John Mavroudis’ cover for the latest issue of TIME magazine pays tribute to all 200,000 Americans who have lost their lives to COVID-19 this year.
Mavroudis’ concluding ellipses serve as a stark reminder of what will only continue during the pandemic in the absence of true leadership at the highest levels.
“I really hope this cover awakens the consciences of those who stand apathetically in the face of this catastrophe. Science and common sense are the answer to this crisis,” the Greek artist told local Greek media.
“This is a slow, steady course of death. How many more before we finally wake up?” he added on Facebook.
This cover is Mavroudis’ third for the magazine, however, it is one of his most important as it marks the first time since September 2001 that TIME has featured a black border.
The only other time the magazine included a black border was after the 9/11 attacks.