Ditch Your Room and Transform Your Zoom With These Downloadable Illustrations

Illustration credit: Julia Wytrazek /
Illustration credit: Julia Wytrazek / | © Culture Trip
James McLachlan

Deputy editorial director

Margaritas in Miami? Poetry readings in Prague? It’s going to be tricky with worldwide travel bans in place. Why not transform your Zoom experience with Culture Trip’s beautiful, downloadable illustrations of global cities, which you can set as your backdrop?

To some of us ‘Zoom’ will always mean the cheap, E-number-laden ice lolly that sends children (and some adults) into bouts of sugar-fuelled hyperactivity. But to the multitudes currently in lockdown, Zoom means something altogether different. Yes, the online conference-call software has become a substitute for everything from a post-work beer with friends to cooking classes and poetry readings, quizzes and poker nights.

However, whether you’re dialling in to a pal’s birthday bash or Zumba-ing your way through an evening, you will never escape the fact that you are at home.

Here’s where Culture Trip can help. You can download these beautiful artworks of world cities produced by our talented illustration team and set them as your Zoom backdrop. Let’s face it, that evening cocktail will taste all the better against the outline of the Swiss Alps. Discussing Kafka at your next book club? Capture the mood with the gothic skyline of Prague.

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