Introducing Boy Story's Handmade in the USA Wooden Airplanes!
These planes are so well designed and handcrafted that we just had to share some behind-the-scenes with all of you! Inspired by our desire to promote independent and imaginative play, we thought a plane would be just the thing for kids and collectors alike. We commissioned talented Michigan artist Wendi Johnson to create, by hand, a limited quantity of toy wooden airplanes (inspired by the plane you see in our logo). There are only 50 made, and they are currently available exclusively through our Kickstarter campaign. We LOVE these planes so much that there is a high possibility of us adding them to our product line down the road!
First of all (drum roll please!) the finished product!
Now for a little behind the scenes into how our talented artist crafted these awesome planes!
First, she got out the drawing board and carefully designed and created exact measurements for each part and how it would be assembled. The overall measurements are 11" wide x 10.5" long x 5" tall.
The planes were then cut out by piece, shaped, drilled and sanded to perfectly match her design.
Lastly, she branded the tail with Boy Story's "B" icon, and assembled the final pieces together.
Here's a closer look at the Boy Story "B" icon on the tail.
And voila! The Boy Story limited edition airplanes were off, zooming around the neighborhood and creating tons of fun playtime!
And of course, we couldn't get through the article without bragging a little bit about the artist, Wendi Johnson.
From sewing to welding this Michigan girl can do it all!
She has a degree in Technical Theatre as well as an honors college degree and minor in sculpture from Ball State University. She completed an internship at the prestegious Julliard School and even studied abroad at the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts. She has a large portfolio working as a scenic artist for both theater and museums, creating custom pieces, hand-made unique pieces of furniture, and now... childrens toy airplanes too!
Brag session complete... We just love her and are so excited that we had the opportunity to work with her.