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Top 100 Political Trends in 2016

From Emotive Democrat Photography to Nominee-Themed Pizza Art

— January 28, 2017 — Pop Culture
With the controversial events that surrounded the American election, it's no surprise that brands, creatives and more have taken the time to convey their opinions on it all, which these 2016 political trends illustrate. Those interested in exploring more innovation products and campaigns like these are likely to benefit from Trend Hunter's Future Festival as well.

In reference to Donald Trump's discriminatory remarks against Muslims, Mexicans and women, Sagmeister & Walsh designed a series of colorful pins to allow those voting against him to express themselves. These accessories featured the republican as a troll, a voodoo doll and even a toy potato head.

Rapper Pusha T stepped in as well, launching a line of graphic t-shirts in support of Hillary Clinton. Also featured in these 2016 political trends are humorous meme generators, sexism-fighting playing cards, nominee-themed milkshakes and useful bias-recognizing news apps.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Political Slam Poetry Campaigns
Political Slam Poetry Campaigns
This Video from IN-Q Outlines the Importance of Voting in the US
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99
Presidential Prediction Platforms
Presidential Prediction Platforms
'Who Will Be President?' is a Poll Crunching App from the NYT
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98
Democratized Mayoral Schedules
Democratized Mayoral Schedules
Citizens Help the Mayor of Heidelberg by Suggesting Projects Online
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97
Anonymous Political Platforms
Anonymous Political Platforms
The 'We the People App' Lets Users Discuss Politics Anonymously
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96
First Lady Karaoke Videos
First Lady Karaoke Videos
Michelle Obama Belted it Out with James Corden on 'Carpool Karaoke'
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95
Comical Presidential Mockumentaries
Comical Presidential Mockumentaries
Comedian Fawzia Mirza Imagines Trump Has a Muslim Daughter
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94
Spicy Presidential Pizzas
Spicy Presidential Pizzas
This Pizzeria Created a 'Madam President' Pizza for Hillary Clinton
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93
Crowdfunded Poet Docs
Crowdfunded Poet Docs
'The Verse of Us' Uses Crowdfunding to Reach Rural Screens in China
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92
Live-Streamed Political Conventions
Live-Streamed Political Conventions
Twitter Shares Republic and Democratic National Conventions
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91
Technological Democratic Platforms
Technological Democratic Platforms
The D-CENT Platform for Democracy Engages European Citizens
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90
Parliamentary Pancake Races
Parliamentary Pancake Races
This Charitable Race Celebrates Pancake Tuesday 2016
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89
Crowdsourced Lawyer Hashtags
Crowdsourced Lawyer Hashtags
#TransLawHelp Connects Lawyers with U.S. Transgender People in Need
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88
Politically Biased Card Games
Politically Biased Card Games
The Cards Against Humanity Hillary Pack Gives Money to Her Campaign
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87
Presidential Candidate Jewelry
Presidential Candidate Jewelry
These Celebrity Earrings Feature the Face of Hillary Clinton
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86
Dating App Election Filters
Dating App Election Filters
This Dating App Allows Users to Reveal Their Political Leanings
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85
Credit-Scoring Apps
Credit-Scoring Apps
The Credit Scores of Chinese Citizens are Gamified with 'Sesame Credit'
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84
Dating App Election Features
Dating App Election Features
This App Has a Feature That Helps Users Figure Out Who to Vote For
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83
Political VR Plazas
Political VR Plazas
NBC News' Virtual Reality 'Democracy Plaza' Shows Debates and More
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82
Social Media Political Endorsements
Social Media Political Endorsements
'Facebook Endorsements' Lets Users Officially Show Support
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81
Political Greeting Cards
Political Greeting Cards
'NotAnEasyChoice' Suggests Buying Greeting Cards to Show Your Support
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80
Political Comic Covers
Political Comic Covers
This Marvel Comic Cover Features Canada's Prime Minister
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79
Satirical Political Bots
Satirical Political Bots
The 'BFF Trump' Facebook Bot Reviews Controversial Opinions
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78
Presidential Candidate Block Parties
Presidential Candidate Block Parties
The 'Berniechella' Festival Will Honor Senator Bernie Sanders
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77
Bias-Recognizing News Apps
Bias-Recognizing News Apps
'Contempo' Recognizes and Sorts Political Biases in News Stories
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76
Presidential Messenger Bots
Presidential Messenger Bots
The White House Chatbot is an Updated Way to Contact the President
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75
Political AI Chat Bots
Political AI Chat Bots
The Donald Drumpf Bot From ChatPrime is Coming Soon to Facebook Messenger
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74
Israeli Culinary Documentaries
Israeli Culinary Documentaries
Roger Sherman is Producing a Film on Dynamic Israeli Cuisine
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73
North American Invasion Comics
North American Invasion Comics
'We Stand on Guard' Depicts the US Warring with Canada for Water
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72
Presidential Toddler Campaigns
Presidential Toddler Campaigns
The 'Zoe for President' Ad Urges Childhood Education & Protection
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71
Political Presidential Chatbots
