How Tom of Finland Inspired a Generation of Queer Image-Makers | AnotherMan

Post Includes Mature Subject Matter and Content  Without Touko Laaksonen’s risqué illustrations, the landscape of queer art would look radically different. Here, we explore his influence on five different artists, from Robert Mapplethorpe to John Waters     anothermanmag.com: How Tom of Finland Inspired a Generation of Queer Image-Makers | AnotherMan

World of Leather: How Tom of Finland Created a Legendary Gay Aesthetic | Art and Design | The Guardian

His subversive drawings ridiculed authority figures and inspired the look of Freddie Mercury and the Village People. A new film tells the story of Touko Laaksonen’s rise to become Europe’s kinkiest art export Initially drawing men in riding breeches and army officers in brown leather bomber jackets, he got into the biker look after seeing Marlon… Read More