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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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.

Usually it’s a bad sign when fungus starts growing inside your house… 

Censorship's nothing new... but how do you manage to get an instrumental piece of music banned? Just ask the iconoclastic Link Wray.

Visiting these Minecraft models of secret underground bunkers designed to protect US and Russian leaders during a nuclear war is fun… and also kind of disturbing.

Filming a day in the life of someone like Elise Cameron-Smith, who manages to pack about 36 hours worth of activity into less than 24, was always going to be a fun ride.

‘Look What We Made’ is Out Now

Thursday April 12, 2018

Meet the new generation of Australian makers with a new book from the folk behind Smith Journal and frankie.


Is Pinball Making a Comeback?

Wednesday April 11, 2018

Just when you thought pinball’s glory days were far behind it, it seems to be making a triumphant comeback. We give you three of its best and brightest.

Because there’s more to drones than just annoying your neighbours.

One day Jon Larsen was eating his breakfast on the porch, and a tiny asteroid fragment fell into his bowl of cereal…