Gentle reader, we are gathered here today to pay respects to and, because tomorrow they will be no longer. They have served us well, and taught us so many things, but there’s a sunset they need to head towards. So this afternoon when you’re looking for something to make you look extra busy at work, have one last lap around both sites, maybe pour a bit of your afternoon coffee out for us. Till tomorrow, Auf Wiedersehen

What does it take to launch a website? Meetings. Lots of meetings. Friday 2/1 is the street date for the all new, show up and show out. #TM40 #redesign #aroundtheoffice (at Texas Monthly)

We start our art directors young around these parts. #aroundtheoffice #outsidethecreativedirectorsdoor #notsosubtlehints #redesign (at Texas Monthly)

Where it all starts, layout wise. Shot of the September issue feature well, way early in the process. #septemberissue #designnerdstuff #redesign #editorialdesign (Taken with Instagram at Texas Monthly)

When you pick up the September issue of Texas Monthly this Thursday you’ll notice some changes, big and small. We’ve completely redesigned all of the interior pages, nixing some and adding in some new ones that we hope will become new favorites to everyone. Here’s a sneak peek at our Critter page, illustrated and written by Matt Diffee, which will feature an “interview” with a different Texan critter every month. First critter up to bat is the horny toad, and he’s already tired of your 2 Live Crew jokes.