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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The Art of Street Writing

Saturday July 28, 2018

Sometimes the best art is hidden in plain sight. Like the mesmerising craft behind painting mundane road signs.

Canadian artist Guy Laramée turns decaying books into eye-catching landscapes. 

It started (sort of) in Ancient Rome. Could it stop in South Korea? 

Free Kelzuki Whale Poster

Tuesday July 24, 2018

Want to adorn your walls with some handsome cetacea? Grab a copy of Smith Journal volume 27, on sale now, and these hand-drawn sea mammals will be all yours.

Some sobering insights on humanity’s mettle (or lack thereof) from a Soviet dissident.

Awkward Metal Band Photos

Saturday July 21, 2018

What makes a person metal? Is it the mascara? The mane? The combination of vulnerability and aggression? If you know the answer, the people in these photos would like to hear from you.

Siberia's Toilet of Terror

Friday July 20, 2018

When you've gotta go, you've gotta go. But how desperate would you have to be to use this cliffside toilet in Siberia?

Bunny Racket, aka the Wiggles of Rock, are the perfect band for rock heads with small children at home, or some sprogs somewhere in their lives.

A story about a mild-mannered, conservatively dressed old chap and his Dodge Charger.