Artist Ciprian Buzila spent two years in Rome with a scholarship at the Romanian Academy (2012-2014). It was an important trip for the advancement of his career and he holds fond memories of it. As Italy became an international case for its Coronavirus outbreak, Ciprian felt for the dramatic situation that soon became a global scenario. Ciprian has been collaborating with us since the very beginning of the Purple Ink Collections (our logo for instance is his invention). When we asked him to create a cover for our issue, exploring the pandemic’s impacts on people’s daily lives through the concept of “routine,” he chose to portray the tangled streets “of Rome as he remembers it.” The drawing is watercolor on paper, size ~ 50x70cm.