The Bold Italic is an online magazine, shop, and events hub in San Francisco. We celebrate the free-wheeling spirit of the city.
We are a chorus of voices. The Bold Italic publishes first person stories by locals on issues and topics that are on the brains and lips of San Franciscans. We aren’t a news site, we’re a hub for conversations to be heard and discussed. Some of the pieces we publish will make you laugh. Some will have you nodding your head in agreement. And others will completely piss you off. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of The Bold Italic, but they are the true opinions, experiences, and thoughts of writers from the diverse community we live amongst. Whatever feelings our stories incite, we hope our continuing conversation will get you thinking, talking, and inspire you to share your opinions on urban living with us.
We are pro-business. The merchants, food carts, coffee shops, galleries, bars and bookstores we patronize everyday are an undeniable part of how we understand and define our lives, personal spaces and communities. It's our mission to commemorate the greatness, beauty, innovation, and heart involved in doing business.
We inspire you to live life out in the city. There are amazing things happening around you. The content, events, and products we offer are designed to invite you to get off the computer and take part in the wonderful experiences right outside your door.
We help localize brands. Through our storytelling and bespoke experiences, we create authentic connections that bring brands to life at a personal level.
We know design matters. We understand that beautiful design uplifts. We enhance, provide valuable context, and extend the reach of our content with original illustration, photography, and thoughtful graphic design.
Partner With Us
Whether you want to talk to us about advertising, sponsorships, or custom campaigns, we’re here for you.
If you're interested in getting your product in our online shop, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Sponsorship & Marketing Opportunities
Bold Italic is always striving to combine unique content,
groundbreaking design, and exclusive events that
inspire our readers to get out and experience the city. With a curated lens on all things San Francisco, we have
the attention of avid city readers, social conveners, and creative professionals.
Have a unique message that begs for
to be told? Get the attention of our audience through our website, blog,
active social media channels, newsletter, and curated online shop. If you’d prefer to reach people face to face in
the real world, partner with us on an event, let us help you craft your own, or host your next fete in our 3,300
square foot event space.
Have an idea? Want to chat? So do we.
Meet the Team
Nice to meet you.
Director of Sales
Visual Design Lead
Shop Manager, Office Coordinator
Jobs At The Bold Italic
Freelance For Us
Are you a writer, designer, illustrator, or photographer living in SF and looking to tell a story? Pitch us
We regularly run four-month long paid internships (Editorial, Marketing, Design) in our Hayes Valley office. Check our dispatches to hear about upcoming gigs.