Posts Tagged ‘Genetic art’
Posted in Art+Science, How it's Made by Courtney on June 15th, 2012

We’ve launched the world’s first creative laboratory combining genetics, art and commerce.

First, DNA 11 revolutionized the art world with our amazing  DNA Art—and now we’ve unveiled the world’s first genetics lab dedicated to the creation of biometric artwork: The Lab @ DNA 11.

We’ve been mixing Art+Science since 2005 — sequencing the individual DNA of customers and turning it into beautiful genetic art.

Now DNA 11 is creating the ultimate laboratory for the advancement of biometric artwork by combining a state-of-the-art genetics lab with the in-house creative team that dreamed up the original DNA Portrait to continue to revolutionize the industry.

“Establishing a genetics lab in the middle of an art factory exemplifies the essence of DNA 11 — the melding of the two worlds of art and genomics,” said Nazim Ahmed, cofounder, DNA 11.

Because the one-of-a-kind genetic art lab is completely in-house, we maintain total quality control and the ability to experiment with new ways of visualizing the building blocks of life.

“It’s our take on The Factory — Warhol’s famous midtown Manhattan studio — we call it The Lab @ DNA 11 and it provides an inspirational space for artists, creatives and scientists to create truly remarkable biometric inspired products,” said Nazim.

The Lab @ DNA 11 is located at the company’s global headquarters in Ottawa, Canada and provides support services for DNA art production around the globe including DNA 11’s U.S. production facility in Las Vegas, NV.

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Posted in International, Just Cool, party by Courtney on February 15th, 2012

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.

Kirsty Gillies collected the most “Precision” design and therefore won a DNA Portrait. We also gave each attendee a £100 gift voucher towards their next DNA 11 purchase.

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.

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Posted in Cool Art Ideas, gift ideas by Courtney on February 7th, 2012


Still looking for some gifts to spark a reaction this Valentine’s Day? In addition to DNA 11 products, we’ve rounded up some great finds that are sure to impress.

Is your love eternal?  A SplitScreen DNA Portrait portrait makes a confident, affectionate statement of unity for couples, allowing you to showcase both of your DNA (or the whole  family’s, up to four people). With a plethora of colour combinations, your splitscreen DNA Portrait will suit any decor! Best of all, you can order a gift certificate for immediate digital delivery.







Already have a DNA Portrait? Immortalize her kiss into fine art with a custom Kiss Portrait. Your walls will be lit up with her fiery lips and she’ll be on fire knowing how much you cherish her smooches.





If your guy rocks out, get him this smokin’ Cigar Box Amp from Etsy. It’s a portable, battery-powered amp that’s perfect for lazy jams and soulful serenades.






Nothing says “I Love You” like a gift from the heart. So why not give an anatomically correct Plush Beating Heart? Your lover will know you’re serious and it will keep things pumping between you two.





Does you man live and breathe science? Take the guesswork out of his of lab work with this Lab Partners t-shirt from Threadless.






Want to give her the key to your heart? Wrap up this Heart Necklance from Swayorski. Hanging on a stainless steel chain, the red silicon heart holds a heart-shaped USB key embellished in 54 Indian Siam crystals. For the perfect romantic gift, save a special message or photo on the 4GB USB key.



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Posted in Contest, gift ideas by Courtney on December 23rd, 2011

We’re brimming with holiday cheer and giving away a DNA 11 Mini Portrait today! It’s our last daily goody before the big Grand Prize draw on December 28th.

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.

To enter today’s give-away, tell us how you’d get a DNA Portrait of. Leave a comment on this blog post, tweet us @DNA11 or post on our Facebook page.  

(And if you haven’t entered to win the grand prize, it closes today at 12pm EST!  Enter now!).

Posted in DNA Art in the News by Adrian on August 11th, 2010

If you could decode your personal genome for the prices of a laptop computer – and discover what your genetic destiny may have in store- would you? The possibility is closer than you think, and medicine and health care may never be the same.

In this month’s issue of Delta’s SKY Magazine, Mark Anderson explores the advancement in human genetics and genetics in pop culture. Be sure to check out DNA 11 for more info on the genetic art featured in SKY magazine.


Read the full article: Your DNA, Decoded by Mark Anderson in SKY Magazine – August 2010.

Posted in Inspiration by Adrian on December 2nd, 2009

The holiday’s are fast approaching and your shopping days are diminishing.

Are you in search of that special gift for the Geek on your list?

We have highlighted our Top Holiday Gadgets from this year’s WIRED Holiday Store 2009!


1)  Dyson: Air Multiplier Fan- This is not your conventional fan.
It has no blades humming so it creates a smooth stream of air.


2)  Gizmine Middle Colors Humidifier – This is not your typical
humidifier. The sleek design and range of color options is what
sets this apart.  This is perfect for the designer savvy urban dweller.


3)  The Conran Shop: ICE INVADERS – Get rid of those boring old
ice-cube trays. Check out the Ice Invaders!   They are made out of
pure silicone, making them oven and dishwasher safe.


4)  Buckyballs: by Zoomdoggle – What exactly are Buckyballs? I
asked myself the same thing. They are actually a set of 216 rare earth
magnets.  I love the saying “trying to find something more useful is
useless!” I’m sure this would provide hours of entertainment without
even knowing it.


5)  CanvasPop: Your Photo on Canvas – Are you looking for
creative ways to print family photos?   Start with any image, at any
resolution and transform your photos in to canvas art. ( HOT Gift 2009)


6)  Owle: Bubo – For that iPhone photo enthusiast, here is the ultimate
gift! Check out this all in one device. It’s a camera mount, an image
stabilizer, and a wide-angle lens built for the iPhone 3G and 3GS.


7)  DNA Art: By DNA 11 Are you looking for unique gift ideas that
will start a conversation? You can give the gift of personalized genetic
art with DNA Portraits, Fingerprint Portraits and Kiss Portraits.
Holiday Gift Kits now available. (Hot Gift 2009)


8)  Craftsquatch: Social Media Pillows – The perfect gift for the
Social Media enthusiast. Inspired by all the favorite social media
web sites!


9)  Zero Motorcycles: Zero S SupermotoA fully electric
motorcycle, developed specifically for urban environments.

Posted in DNA11 Art News, featured client, media, Uncategorized by Adrian on September 15th, 2009


Tune in Wednesday September 16, 2009 for the one-hour episode of The Doctors titled  Health Trends and Controversial Cures.

DNA 11 created individual DNA Portraits for the show’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 world’s most personal form of artwork on canvas.  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.

Posted in Cool Art Ideas, DNA Art in the News, DNA11 Art News, media by Adrian on August 7th, 2009

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.

“Bosley lays for a quick snapshot in front of his very own DNA portrait.”

“Bosley lays for a quick snapshot in front of his very own DNA portrait.”

Show of your creative side and evoke conversation with art made from Pet DNA.

What are your thoughts? Please join the conversation.

Posted in charity, Contest by Adrian on August 5th, 2009

 Now is your chance to show off your personalized art. We would love to see what you’ve done with your DNA 11 Portrait.

Upload photos of your DNA Portrait, Fingerprint or Kiss Portrait to our Facebook fan page and you can win a $500 DNA11 gift certificate!

We’ll donate $1.00 to World Vision for every new Fan!

Becoming a fan is easy. Follow the 3 steps outlined.

Becoming a fan is easy. Follow the 3 steps outlined.

Saring your photos is easy…

1. Go to our Facebook fan page and become a fan.

2. Submit your picture of your DNA Portrait, Fingerprint Portrait, or Kiss Portrait right on our Facebook Wall.

3. Be sure to tell us a little about the portrait and the picture. Creativity and Interest are the winning combination. We cannot wait to see you DNA!

We can’t wait to see what you have done!

The winner will be selected August 14th by the co-founders of DNA 11.

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