If you’re working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, you’ve probably been holding meetings on Zoom for a few weeks already. If you haven’t used it for work, you’ve likely attended a Zoom party or two. And your go-to background — it’s an old vacation pic, isn’t it? — might be getting a little old.
Thankfully, the formidable Mashable art team made a slew of new backgrounds for you. From a gorgeous ad for Flavortown to *that* beach from Portrait of a Lady on Fire, these selections will let you pretend you’re not only somewhere else, but also somewhere else other than the first place you pretended to be.
1. Beach from Portrait of a Lady on Fire
When you turn your audio on, be sure to have this playing in the background.
2. Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia cover (feat. face hole)
Want to be Dua Lipa but don’t want to bleach your hair? Now’s your big chance. Simply sit in the exact same position, head tilted, for your entire Zoom call.
3. Wine and cheese
Let your coworkers know what you’d prefer to be doing.
4. “This is Fine”
Get it? Because it’s not.
Throw this baby up and wait for someone from sales to earnestly “correct your spelling.”
6-8. Uncluttered workspaces
Your workspace may be a bed littered with bags of Hot Cheetos, and that’s perfectly fine. (In fact, it’s good.) But if you’d like to show coworkers something else, here are some simple, clean backgrounds sure to provide chill vibes.
9. Some tiger kings
Celebrate the show Tiger King without having to endorse any of its awful characters.
10. Welcome to Flavortown
We mean “hell” as a compliment.
11. Ode to bread
Best to keep your sourdough game strong at all times.
12-15. Animal Crossing seasons
So even your friends who didn’t get a Switch before it sold out can enjoy the splendor of Animal Crossing.