Smith Journal Magazine - Volume 33

This copy has a slight tear on the cover.

“Why would I want to do that?” we hear you ask. Well, perhaps you’d like to get some life advice from British documentarian Louis Theroux, who spoke with us about life and death and the importance of staying nervous. Or maybe you want to read about the science fiction authors who’ve joined forces with the army to imagine the wars of the future. It’s also possible you'd enjoy learning about Australia’s greatest unsolved art heist. Would you like to meet the women fighting ISIS and patriarchy in Kurdistan? Because you totally can. Or maybe, just maybe, you want to learn about the strangely capitalist history of the tooth fairy, before pondering the existence of aliens in a deafeningly quiet universe.

Not for us to say, really. But all of the above is certainly contained within volume 33’s 120 nicely printed pages, along with loads more science, history, design and adventure.  

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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