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.

Having released her new album, Fruit, we asked Perth muso Abbe May about coming out, the power of vulnerability, and why being gay should be as boring as your shoe size. 

Yep. That’s a lot of paint. In this Smith Q&A, large-scale public artist Kitt Bennett talks mammoth murals, bone collection and making art in outer space. 

How to Make it in North Korea

Sunday March 11, 2018

North Korean capitalists? It may sound like an oxymoron, but a new breed of entrepreneurs is introducing retail therapy into the Hermit Kingdom. 

Classic Cars: Phoenix Campervan

Saturday March 10, 2018

The Phoenix might be the strangest (read: coolest) looking camper van we’ve ever seen. And with these recently unearthed instructions (and a working knowledge of your local wreckers), you can even build your own.

We've sent our Smith Scouts out in search of gifts. From a smoky sauce made from a special kind of mould to a skateboard emblazoned with Warhol-esque tomato soup cans – we think there's something here for everyone (including yourself). 

The Secret Life of Ken

Thursday March 08, 2018

He’s supposed to be the very definition of rugged masculinity. But Barbie’s beau has led a surprisingly fluid life throughout the ages.

Look What We Made!

Wednesday March 07, 2018

We made a book! (Well, technically frankie press did, but we’ll happily take the credit.) It’s about the new generation of Australian makers – and it’s available for pre-sale now.

Ever wondered what it’d look like to see thousands of homing pigeons lighting up the skies by attaching tiny LEDs to their legs? Wonder no more. 

Take a closer look at these streetscapes – there’s less than meets the eye. Just ask Gregor Sailer, photographer of the world’s fake towns and cities. 

Smith Journal Volume 26

Monday March 05, 2018

Holy mackerel (or, ah, goldfish): Smith Journal volume 26 is out now in Australia and online! Click on to take a look between the covers.