For the last ten years, I’ve been using the same image for my phone’s lock screen / wallpaper. I made it over winter break while I was in grad school, so, coincidentally, this is just about ten years to the day since I made the wallpaper.
I had just learned how to create that glossy sticker effect from my friend, Bill Liu, during our final project for Interaction Design Fundamentals, so I decided to put it to use one night in homage to Douglas Adams. I believe the font I used was Sniglet.
This week, I decided it was about time to come up with some new wallpapers that were sized for my current phone using a font I purchased last year specifically for this purpose: Salbabida Sans by Jo Malinis.
I came up with a few variations. I created a lock screen background for each that features the phrase in pink (just like the real Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) and a wallpaper version that is lower contrast to avoid clashing with widgets and application icons on your home screen.
I’m currently using the “glow” variant, although I also quite like the “repeat” variant. You’re welcome to download them and use them on your phone, if you like, just please don’t make an NFT of them.