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ROFLDNA ?? DNA 11 lends a helping hand to a good cause.

A couple of weeks ago the 2nd Annual ROFLCon took place in New York City. It’s a conference dedicated to Internet culture and some of the biggest Internet celebrities came out for the weekend convention… of course there’s always a big party and tons of fun to be had!

This year Alexis Ohanion, co-founder of reddit.com and breadpig, set up an auction on eBay with a DNA Mini Portrait of all the Internet celebs who came out over the weekend. They’re calling it ROFLDNA and it’s in support of a great charity, Child’s Play.  The portrait will be a mash-up of all the celebrities’ DNA and will have all their signatures.

Looks like they had a blast… check out a few pics below of the DNA collection process and some of the signatures you’ll see on the final piece of DNA Art.

And don’t forget to check back… I’ll post the link to the auction as soon as it goes up.

Tron Guy
Jay Maynard, the Tron Guy – nice helmet.

MC Frontalot
MC Frontalot, nerdcore hip hop artist

Irina Slutsky
Irina Slutsky, host of GeekEntertainment TV

Moot
Moot, founder of 4chan.org

 
 
 
 
 

It’s that time of year again – time to go out and find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Whether it’s a Valentine’s gift for him or for her; this year is the year to move past the classic chocolate, candles, and flowers by finding something you know they’ll remember for years to come.

Lately the biggest craze has been finding your loved one that perfect personalized gift and for years this meant a key chain with a name engraved or the ever popular “World’s Best Boyfriend” mug. Well, lately the bar has been raised and now you can name a star after your loved one  or even purchase them an acre of land on the Moon with the Lunar Registry.

Although both are really cool concepts – do you think that we’ll be packing up and moving to the Moon to make use of that acre any time soon? That I’ll leave to you… But while you think about it… why not find the ideal Valentine’s Day gift personalized for him or for her with a piece of personalized DNA Art from DNA 11.

The DNA Mini Portrait is a great gift for the man looking for the latest in decor as it brings together art, technology, and pop culture at an affordable price. Measuring just 8”x10” the DNA Mini Portrait is perfect for the office or on a bedside table.
KISS Portrait
And for the perfect gift for her this Valentine’s give her more than just a kiss… immortalize it with the KISS Portrait, from DNA 11. Add your lips and her lips on the same canvas and choose from lots of color combinations and sizes. DNA 11 has partnered with M·A·C Cosmetics and a portion of the sale of every KISS Portrait will go towards the M·A·C AIDS Fund.

So now you’re probably asking yourself how you surprise someone with a portrait like this, and on top of that, how do you get someone’s DNA or lip print without them knowing? Not to worry, that’s been thought of too and it couldn’t be easier. No, you won’t have to sneak into their bathroom and take a piece of hair from her brush or secretly find a way of getting the lip print.

All you have to do is order the gift kit; complete with a DNA gift card, instructions, collection kit and everything else they need to get started on the piece you selected. It even comes in a nice metal box so they have something to open on Valentine’s. If you really aren’t sure what they want you can order gift certificates too. It will be sent over to you for wrapping or sent right to your loved one by mail, or even by email, with a message from you.

So this Valentine’s Day forget the bubble bath and the roses. Find your loved ones a truly personalized, one a kind gift and buy some DNA Art from DNA 11. There is still plenty of time to order and have your perfect gift ready before Valentine’s Day.

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We’re proud of what we’ve created and it shows. More importantly our valued clients have shared their feedback with us since we’ve launched. Many thanks to our clients.  Can you feel the love?

Here are just a few of the e-mails and feedback we’ve received over the years. Please feel free to add your own comments to this posting.

