The obvious thing to do for black and white was typography nails.
Pretty good for a first try, no?
I used Wet & Wild - French White Creme as the base, and cut up an old Reader's Digest for the letters, following standard typography manicure procedure. I think bright white is not the best color for my skin tone, but I *really* like the typography look. Gonna be a staple of my nail art repertoire from now on I think!