Review: Ilk And Keno's 15 Minutes

By - Friday, July 19th, 2013

15 minutes doesn’t begin with a forward from Ilk and Keno, but then with such a vast collection of Polaroids and pieces it doesn’t need one. Instead, they have included a numerical breakdown of the development of the book; 2 authors, 100 artists, 71 pens, 127 Polaroids and 348 sheets of paper. This is followed by a unique collection of images from their 100 contributors: 2shy – Akise – Alexone – Aple76 – Askew – Baer – Babs – Bilos – Blode – Blok – Brus – Bugs – Cizer – Clone – Cockney – Conie – Corleone – Kinky – Curve – Decap – Demo – Dems – Dezio – Dick – Dize – Earl – Eazy – Ebreu – Erber – Esso – Eyone – Flying Fortress – Func88 – Gorey – Grems – Grey – Gues – Hobz – Honet – Horfée – Ilk – Jen – Keno – Kizer – Kleso – Klor – Koa – Koralie – Kruella – Kuma – MadC – Mir – Moper – Mosa – Most – Mr. Cat – Mygalo – Now – Oclock – Oler54 – Paella – Pant – Peach – Pone – Remed – Reso – Revert – Revok – Rime – Risote – Roid – Rug – Saeio – Scien – Se – Seb – See – Sever – Skube – Soda – Sonick – Sowat – Sozyone – Stereo – Subi – Supakitch – Tera – THTF – Tilt – Tomek – Tyrsa – Veenom – Vegas – Vexed – Vision – Warz – Wobe – wxyz – Yeemd – Yome Every writer has a double page submission in the book; the first page is a tagged Polaroid of the artist, and the second a 15 minute throwie or sketch. In 15 minutes, Ilk and Keno wanted to illustrate the importance of time for the writer by giving each artist a limit; “On the street, every minute counts”. A black and yellow color scheme runs throughout the 208 pages of the hard cover book, with each piece sticking to the bold two color theme. 15 minutes isn’t your standard graff book, and instead it appeals because of its unique concept and the attention to detail that can be seen just from a quick flick through its pages. The design and layout of the pages made it a pleasure to read, and as it is completely image based it is universally accessible to anybody who has a love of graffiti. The book retails for around €22 and you can grab a copy directly from Pyramyd éditions here.

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