Not for Typing

Craziest Nail Art Ever: 'Nailed,' a Book by Dzine (PHOTOS)

A new book, 'Nailed,' explores the history of nail culture around the world. From diamond-encrusted talons to gravity-defying feats, see pictures of the most over-the-top nails.

Gabriella Davi-Khorasanee (California)

Standard Press and Damiani Editore

A new book, Nailed: The History of Nail Culture and Dzine, is a 232-page exploration into the underground world of nail culture. It traces the growth of nail art around the world—from Ming dynasty China to ancient Egypt—and includes images of nails captured by commissioned photographers and Dzine, the contemporary artist who authored the book. It explores the nail-art movement and addresses body adornment in general—with luscious pictures of bejeweled nails, sculptural talons, and other pieces of wearable art that make typing on a keyboard or putting in your contact lenses look like a walk in the park.

Catherine Wong (Singapore)

 

Monika Zbijowska (Poland)

 

Kai Regan

 

Catherine Wong (Singapore)

 

Kai Regan

 

Gabriella Davi-Khorasanee (California)

 

Carlos Rolon (France & Puerto Rico)

 

Chris Mosier (New York)

 

Kai Regan