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Dian Hanson on TOM and Jerk-Off Worthy Fine Art

Dian Hanson on TOM and Jerk-Off Worthy Fine Art

Dian Hanson is a woman who needs no introduction. As one of the first female pornographers coming out of the 1970s hippie porn scene, her prolific career has been diverse: from writing reader derived porn, to casting and directing shoots, to editing books and magazines about erotic subjects. Dian first got her start working at sex magazine Puritan, and over the next 25 years, edited magazines including Partner, Oui, Adult Cinema Review, Harvey, Hooker, Juggs and Leg Show. Since joining Taschen in 2001, she has become one of the foremost experts on Tom of Finland, working on everything from compact books, to more ambitious projects, like her Tom of Finland...

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Kris and Andy on Living with Kink Through Pastels

Kris and Andy on Living with Kink Through Pastels

In 2015 Kris Aaron and his partner Andrew Walker started painting on antique china and vintage tchotkes. Within three years, the pair had moved from customizing found objects to maintaining a business and art practice. That purview, dubbed Pansy Ass Ceramics, now spans pins similar to those early paintings featuring bound boys, a selection of phallic planters, butt plug vases, ball gag mugs and jerking figurines. Here, we talk to the Toronto based boys about trends in the queer art market and why they inject sex into their work.

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Paul Chan on his New Proverbs

Paul Chan on his New Proverbs

Paul Chan is no stranger to political activism. From the outset of his career, The Hong Kong born, US based artist has used his practice to address central issues to US politics like America’s involvement in the Middle East, the policies of former president George  W. Bush, and the actions of the Republican party. In 2010, the artist founded Badlands Unlimited with the mission of publishing things the public has never seen before, like limited edition artworks, downloadable files and paperback erotica. In the Spring of 2017, the publishing house released Chan’s latest venture into the world of political activism,...

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Gaypin' Guys on 90's Trends, Queerly Collaborating and their Gay Little Hearts

Gaypin' Guys on 90's Trends, Queerly Collaborating and their Gay Little Hearts

Picture this: You’re are your grandma’s house going though your mom’s old clothes, and you find a sick denim jacket with an enamel cherry pin tacked onto the front pocket. You’re obsessed, enamel crazed, all you want to do is defile the raw denim with a slew of adorable (and sometimes erotic) bling. Well thank Goddess for GAYPIN’!!! This sassy little brand is run by a couple of friendly queers who are here to deliver your fantasies. They’ve got the most darling collection of pins and whatnot no accessorize your already fabulous lives. I got the opportunity to ask them...

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Jani Maunula on Tony Ward, His Lost Uncle and Hustler White Unidentified

Jani Maunula on Tony Ward, His Lost Uncle and Hustler White Unidentified

Working under the name My Lost Uncle - MissingSince1979, Jani Maunula is a Finnish independent fashion designer whose latest collection pays homage to 1990s icon, Tony Ward. Featuring t-shirts, hoodies, sexy underwear and travel bags, the collection more specifically draws inspiration from Tony Ward’s iconic role in Bruce LaBruce’s 1996 Hustler White, which scandalized audiences for its raw portrayal of male prostitution and sexuality. To mark the designer’s recent welcome into the Tom universe (his items are now officially available through the Tom of Finland Store), we caught up with Jani to find out what it is about Tony Ward, Hustler...

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Boyz on Smell, Pink, Coconut Oil and the Unexpected

Boyz on Smell, Pink, Coconut Oil and the Unexpected

Boy Smells is a Los Angeles brand, born from two design experts and produced locally in Pico-Union. They’ve started with candles, but you can expect a whole menage of products to compliment your lifestyle coming up on the horizon. Beyond the divine scents, which the creators have curated from a pool of memories, the minimal pink packaging is meant to target a wide audience. The boys boast that their product is for “anyone who gets it.” What’s not to get? A premium product with super sleek branding meant to stir up your emotions and enrich your environment— count us in!...

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Silvia Prada on Her Homage to TOM

Silvia Prada on Her Homage to TOM

Silvia Prada is a Spanish born, New York based artist whose figurative, handmade illustrations celebrate gay iconography and popular culture from the 1980s and 90s. Her nostalgia meets pop art drawings have appeared in The Face, Dazed & Confused, and V Magazine, and been shown at Deitch Projects, MoCa Shanghai and Colette. Prada’s personal affinity for gay culture has resulted in a close relationship with the Tom of Finland Foundation, who recently granted her access to Tom’s collages and reference pages as points of inspiration in the development of portraits infused with Tom’s artistic eye. The result of this partnership...

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Josh Paul Thomas on Phallus Motivation

Josh Paul Thomas on Phallus Motivation

Working across mediums of installation, video, drawing, painting, performance and photography, Josh Paul Thomas has focused on the classical male nude in its contemporary context for the past decade. His creative ventures have led him to collaborate with designer Bernhard Willhelm, who over the years has given him artistic freedom to photograph his collection of muses, including Joe Dellasandro, Tony Ward, and Pamela Anderson. While his work has been featured in every imaginable publication, like Vogue, Interview and Vanity Fair, never has the artist received a solo exhibition...until now. We caught up with Thomas to talk about this notable accomplishment,...

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Bruce LaBruce on Faggotry

Bruce LaBruce on Faggotry

Bruce LaBruce is at it again! Following the release of The Misandrists, set at a school for wayward girls that’s actually the front for an organization of radical lesbian terrorists, the filmmaker is focusing on an anthology film and a full length, both of which deal with subject matter that doesn’t disappoint in provocation. There’s incest, twins, perversions and transgressive sex, all of which further LaBruce’s project of disrupting the status quo of modern sexuality. To add to the list of ventures, the filmmaker has recently made over 100 editions of his deliciously raunchy photographs available through the Tom of...

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