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Finally: new things! We've posted new music, signs, places and links. Our reel has been updated (click up there on "42 seconds of Open" to watch). And much more is coming soon.
(14 Sep 05)

We'll be posting new news, new work and more on the site soon. It's been a busy year. More new (old) news is coming soon too.
(04 Apr 05)


Take a look at the May 2004 issue of Metropolis to see our article (Scott wrote it; Kate took the photos) about graphic design landmarks. It's on newsstands now. Go buy a copy!
(26 Apr 04)

World Tour 2004 continues. This month you can see Scott show Open's stuff in Memphis (at the University of Memphis) and New Orleans (at Loyola). Next month: Australia.
(7 Apr 04)

Today's special announcement: Open has acquired Landor, MetaDesign, Pentagram, VSA Partners and several mid-sized chapters of the AIGA in a friendly takeover. Details to follow!
(1 Apr 04)

Tickets are still available for AIGA NY's Art of the Pitch, where you can see designers (like Open's Scott Stowell) and clients (like Trio's Jane Olson) talk about working together.
(22 Mar 04)

World Tour 2004 begins: see Open's Scott Stowell speak in Minneapolis (part of the Walker Art Center's Insights 2004) and/or in New York (at this year's AIGA NY Business Event).
(2 Mar 04)

There's a new article over at The Mac Observer about our Bush in 30 Seconds entry "Pop Quiz" and how we (and most of the other finalists) used Macs to make our spots.
(4 Feb 04)

It's an honor just to be nominated. "Pop Quiz," our entry into MoveOn's Bush in 30 Seconds competition, didn't win--but you can still see it here. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone that voted.
(13 Jan 04)

"Pop Quiz," our entry into MoveOn's Bush in 30 Seconds competition, has been nominated in the "Best Youth Market Ad" category! Log in now to cast your votes.
(8 Jan 04)


Take a look at "Pop Quiz," our submission to MoveOn's excellent Bush in 30 Seconds competition. And if you've got the time, log in to view and rate some of the entries.
(17 Dec 03)

The January issue of Metropolis--a special issue designed by us--is on newsstands now. Go buy it! Or better yet, subscribe.
(15 Dec 03)

Look out for the November Grafik to see lots of our Nation covers. Meanwhile, the new IdN Special 03 features our Trio network redesign (stay tuned for more on that).
(13 Oct 03)

Don't miss the second season of art:21 on PBS--it premieres tonight! Meanwhile, both this site and are featured in the new Print Interaction annual.
(9 Sep 03)

If you didn't hear Open's Scott Stowell on WNYC radio's Leonard Lopate show, you can now (RealPlayer required). He talked with guest host Jeffrey Toobin about "Cabinets of Curiosity" in the July Metropolis.
(18 Aug 03)

Welcome to Ryan Thacker, our excellent summer intern from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. And welcome back to Cara Brower, who's now out of school and working at Open full-time.
(21 July 03)

Some of our 2002 covers for The Nation were picked for this year's AIGA 365 design competition. Meanwhile, the EarthAction Children's Rights Campaign was selected for Print Magazine's Regional Design Annual.
(14 July 03)

See pretty photos of all the junk behind Scott's desk (and on Rob Cristofaro, Maira Kalman and Milton Glaser's desks) in "Cabinets of Curiosity" in the July Metropolis.
(10 Jun 03)

The ad we designed with Sheila Levrant de Bretteville for Not In Our Name is in the "Art During Wartime" show, part of the Operation How, Now, Wow festival of dissent.
(25 Apr 03)

Going to be in Philadelphia next month? Then go see Open's Scott Stowell speak on April 8th. His talk wraps up this season of the University of the Arts' Exposed lecture series.
(11 Mar 03)

The Open website (yes, the one you're looking at now) was chosen as a Merit Winner in the HOW Interactive Design Competition. You'll have to wait until their August issue to see what they wrote about it, though.
(27 Feb 03)

