Already in 1890, one year after Crayonette was first cast, the Keystone foundry in Philadelphia added a Crayonette Open. It was advertised in the January 1891 issue of the Inland Printer. The editors comment that this addition “is especially adapted for illuminated work, and as the crayonette fits exactly the crayonette open, the result is very effective when worked in colors.”
Sometime between their 1960 and 1965 catalogs, Photo-Lettering made a phototype adaptation of Crayonette including its Open style. This probably provided the basis for the cover typography of Mystical Lady, an album by American jazz organist Shirley Scott (1934–2002) released in 1971 on Cadet Records. The designers of Maurer Productions used Crayonette Open with squooshed letterforms and a customized swashy y.