The Bold Italic

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The Bold Italic
CategoriesSan Francisco culture
First issueSeptember 3, 2009 (2009-09-03)
CountryUnited States
Based inSan Francisco

The Bold Italic is an online blog based in San Francisco and owned by Medium. It was founded as an online magazine in 2009,[1] as a collaboration between design firm IDEO and media company Gannett, who sold the magazine to local owners in 2015. In 2019 the magazine was acquired by Medium.[2]

The Bold Italic covers culture, events, local businesses and news in San Francisco, and is well known for series such as event-based bingo cards, Kid Food Reviews, and Made Up Charts. The style of reporting is often humorous and aimed at a young audience.[3] The Bold Italic was a Webby honoree and an IDSA finalist, and was named best webzine by SF Weekly.[3]


  1. ^ "Strange Fitness". Retrieved 2015-05-18.
  2. ^ "TechCrunch". 2019-02-12.
  3. ^ a b "The Bold Italic, IDEO-Designed Online Magazine, Shuts Down". Fast Company. Retrieved 2015-04-14.

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