Updated on Dec 12, 2018. Posted on Dec 8, 2018

    21 Ways Theresa May Has Been Depicted In 2018

    From political cartoons to dog toys, here are some of the creative ways the British Prime Minister has been depicted in 2018.

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    On 4 October, graffiti street artist The Pink Bear Rebel created this mural of Theresa May in the West End of Glasgow. The Pink Bear Rebel is known for his political and religious-themed wall murals and is described in Glasgow as "the city's answer to Banksy".

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    Using paper collage on panel, artist Lola Dupre created this striking portrait of the Prime Minister. Dupré is a collage artist and illustrator currently working between studios in Scotland and Spain.

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    A float featuring Theresa May is seen during the annual Rose Monday parade on February 12 in Dusseldorf, Germany. Biting satire has become a German carnival tradition at this yearly event. In 2018 it also featured a float showing Donald Trump being assaulted by Russian bear.

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    A group dressed as the 'Maybot' caricature as demonstrators calling for fairer pay and rights for workers, as well as against public service cuts and workplace discrimination. The march was organised by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in London, in May.

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    British cartoonist Andy Davey shows the delicate Brexit tightrope Theresa May is dealing with in her divided cabinet.

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    Tim Lane did this illustration for BuzzFeed News' feature by Alex Spence: Brexit Meltdown: The Inside Story Of Theresa May's Desperate Fight To Save Her Chequers Plan (And Her Job)

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    Political cartoonist Keven 'Kal' Kallaugher did this illustration for The Economist in the UK, showing the difficult political position she is in due to Brexit.

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    An activist wearing a mask of May stages a photocall outside Downing Street as she drinks a cup of tea and reads the paper while ignoring three torture "victims" in a stunt by Amnesty International calling for an inquiry into Britain's involvement in torture.

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    Pet Hates Toys made a series of dog toys in the image of leading British politicians. As well as Prime Minster May, you can also purchase a Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson toy.

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    For ICON, El País Spanish illustrator Maria Picassó i Piquer used her vector style to show Theresa May pointing at the EU flag.

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    Street Artist Loretto – who doesn't have a social media presence and whose identity remains a secret – is a London based graffiti artist. Here he shows Theresa May dressed like Marilyn Monroe in her famous pose in a white dress with her skirt blowing up in London. May's famous leopard print shoes are also featured.

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    An effigy of Theresa May is paraded through the town of Lewes in East Sussex during an annual bonfire night procession held by the Lewes Bonfire Societies. Lewes Bonfire or Bonfire, for short, describes a set of celebrations held in the town of Lewes, Sussex that constitute the United Kingdom's largest and most famous Bonfire Night festivities, with Lewes being called the bonfire capital of the world.

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    Just one of the many illustrations featuring Theresa May by Ben Jennings for The Guardian in 2018. This cartoon also includes Jacob Rees-Mogg, Nigel Farage and a urinating Boris Johnson

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    A protest piece regarding the environment. Design studio LAZERIAN made this 20 foot sculpture of Theresa May, emerging from the sea, fractured and spilling plastic waste onto the shore appeared on a Manchester beach in January 2018.

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    Australian born artist George Katralis created this portrait of May. "Theresa May as Greed" is part of a 7 part series of artworks, called S•E•V•E•N – A collection of digital illustrations which explores the mythos of the Seven Deadly Sins in celebrity culture.

    Katralis said he believes May's administration is "the personification of greed in the modern day."

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    Based on dreams by UK voters, London-based American artist Rebecca Hendin illustrated this in response to a tweet by @westerosbucky that read: "dreamt the apocalypse was happening and Theresa May was round my house stealing food."

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    Oxfam activists imitate G7 nation leaders May (L), Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and US President Donald Trump, as they protest in support of the roles women take in managing their homes and working in paid jobs outside the home before the start of the G7 Summit in Quebec City.

    Ben Jennings

    With all the political issues the May faced in 2018, many have been surprised by how long she has remained in power. Ben Jennings did this illustration for The Guardian.

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    Coin maker Neil Turner created this one-off coin in honour of the Prime Minister. Her expression and the bones suggest her political days may be numbered.

    Bob Moran

    Political cartoonist Bob Moran illustrated Theresa May's pre-conference speech dance. With all the political pressure she was under at the Conservative party conference, staying alive politically was seen as a success by many observers.


    Tim Lane is an Art Director for BuzzFeed and is based in London.

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