

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band inner sleeve


A replica of John Lennon's Gibson

George and Pattie Harrison's Kinfauns fireplace

 Procol Harum

Raquel Welch

Set design for Wonderwall

 (Title from "Come and Get It" by Badfinger.)


Tonya said...

AWESOME POST!! I wish I could've been a beatles girl. haha
I love the replica of John's guitar pretty.

norman said...

I'm putting together a book and am trying to find good photos of the aquarius theatre. any tips?

Randy said...

Anybody know the name of the book with the photo(s) of the Aquarius Theatre???