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TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Untitled, 1970, Pen & ink on paper, ToFF #70.01 © 1970 Tom of Finland Foundation

TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Untitled, 1970, Pen & ink on paper, ToFF #70.01 © 1970 Tom of Finland Foundation

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Dearest Friend,

Our love letter to you.

rom the Tom of Finland stamp set  released by Finland’s postal service, Itella Posti  © 1979 Tom of Finland Foundation

From the Tom of Finland stamp set
released by Finland’s postal service, Itella Posti
© 1979 Tom of Finland Foundation

One of the earliest ways that Tom of Finland’s work found its way into the hands of viewers was through the postal service.

Today, we’re sending you this special message, and we hope that you’ll consider it our love letter to you for the support you’ve given us.

We love your support.

So far this year, here’s what your support has helped us to achieve.

We facilitated showings of Tom’s work ­at esteemed exhibitions in Oslo, Switzerland and Los Angeles. Tom’s work also found wider exposure in other forms, including a new edition of Taschen’s Tom of Finland – The Complete Kake Comics and even the production of DIY cross-stitching kits from Australian designer Pearler.

We’ve also continued to cultivate the next generation of erotic artists, via running our 10th Tom of Finland Emerging Artist Competition (currently accepting submissions), regular erotic Drawing Workshops, and more. And, with your help, we’ve in turn assisted our community, hosting and supporting local queer organizations and events.

No wonder why we love your support.

From Tom of Finland Foundation, with love.

This September, an exhibition in Finland will feature a selection of Tom’s letters, showcasing Tom’s own skills as a letter writer. The exhibition will coincide with the release of the highly-anticipated set of Tom of Finland stamps. Initiated by ToFF and produced by Finland’s postal service Itella Posti, we think they’re the perfect stamps for sending your own love letters.

We have other future projects of interest to you, a valued lover of Tom’s work. These include a new website, an exhibition of Tom’s comics in Finland, a major international travelling exhibition of Tom’s work, and more. But your help is vital not only to these projects, but to our ongoing programs and operation. With this love letter, can we tempt you to join, renew your membership or upgrade to another membership level? Remember, your contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

With your support, let’s ensure that Tom’s work is honored and loved for years to come.

With love,

Durk Dehner
President & Cofounder
S. R. Sharp
VP | Curator

 

 

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