Barbara Getty and Inga Dubay
Barbara Getty, B.A., M.A.T., was an adjunct professor at Portland Community College where she taught calligraphy and handwriting from 1969 to 1999. She was an elementary school teacher for fourteen years and also taught at Portland State University and Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.
Inga Dubay, B.A., was an adjunct professor at the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, Oregon where she taught calligraphy since 1975. She began teaching handwriting in 1969. She was head of the Book Arts Department at the college for six years and also taught at Portland State University.
Publications and Media
Barbara and Inga are long-time collaborators and co-authors of Write Now, Italic Letters: Calligraphy and Handwriting, and the Getty-Dubay Italic Handwriting Series books and DVD. The pair have been featured in national television and print media including ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, NPR, PBS, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Houston Chronicle, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, American Medical News, Cardiology Today, GQ, Medical Economics, Men's Health, Time, and U.S. News and World Report.
- KATU Television News, "Typing Takes its Toll on Cursive Writing," Kerry Tomlinson, February 26, 2014
- Huffington Post, "Does Handwriting Still Matter in a Digital World?" Kitty Burns Florey, September 27, 2013
- The New Yorker Blog, "When Cursive Cried Wolf," Elissa Lerner, August 31, 2011
- The Oregonian Editorials, "Yes, It's Time to Stop One Form of Writing", Getty-Dubay, August 31, 2011
- The Wall Street Journal, “How Handwriting Trains the Brain,” Gwendolyn Bounds, October 5, 2010
- GQ, “Lost Art; You Never Write,” Mark Healy, December, 2009
- The New York Times, Op-Art: The Write Stuff, September 8, 2009
- Wired.com, Geek Dad "Do Kids Need to Learn Cursive?", October 22, 2009
Why Italic Handwriting? Because italic handwriting is:
- Legible - uncluttered flow, even when writing rapidly
- Logical - easy transition from printing to cursive writing
- Easy to write - shapes and strokes are a natural fit for hand movements
- Easy to teach and learn - simple to get the basics across with this step-by-step approach.
View the Getty-Dubay Italic Handwriting Books
Publisher: Getty-Dubay Productions, Portland, OR USA
Distributor: Allport Editions, www.allport.com, 1.800.777.2844, Portland, OR USA