Europe just keeps on proving they are more liberal than the rest of us. This time Finland are the ones stepping up to the plate announcing that Tom of Finland will be honoured with his artwork adorning three new postage stamps. Tom was born in Finland in 1920 and died in 1991 after shaping the way that we look at men and providing us with stylised hyper masculine versions of virility that are still held up as the ideal today.
The images that are going to be on the stamps are far from his most raunchy but they are hot, with one portraying a man looking between the sculpted thighs of another nude man. It’s not unusual for a country to celebrate it’s famous and influential figures on postage stamps but rarely so blatantly gay and sexual. Love it.