When Mussolini tried to bring fascism to Sicily, the Mafia thought an alliance was on the cards. But then someone showed no respect. To read the full story, grab a copy of Smith Journal volume 27, in stores and on our online shop now. (Link in bio.)
Considering we’re all just apes who’ve convinced ourselves to get about on two legs, it makes sense we’re happiest with bits of trees around us. For a small dose of workplace wood, we turned to @tuckboxdesign furniture designer Dan de Groot, who knocked together an exclusive DIY for a wooden laptop stand (brought to you by our friends at @ourplanetark’s Make it Wood campaign). If you feel like a spot of weekend carpentry (and a lot of weekday wood appreciation), head to the Smith Journal blog (link in our bio) for a step-by-step guide to creating your own. Photos: @stephanierosewood
Mexico has one of the highest murder rates in the world, but only one person qualified to clean up after them. His name is Donovan Tavera. To read our profile on Mexico’s self-taught forensic cleaner, grab a copy of Smith Journal volume 27, in stores and on our online shop now. (Link in bio.) Photos: Bénédicte Desrus
These kites-on-steroids are hypnotic to stare at… and might just portend the future of emission-free commercial flights. (Link in bio.)
German artists Mia Grau and Andree Weissert make plates depicting nuclear power plants. Read more in Smith Journal volume 27, in stores and on our online shop now. (Link in bio.)
Marree Man is 4.2 km tall and is the world's biggest geoglyph. Read about the mystery behind the big fella on the Smith Journal blog. (Link in bio.)
There's something to be said for the extent to which the typography, colour and design of a town's shopfronts can define the personality and feel of a place. Irish designer @TrevorFinnegan's photo series, Our Type, captures the unique typography and design of 'Ireland's disappearing storefronts'. (Link in bio.)
How to make $300-budget action movies in Uganda. Read more about Uganda's answer to Quentin Tarantino in Smith Journal volume 27, in stores and on our online shop now. (Link in bio.)
In our latest doco, deaf filmmaker Sofya Gollan reveals what it was like to hear for the first time, the moment her cochlear implant was 'switched on'. For more, check out frankie magazine, issue 84 - on sale now.
This is gonzo journalist Nellie Bly, who pretended to be insane in order to get into an asylum and report on the horrific conditions. Read more in Smith Journal, volume 27, available in stores and on our online shop now. (Link in bio.)
The dangerous and sometimes deadly job of woolly mammoth hunting. Read more in Smith Journal volume 27, in stores and on our online shop now. (Link in bio.)
Exciting news, folks: we’re on the hunt for a new National Advertising Manager to join us at Smith Journal. If this sounds like your bag, swing past the link in our bio.