Rx for Handwriting Success

About Us

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.

Recent Press

View the full list of articles, television, radio and other media coverage of Getty-Dubay teachings from 1983 to present.

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

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