Political Presidential Chatbots
'DeepDrumpf' is a Chatbot that is Trained on Trump's Own Words
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70
Comical Politician Candles
Comical Politician Candles
The Politicandles by Wildfang Celebrate the US Presidential Candidates
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69
Inclusive Presidential Social Accounts
Inclusive Presidential Social Accounts
The White House Officially Launched its Own Snapchat Story
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68
Political Chip Packaging
Political Chip Packaging
Doritos' Branding Has Been Redesigned for Its 'Rock the Vote' Campaign
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67
Historical Reporter Web Dramas
Historical Reporter Web Dramas
This Chinese Journalism Drama Details China's Print Media Industry
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66
Political Profile Replacement Tools
Political Profile Replacement Tools
This Extension Replaces Images of Donald Trump with Burgers
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65
Presidential Brand Activations
Presidential Brand Activations
Budweiser Marked the Recent Presidential Debate with Beer & Horses
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64
Charitable Political T-Shirts
Charitable Political T-Shirts
Pusha T's New Shirts Support Hillary and Feature Her Viral Tweet
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63
Presidential Beer Cans
Presidential Beer Cans
The Bernie Weisse Beer is Inspired by Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders
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62
Corporate Criminal Portraits
Corporate Criminal Portraits
The 'Captured Project' Features Illustrations of Unpopular CEOs
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61
Attack-Countering Woman Cards
Attack-Countering Woman Cards
The Official Hillary for America Woman Card Can Be Bought Online
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60
Political Geofilter Ads
Political Geofilter Ads
The Bernie Sanders Snapchat Geofilter Was a Paid Ad on NYC Primary Day
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59
Political Art Exhibitions
Political Art Exhibitions
Cali Thornhill Dewitt's '29 Flags' References Contemporary US History
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58
Satirical Presidential Transports
Satirical Presidential Transports
Neill Blomkamp's YouTube Videos Show Opulent Political Vehicles
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57
AI Politician-Parodying Accounts
AI Politician-Parodying Accounts
This Twitter Bot Uses an AI Algorithm to Sound Like Donald Trump
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56
Politicized Voting Video Games
Politicized Voting Video Games
'The Voter Suppression Trail' is a Game from the New York Times
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55
Political Future City Concepts
Political Future City Concepts
'Co.Design' Enlisted Experts to Imagine a City Under Trump
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54
Canadian Pizza Elections
Canadian Pizza Elections
North of Brooklyn Pizzeria is Letting Canadians Vote via Pizza Proxies
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53
Presidential Candidate Ice Creams
Presidential Candidate Ice Creams
The 'Bernie's Yearning' Ice Cream Celebrates Bernie Sanders
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52
Ugly Politician Coloring Books
Ugly Politician Coloring Books
The Donald Trump Coloring Book Raises Money for Immigrants
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51
Election Candidate Desserts
Election Candidate Desserts
These Ample Hills Flavored Ice Creams are Presidentially Delicious
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50
Political Ice Cream Campaigns
Political Ice Cream Campaigns
Ben & Jerry's Opposes Dark Money with the 'Empower Mint' Flavor
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49
Millennial-Targeted Election Apps
Millennial-Targeted Election Apps
The 'Politalk' App Helps Users Discover Their Political Identity
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48
Presidential Candidate Handwriting Fonts
Presidential Candidate Handwriting Fonts
'Tiny Hand' is a Free Font Based on Trump's Handwriting
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47
Celebrity-Infused Social Activism
Celebrity-Infused Social Activism
We Are the Movement Enlists Stars to Speak On Racial Injustice
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46
Presidential Candidate Milkshakes
Presidential Candidate Milkshakes
The Diner's New 'Freakshakes' are Inspired by the 2016 Election
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45
Political Russian Perfumes
Political Russian Perfumes
The Leaders Number One Fragrance is Inspired by the President of Russia
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44
Celebratory Political Cards
Celebratory Political Cards
This Hillary Clinton Birthday Card References the Infamous Emails
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43
Political Candy Branding
Political Candy Branding
These Chocolate Candy Wrappers Poke Fun at American Politics
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42
Presidential Campaign Buttons
Presidential Campaign Buttons
Artists Designed Creative Buttons for the Hillary Clinton Campaign
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41
Celebrity Trash Cans
Celebrity Trash Cans
New Yorkers Voted on the "Trashiest Celebs" by Throwing Garbage into Cans
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40
Parody Campaign Ads
Parody Campaign Ads
The 'Hillary Clinton: Meme Queen 2016' Ad Has a Fake Hillary Acting Out Memes
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39
First Lady Presidency Concepts
First Lady Presidency Concepts
Mathieu Schatzler Imagines Michelle Obama's Campaign for President
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38
Collectible Presidential Ornaments
Collectible Presidential Ornaments
This Red Cap Collectible Ornament is Being Sold by Donald Trump
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37
Satirical Art Installations
Satirical Art Installations
A Mini Border Wall Was Erected Around Trump's Walk of Fame Star
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36
Texting Tax Services
