Decorating your room for the new school year? We could help you out!
Enter now to win a $100 voucher for any DNA 11 Product! To enter, just like us on Facebook and then submit your entry! If you share the contest on social media, you will also be awarded bonus entries when your friends enter!
Contest closes September 2, 2014 at 11:59 PT. Open to residents of Canada, the US and the EU only.
They’re here! The colors that you voted on are now available for purchase at DNA11.com!
In the end, we added 5 new colors to choose from! They are available for any portrait size that you choose — and you get to choose your colors after ordering so you’ll be able to look at the swatch and decide at home!
To learn more about creating art from your DNA, check out our site!
Take a look at the 5 new options – as chosen by you!
Head over to DNA11 to get your very own DNA Portrait in one of our awesome new colors!
It’s been a while since we had some new colors in the DNA Portrait options – we’re about to change that!
We have come up with ten potential color options, and we want your help to choose which ones go on our site. Just vote for your favorite option to help us decide. The winning portraits will appear on the site, ready to be purchased shortly after that!
Help us out and Vote Now!
Voting will end Tuesday, June 10th, 2014.
We’re always looking for new ways to create personalized art, so we thought we would share our recent research with you!
We have been looking at a way to create jewellery, from your DNA. The possibilities are endless with this idea, so the process was exciting.
First we took a look at whether we would use the same sequencing procedure as we do with our portraits. We wanted to stay true to our DNA 11 customers and products, but we thought there might be some other interesting patterns in the science that we could work with. We took a look at STR data, to see if it would translate well onto a ring, bracelet, or even necklace.
The numbers in the data would transfer well into measurements of the bands, providing a delicate and perfectly unique pattern for each piece.
Another way we could go about it would be to use our original sequencing, and transfer the entire portrait, or a single ladder onto the piece.
We decided to focus on the idea of a DNA ring. Outside of the DNA data possibilities, there are so many options in the world of jewellery that we have looked at. From the size and design of the piece, to the type of material used, to the way they are physically produced, there is so much to take into consideration. We tried a few 3D-printed prototypes and even discussed with a local jeweller the possibilities of casting each ring.
We started with the above sketches and created some potential digital designs.
Once we saw how the bands could look, we moved forward with 3D printed prototypes.
We played around with silver, gold and titanium options.
We also looked at cutting out the DNA data, compared to raising it above the surface, or etching the full portrait into the ring. The ways of personalizing these pieces never ends!
If you’re familiar with our DNA Portraits, you’ll see the full banding etched into the ring in the above photo!
We’ll keep working on these ideas and let you know what we come up with! In the meantime, let us know what you think or if you have any ideas for cool DNA Art in the comments!
It’s not too difficult to see why we love this artwork by Nicolas Jolly.
Fingerprints! And we love fingerprint art.
These drawings are made up of thousands of fine lines, curving and swirling to create unique patterns within the image itself. It’s hard to tell when looking at the images, which he planned out first – what the drawing is of, or the “fingerprints” within them. Using only black ink, he works only with the width and pressure of the lines to illustrate the big picture.
We would love to see one of these images being drawn, to witness Jolly’s process.
To enter, just like us on Facebook and then submit your entry! You’ll get extra entries if your friends enter as well, so be sure to share the contest with your friends!
Contest closes on May 4th, 2014 at 11:59 PT. Open to residents of Canada, the US and the EU only.
To celebrate, we wanted to share some things you might not know about DNA!
And take 20% off artwork made from your DNA – use the promo code DNADAY
(not combinable with other discounts or promotions, valid through April 27, 2014)
Light painting has been around for years and it takes a special artist to be able to put a new spin on the technique. Which is exactly what Patrick Rochon has done.
These images were created based on invisible realities. As Rochon explains, “I’ve been fascinated by what we can’t see. Like the shape of sounds, energy, vibrations, feelings, the photons our bodies emits. Light is invisible until it touches something. Vibrations made by our voices have the most intricate shapes as we can see with cymatics.”
So he took this fascination and worked on this series to depict these realities. He says he works in complete darkness to create the images, and uses music to let his body and the sound move him (internally and externally).
This series is currently on display in Calgary, Canada but can be seen on his website as well.
Art created within our personal realities is our specialty. Check out DNA, Fingerprint and Kiss portraits here.
We wanted to give back to our followers to say thank you for the support – all you have to do is enter below, then follow and retweet us for more chances to win!
Be sure to complete your entry by Sunday, Feb 16th. We will announce the winner of the $100 voucher on Monday, Feb. 17th!
Thanks again everyone, and good luck!