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‘Lincoln’s Golem’
The Cover Art of Waking Up from the American Dream by Nathan Malone

2016, Counter-Currents Publishing, San Francisco, CA

I’m no art critic, so couldn’t tell you if his is an illustration or a caricature or a pencil or ink work—but it is great! The illustration is an adaptation of Mount Rushmore.

On the far left is Washington, eyes forever closed in the repose of a demigod’s death.

Second from the left is our famous composer of the sacred founding documents of the Republic—with a distrustful eye on his Mulatto spawn.

Where a Roosevelt should be, is the head of our current mixed-race criminal-in-chief, looking shifty-eyed over his shoulder at his moral progenitor, the slave-master who could not keep his wick out of the ink well.

And, stage right, we have the Emancipator himself, looking horror-stricken up at O’Sauron as if he were Doctor Frankenstein terror-stricken at his own creation!

I love this piece. It should be in the National Gallery.

Congratulations, Mister Malone

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TravoltaSeptember 1, 2016 11:09 AM UTC

I did a search for the cover image and gave it a look. My verdict is that it's digital art. Specifically, vector art. Digital art created with a vector program (such as Adobe Illustrator or Coral Draw) use points, curves and colors based on mathematical equations which allow the art to be magnified while never losing image clarity. OTOH, an application like Photoshop (which is a raster program) uses pixels to create and alter photographic images whose clarity is determined by image resolution. Vector programs are used heavily in advertising, clip art and type-setting. Raster programs offer the user a brush to paint with pixels, while a vector program uses a pen to draw lines and create shapes.

A very brief video on the differences: