Posts Tagged ‘KISS Portrait’
Posted in Cool Art Ideas, Just Cool by Courtney on May 29th, 2012

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…

We love the simplicity of the paper airplane but were also blown away by these fireworks. Other pop-ups include a kaleidoscope and growing seedling.

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.

Are you also a fan of B&W art? Our DNA Portraits, Fingerprint Portraits and Kiss Portraits all have crisp, modern black and white color schemes.

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Posted in charity, Event by Courtney on March 2nd, 2012

A DNA 11 Kiss Portrait helped battle cancer at the Canadian Cancer Society’s Grand Desserts Party in February. Women gathered in their cutest black dress to nibble on decadent desserts and toast the eventual eradication of cancer.

The event featured an amazing array of silent auction items—everything from travel packages to wine, beauty products to jewellery, food experiences to personalized art. Our Kiss Portrait was excitedly bid on and the event raised more than $15,000 for women’s cancer research. Our sister company CanvasPop also provided $30 gift cards for all attendees.

It was a great night out for some of the DNA 11 ladies—we were excited to be a part of such a worthwhile event!

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.

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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 by Courtney on February 2nd, 2012

This week we’re running an amazing contest with WIRED’s Geek Dad blog.

Simply visit our Facebook page and enter to win a 40×40″ Kiss Portrait or one of two copies of The Geek Dad Book For Aspiring Mad Scientists by Ken Denmead.

Just for entering we’ll give you a $100 DNA 11 gift code.

The contest runs until Thursday, February 9. We’ll annouce the winners on  Friday, Feburary 10.

Good luck!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Grand Prize winner Jon A. from Toronto, ON and book winners Mark C. from Irvine, CA and Jim R. from Lockport, NY. Thanks to everyone who entered!

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Posted in new product by Adrian on August 24th, 2011

To capture the perfect kiss you have to have the right gloss to make sure your print lasts a lifetime.

Well we’ve found that perfect gloss and are proud to announce a new partnership with Revolution Organics.

Starting today, when you purchase a DNA 11 Kiss Portrait, you will receive a tube of Revolution Organics 100% all-natural Freedom Lip Gloss in your collection kit to ensure your kiss turns out perfectly.

Revolution Organics specializes in “100% guilt-free glam” meaning that all their beauty products are made from only natural and organic ingredients, are free of synthetic chemicals, parabens, artificial ingredients and petrochemicals and are not tested on animals.

Teaming up with Revolution not only helps us begin the process of “greening” our company, but it also keeps with our tradition of giving back to the community as we’re donating a portion of the proceeds from every Kiss Portrait to the Environmental Defense Fund.

To celebrate our new partnership, we’re also offering 15% off Kiss Portraits until the end of September with the promo code Revolution15.

So feel free to check out our Kiss Portraits and know that not only are you getting a sexy work of art, but you’re also helping protect our environment.

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Posted in How it's Made by Adrian on February 10th, 2011

Kiss Portrait Collection Kit

As Valentine’s Day approaches there will many kisses given away but only a select few will last forever as a one-of-kind art piece.

The DNA 11 KISS Portrait makes the perfect Valentine’s Day gift but how do we make them? Here’s how:

  1. We send out a KISS Portrait Colection Kit to the customer like the one pictured above.
  2. Inside the customer will find a tube of M.A.C VIVA GLAM Lipstick, some KISS collection sheets, a color swatch, a collection envelope and an instruction card.
  3. The customer then applies the lipstick and plants a big kiss on the collection sheet. We supply more than one so you can try more than once to get just the right look.
  4. The customer places the KISS collection sheets in the envelope indicating their top 5 preferred KISS imprints then fills in their address information and color selection and mails it off to DNA 11.
  5. Once the samples have been received, they are put trough our high resolution scanner and sent to the designer.
  6. The designer then picks the best print using criteria such as how well it transferred to the collection sheet, visibility of fine detail and general aesthetic appeal. The process of creating the KISS print is done mainly by hand to insure that all the fine details are captured. The print, is then converted to a vector image to ensure the highest level of quality.
  7. Next the KISS print has the customer’s chosen color palette applied and is send to print.
  8. Each KISS Portrait is then printed using Giclée printing techniques on high-quality, acid-free, polyester-cotton canvas, using pigmented inks designed to resist fading. Each piece is also sealed with a non-yellowing protective varnish to further prolong the print life.
  9. KISS Portraits are then stretched around a wooden stretcher frame and stapled on the back. Our 1.5″ depth stretcher bars are made of high quality North American Birchwood and include a unique support system which prevents warping and the canvas from skewing or sagging.
  10. Each portrait is hand-signed by one of our in-house stretchers so you know it was made by made with care.
  11. Your unique KISS Portrait is then wrapped in plastic to protect it, boxed and shipped to you.

