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.

Retro Maps of Modern Cities

Wednesday January 04, 2017

Lost? These retro-style maps by graphic designer Hubert Roguski won’t help. But they sure look good.

Swedish hardcore punk outfit Refused are on tour soon, so we thought we’d have a bit of a chat with frontman Dennis Lyxzén about growing up in Nordic Noir country and potentially, accidentally, cursing the world.

The Kombi Vans of Berlin

Tuesday January 03, 2017

Berlin is awash with campervans. This photographer is attempting to capture them all.

Album Covers from the Future

Monday January 02, 2017

Former-Gerling drummer Paul Towner spends his downtime making album covers for albums that don’t exist yet, and they’re psychedelically good.

A Nearly-Perfect Hangover Cure

Sunday January 01, 2017

Good news: Lucky Peach reckon they've discovered the perfect hangover cure. Bad news: it's probably quite unpalatable – especially when you’re hung-over.

It’s the moment we've all been waiting for: the 2016 award for best bank note of the year is about to be announced. Will upstart Columbia snatch the prize? Can New Zealand snare their second victory in a row? Is any of this real? 

Hong Kong and New York are both bustling metropolises. But Australian photographer Ward Roberts found their calmer, quainter side.

Take Shelter: Designing for Crises

Thursday December 29, 2016

What happens when you ask artists and designers to get creative with housing the world's 65 million displaced people?

Covering a whopping 24,000 kilometres, it’s certainly not for the faint of heart (or foot). 

Back in the day, students caught misbehaving at this university were sent to a secret subterranean prison. These photos of its graffiti-clad walls show that it was a pretty fun place to be.