John Mavroudis, an East Bay resident, drew the cover of the TIME magazine issue devoted to mass shootings.

John Mavroudis

TIME Magazine's 'Enough' Mass Shootings Cover Drawn By Bay Area Artist

Holly Quan
August 12, 2019 - 1:56 pm

The cover of the latest issue of TIME magazine is a startling picture of all 253 names of cities where there have been mass shootings this year.

The black-and-white image creating a buzz was created by a Bay Area artist who conjured another one of the magazine's memorable covers last year. 

John Mavroudis, of Discovery Bay, created a portrait of Stanford professor Christine Blasey Ford using the words quotations from her appearance before Congress to detail sexual assault accusations against Brett Kavanaugh, then a nominee for the Supreme Court. 

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John Mavroudis, a Discovery Bay artist, created the cover of TIME magazine for the Aug. 19, 2019 edition.
TIME Magazine

In 48 hours last week, Mavroudis created a similar type of cover using the locations of 253 mass shootings this year. The word "ENOUGH" appears in the negative space between the city names. 

"Hopefully, people take it to heart," he said to KCBS Radio. 

Mavroudis included cities where four or more people were injured or killed, not counting the shooter. 

He was busy creating the artwork when it suddenly hit him that he was using the names of cities he knew, like Richmond, Vallejo, San Francisco and his hometown San Jose. 

"It was pretty eye opening," said Mavroudis. "It cuts across red states and blue states, big cities and small towns, so it was a lot to squeeze in there and find a place for everything." 

The issue is available now.