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.

Designer Arlin Ortiz spends his spare time creating old-fashioned maps of made-up places. Here be monsters, indeed.

Come Work at Smith Journal

Saturday March 18, 2017

Exciting news, folks: we’re on the hunt for a marketing wiz to come join us at Smith Journal. 

A Seed Bank in Syria

Saturday March 18, 2017

In war-torn Syria, an underground seed bank fights for the region’s plant life. 

The Brutalist Colouring Book

Friday March 17, 2017

Brutalist architecture isn’t exactly known for its broad colour palette. But that’s what makes the Brutalist Colouring Book so enticing. 

A Hut at 4000 Feet

Thursday March 16, 2017

This glacier-strapped cabin is making us want to throw our computer out the window and head for the hills.

Squids, stem cells and pigeon blood vessels never looked so good. 

Before it made its way to the moon (and your cool friends’ wedding invitations), the font of our times was almost wiped out by the Nazis.

A new competition challenges architects to create science fiction-esque buildings – and modern fairytales to accompany them.

Ever wondered what The Beatles would have sounded like if they'd come from the USSR rather than the freewheeling West? Quite odd, it turns out.

DIY: How to Build a Hotel for Bees

Saturday March 11, 2017

Help save the world buy building this fancy-looking bee hotel.