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MATTHEW HOLROYD: DEATH AND ART

MATTHEW HOLROYD: DEATH AND ART

With a shame riddled and emotionally violent upbringing (common amongst queers) Matthew Holroyd found a way to create art with the fragments society deemed broken. He found beauty and intrigue in what most Westerners label as morbid and/or taboo. His first published works were New Grave fanzines, and Holroyd has gone on to become the founder of Baron Books, a UK publishing house that publishes and stocks the world's finest art, fashion, and photography books. Baron Books published the Death Book, and its second edition is a collaboration with the irreverent artist and filmmaker Bruce La Bruce, a dear friend of Tom of Finland...

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Artist Pol Anglada on queer ephemera as blueprint

Artist Pol Anglada on queer ephemera as blueprint

Since 2008, when JW Anderson came howling from Northern Ireland into the fashion world, the brand has become one of London’s most well regarded of the 21st Century. Seamlessly blending male and female genders, JW Anderson seeks to evoke critical thought, moving fashion ever forward. Pol Anglada is an artist who has always been drawn to queer ephemera and erotic images as he works to depict a community’s ever-evolving irreverence. Pol has been illustrating all his life and in 2016 he released his first fanzine FreeTime, a project that would expand to art and objects. His playful and colorful work...

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LUIS VENEGAS: A ONE MAN SHOW

LUIS VENEGAS: A ONE MAN SHOW

I was a bit starstruck when asked to interview Luis Venegas (I'm a huge fan). He’s collaborated with many of my idols including a SEAN FORD by GUS VAN SANT moment that blew my mind. There’s no other way to describe Venegas other than, powerhouse. He’s the visionary behind several of the glossy magazines you love: C☆NDY, EY!, The Printed Dog, Fanzine137… but what’s most impressive, he does it all himself. What does that mean and how is it possible, you might ask…? Still not entirely sure, but apparently conceptualizing, producing, and distributing multiple projects almost entirely on his own...

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TREVOR WAYNE ON TWISTING POP ICONOGRAPHY

TREVOR WAYNE ON TWISTING POP ICONOGRAPHY

Trevor Wayne was undeniably born into a piece of Americana. Raised on a blueberry farm outside of Chicago, and then the town where “A Christmas Story” was filmed, iconic imagery was a subversive part of his childhood. His early years as an artist were fraught with lackluster mentorship, but ultimately, Trevor couldn’t keep away from creating work with a sense of humor, undercutting the darkness around him (and all of us). Now located in Palm Springs, where he operates his own shop, Trevor Wayne has become a pop art machine. With the internet as a launch pad, Trevor was able...

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MASTER OF THE HOUSE ON EXPRESSING FETISHES

MASTER OF THE HOUSE ON EXPRESSING FETISHES

Master of the House is a fetish brand based out of Amsterdam. Since its inception in 2017, the creators have put themselves at the forefront of the fetish scene in order to research products to celebrate a wide diversity of kinks. Their products range from pins, to tie clips, to clothing, and are meant to be wearable in kink settings, as well as everyday life. The gold metal accessories look sleek and classic, but present uncensored kink images. The pup community loves these guys, and you’ll notice many products to reflect that. Master of the House is committed to exploring...

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ZACH GREAR ON SETTING HIS OWN STANDARD OF BEAUTY

ZACH GREAR ON SETTING HIS OWN STANDARD OF BEAUTY

Zach Grear is a collage artist who uses found materials in order to create new images, and thus, new meaning. Using anything from smut magazines, to famous portraits of queer icons, Zach will draw over just about anything. His line drawing emulates vintage tattoo art, which perfectly partners with a whole assortment of images from decades past. The work is an exploration of alternative beauty — anything rooted in individuality — and brings a fresh vision to queer nostalgia. Having collected smut magazines as a youth, Zach has now found a way to work vintage pornography into his collection, making...

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JULIAN ZIGERLI ON LOVE, COLOR, HUMOR AND POSITIVITY

JULIAN ZIGERLI ON LOVE, COLOR, HUMOR AND POSITIVITY

In spite of the global quarantine, Julian Zigerli is super busy! He runs a small (but fabulous) brand in Zurich, which is currently in the process of churning out masks using archival fabrics already in the studio. He was able to step away for a moment for a quick phone interview where we laughed at the insanity of the world, and discussed fashion, which for Julian, is more about joy than pretension. His technically executed clothes are designed to be modern and wearable (I’d wear anything he puts out). Julian’s attention to detail is clear in everything that he does,...

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STUART SANDFORD ENCAPSULATES 1421 LAVETA TERRACE

STUART SANDFORD ENCAPSULATES 1421 LAVETA TERRACE

In many ways, my time living at TOM House was defined by Stuart Sandford. Not only were his works prominently featured in the house during my residency, but he shepherded me around the queer art scene in LA. I won’t go into too much detail about our friendship, but let it suffice to say, he’s a real pal and a true lover of the arts. Stuart’s work spans the erotic gamut: photo, sculpture, film, writing, and curation. His work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions around the world, as well as in numerous publications— my favorite, “The House...

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LIVING WITH PATRICK CHURCH

LIVING WITH PATRICK CHURCH

Patrick Church is a mixed-media artist from the UK, who currently resides in New York with his husband, where they run the Patrick Church brand. A painter at his core, Patrick has been transferring his vision onto clothing and objects for some time. His process is about layering, which is something he continues to explore as he colors outside the lines, challenging himself to use new mediums. His work is rebellious in spirit, but also personal— he creates for his own taste, from his own memory, which has appealed to collectors like Madonna, Kendall Jenner, Katy Perry, and Teyana Taylor...

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John Jeffries on inclusivity and body positivity

John Jeffries on inclusivity and body positivity

Through the pandemic I have had the opportunity to interview many artists/designers for Glory Hole, a much needed respite from the chaos around me. John Jeffries was no exception— his vibrant rose-tinted world and overall joyful disposition is a happy distraction from the news. He’s got a series of pins and stickers on Tom of Finland store that are sure to make you smile (a menage of colorful undies, and men). His assortment of hunks come in all shapes and sizes, representing the diversity within the queer community, which we love! Whether you’re into Hank, Jaspar, or Bruce… there’s something...

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ADAM J. KURTZ ON HONEST OPTIMISM

ADAM J. KURTZ ON HONEST OPTIMISM

I have to say, after doing a thorough internet dive, I was overwhelmed by the vast amount of work Adam J Kurtz created, including easily recognized objects from pop culture. Between exhibitions, works, books, products, collaborations and even large public talks, Adam is prolific. I am always inspired by creatives who not only have panache, but also the work ethic and skill to execute their vision, especially on the scale Adam has. His affable feature in the New Yorker (A STORY IN INSPIRATIONAL PAINTED ROCKS), was a revelation! Such fun, and glaringly relevant amidst the chaos that is currently consuming...

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MARJUKKA VUORISALO ON TOM AS KNITWEAR AND TEXTILE FETISH

MARJUKKA VUORISALO ON TOM AS KNITWEAR AND TEXTILE FETISH

Marjukka Vuorisalo is an artist and educator who hails from the same country as our beloved Tom…  Finland! Her CV is overwhelming, with a long list of international exhibitions, numerous publications, and an ever growing list of teaching positions. She has a bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree from the University of Design in Helsinki, with an emphasis on Textile Art and Design, though she dabbles in several other mediums. Tom mastered the pencil drawing and Marjukka the yarn knit. With her extensive education on the subject, Marjukka has gone on to share her love of knitting with the world— I...

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