Tom of Finland’s Centenary, Seen Through The Artist’s Home, Foundation + Collaborations

Reverberations from the life of the "gay Norman Rockwell"

Born 8 May 1920, homoerotic artist Tom of Finland had a multi-decade career that did not end with his passing in 1991. The legacy of Tom, born Touko Valio Laaksonen, continues to influence emerging artists and inspire members of the queer community. Tom House in LA’s Echo Park is still the center of the expanding universe that surrounds the artist and his work. The Tom …

Forest Tom’s Full Service Trunks

Part of the three-way collaborative collection between This is Amit, The Tom of Finland Foundation and HOMOCO, the Forest Tom’s Full Service swim trunks feature a pattern that reimagines some of Tom’s iconography. The short-cut shorts are composed of 90% recycled polyester and 10% spandex. Created to commemorate Tom’s 100th Birthday in 2020, the celebratory collection features another swimsuit, too, as well as shirts and …

Putinki + Tom of Finland Calendar

Published by Putinki with the recognizable artwork of Tom of Finland, this 2020 calendar pairs a delightfully suggestive homoerotic illustration with each month. Printed in Finland, the calendar measures 33cm by 23cm and will ship in mid-December. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Tom of Finland Foundation, which works to preserve, protect and promote erotic art.