Smith Journal Volume 31 is out now. Grab your government issue water ration and slip on your gas mask: Smith Journal volume 31 is going underground.
In this volume you’ll ponder the architecture of the world’s fallout shelters, go hunting with some hardy Greenlanders (and their hardier dogs), unearth teeny-tiny meteorites in your own backyard, and learn how to write the ultimate complaint letter care of Ernest Hemingway, Hunter S. Thompson and Cormac McCarthy (or at least some more gettable writers pretending to be them).
But wait, that’s not all: you’ll also trek through some mountains that may not actually exist, marvel at the artistry of pre-digital infographics, cop a noseful of the new Smell-o-Vision, and take an anthropological survey of the modern office.
What else? Well, we’ve got Bruce Springsteen (sort of). We’ve got Indigenous artificial intelligence. We’ve got tarps (tarps!). We’ve got made-up languages that might just shape how you see reality itself.
Smith Journal is a quarterly publication from Australia for discerning gents (and ladies who like reading about discerning gents). It’s heads-up and hands-on. A friendly guide to all things creative, intriguing, genuine and funny – full of stories, people, adventures, interesting conversations and gentlemanly style. The people behind Smith wanted to create something they’d be happy to read themselves. That smart, creative guys could peruse without shame, slap down on the coffee table, whack in their favourite old satchel or display proudly on the toilet reading rack. Something that looked good, but had substance, wit and inspiration. At a time when everything seems like it’s speeding up, Smith Journal is a call to slow down.It’s about remembering, reviving and revamping forgotten traditions, skills and technologies. And backpedalling just enough to appreciate the good stuff in life. Like our readers, we’re not particularly obsessed with being the coolest, the biggest or the first in line. But we are interested in making things that last.