How To Make Your Own One-of-a-Kind Chicago Phone Background

Detail from the WLS-TV monolith

You can make your own unique one-of-a-kind Chicago-centric background wallpaper for your phone. Just follow these easy steps:

  1. Go to the sidewalk outside the WLS-TV studios at 190 North State Street.
  2. Point your camera phone very close to the LED advertising pylon outside the studio.
  3. Take a picture!
Take a few different pictures.  As the ads on the pylon change, the colors you’ll get on your phone change.  Who knows what you might end up with. (Are those Cheryl Burton’s lips?)



Author: Editor

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