Open's Scott Stowell will moderate the AIGA New York Chapter's Business Series every Wednesday night in February at Lighthouse International in Manhattan. So register now!
(15 Jan 03)


Starting this Thursday, you can see our posters for EarthAction's Children's Rights Campaign in "What's Your Problem: Graphic Design with Conscience" at Fordham University's Center Gallery in New York. The exhibition runs through February 1st.
(6 Dec 02)

If you subscribe to Creative Review, you'll soon receive their latest free compilation DVD, featuring "The Future," the video we made for Time magazine—along with work by people like Cornelius, Honest and Shynola. Not a subscriber? Why not?
(7 Nov 02)

Writers' Block Party Issue One and the EarthAction Children's Rights Campaign were both picked for the first STEP inside design 100 (full disclosure: Scott's on their advisory board, but he had nothing to do with the judging).
(5 Nov 02)

We're featured right now on Design Interact, a site about design and interactive media run by Communication Arts magazine. It's a nice studio profile that actually focuses more on style than content—and includes our work for art:21, HMGa, the American Museum of the Moving Image and more.
(30 Oct 02)

Take a look at the October issue of Photo District News for an interview with Open's Scott Stowell (it's in the print edition, not online). Meanwhile, look out for the Communication Arts Design Annual—our EarthAction Children's Rights Campaign is in it.
(19 Oct 02)

Welcome to Cara Brower. She's here for three months from the University of Cincinnati—and is our second intern in a row from Kentucky. And get this: this is her sixth internship!
(25 Sep 02)

Scott's speaking at Purchase College this afternoon. Check this space for details about upcoming speaking engagements being planned for Philadelphia, Hartford, Eindhoven, Iowa City and Melbourne.
(4 Sep 02)

Good news! Our work for EarthAction was selected for this year's Communication Arts Design Annual. Also, So Five Minutes Ago was picked for the design for film and television section of AIGA 365.
(6 Aug 02)

Open's Scott Stowell will give a talk called "Different is Good or: Why Does Everything Have to Look Like Everything Else?" at the ATypI Rome conference this September. Also speaking: Matthew Carter and Erik Spiekermann. Register now. Did we mention it's in Rome?
(25 Jul 02)

If you're in New York, tune in to Metro Arts this Wednesday and Thursday at 9 pm to see encore broadcasts of art:21 with new introductions by New York Times art critic Michael Kimmelman. The shows repeat both nights at 11 pm and 1 am.
(16 Jul 02)

Our September 11th cover for The Nation was selected for the 2002 Print Regional Design Annual. Scott was also interviewed by Peter Hall (about the state of the New York design economy since September 11th) for the introduction to the New York section of the book.
(3 Jul 02)

The new season of POV, complete with new show packaging by Open, premieres tonight at 10 on PBS. Check local listings for broadcasts in your area.
(25 Jun 02)

Jenny Carrow, our summer intern from Cooper Union (Susan met Jenny at her talk in April—see below), starts today. Welcome! Now get to work.
(5 Jun 02)

Going to the Czech Republic this summer? Then see Open's work for EarthAction in the 20th International Biennale of Graphic Design in Brno, opening June 18th during the ICOGRADA conference. In other news: our "Fresh Politics" cover for The Nation received an SPD Merit Award, and the Art Directors Club gave Distinctive Merit awards to So Five Minutes Ago and
(12 May 02)

Open's Susan Barber is giving a talk about our work this Tuesday as part of the "CU at Lunch" series at the Cooper Union in New York.
(25 Apr 02)

Open's work for art:21 and So Five Minutes Ago is featured (with Quicktime movies!) in the latest graphics+newmedia newswire (subscription required, but you can see our story for free) from ZOOworld, along with work from Fuel, Hi-Res!, and Tokion.
(8 Mar 02)

The So Five Minutes Ago: Spring Break special (with new Open graphics) premieres tomorrow night at 8:30 on MTV.
(8 Mar 02)

