Smith Journal Magazine - Volume 26

Holy mackerel (or, ah, goldfish):  inside this issue you’ll find a photo essay on hong kong’s living good luck charms: tiny fish prized for their superpowers as well as their looks. we take some leadership lessons from tim jarvis, a scientist who’s hell-bent on recreating history’s most dangerous expeditions even if it kills him, then stop off in north korea to meet the country’s new generation of makers and – dare we say – capitalists. we meet a retired fbi agent who spends his time tracking down ‘lost’ apples, get the lowdown on barbie’s plastic boyfriend, and pay a trip to some very real looking, totally fake cities. want more? we’ve got robot lawyers, political pirates, lsd-taking scientists, and a woman who makes death masks for a ‘living’. all that, plus heaps more photos, history, science and adventure. sound good? grab your copy now!


Smith Journal is 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. The minds behind Smith wanted to create something they'd be happy to read themselves. That smart, creative people could peruse without shame, slap down on the coffee table, whack in their favourite old satchel or display proudly on the toilet reading rack. A mag that looked really good, but had substance, wit and inspiration. Smith isn't obsessed with the latest stuff or being first in line. While it does keep an eye on what's current, it's much more intrigued by things that stand the test of time. Smith isn't about being nostalgic. Admittedly, it does love plenty of things from the past but knows that nostalgia can be toxic, so it's constantly looking toward the future too. Smith isn't about creating a divide between makers and thinkers, because it understands that to build anything you need your hands as well as your mind. Smith isn't about being clever. It happily confesses to knowing nothing, but considers that a positive, because it means it's fascinated by everything.

From the makers of Frankie Magazine - this is a good one for the boys (but also girls!)

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