Finland's New Stamps are Drawings of Gay Bondage Porn

I can't remember the last time I even saw a stamp, but then again I don't live in Finland, where their new stamps feature drawings of gay bondage porn.

The drawings come courtesy of the Tom of Finland Foundation, the organization that controls the works of the famous Finnish gay porn artist born Touko Laaksonen. In a statement, Finland's post office praised Laaksonen's contribution to culture.

His emphatically masculine homoerotic drawings have attained iconic status in their genre and had an influence on, for instance, pop culture and fashion. In his works, Tom of Finland utilized the self-irony and humor typical of subcultures.

The stamps will go into circulation in August of this year.

Finland's New Stamps are Drawings of Gay Bondage Porn

Finland's New Stamps are Drawings of Gay Bondage Porn

[via Slate, images via Itella Posti Oy]