Daniel Michalik featured in Cool Hunting


Cool Hunting recently featured a tour of Daniel Michalik’s Brooklyn Studio.  Michalik recently collaborated with illustrator and designer Mark McGinnis to create hand-printed packaging solutions for Michalik’s Contraband boats, released this year.

The collection of Contraband ships was inspired by Michalik’s time on the coast of Maine last summer, where he taught a workshop at the Haystack School. The boats have small compartments to hide small items or tiny friends.


Through his work, Michalik emphasizes the importance of working within your means. Mark McGinnis designed and hand printed the playful packaging for the series. The handmade quality of both the packaging and the boat inside achieve this sensibility.

The article can be found here.

You can purchase Daniel Michalik’s cork boats at his website.