Smith Journal · A quarterly, Australia-based publication that takes unexpected, interesting, funny and sometimes complicated stories and tells them the way you would to a bunch of friends at the pub.

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Swashbuckling renegade, hirsute hell-raiser, maritime menace: the reputation of fearsome 18th-century pirate Blackbeard precedes him. But bookworm? A new discovery suggests so.

Meet Phil Ferguson, aka ChiliPhilly, one of the makers from our latest book ‘Look What We Made’. 

British Artist James Brunt designs his artworks to disappear.

How to Make Beer

Tuesday April 24, 2018

In this comprehensive how-to, the makers at Melbourne’s The Craft & Co show us how to brew your own beer from scratch.

Googly eyes, overbites, cynicism drenched in absurdity: who else but Simpsons creator Matt Groening could have designed these magazine covers?

What is the Internet Made of?

Sunday April 22, 2018

In an age of instantaneous data transfers, the cloud and handheld magic devices, it's easy to lose sight of the fact that the internet is nothing but a glorified assortment of wires and cables strung loosely across the globe.

Thanks to the clever folk at Gin and Apathy, we've got a handsome bamboo kit of The Tote hotel to give away. 

And it’s nearly 100 years old.

What happens when an American photographer meets a 34th-generation samurai? These photos of a modern-day community keeping an 800-year-old tradition alive, that’s what.

Goodbye, Ray Gascoigne

Wednesday April 18, 2018

We’re very sad to hear that bottled shipbuilder Ray Gascoigne has passed away. To mark the loss, we’re revisiting the short film we made about him back in 2013.

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