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.

Forget dinosaurs: 420 million years ago, the planet was in thrall to the shroom.

It really is a small world after all.

Photographing Pizzas in the Wild

Friday February 08, 2019

Introducing Jonpaul Douglass, the David Attenborough of fast-food photography.

During the Cold War, America’s leading spy agency relied on an unusual weapon to stop its employees spilling state secrets: motivational posters.

Bowling for Antartica

Monday February 04, 2019

Where there are Americans, there are bowling alleys. Even at the end of the Earth.

Musical Cars

Thursday January 31, 2019

As cars become quieter, it will be harder to hear them coming. One designer has come up with a solution: turn them into the greatest band the world has ever seen.

Ever wonder what happens behind the doors of science labs? Daniel Stier's sharp, strangely tranquil photos will show you.

Borders without Borders

Tuesday January 29, 2019

Valerio Vincenzo's photos show us what a world with free and open borders can look like. (Hint: a lot nicer than one with giant walls.)

And God said, “Let there be light!”. And there was light. Eventually.

The Basket Houses of Iraq

Saturday January 26, 2019

This water kingdom in southern Iraq was almost destroyed by Saddam Hussein – and its unique woven reed architecture along with it. But now they're both making a comeback.