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The Man who Owns 46 Citroëns

Thursday September 21, 2017

With one of the largest collections of classic Citroëns in the world, businessman and philanthropist Peter Mullin recently popped them into a museum of their own. He told Smith Journal about his passion for the “glorious art deco era” of French automotive history. 

Every year, adults from around the world gather in this abandoned Las Vegas-like theme park in Italy for a game of World Championship Hide-and Seek.

London Tube Posters that Tell you Off

Tuesday September 19, 2017

We’ve assembled some of the strangest and most insulting Tube posters from throughout the 20th century. They sure don’t make 'em like they used to.

Iceland From Above

Monday September 18, 2017

Brooke Holm dangled out of a helicopter on a small rope to bring us this captivating photography series of Iceland. 

Ever wondered what the solar system looked like at the precise moment you burst forth into the world? (Possibly not, but in case you had, well – now you can see a snapshot of it. And you can even get it printed on a poster.)

Smith Journal doco: New Jersey

Saturday September 16, 2017

In this original Smith Journal film, meet a Melbourne-based designer who creates soccer jerseys for African countries and disputed territories that don't have them yet. 

A Sci-Fi City Ex Nihilo

Friday September 15, 2017

In the space of just 41 months, a whole new capital city was created on top of an empty savannah. And not just any old city. Brasilia is considered a masterpiece of modern urbanism, as captured here by photographer Noah Webb.

Rebels, Revolutionaries and Us

Thursday September 14, 2017

Seven steps to spark your own revolution. NB: It will not be televised… but it will be live in Melbourne next Tuesday when TEDx comes to town.

DIY Scientists

Wednesday September 13, 2017

What would make you expose yourself to hoards of mosquitoes, cover yourself in someone else’s sweat, or have a red hot go at a spot of self-catheterisation? 

The Post-Punk "Fish Goth" Band

Tuesday September 12, 2017

There have been lots of Joy Division tribute bands over the years, but none of them have been maritime-themed. Until now.