Smith Journal | Volume 18

Smith Journal

SMITH JOURNAL is a quarterly publication aimed at men and read by interested folk. A friendly guide to all things creative, intriguing, genuine and funny – full of stories, people, adventures, interesting conversations and gentlemanly style... something that looks good, but has substance, wit and inspiration. At a time when everything seems like it’s speeding up, Smith is a call to slow down. It’s about remembering, reviving and revamping forgotten traditions, skills and technologies, and backpedaling just enough to appreciate the good stuff in life. Not particularly obsessed with being the coolest, the biggest or the first in line, but interested in making things that last.

Volume 18:  

Volume 18 of Smith Journal is a wild one.

Case in point: there’s an entire article on the science of dinosaur sex. We’re talking about all the big ones – T. rexes, stegosaurs, triceratops. Doing it. Think about that.

Then there’s a tribute to the world’s most famous roadies. We interviewed people who have lugged gear for the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson. Boy, did they have some tales to tell.

We also get some life lessons from British artist Grayson Perry, dive into the history of the Nintendo Power Glove and examine the art of fishing lures.

Plus, there are stories about forensic sculptors, paper plane collectors and cyborg musicians. 

Oh, and there's also a pull-out, 20-sided globe for you to put together at home. It was designed by futurist/designer/mathematician Buckminster Fuller, and it’s easily the coolest icosahedron we’ve featured yet.

Bottled History from Smith Journal on Vimeo.


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