Contents: Hard cover (blind embossed with cloth spine), 8.25 x 10.25 inches (21 cm x 26 cm), 192 full-color pages (spot silver and fluroescent orange inks, newsprint signature insert), custom packaged with dust cover (white emboss and spot silver ink).
Summary: Million Dollar Vandal is the story of one of New York City’s most reviled citizens, a graffiti writer named Robert Morrissey, best known as Desa, the moniker that brought him the hate. There were graffiti writers who did more graffiti, but no one matched Desa when it came to bad luck: he was simultaneously in the midst of a hard- luck life and found himself the whipping boy of New York’s law enforcement whenever it needed to make its crackdown on graffiti visible. Desa’s legal trials for graffiti made frontpage headlines, the notoriety for which Desa alternately relished and ran from. Million Dollar Vandal chronicles the story of Desa’s violent and tragic life from his Bushwick childhood on through to the present day as a reclusive, unemployed man moving about his day-to-day life, every bit of it punctuated with the graffiti that has brought him fame and a world of trouble. Presented by Also Known As, an imprint renown for magnificent print, photographic, and production quality, Million Dollar Vandal is a 192 page, full color and hardbound book dedicated to the legacy of Desa and the troubled life of Robert Morrissey, all one and the same.