EAA’s lead graphic designer, Ryan Wienandt, was honored alongside staff of the Appleton Sign Company by the Wisconsin Sign Association as part of the group’s 27th Annual Sign Design contest. The award was given for the large lit sign that adorns the Barnstormer Boutique retail store at the EAA Aviation Museum. The gift shop was gutted and remodeled before being relaunched earlier this year with a golden age barnstorming theme.
The Barnstormer Boutique signage was one of 127 entries in 14 categories, and placed second in the “Unique” division. The Barnstormer Boutique, which stocks a wide variety of aviation gifts, toys, models, books, apparel, and pilot supplies, is open alongside the EAA Aviation Museum, Monday through Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and closed New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.