Kiss Collection sheet sample

Here are a few tips and trick for getting the best KISS print for your KISS Portrait from our Lead Graphic Designer, Melissa Edwards:

  • Do not rub your lips together when applying the lip stick. This prevents the lip stick from going in the cracks and creases of your lips which is a good thing.
  • With a slightly open mouth, press your lips against the paper. Avoid pursing your lips together, as this creates the unwanted “O” look.
  • The darker the lip stick over all the better, the more cracks the better.
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Posted in DNA11 Art News by Adrian on February 4th, 2011

KISS Portrait MSNBC-Techlicious

Some more love for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, a DNA 11 KISS Portrait, this time from MSNBC Today and Techlicious.

KISS Portraits are featured in the article Give him a kiss that will last forever, written by Suzanne Kantra from Techlicious.

DNA 11’s unique art made with love is also featured in the Techlicious Valentine’s Day Gift Guide.

There’s still time to order a KISS Portrait gift kit for your sweetheart in time for Valentine’s Day.

Posted in DNA Art in the News by Adrian on January 28th, 2011

KISS Portrait - Perfect V-Day Gift

We think DNA 11 KISS Portraits are a pretty awesome personalized gift for Valentine’s Day but it always helps when others think so too.

Which is why the timing of Rachel Zoe’s Style Your Space: 20 Posh Home Accessories feature is impeccable.

Rachel loves the KISS Portrait as a Valentine’s Day gift idea:

“Art should be personal, which is exactly what DNA 11 does by turning your kisses into wall portraits!”

We think so too Rachel, KISS Portraits are not only stylish and personalized but because the collection kit features M.A.C VIVA GLAM Lipstick, a portion of every one sold will go towards the M·A·C Aids fund.

Some love for you and a little love for others, what a great Valentine’s idea.

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Posted in gift ideas by Adrian on April 20th, 2010

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and are you looking to find creative ways to celebrate your Mom? This year remember it’s the thought that counts!

How do you deal with finding a gift for the person who has everything? Or the Mom who says…” I don’t want gifts, just spend time with me”… We have all been in this situation before, but still want to buy her something special… so forget the generic staples that we turn to each year and buy your mom something more personalized that will last long past Mother’s Day!

Personalized Gifts for Mother’s Day can included:

  1. Fingerprint Portraits: These portraits are something that your Mom won’t
    mind having fingerprints on! Take your fingerprint or get the kid’s fingerprints
    and turn them into modern art for your walls.


  2. DNA Portraits or DNA Mini’s: This DNA portrait started a movement of
    personalized art. So why not give your Mom the most unique, personalized art
    you can get… It’s sure to be a great conversation piece for many years to come!
    Prices start at $199.


  3. A Kiss Portrait: Let your mom show her sense of style by creating her very
    own Kiss Portrait! With a Kiss Portrait her kiss is more than just a kiss.

    kiss portrait

Above are three personalized gift ideas for Mother’s Day, but what if you can’t decide on the specific portrait, you can always give them something to open and then let them make the decisions with our help.

Select the ‘gift’ option and we will send you a hinged metal presentation box. This gift tin includes, a DNA gift card, instructions, the collection kit and everything else they would need to get started with their very own personalized gift! Find out more about our personalized ‘gift’ option.

For even more flexibility you can also order gift certificates that can be put towards a portrait of her choice! You get 100% satisfaction guarantee – if they don’t love it you get all your money back and No expiry!

Your Mom deserves a personalized gift for Mother’s Day..

  • Get started on her personalized gift.
  • You can even surprise Mom with a finished canvas photo from one of her favorite family photo’s with Working with a personal designer you can create a canvas photo from any photo of your choice… even a Facebook™ photo or iPhone™ photo!
Posted in Inspiration by Adrian on January 26th, 2010

Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day Gift? It is that time of year again and for some you haven’t thought about shopping yet.

Are you sick of receiving the typical candies, chocolates and cards? or Better yet are you sick of giving typical go to Valentine’s gifts to your special someone? As the quest for the perfect gift begins why not set aside your go to favorites i.e. Chocolate, Candles, Cards and Flowers and create a personalized canvas piece.  Most cards are read and tucked away, candies are eaten and forgotten.

Why not give the gift of personalized DNA Art for Valentine’s Day this year from DNA 11.  Now this your chance to give a gift that last forever!

The Best Gifts’s for Him:

  • The DNA Portrait– Combine two individuals DNA portraits side by side with the DNA Split Screen.
  • The DNA Mini Portrait–  the perfect gift for the guy with everything. This is a perfect addition to any office or on his bedside table.
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A DNA SplitScreen in Firesky hangs over the bed, while The DNA Mini in Infrared sits on the bedside table.

The Best Gift’s for Her:

  • Kiss Portrait from DNA 11– Transform her kiss into a work of art.  You can even combine two set of prints on one canvas.  The gift giving does not stop there. $18 from every sale goes to the VIVA Glam AIDS Fund.

A 40" x 40" Kiss Portrait by DNA 11 hangs over the bed.

Best Gift Ideas For Both:

  • Commemorate a favourite photo by having custom canvas prints made with CanvasPop. Working with a personal designer you can create canvas prints from any photo, even a Facebook™  photo or iPhone™ and have it printed on canvas.

Are you ready to create your personalized DNA Art for your Valentine?

Looking for corporate art? Create a photo canvas for your office: Visit our sister site CanvasPop.