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.

Walking in Memphis, in India

Friday March 08, 2019

India's postmodern, Memphis-style buildings sure are nice on the eye. But how did they get there?

Back in the day, TV station logos were physical models made of metal and wood. We look at the designers who put some of these surprisingly tactile emblems together.

Rugged Land Rover on the outside, sleek Tesla on the inside.

Volume 30 is Out Now

Monday March 04, 2019

Smith Journal volume 30 is (ahem) on the money. Here’s what’s you’ll find between the covers.

Put away that straight razor: these lumberjacks will show you a thing or two about shaving.

Take a tour of a place we’re dubbing 'Rancho Relaxo'.

No, that’s not a jacket.

Damn Fine Bubble Gum Wrappers

Wednesday February 27, 2019

Zack Wallenfang designs bubble gum wrappers dedicated to TV characters, from Agent Cooper to Saul Goodman and that horrible clown from It.

Artist Lisa Nilsson dissects books and turns them into minutely detailed cross-sections of the human body.