Tom of Finland stamps, available from 8 September 2014

Finland’s most famous writer and woman artist was a lesbian so it’s perhaps fitting that Tom of Finland is now firmly established as its most famous male artist… Tove Jansson’s Moomin characters have already appeared on a commemorative coin but later this year Tom of Finland’s beefy clones expose themselves to a wider public when they appear on postage stamps for the first time{ feuilleton }