lauantai 29. kesäkuuta 2013

Tom of Finland Seura buttons

Recently I had the opportunity to design buttons for the Tom of Finland Seura ( I've been a fan of the art of Touko Laaksonen for years. I can't think of any more skilled pencil work really. His style is so unique and has so much importance for the gay community. And yet this super artist is so neglected in Finland :( it has always saddened me that people don't appreciate his art. All they see in it is porn. Yes, there is a lot of that too, but you could label any art into one aspect of it. Picasso can be just childish color splashing and Kandinsky just silly lines... well, art is always up to the viewer. We see different things in the same picture. I see a lot more than porn in the art of Tom of Finland. For me it was an honor to do nice buttons for the organization :)