Tom Of Finland?
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the name, you most likely are familiar with their erotic illustrations. Tom of Finland is the pseudonym of fame artist Touko Valio Laaksonen who created the most recognizable male erotic drawings of the 20th century.
The Finnish born artist’s black and white drawings have been adored by gay men and art enthusiasts throughout the globe since the mid-1900s. Laaksonen sensual artistic drawing of muscle hunks first hit newsstand in the American magazine Physique Pictorial.
The gay icon submitted the drawings in 1956 and by the following year they were printed in the spring issue of the magazine under the pseudonym Tom — it was the magazine’s editor who bestowed Laaksonen with the crafty name Tom of Finland as a means to credit his work in the magazine.
Laaksonen artwork was inspired from Finnish lumberjack mythology with a blatant homoerotic twist and later the subcultural gay leather, biker fetish. The erotic artist just knew what we all found enticing and wasn’t afraid to bring our desire to fruition. But his creativity didn’t stop there.
To advocate for erotic sexualized art everywhere the Tom of Finland Foundation was birthed. The nonprofit created by Laaksonen and his friend Durk Dehner in 1984 first was meant to preserve Tom of Finland art but later became a vault for all erotic art, which still persists to this day.
Tom Of Finland’s Steamy Art Finds New Purpose In Branded Red Wine Blend
What helps to keep the foundation alive is the Tom of Finland wine, OUTstanding RED. The blended wine has a rugged undertone like that of the Tom of Finland drawings, which so happens to be on the bottle’s label.
We have created a blend of Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah that makes for a pleasurable experience worthy of the artist. It brings together the spiciness and peppery notes of Zinfandel with a touch of blackberries; herbal notes and suppleness of Merlot; slight eucalyptus and cassis with Cabernet Sauvignon; and, sweet blueberries of Petite Sirah. All of this integrates beautifully finishing with a toasty oak character that is rich and remarkably smooth.
A portion of the proceeds from every bottle goes to help fund the Tom of Finland Foundation.
OUTstanding Red is only sold in select states throughout the U.S. Check the map below to see if the Tom of Finland wine can be delivered to your doorstep. And click the map to purchase your OUTstanding Red bottle.