Open is included in Who's Fast in New York, a web-only supplement to Fast Company magazine's Fast 50 Global Readers' Challenge. See our contribution. You can read and post comments as well.
(12 Feb 02)

Check out the February issue of Metropolis magazine—and see the cover we designed.
(4 Feb 02)

Open's Scott Stowell is featured in the January issue of Graphic Design: USA as one of "50 People to Watch in 2002." Also included are our friends Tsia Carson and Marc English.
(14 Jan 02)


Finally! PBS will broadcast art:21 (see below) nationally on Thursday nights from 10-11 pm for four weeks starting January 17, 2002. Watch it!
(11 Dec 01)

The new AIGA New York Chapter website just launched. Open didn't design it, but Scott is the site's editor and wrote a lot of the text.
(10 Dec 01)

Broadcasts of art:21 (see below for more info) have been pre-empted by many PBS affiliates for programming related to the attacks of September 11th. Check local listings or the art:21 calendar to find out when you can watch.
(28 Sep 01)

New Yorkers are coming together to support each other and rebuild after September 11th. Go to to find out how to help or to donate to relief efforts and funds that benefit survivors and victims' families.
(17 Sep 01)

"The Future," the video we made for Time magazine, will be screened tomorrow night at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco during the opening reception for the fifth annual RESFEST. Go see it.
(6 Sep 01)

The website we developed in collaboration with Flat for the new tv show art:21 · Art in the Twenty-First Century launched today. Check it out. And don't forget to watch art:21 starting September 21 on PBS—we also created the show's identity, packaging, and visual effects.
(4 Sep 01)

Look out for the September issue of +81 magazine from Japan—it's the special New York issue and includes a feature on Open.
(1 Sep 01)

Open's package design for Smithsonian Folkways' The Best of Broadside was accepted into this year's Communication Arts Design Annual as well as the 100 Show of the American Center for Design. Stay tuned for information about the 100 Show traveling exhibition.
(8 Aug 01)

Finally! Now you can buy fabulous apparel, paper goods, et cetera by our friend Chip Wass from his new online store. Site design and copywriting by Open.
(17 Jul 01)

Open recently completed the typography for a series of promos commemorating the 20th anniversary of MTV. A new one premieres every night in July at 10:00. MTV2 will be running them all month as well.
(1 Jul 01)

The identity we created for aMedia is featured in two new books from Rockport Publishers: Logo Design That Works and Magazine Design That Works.
(28 Jun 01)

If you can find it, pick up this month's issue of Graphics International magazine from the UK. In it you'll find "TV Culture," a story about Open's work for television and our collaborations with Chip Wass. We'll also post the article here soon.
(1 Jun 01)

A big welcome to studio manager Gemma Corsano, the latest addition to the Open studio. She is already whipping us into shape.
(28 May 01)

So Five Minutes Ago is a funny show about nostalgia for things that just went out of style. Open designed the show packaging. It premieres Saturday, May 19 at 3:30 pm on MTV and repeats several times over the next week.
(5 May 01)

Open has two projects (the Best of Broadside package and Scott's "Mall Directory" op-ed illustration for the New York Times) in the Young Guns 3 NYC show, opening this Friday at the Art Directors Club. The exhibition will be up through May 10th.
(3 Apr 01)

Three Open projects (the Time video, the Best of Broadside package, and the Look-Look logo) will be featured in the 2001 Tokyo Type Directors Club Annual. Look for it this fall.
(17 Mar 01)

The March/April issue of Communication Arts kicks off "Fresh," their new column on up-and-coming studios, with a profile of Open, including our never-before-seen Lakeside Lounge photo-booth staff portrait.
(1 Mar 01)

Any day now AIGA members should be receiving the first issue of the new AIGA journal Trace with "Accident Grotesk," Scott's (funny) article on typographic anachronisms in film. Not a member? Join today.
(1 Feb 01)

Open's new Flash-based site for the very nice and talented Helfand Myerberg Guggenheimer architects in New York launches today. Thanks to Arturan for the programming.
(15 Jan 01)