The Bold Italic is amazing! It combines all that is great about web and the real world and cooks up a perfect blend of a local/city magazine. They use infographics, photos, words, and real life events and blend them into a whole different kind of editorial brew that has more caffeine than a cup of espresso.
Not surprising since it involves the design firm IDEO and is the brainchild of Gannett’s innovation team. They started working on it in a long time ago. What I really like is how well they have blended commerce with this product and created a product that is made for post-Yelp/post-GroupOn world. If I had one quibble with the site – their world is, to put it mildly, lacks any diversity. Oh, they do use a lot of black-and-white photos.
Nevertheless, if you live in San Francisco, it should be on your list of sites to check out every day. Oh! they also print a magazine too.