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Happy 100th Birthday Tom of Finland

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  As it’s the centennial of the birth of Touko Valio Laaksonen aka TOM OF FINLAND, we are expecting there to be a lot of celebrations throughout the coming year. He was a Finnish artist known for his stylized highly masculinized homoerotic art, and for his influence on late twentieth century gay culture. He has been called the “most influential … Continue reading




J.W. Anderson’s capsule collection for Tom of Finland

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  The ubiquitous queer Brit fashion designer Jonathan Anderson seems to be popping up all over the place these days.  Known for his own very collectable label J.W. Anderson in his store in London’s Soho,  he has collaborated on special collections for Topshop, Uniqlo and Versace. He is also creative director of Loewe, a division of … Continue reading



PEKKA STRANG talks about being gay icon TOM OF FINLAND

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  Even though Tom of Finland’s homoerotic art of beefed up masculine men is known and loved by almost the entire global LGBT community, very little is known about them man who created them. That is all about to change with the arrival of new film from award-winning Finnish filmmaker Dome Karukoski that tells the … Continue reading



Queer Art in London 2020 : Save The Dates

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The House of Illustration is marking the centenary of the birth gay cultural icon Tom of Finland (born Touko Laaksonen)  with the UK”s  first public Exhibition dedicated  to his work Called Tom of Finland : Love and Liberation it will celebrate the artist whose unique aesthetic and homoerotic visions had a profound impact on the … Continue reading



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