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In Praise of Folly

In Praise of Folly, illustrated edition published by The Folio Society

‘Folly’ the jester like goddess

When Matthew was thinking about the visual for the character of ‘Folly’ he researched different cultures across the centuries, especially seeking out examples of those that speak truth through misrule, mockery and excess. He thought about the Fool, the Jester, Pierrot and also about more recent characters like Carmen Miranda, the Cat in the Hat and Malcolm McLaren.

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