The wide use of the term «constitutional mechanism» in the article is compared with the image of the constitution in the form of a mechanism in foreign cartoons. Caricatures are analyzed, in which the con-stitution is depicted in the form: details (an integral part) of a larger mecha-nism; unknown device (mechanism); ship (marine vehicle) and car. A small «list» of types of images of the constitution is predetermined by the author, on the one hand, by the fact that the constitution is more and more easily associated with a book or scroll, on the other hand, by the fact that mecha-nization in the second half of the twentieth and early 21 st centuries has already ceded its leading role to other technologies that are more difficult to implement in caricature. It was noted that the lack of image of high-speed vehicles corresponds to the nature of the constitution.
constitution, mechanism, caricature.