Texting Tax Services
The Inexpensive Tax Return Service Utilizes Text Messaging to Reach Customers
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35
Political Cartoon Geofilters
Political Cartoon Geofilters
The New Snapchat Hillary Geofilter Features Clinton and Sanders
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34
Political Pizza Art
Political Pizza Art
Pizza Express Created Pizza Faces That Resemble Hillary and Donald
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33
Critical Human Leather Projects
Critical Human Leather Projects
These Leather Products Use Designer Alexander McQueen's DNA
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32
Political Bus Ads
Political Bus Ads
This Anti-Trump Bus Ad in Denmark Encourages Americans Abroad to Vote
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31
Presidential Burger Elections
Presidential Burger Elections
The J.S. BURGERS CAFE Created Burgers That Represent the Candidates
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30
Satirical Politician Candles
Satirical Politician Candles
The Vote (anyone but) Trump Candle is a Novelty Wax Sculpture
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29
Political Campaign Portraits
Political Campaign Portraits
These Hillary Clinton Photos are Shots from the Campaign Trail
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28
Political Meme Generators
Political Meme Generators
'MemeTheVote' Helps to Create Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Memes
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27
DIY Politician Pinatas
DIY Politician Pinatas
Wholesale Party Supplies Created Instructions for a Donald Trump Pinata
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26
Social Commentating Figurines
Social Commentating Figurines
These Topical Miniature Art Scenes Depict Themes of Power & Identity
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25
Humorous Presidential Emojis
Humorous Presidential Emojis
These Political Emojis are Available for Super Tuesday 2016
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24
Political Social Media Apps
Political Social Media Apps
Politics Social Network Roust Unveiled a Smartphone Application
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23
Political Protest Pins
Political Protest Pins
Sagmeister & Walsh Created a Line of Anti-Donald Trumps to Combat His Views
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22
Presidential Candidate Tattoos
Presidential Candidate Tattoos
This Shop is Offering Free Bernie Sanders Tattoos
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21
Political Estate Billboards
Political Estate Billboards
Jeff Cook Real Estate Offers to Help Americans Move to Canada
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20
Sexism-Fighting Playing Cards
Sexism-Fighting Playing Cards
The 'Woman Cards' Feature Notable Women Who Fought Against Sexism
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19
Referendum-Themed Apparel
Referendum-Themed Apparel
Daniel W. Fletcher's Spring/Summer Collection Draws from Brexit Events
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18
Intercultural Political Murals
Intercultural Political Murals
Kamea Hadar's Obama Art Mural Transcends Cultural Influences
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17
Satirical Political Picture Books
Satirical Political Picture Books
This Humorous Book Mocks Donald Trump's Iconic Hairstyle
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16
Feminist Political Pins
Feminist Political Pins
Madeleine Albright Wore a Hillary Glass Ceiling Pin at the DNC
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15
Streetwear-Clad Republican Posters
Streetwear-Clad Republican Posters
Kidult's 'Pax Americana' Project Shows Donald Trump in Supreme
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14
Politician-Inspired Tarot Cards
Politician-Inspired Tarot Cards
'Political Tarot' Features 22 Politicians as Tarot Card Figures
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13
Emotive Politician Photography
Emotive Politician Photography
These Hillary Clinton Portraits Were Taken On The Campaign Trail
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12
Brawny Presidential Coloring Books
Brawny Presidential Coloring Books
This Coloring Book Features Images of a Brawny Bernie Sanders
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11
Politically Charged Apparel
Politically Charged Apparel
'Ev Bravado' Makes a Statement with Its 'Make America Suck Again' Line
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10
Political Action Figures
Political Action Figures
The Bernie Sanders Action Figure Allows Fans to Show Their Support
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9
Architectural Barrier Walls
Architectural Barrier Walls
'Prison-Wal' Turns a Controversial Idea into a Celebration of Mexico
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8
Comically Insulting Card Games
Comically Insulting Card Games
This New Cards Against Humanity Game Mocks Donald Trump
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7
Presidential Cereal Boxes
Presidential Cereal Boxes
These Collectible Cereal Boxes Feature Presidential Candidates
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6
Political Disney Parodies
Political Disney Parodies
This Donald Trump Parody Targets the Candidate's Distrustfulness
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5
Political Food Trucks
Political Food Trucks
An Oregon Food Truck Sells Baloney Sandwiches That Fact Check Trump Comments
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4
Politically Surreal Street Art
Politically Surreal Street Art
'Trump X Magritte' Mixes the Politician into the Surrealist's Ouvre
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3
Atypical Policitical Posters
Atypical Policitical Posters
Peculiar Anti-Trump Posters Have Popped Up On Bus Shelters in NYC
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2
Post-Election Illustrations
Post-Election Illustrations
Artists are Expressing Their Stance on America's 45th President
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1
Expressive Dark Street Art
Expressive Dark Street Art
Dolk Lundgren's Simple Graffiti Considers Many Subjects Cynically
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