Finland To Release Tom of Finland Stamps


This September, Finland will release stamps featuring the “confident and proud homoeroticism” of Tom of Finland.

Tom of Finland – the pseudonym of Touko Laaksonen (1920-1991) – is considered one of the most well-known Finnish artists around the world, having produced more that 3,500 drawings of ultra masculine men during his feted career.

The two drawings on the stamp sheet were selected by graphic artist Timo Berry, who designed the stamp, and Susanna Luoto, the Finnish representative of the foundation named after Tom of Finland operating in Los Angeles, reports Itella Posti, Finland’s postal website. The stamp sheets contain three stamps, ultimately comprising a larger overall image.