Molly McLeod's Phone Backgrounds Help You to Look Away From Screens

By: Alyson Wyers - Mar 13, 2015
References: mollymcleod & fastcoexist
These phone backgrounds serve as a reminder to use technology (and more specifically your smartphone) in a more mindful manner. Designed by Molly McLeod, the wallpapers are supposed to appear on your lock screen so that when you go to check your phone, you are reminded to be more present. For example, one reads "Stop looking at your phone. Look around you" and other asks "Did you text your mom today?" The text is also accompanied with cute illustrations.

These phone backgrounds are perfect if you're trying to break your own smartphone addiction. The Code for America graphic designer explains how her phone is an incredible asset, but it's easy to form harmful habits. These images act as contextual reminders you'll see on a regular basis.