Marijke Koger is a multi-talented artists from Amsterdam who designed clothing for The Beatles and Cream, created custom-painted instruments for John Lennon, Eric Clapton and George Harrison, printed posters sold at the counter culture shops of the day and was commissioned as a muralist to exercise her talents in large format for The Beatles’ Apple Boutique on Baker Street. Her talents were discovered by “psychedelic” photographer Karl Ferris in 1966 in a hippie commune in Ibiza, Spain. This discovery led to her becoming one of the founding members of the Dutch design collective known as “The Fool” who created awesome art and became prominent members of the psychedelic art movement.
“The zeitgeist at 1967 was magical. The magician portrayed was symbolic of the illusion of the physical world and our god-given free will to create what we want in life. In hindsight it was a bit naive, the powers of evil don’t let go of their greed easily. At the time it seemed nothing was impossible and there was a genuine belief the world was going to be a better place.” – Marijke Koger