Wow, have you heard about DNA11? It’s a company who will turn one of your unique features – your fingerprint, lipprint (kiss!) or DNA into a work of art that you can hang on the wall. Not only are the individual and an interesting conversation piece – they look really cool! How do they achieve this? Well they mail you out a kit for collecting… whatever it is you’ve chosen. Cheek cells for DNA, fingerprints, etc. (The lip one would be fun!) and then you send it back to them after choosing your options in regards to colour, style of framing, etc. Finally, they send back your personal product, made from your unique features and altered to your specs. What could be better?
The price, for one thing. Prices start at AUS$305 for a 31x31cm print of your fingerprint on rolled up canvas! Having it stretched over a basic wooden frame will cost an extra $95. Additional options include a hi-res download of your image (handy!), but most practical for people who want to use it on stationary or something at $53. The DNA images start at $558 for a 41 x 68cm, with an extra $147 to have it stretched over the wooden frame.
There are some great options colour-wise, the fingerprint one even letting you choose your own custom colours if you want to (the DNA image uses preset colour combinations). Shipping is also free anywhere in the world, included the kits used to collect your finger/lip-prints or DNA.
You can also get multiple sets of DNA on the same print, which I think would be a nice wedding present, although it didn’t work out so well for this guy (“brandsurgeon“)- we have been warned. Also the company seems a bit, well, stuck up really. I mean, they’ve obviously become pretty successful, but the first thing you see on their site is “We Pioneered DNA Art” followed by “We Cover the World”, “We are all about personalization”, “We This”, “We That”… too many personal pronouns for me. The reason there’s no pretty picture of their product in this post is I’m scared they’ll hunt me down and sue me for exploiting their baby. They even have an address for fan mail! That coupled with the high prices is probably enough to ensure most people won’t want one enough to go through with it…
And yet I still want one. Go figure.