Homoerotic Tom of Finland Stamps to be Released in Finland

 

Image via Itella

Image via Itella

Finland is celebrating the life of the late artist Tom of Finland (Touko Laaksonen) by releasing commemorative stamps in September 2014, according to the Finnish postal service, Itella Posti Oy. “His emphatically masculine homoerotic drawings have attained iconic status in their genre and had an influence on, for instance, pop culture and fashion. In his works, Tom of Finland utilized the self-irony and humor typical of subcultures. The drawings on the stamp sheet represent strong and confident male figures typical of their designer,” the post office said of the homoerotic artist’s work that they chose to highlight.

 

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