Archive for December, 2010
Posted in new product by Adrian on December 20th, 2010

DNA Art ScannerSince we’re all addicted to our iPhones here at DNA 11 anyway, we figured we might as well make good use of our time staring at those little screens.

That’s why we’ve just launched our brand new DNA Art Scanner in Apple’s App Store.

The DNA Art Scanner is a custom QR code scanner that provides customers with the ability to unlock the secrets of their DNA Ancestry Portrait by directing them to their personal ancestry web page to learn more about their maternal lineage.

The DNA Art Scanner was developed by our good friends at Select Start Studios. To download the app in Apple’s App Store visit this link:

In the coming months we’ll be adding new features to the DNA Art Scanner as we continuing to innovate in the field of DNA art.

For a review of how the app works in conjunction with the DNA Ancestry Portraits check out this video.

Posted in Inspiration by Adrian on December 13th, 2010

Check out this cool video from R+I creative called INFLUENCERS.

It’s a short documentary that talks about how ideas and products become popular and what goes into turning something from niche to viral.

INFLUENCERS FULL VERSION from R+I creative on Vimeo.

At DNA 11 we have a lot of respect for the design and culture influencers of our times — from Jay-Z, mentioned specifically in the film, to Karim Rashid, who endorsed our new DNA Ancestry Portraits.

Our business was inspired by the likes of Andy Warhol and Mark Rothko. We love original, creative design and ideas.

Posted in media by Adrian on December 8th, 2010
Photo credit: Michael Rubenstein for the Wall Street Journal

Photo credit: Michael Rubenstein for the Wall Street Journal

If you read the Wall Street Journal you can check out your favorite DNA Art company on the cover of the Personal Journal section today.

DNA 11 appears as part of a larger story about the rise of retailers who specialize in customization, which WSJ dubs “me-tailers”.

We’re honored to be associated with so many cool and exciting brands in the article and believe passionately that customization and personalization are what customers want in a world where things are increasingly mass-produced.

At DNA 11 we take great pride in providing our customers with the ability to express themselves and apply a little bit of their own personality to their walls.

Some think it’s narcissistic, but we like to think of it as hyper-personalization. While some customers are buying DNA Portraits or Fingerprint Portraits of themselves, many are choosing to celebrate their kids, their pets or even a lost loved one and we think that’s awesome.

Thanks to Wendy Bounds and the Wall Street Journal for a great article, here’s the link:

Posted in Promotions by Adrian on December 6th, 2010

CanvasPop gift voucher

As many may know, DNA 11 and CanvasPop are sister companies, both focused on making the most unique and personal custom artwork for their customers.

Since fans of both companies are clearly people who value, originality, personalization, style and quality we thought you might like to try out our other brand, CanvasPop.

From now until the end of the Holiday Season, every customer who purchases a DNA 11 Portrait will receive a voucher for $50 off at CanvasPop.

Either keep the voucher for yourself or use it as a stocking stuffer from someone on your list.

When you purchase from CanvasPop you can expect the same high quality, archival-grade canvas, the same world class customer service and the same 100% satisfaction guarantee you get at DNA 11.

As an added bonus to help you finish off your holiday shopping, we’re also providing free shipping on all DNA 11 orders until December 10, 2010. Simply enter promo code DNAHolidayShip upon check-out.

Remember, you can order a DNA 11 gift kit or gift certificate right up until December 17, 2010 and we’ll guarantee it arrives in time for the Holidays.

Looking for corporate art? Create a photo canvas for your office: Visit our sister site CanvasPop.