The Glyphs Smartphone Stand

by Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer

31 May 2017

We are happy to announce our new conference goody: a foldable smartphone stand made from beautiful green cardboard! Fold up – slide in – watch film: the smartphone stand for everyone. Watch out for the great conferences we will be appearing at in the coming weeks and months. The first goody bag you will find it in is the one of ISType 2017, next week in Istanbul.

Here’s how to put it together:

1. Fold

Fold along the lines:

  • Fold towards you at dashed lines.
    This is also known as Valley Fold, i.e., the dashed lines form a valley or groove.
  • Fold away from you at dotted lines.
    This is known as a Mountain Fold, i.e., the dotted lines form the peak.

If everything went right, your card now looks like this:

2. Close

Now, please pay close attention, because this is the most difficult part of the whole procedure. Slip the end that says ‘Put your smartphone here’ into the gap that has formed at the other, triangular, end:

That’s it, you made it! Now you’re done:

3. Slide in, Watch Film

Slip your smartphone in and enjoy a movie or your favourite YouTube or Vimeo channel. Or, what I like to do when I am lonely in a conference hotel room and cannot sleep: I watch Juan Pablo De Gregorio’s Glyphs videos.

And, of course, you can use it for turning your iPhone into a secondary display with the Glyphs Viewer app.


We want to express our thanks to Thomas ‘Dr. Typo’ Maier, who developed the fantastic fold structure, and to the great people at Infinitive Factory in Graz, Austria, who printed and produced the smartphone stands.