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Top 70 Political Trends in 2015

From Presidential Man Bun Parodies to Potty-Mouthed Politician Art

— January 9, 2016 — Pop Culture
These 2015 political trends range from potty-mouthed politician murals to first lady playlists that encourage American girls to feel confident and empowered. In addition to this list's focus on U.S. president Barack Obama and wife Michelle -- from Obama's faux man bun photos to the first lady's various youth initiatives -- its other notable examples include those that poke fun at current presidential candidates and world leaders.

Standouts include Disney princess illustrations that replace icons like Cinderella and Ariel with famous faces like Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. These humorous portraits replace beloved animated characters with popular politicians and comment on these individuals' outlandish personalities.

Additional 2015 political trends include presidential coloring books and action figures that pay tribute to America's first female presidential candidate Hilary Clinton. Though sold as novelty items, these non-traditional toys are empowering and reject traditional gender stereotypes. For more political innovations that are set to emerge in the New Year, visit Trend Hunter's 2016 Trend Report page.
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Online Peacekeeping Platforms
Online Peacekeeping Platforms
IBM Cloud Services Lets Prospective & Permanent Volunteers Chat
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69
Royal Portraiture Coins
Royal Portraiture Coins
This Commemorative Coin Celebrates Queen Elizabeth's Record-Breaking Reign
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68
Punny Presidential Health Ads
Punny Presidential Health Ads
This SNL Commercial Addresses False Hopes of Political Candidates
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67
Nuanced Website Analysis
Nuanced Website Analysis
This Artificial Intelligence Software Replicates Human Reactions to Sites
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66
Feminist Brainstorming Initiatives
Feminist Brainstorming Initiatives
The HeForShe Global Ideathon Focused on College Campus Safety
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65
Government Finance Infographics
Government Finance Infographics
This Graphic Answers 'How Much Does the PM Earn?'
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64
Politically Endorsed Equality Ads
Politically Endorsed Equality Ads
This Marriage Equality Campaign was Created by Hilary Clinton
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63
Racially Diverse Movie Posters
Racially Diverse Movie Posters
Buzzfeed Recreates Iconic Movie Posters with a Diverse Twist
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62
Environmental Policy Apps
Environmental Policy Apps
The UNFCCC Developed an App Specifically for COP21 News in Paris
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61
Presidental Rapper Covers
Presidental Rapper Covers
This New Yorker Cover Imagines a Kanye West Presidency in 2020
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60
Succinct Political News Apps
Succinct Political News Apps
The 'BriefMe' App Helps Users Stay Politically Informed on the Go
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59
Papal Emoji Apps
Papal Emoji Apps
The 'Popemoji' App Lets You Text and Tweet Pope Stickers and GIFs
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58
Millennial Voter Apps
Millennial Voter Apps
This App Helps to Counter Voter Apathy by Making It Easier to Cast a Ballot
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57
Presidential Emoji Keyboards
Presidential Emoji Keyboards
The 'HillMoji' Boasts a Collection of Hillary Clinton-Inspired Emojis
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56
Twitter Political Donations
Twitter Political Donations
Twitter's New Feature Makes Supporting a Presidential Candidate Easy
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55
Crowdfunded Public Interest Cases
Crowdfunded Public Interest Cases
CrowdJustice Fights Injustices and Helps Fund Legal Action
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54
President-Inspired Sneakers
President-Inspired Sneakers
Kobe Bryant's Latest Kicks are Dedicated to Obama's Basketball Skills
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53
Celebrity Feminist Newsletters
Celebrity Feminist Newsletters
The Lena Dunham Newsletter For Young Women Will Launch This Fall
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52
Political Matchmaking Apps
Political Matchmaking Apps
This Parody App Helps Improve Reproductive Rights
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51
Political Matchmaking Apps
Political Matchmaking Apps
This App Helps to Connect Citizens with Their Dream Candidate
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50
Fiery Presidential Burgers
Fiery Presidential Burgers
City Grille's Donald Trump Burger Honors the Presidential Candidate
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49
Citizen Idea Platforms
Citizen Idea Platforms
This Civic Engagement Platform Opens Communication with Local Government
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48
Presidential Groundhog Greetings
Presidential Groundhog Greetings
This Obama 2008 Campaign-Themed Groundhog Day Card Offers Hope
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47
First Lady-Curated Playlists
First Lady-Curated Playlists
This Michelle Obama Playlist Supports Her 62 Million Girls Campaign
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46
Political Networking Apps
Political Networking Apps
This App Helps Users Organize and Coordinate Political Communities
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45
Presidential Candidate Painting Apps
Presidential Candidate Painting Apps
This Simple Painting Tool Creates Endless Donald Trump Jokes
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44
Social Foresight Apps
Social Foresight Apps
'Called It' Tests Your Ability to Predict the Future
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43
Politician-Mimicking Mannequins
Politician-Mimicking Mannequins
These Donald Trump Dolls are Perched Inside Storefront Windows
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42
Zombified Presidential Campaigns
Zombified Presidential Campaigns
This Donald Trump Poster Playfully Redesigns the Business Mogul
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41
Crowdfunded Fact Checking Charities
Crowdfunded Fact Checking Charities
Full Fact Hopes to Fact Check Politics Before the UK Election
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40
Political Portrait Haircuts
Political Portrait Haircuts
This Politician Supporter Shaved Hillary Clinton's Face Into Her Hair
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39
