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Salt of the Earth

Monday August 29, 2016

Salin-de-Giraud, in the south of France, was once a bustling salt mining town. Photographer Marily Konstantinopoulou recently visited, and discovered a city in decline – but with a strong sense of community. 

Billboards from Behind

Sunday August 28, 2016

A photo series dedicated to the lesser-seen sides of billboards inadvertently raises some deep questions. 

A recent discovery shows how ancient Peruvians survived for nearly 2000 years in one of the driest places on Earth, using giant carvings etched into desert sands.  

The Vintage T-Shirt Museum

Friday August 26, 2016

This Old Shirt is an online repository for all our favourite fading, tattered tees, lest we forget them.

Smith’s Father’s Day Gift Guide

Thursday August 25, 2016

Not to alarm you, but Father’s Day is just around the corner. Here’s what we’re getting our old men this year, to stave off another 12 months of parental disappointment. (And to show them we care, of course.)

Uni student Robbi Bishop-Taylor uses data about Australia’s waterways to create intricately detailed maps of the continent.

This Slovenian monolith can tell you exactly how blue – or polluted – the sky is at any given moment, using the power of science. 

British adventurer James Bowthorpe is sailing a boat made of waste 500km down the Hudson River. This short film from Tudor charts his journey. 

Volume 20 is Coming

Monday August 22, 2016

Smith Journal turns 20 on September 5. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s between the covers.

Writer Brian Phillips had a bad year. So, he took off on a road trip through the desert in search of UFOs, his sanity and the American Dream. His travelogue makes for great reading.

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