Happy DNA Day! Today celebrates the successful completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 and the discovery of DNA’s double helix by James Watson and Francis Crick in 1953. It’s a day for commemorating all things DNA, so we we’re sharing a behind-the-scenes look at how we turn your DNA into art, via CNN Money.
On December 13th, CTV Morning featured DNA 11 on the show.Â Check out the segment with host Lianne Lang and our PR Manager Suzy Kendrick. Lianne was great sport trying out a DNA collection kit and even giving us her best smooch for a kiss portrait. It’s not too late to get your DNA 11 gift kit and give someone special a truly unique piece of art this holiday season!
Wow what a weekend.
Last week DNA 11 was in Los Angeles to participate in the 5th Annual Access Hollywood â€śStuff You Mustâ€¦â€ť Lounge where our unique DNA art was a big hit with the Golden Globes celebrities.
“This is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen!”
Thank you very much Jennifer Love Hewitt!
Also dropping by the DNA 11 booth to grab their personalized art were cast and crew members from Dexter, True Blood, Mad Men and Entourage as well as stars William Shatner and one of my personal favorites, Neil Patrick Harris! NPH loves DNA 11!
Check out the photo gallery below for all the weekend’s pics.
To wrap up the weekend, DNA 11 co-founder Adrian Salamunovic was on AccessÂ HollywoodÂ to present host Billy Bush with his very own DNA Portrait. We’ll post a clip when it becomes available.
Of course the main reason DNA 11 went down to L.A., other than to meet NPH, was to promote our DNA 11 for Charity Program. Stay tuned for some exciting announcements in the regard soon.
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 andÂ believe passionately that customization and personalization are what customers want in a world where things areÂ increasinglyÂ 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’sÂ 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 toÂ celebrateÂ their kids,Â theirÂ 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: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703296604576005402633221250.html
Tune into ABCâ€™s The View on Friday, February 12th to find Michael Fazio, Concierge to the stars and co-founder of Abigail Michaels Concierge Â featuring a variety ofÂ DNA Art by DNA 11. Michael selected DNA11 as an “out of the box” Valentine’s Day gift idea.Â The show is seen by over 7 Million Viewers!
When Does that View Air in your area?
Check your local listings for when to watch.
Last weekend DNA 11 co-founders Nazim Ahmed and Adrian Salamunovic headed to New York City for the grand opening of the of WIREDâ€™s annual pop-up retail store.
” Here, you’ll find all that’s new & next in the world of WIRED: Cutting- edge technology & design.. The latest in games & gaming… Cool new music & books… Hot new gear & gadgets… Indoor & outdoor inspiration… Products to help you lead a greener life.. and the opportunity to own your very own WIRED-branded stuff”
Here’s an inside look at the party and our DNA art in the WIRED store.
Wondering what gadgets captured our attention this year?Â Check back later this week for a review of the Top 10Â Holiday Gadgets from this year’s WIRED Store!
Tune in Wednesday September 16, 2009 for the one-hour episode of The Doctors titledÂ Health Trends and Controversial Cures.
DNA 11 created individual DNA Portraits for the showâ€™s hosts- Dr. Travis Stork, Dr. Jim Sears, Dr. Lisa Masterson, and Dr. Drew Ordon.
The DNA art featured on The Doctors TV show is the worldâ€™s most personal form of artwork on canvas.Â No two portraits will ever be the same.
We had a great time working with the show to create the portraits and we are excited to be a part of the new season!
Check your local listings for show times here. You do not want to miss the show.
Itâ€™s a new month and DNA 11 has some up coming media appearances:
1) September 3rd 2009 â€“ 8pm ET HBO- A Dog Year
Keep an eye out for DNA 11â€™s artwork in Jeff Bridges’ new HBO movie A Dog Year.
It is a story is a story of a writer in the midst of a mid-life crisis who decided to adopt a dog that turns out to be even crazier than he is.
2) September 8th, 2009 – Itâ€™s on with Alexa Chung â€“ MTV – 12 pm ET/PT
DNA 11 has a special announcement for Tuesday’s show. A Major Celebrity had his portrait created by DNA 11. Hint: He was in the movieÂ Sin City. Tune in to find out who!
3) DNA 11 is featured in Forbes Online Magazine: Eight Million Dollar Businesses Youâ€™ve Never Heard Of.
The modern pet portrait by DNA 11 is featured in a recent People Pets article that highlights what people are doing with Pet DNA.
DNA 11 has been creating unique art pieces from the DNA of dogs, cats, horses, and even a Bengal tiger at the request of our customers since its inception in 2005.
Adrian one of the co-founders actually had a DNA Pet Portrait created of his own dog Bosley, and hangs it proudly at home.
Show of your creative side and evoke conversation with art made from Pet DNA.
What are your thoughts? Please join the conversation.
After three beautiful months in sunny Los Angeles the time has arrived to “pop down” our temporary pop-up gallery. By all measures it was a huge success. Hundreds of guided tours, piles of media andÂ a great wrap up party co-hosted by our friends of 944 Magazine ensured we went out with a bang!Â We made lots of fantastic friends in Los Angeles and we’ll be back soon.
Here are some of the pictures from the DNA 11 / 944 Magazine event. Many thanks to GreenSUV for providing the transportation, HOPE Wines for supplying the wine, Poixen (for the delicious pisco sours) Carly Harill from 944 for helping to coordinate everything and of course our PR firm RF-PR.