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.
According to Eleven Ravens, “The game hasn’t changed, but the playing field has…“. They’re referring to Ping Pong, and we can see why: they’ve turned traditional table-top tennis tables on their head and spun out amazing new designs. Via Uncrate:
Straddling the line between art and sport, these gorgeous tables sport strikingly unique designs, which are created by hand by skilled artisans in a moisture-controlled environment using high-quality wood materials in order to maintain the highest quality possible.
Check out their inspiring table gallery. All Eleven Ravens’ premier tables are equipped with world-class championship table tops. Leisure or recreational tops are also offered on certain tables in a variety of colors.
Since every table is hand-crafted and made to order, they’ll even incorporate corporate logos into the base to take office Ping Pong to a whole new level! If you’re looking for more custom office decor ideas, our DNA Portraits are the ultimate in custom art.
UPDATE: Congratulations to Vincent F. from Raleigh, NC — he’s won his own DNA Portrait!
Francis Crick, the co-discoverer of the helix DNA structure, was born on June 8, 1916 and would have celebrated his 94th birthday tomorrow!
Via Wikipedia: Francis Harry Compton Crick was an English molecular biologist, biophysicist, and neuroscientist, and most noted for being a co-discoverer of the structure of the DNA molecule in 1953 together with James D. Watson. He, Watson and Maurice Wilkins were jointly awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material.
Crick was an important theoretical molecular biologist and played a crucial role in research related to revealing the genetic code. He is widely known for use of the term “central dogma” to summarize an idea that genetic information flow in cells is essentially one-way, from DNA to RNA to protein.
This give-away is open to residents of the contiguous USA or Canada.
One entry per person. Contest closes on June 13 at 11:59pm and we’ll contact the winner via email.
Want a DNA Portrait right now? Save 15% with code FrancisCrick15 until June 13. Join us in celebrating Francis’ birthday and scientific contributions!
Remember the great pop-up books of your childhood? Castles jumping off the page, witches flying their brooms, pirates sailing ships on surging seas? We came across these modern pop-ups for grown-ups on Colossal and had to share their monochrome magic.
Portland-based designer and art director Mengyu Chen is currently working on a new comic book and has mocked up some experimental pop-ups of her own design. The ideas and execution are really quite spectacular…
Mengyu, aka Jenny, is an über talented artist who enjoys typography, letterpress, illustration, photography and crafts in many shades and colours. We especially connected with her TypePlay project, a collection of handdrawn and digital typography she created.
Despite the colorful pop-up books I grew up on, I can almost appreciate these more—they’re bare bones black and white, but still iconic symbols of childhood, cemented in reality.
Have you ever strapped a parachute to your back, hopped on a plane and then dove from the sky? If you think that’s intense, skydiver Felix Baumgartner’s next attempt is going to blow your mind. Via Pop-Sci:
Felix intends to climb into a capsule suspended beneath a helium balloon, rise 23 miles above Roswell, New Mexico, open the capsule door, and jump out. On the 120,000-foot free fall—the longest ever attempted—he will face temperatures as low as –70°F and speeds of more than 700 miles an hour, becoming the first person to accelerate through the sound barrier without a craft.
At the outset of the project, no high-altitude full-pressure suit had ever been built specifically to withstand this kind of controlled free fall. Engineers at the David Clark Company, which builds full-pressure suits for NASA and the Department of Defense, spent four years developing one. Baumgartner’s jump will be the first live trial at Mach speeds.
His special suit, above, has four layers, including a fire-retardant insulator, a mesh restraint and a gas-filled bladder. The suit will help Baumgartner maintain delta position (head down, feet up) throughout his free fall—crucial if he is to avoid a flat spin.
If Felix succeeds, his daredevil DNA is definitely worth showcasing through a DNA portrait. We think the perfect colour scheme would be Firesky in celebration of his Mach manifesto.
Check out more photos and details on Felix’s daredevil threads.
Our DNA can unlock so many secrets and now it’s getting ready to take on the enemy! Scientists at the Harvard WYSS Institute have constructed packages of DNA dubbed “DNA origami” that might one day be used to create nanorobots capable of finding and destroying cancer cells in the human body. Via Mashable:
The nanorobots mimic a cell’s receptor system in order to communicate with cells. The cells can carry materials to cancer cells, and when the nanorobot detects the cells it’s hunting for, it will spring into action.
Once the bots were designed, the research team built the tiny barrel-shaped nanobots that measure about 35 nanometers in diameter. Each nanobot can hold molecules that are meant to be delivered to cells.
The system has yet to be tested in living organisms, but the researchers are considering testing the nanorobots in mice.
This potential DNA Origami Army could change the face of cancer treatment. Congratulations to researchers Shawn M. Douglas, Ido Bachelet, George M. Church, who are all affiliated with the WYSS Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.
DNA 11 made its debut at the Gherkin in London, UK at the prestigious MahiFX launch on February 2. Attended by some of London’s elite financiers, tech buffs and media, this event unveiled a new foreign exchange trading platform.
Upon arrival, guests received a billfold full of imaginary currency, along with this note: This Mahi Money is for you to trade during the night with other people. You can choose which design to collect. Your goal is to accumulate the most notes of any one single design to win a luxury experience. Good luck and good trading.
Developed by ex-interbank traders, analysts and developers, MahiFX is headed by David and Susan Cooney, who both worked on Barclays Capital’s flagship e-commerce platform in its early days. MahiFX launches to retail investors on February 20, 2012. DNA 11 was proud to be in such great company at this event.
A compact version of our larger works, the DNA Mini Portrait measures 8″ x 10″ (20 cm x 25 cm) and is a custom Giclee print protected by a glare-resistant glass frame. It can easily be displayed on shelf, desktop or wall.
(And if you haven’t entered to win the grand prize, it closes today at 12pm EST! Enter now!).