Political Music Speakers
Political Music Speakers
The 'Sound of Power' Speaker Design is Shaped Like Vladimir Putin's Head
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38
Relaxed Politician Editorials
Relaxed Politician Editorials
These Images of Vladimir Putin Features Him in a $3,000 Track Suit
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37
Comical Candidate Collectibles
Comical Candidate Collectibles
Hillary Clinton Has Begun Selling Her Official Campaign Merchandise
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36
Canadian Campaign Kitties
Canadian Campaign Kitties
These Rescued Kittens are Named After Canadian Political Party Leaders
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35
Presidential Pantsuit Shirts
Presidential Pantsuit Shirts
The Hillary Clinton Everyday Pantsuit Tee Suits Your Street Style
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34
Galactic Leader Monuments
Galactic Leader Monuments
This Statue of Communist Leader Lenin Was Remixed into Darth Vader
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33
Political Latino Platforms
Political Latino Platforms
'YODECIDO' Recaps Election News from a Hispanic Perspective
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32
Social Refugee Maps
Social Refugee Maps
Doctors of the World's 'Journey of a Refugee' Maps Support on Twitter
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31
Biometric Democracy Apps
Biometric Democracy Apps
The Voatz Voting App Would Enable Users to Cast Ballots with Their Phones
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30
Floral Currency Sculptures
Floral Currency Sculptures
These Sculptures Recreate Victorian Museum Displays with Shredded Money
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29
Punny Political Hot Sauces
Punny Political Hot Sauces
The 'Feel the Bern' Sauce Promotes Bernie Sanders' Political Campaign
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28
Toy Graffiti Parodies (UPDATE)
Toy Graffiti Parodies (UPDATE)
These LEGO Vignettes Recreate Iconic Banksy's Artwork
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27
Satirical Gender Equality Apps
Satirical Gender Equality Apps
This Awareness-Raising Tip App Calculates Lower Tips for Women
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26
Weed-Detecting Devices
Weed-Detecting Devices
Cannabix Technologies Built a Marijuana Breathalyzer For Police to Use
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25
VR Refugee Camp Tours
VR Refugee Camp Tours
The United Nations Raises Awareness with a Virtual Reality Exploration
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24
Informative Feminist Infographics
Informative Feminist Infographics
This Infographic Illustrates the Importanc Women's Equality Day
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23
Political Card Games
Political Card Games
This Card Game is Designed to Prepare Players for the Presidential Election
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22
Hilarious Presidential Commercials
Hilarious Presidential Commercials
The Barack Obama Buzzfeed Campaign Focuses on His Fun Side
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21
Presidential Offspring Covers
Presidential Offspring Covers
This Chelsea Clinton Elle Cover is Elegant and Understated
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20
Presidential-Inspired Typography
Presidential-Inspired Typography
This Front Style is Mimicked After Barack Obama's Handwriting
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19
Quirky Politician Coloring Books
Quirky Politician Coloring Books
This Adult Coloring Book Pokes Fun at Donald Trump
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18
Statement Leather Bombers
Statement Leather Bombers
This Varsity Jacket Pays Homage to the Historic Black Panther Party
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17
Presidential Action Figures
Presidential Action Figures
The Hillary Clinton Action Figure Sends an Empowering Message to Girls
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16
Presidential Coloring Books
Presidential Coloring Books
Valentin Ramon's Hillary Coloring Book Celebrates the Female Leader
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15
Revealing Refugee Portraits
Revealing Refugee Portraits
This Series Aims to Help People Understand the Syrian Refugee Crisis
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14
Superior Swedish Shelters
Superior Swedish Shelters
Ikea is Designing Extensively Equipped Syrian Refugee Shelters
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13
Controversial Advertising Stunts
Controversial Advertising Stunts
600 Fake Print Ads Call Out Paris Climate Conference Sponsors
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12
Afterparty Art Installations
Afterparty Art Installations
This Art Installation Was a Realistic Depiction of an Afterparty
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11
Feminist Ice Creams
Feminist Ice Creams
Amanda McCall Creates Unique Ben & Jerry's Flavor Centering on Inspiring Women
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10
Princess Presidential Candidates
Princess Presidential Candidates
These Donald Trump Disney Princesses are a Bizarre Mash-Up
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9
Presidential Candidate Parodies
Presidential Candidate Parodies
These Trump Disney Villains Offer a Comedic View of the Politician
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8
Secretive Smart Billboards
Secretive Smart Billboards
Grocery Store Don Giulio Salumeria is Running a Hidden Ad Campaign
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7
Human Rights Film Festivals
Human Rights Film Festivals
JAYU is a Toronto Organization Aiming to Empower Communities
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6
Political Paper Dolls
Political Paper Dolls
This Justin Trudeau Paper Doll Lets You Dress Up Canada’s New Prime Minister
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5
Poignant Sinking Statues
Poignant Sinking Statues
This Climate Change Art Installation Reminds People of Rising Sea Levels
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4
Truth-Exposing Illustrations
Truth-Exposing Illustrations
This Artist Brings Up Issues with Modern Living in Cartoon Form
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3
Terrifying Political Illustrations
Terrifying Political Illustrations
'Just Leaders' is a Satire on History's Famous Dictators
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2
Presidential Man Buns
Presidential Man Buns
These Photoshopped Illustrations Capture World Leaders With Long Hair
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1
Potty-Mouthed Politician Art
Potty-Mouthed Politician Art
This Political Art Projects Donald Trump onto a Bar's Bathroom Wall
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