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Make America Vote Again? illustration by Matt Blease

Illustrators react to Donald Trump's shock US election win

Illustrators are taking to Instagram and Twitter to express their feelings about Donald Trump becoming the next president of the USA.

Images depicting the Republican candidate, who beat rival Hillary Clinton in yesterday's election, have been trickling onto social media sites since the news of his win was announced this morning.

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Many portray the former real estate mogul and reality TV star unfavourably. David Rowe, editorial cartoonist for the Australian Financial Review, has drawn a scene where a stunned Lady Liberty wakes up to find Trump next to her in bed.

Other ominous graphics include Oliver Munday's illustration for the New Yorker, of a stern-faced Trump coloured blue against a red and white striped background.

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Illustrator Matt Blease's simple drawing shows one of the slogan-emblazoned baseball caps seen at many Trump rallies, but replaces the text with "Make America vote again?"

Playing cards with Trump as King on top of Clinton the Queen were drawn by cartoonist Christian Adams for the Telegraph.

Other illustrations shared include a caricature of Trump on a stars and stripes background, and one that merges his face with a Guy Fawkes mask.

In the run up to the election, a number of designers had already aired their feelings about Trump through products and proposals.

His likeness was printed on a whoopee cushion, turned into a piñata, and manipulated to look like a clown, a baby, a poo and more on a series of pins.