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Literally, Extra: Newspaper Nail Art

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tumblr_ldyg5spNSn1qdrrh5o1_400.jpg Emily Gordon writes: Thanks to Jennifer Hadley (who also created the original Emdashes logo!) for this: newspaper nail art, courtesy of old media, carefree youths unaware of their own impending obsolescence, rubbing alcohol (“or vodka”), and clear polish. Via, in turn, Je t’aime Morgan and Not Martha. Jennifer thoughtfully follows up with this YouTube video with better instructions. I see this not as a stomp on the corpse of newsprint but as a tribute to its beautiful ordinariness. It’s likely the twentysomethings posting these tips see it as beautifully retro or vintage. I guess that’s OK, too.

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