Test Drive: 2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Convertible

We drop the top on Bentley’s new GT, and take in some of America’s finest natural wonders

As the 2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Convertible‘s raucous V8 fires up, burbles emit from the quad exhaust and inside the cabin, a wood veneer dash rotates backwards to expose a 12.3-inch touchscreen—a little theater on display on the chilly desert morning. Shifting the grand tourer into gear, we get rolling and, though Sedona is warming up patiently on this fall morning, we’ll still be …

From Pictures to Words: Persuasion and the National Parks

From CH favorite the Standards Manual (founded by Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth), comes From Pictures to Words: Persuasion and the National Parks—a glorious exploration of branding, design, illustration and type over some 100 years. This is the imprint’s second project with photographer Brian Kelley, and the tome includes everything from brochures to maps and other National Park-related ephemera—including examples of Massimo Vignelli’s Unigrid System, …

3D National Park Prints

From Mesa Verde and the Great Sand Dunes to the Great Smoky Mountains and the Grand Canyon, Scott Reinhard’s three-dimensional, collage-like depictions of National Parks captivate. The designer places a digitally rendered 3D elevation map on top of a United States Geological Survey map to create pieces that toy with the eye. Each is a chromogenic print that uses traditional color photography development on lustre …