“THANK YOU! I can’t thank you enough for the AMAZING portrait now hanging in my office!  It’s beautiful and every person that walks in here comments on it.”
Jay Lauf
Publisher
WIRED Magazine

“Just a short note to thank you for your excellent customer service.

the artwork arrived today and is just what I wanted. The quality is brilliant”
Tony Oneill – United Kingdom

“As a customer, I have been absolutely amazed at the high level of care and service (DNA 11) has provided. My purchase went smoothly, and they took the time to walk me through the process and have kept in touch after the transaction was completed. This is what sets them apart from any company I have dealt with in the last 10 years. I will definitely refer DNA11 to everyone I can.”
Christopher Suda
Alexandria, Virginia USA
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“He loved it.  We love it.  Everyone who sees it…loves it.  And we tell them all about DNA 11.  Thanks again. J”
Jeanine E. LeRoy-
London

“Just received my portrait and LOVE IT! I can’t wait to give this to my fiancé on Saturday. You guys rock!”
Melissa Napier

“WOW! The art work looks great.  Thank you so much again”.
Bill Fence

Just wanted to let you know we gave away the gift certificates at two events over the weekend. Let’s just say that saying they were a HUGE hit would be an understatement.
MARC VASQUEZ
pr senior account executive
geoff howe marketing communications

I LOVE IT– it’s great!!!  Thanks so much.  Good luck with the next “evolution” in DNA11’s design.  I will be happy to help promote your work to local galleries out on Eastern Long Island.
Meryl Rosofsky, NY

“Just wanted to thank you again for all you help.  The DNA portrait was a huge success.  Even my friend who’s an architect/designer approved and she’s about as tough as it gets when it comes to things artistic.”

Warm regards,

Susan J. Hwang

“We got our prints today quite ahead of schedule! We were thrilled.”
Seana H.

“I received it well before Father’s Day and my husband and I agree it is the best Father’s Day gift anyone could have thought of!  (The thumb print is of our 7 year old daughter)  The piece is fantastic and we couldn’t be more pleased.  Looks like I’ll be back to order a “kiss” for next Valentine’s Day! “

Thank you again for your help,
Sherri Hostage

“ (My DNA Portrait) IS GORGEOUS and caused a lot of excitement. Thank you again.”
Jennifer M. Barozie


“Just wanted to say thank you so much!
We received our canvas DNA last week. I bought it as a birthday gift for my boyfriend.
The service was under the time stated and the quality is amazing.
It’s a unique, high quality gift and definitely worth every penny!
Many Thanks”
Em (Australia)

“We just wanted to let you and the team at DNA11 that we received and absolutely LOVE our new piece of “personal” artwork.  It’s simply beautiful and you all have been stellar to work with.  We will most definitely pass the word out of your company to our friends, especially when they ask about our new piece of artwork!  🙂  Thanks again.”
K.Ward & T. Callahan II

“I received my DNA portrait from you about a month ago and I just wanted to tell you how pleased I am with it. It looks even better than I expected and it’s an amazing conversation piece. Stephanie Baldwin is a wonderful representative. She answered my questions very professionally and courteously. You are fortunate to have such an outstanding employee. I’m trying to spread the word about DNA11 among my friends. Hopefully, I’ll be able to create even more business for you. 🙂 Thanks for all your efforts. I appreciate them very much.”
Sid Weiss

“Yes, the panels arrived and they look great!!

I will send you pictures in the next day or so.

Thank you so much for everything.”
Braden
Mike Nevin Design Toronto

“..took a pic and wanted to share, thank you so much again!  We love our print it’s perfect!”

Lacy

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“WOW!  We received our art yesterday and our dining room is now almost complete.  This is truly unique and we hope that we are the “first to have our art” in Fresno, California.  We’ll spread the word and wish you continued success!!  Here is a picture.  Thanks again for your professionalism and care to produce a great piece!”
Gerard Lozano– California

 
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New DNA Mini Portraits by DNA 11

Mini me: New DNA Mini Portraits by DNA 11

I’m proud to announce the new DNA 11 “Mini Portraits” which I think make the perfect holiday gift idea. We’ve managed to get the price point down to the point where it makes an affordable gift item but it is still very high quality. It includes a glass (not Plexiglas) frame with stainless steel bolts. The Giclee print is on archival quality paper and it includes the option to add a custom message to your portrait and identify your “brain” gene and “muscle” gene within the portrait. The print measures 8” x 10” (20 cm x 25 cm) and the glass frame is slightly larger.

