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JIX: the original drinking straw construction game (previously known as LINX)
JIX: the original drinking straw construction game (previously known as LINX)
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GOOD DESIGN AWARD + NY NOW ACCENT ON DESIGN

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Dear Backers, 

I hope you are well. 

Here are some news about JIX:

1/JIX wins the Chicago Athenaeum's "GOOD DESIGN Award 2014".

https://chi-athenaeum.org/children-products-2014/

The U.S. GOOD DESIGN Awards is a design awards program organized annually by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design (Illinois) in cooperation with the European Center for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies.

Now in its 65th year, GOOD DESIGN is the oldest and the most prestigious Awards Program organized worldwide.

Founded in Chicago in 1950 by the former MoMA curator Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., together with such pioneers in modern design as Charles and Ray Eames, Russel Wright, George Nelson, and Eero Saarinen, GOOD DESIGN honors the yearly achievements of the best industrial and graphic designers and world manufacturers for their pursuit of extraordinary design excellence.

JIX remporte le GOOD DESIGN AWARD 2014.

L'Athenaem Museum of Architecture and Design de Chicago a récemment décerné le GOOD DESIGN Award à JIX dans la catégorie produits pour enfants.

https://chi-athenaeum.org/children-products-2014/

A propos de GOOD DESIGN:

Le GOOD DESIGN Award est un prix de design décerné chaque année par le Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design en coopération avec le European Center for Architecture, Art Design and Urban Studies. GOOD DESIGN est le programme de prix de design le plus ancien et le plus prestigieux au monde. Créé par Edgar J. Kaufmann Jr. à Chicago en 1950, en collaboration avec les architectes et designers Charles and Ray Eames, Russel Wright, George Nelson et Eero Saarinen, Le prix récompense les produits de design industriel et graphique les plus innovants de l'année, et sont exposés en permanence au Chicago Atheanaeum.

2/ NY NOW, Accent on Design

I also wanted to let you know that I will be participating in the upcoming NY NOW, Accent on Design fair at the JAVITS CENTER, from Sunday february 1st until Wednesday, February 4, 2015. My booth is #4000 

Accent on Design®
February 1-4 (Sunday-Wednesday) 
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Level 3 655 W 34th St, New York City (212) 216-2000 
9 AM – 6PM daily; 9 AM - 2 PM on Wednesday, February 4

Please come visit if you are around, 

Cheers, 

Patrick

JIX NEWS

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Dear Backers,

  I hope this finds you well. It 's been a long time since you've participated in the success of this project, and I wanted to give you an update.  

First of all,  I want to make sure that we keep in touch and that you are able to find me, so you should know that, although the product is the same, the brand name has changed and is now called JIX. The website dedicated to JIX is www.jix.us.com and you can follow us on facebook, pinterest, facebook, twitter, instagram @jixproject. 

Since the project was funded, I have been patiently working on the development of JIX as a brand and as a product, and I am focusing on building a strong client base as well as developing productive collaborations with schools, museums, architects, designers, artists and other creative individuals. I am also striving to develop my company and nurturing partnerships with other companies based on environmentally and socially responsible practices. 

 I am also glad to say that JIX has received some notable recognition, including the NYNow Blogger's Choice Award, the Silver A' Award, the New York Design Award, and was a Spark Award finalist. 

 JIX is currently available for sale on my website at www.jix.us.com as well as in stores such as the MoMA Design Stores and The Children's Museum of the Arts in New York, The MoCA store in Cleveland, The Science Museum in London etc. 

For those of you who would have missed some developments, here is a selection of JIX installations and realizations…

Thanks for your support!

 All my best, 

 Patrick 

PS: Please note that in november,  JIX will be co-sponsoring the Expressive Therapies Summit in New York: http://summit.expressivemedia.org/

Bonjour à tous, 

 J'espère que vous allez bien. Cela fait un bon moment que vous avez participé au succès de mon projet et je voulais vous donner quelques nouvelles. 

 Tout d'abord, je veux être certain que vous puissiez me trouver si vous le désirez, aussi, il est important de préciser que le nom du projet est devenu JIX. Le produit, lui n'a pas changé. Le site officiel s'appelle www.jix.us.com et vous pouvez nous suivre sur les réseaux sociaux tels que pinterest, facebook, twitter, instagram @jixproject.

 Depuis le financement du projet, je me suis attaché à développer la marque ainsi que le produit et je me concentre sur le développement d'une clientèle fidèle ainsi que sur la création d' installations dans des boutiques, des musées, des écoles et la construction de projets collaboratifs avec des architectes, artistes, designers... 

Je m'efforce également de nouer des relations avec d'autres entreprises sur la base de pratiques sociales et environnementales responsables.

 Depuis son lancement, JIX a reçu un certain nombre de prix tels que le NYNow Blogger's Choice Award, le Silver A' Award, le New York Design Award, est a été finaliste pour le Spark Award.

 Le produit est disponible sur mon site www.jix.us.com ainsi que dans des boutiques telles que celles du MoMA et du Children's Museum of the Arts à New York, du MoCA à Cleveland, du Contemporary Art Museum à Houston, du Science Museum à Londres etc. 

Pour ceux d'entre vous qui auraient raté certaines étapes du développement de JIX, voici quelques images choisies.. 

Merci de votre soutien et à bientôt, 

Patrick 

PS: A noter qu' au mois de Novembre, JIX sera l'un des co- sponsors du Sommet des Therapies Expressives ( Expressive Therapies Summit) à New York 

LINX is launching in NYC

Dear Everyone, 

I hope you are well.
I just wanted to let you know that I will be presenting a new gigantic sculpture made of LINX connectors and straws on the occasion of the Montreal/Brooklyn exhibition at Parker's Box gallery. 

http://www.brooklynmontreal.com/en/programming/parkers-box

The opening is tonight! 

Please drop by if you are around!
Hoping to see you,
Patrick

Bonjour à tous,
J'espere que vous allez bien.
Je voulais vous informer que je présenterai une nouvelle sculpture monumentale réalisée en pailles et en connecteurs LINX ce soir à loccasion de l'ouverture de l'exposition Montreal/Brooklyn à la galerie Parker's Box. 

http://www.brooklynmontreal.com/en/programming/parkers-box

Le Vernissage est dans quelques heures... 

En espérant vous y croiser,
A bientôt
Patrick

www.linxtoy.com

New Yorkers available?

Dear Backers, 

Happy new year to you! I hope you all got your linx by now and that you had fun playing with them. 

Thank you for your nice comments and emails of support!

LINX is now ready to be marketed. 

On order to present LINX to the public,  I am currently working on the preparation of an exhibition at Parker's Box Gallery in Brooklyn, opening on january 11,  where I'll be showing a giant sculpture made of LINX and straws.

 The structure, a 12 feet high cube, will take time to build and I definitely could use some help. 

So, if any of you live in New York, have some free time and would like to participate in the making of the structure, please do not hesitate to contact me. If you are too busy but know someone that you think might be interested in assisting me, feel free to put them in contact with me at patrick@linxtoy.com

Looking forward to hearing from you soon and hopefully, to meeting some of you in person,

Best, 

Patrick

LINX is coming!

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