Learn more here: http://www.dna11.com/gallery_mini.asp

I would love your feedback and ideas- what do you think of the new DNA 11 Mini Portrait?

 
 
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Sure- DNA Art is pretty cool but this is a really cool street art concept. Using only tape and garbage bags, Harris creates giant inflatable animals that become animated when fastened to a sidewalk grate. Steven Psyllos (New York Magazine) caught up with Harris recently to discuss his older works (including a bear and a giraffe) and unveil a new beast that looks not unlike the Cloverfield monster. Video by Jonah Green. My favorite? The Lockness Monster. I’m sure these inflatable art pieces have caused more than a couple of car accidents by distracting New York city drivers!

Video courtesy of New York Magazine:

 
 
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More global media exposure! Al Jazeera flew down to interview us for Artsworld. This a well produced interesting view into DNA 11.  We have many DNA art clients in Dubai, Saudi Arabia and across the middle East.

 
 
 
 
 
 

From the press release:

The 13 Summer House will take place in the Pines section of Fire Island, which has a long tradition of attracting New York’s elite, especially its influential gay population. The festivities will kick off with a complete renovation of the house, led by The 13 Team. “We look forward to the challenge of taking a classic beach bungalow and redesigning it into a complete luxury lifestyle experience that incorporates each of our design partners’ unique styles, whether its funky, chic, rustic, elegant, traditional or even eco-friendly,” said Mark Addison, Director, Experience Design of EVENTSTYLE.”

 

DNA 11 made a portrait of Sandra Bernhard’s lips (remember?- she was on the Rosanne Barr show) and it will be auctioned off for charity.

 

 

All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Ali Forney Center for homeless Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) youth.

 

DNA 11 is commited to giving back to worthwhile not for profit organizations and charities through our “giving back” program.

 

We think the 13 House looks very stylish many thanks for including DNA 11 in this project.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Have you seen seen the viral WII Video on Youtube that’s been viewed nearly 4 Million times? It’s called “Why Every Guy Should Buy their Girlfriend WII fit”. Personally I think it’s a WII commercial cleverly disguised as a viral video but either way it was surprised to see one of our portraits in it.

 
 
 
 
 
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DNA 11 and Spade Magazine Pre-show team chillout session

We just wrapped up the Montreal Design Show (SIDIM) last week. It was one of the best shows we’ve done all year. We met some great people including fellow designers, architects, interior designers and clients. As a VIP guest of the event SIDIM even put me up in the new OPUS Hotel. If you are ever in Montreal I encourage you to check out this very luxurious, unique and modern boutique hotel.

This year we decided to get creative and design a booth that was built from recycled materials and could also be 100% recycled. Mission accomplished. Nothing in our booth was wasted this year. The booth was made 20% from cardboard and 80% from wood. All the wood was donated to a local farmer and the cardboard was tossed into a recycling bin at the end of the show. Even the metal hardware was recycled. The Booth space was worth nearly $10,000 but the booth only cost us around $300 to make and we recieved a lot of looks and great feedback from the attendees.

Mnay thanks to our design intern Anthony Chimbuya for all his hard work and dedication and to our friends at Spade Magazine for making the event possible.

 
 
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I just received my DNA Ancestry DNA collection kit from dna.ancestry.com (a division of Ancestry.com).  I ordered my kit online. The process was straight forward and very easy.  I ordered the “Advanced Paternal Lineage Test (Y-Chromosome 46)” kit for $199.00 USD. Pricing starts as low as $149 for the less precise and indepth Chromosome 33 test.  For some reason they recommend the less expensive Chromosome 33 test on the site but I wasn’t totally clear why.

The kit arrived by standard mail about two weeks later. The packaging is elegant and simple and just as easy to use as the site. It included:

DNA Collection Kit.

  • Instructions for collecting a DNA sample
  • A collection envelope to fill out prior to enclosing your swabs
  • A sterile pack containing three synthetic DNA collection swabs
  • Pre-paid mailing envelope addressed to DNA Ancestry
  • In a few weeks I will be receiving my results by e-mail. I am very eager to see how this turns out. I will be posting my results for everyone to see.

    For a complete overview visit dna.ancestry.com

     
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