Calligraphy & Handwriting Societies

Handwriting Books

  • John Neal Bookseller Books, tools and materials for calligraphers. Publishes Letter Arts Review.

Handwriting Advice

Handwriting Resources

  • Handwriting Success Website for Getty-Dubay italic handwriting and calligraphy workbooks, italic fonts, worksheets and instructional videos.

Letter Exchange

Everyone in the letter exchange writes one italic letter per month and receives one letter per month from someone else in the group. If you are interested in participating, please contact the organiser, Christopher Grundke, by email ( to sign up; if you prefer to write him a letter your missive will find him at 3140 Romans Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3L 3W9, Canada.


Alfred Fairbank and Kenneth Yates-Smith, two public faces of Italic handwriting in the 1950s at a National Handwriting Competition


Former Chairman Graham Last speaking at an SIH AGM at the Art Workers' Guild. Photograph courtesy of Ludwig Tan.


Foster Neville with Tom Gourdie, MBE, prolific author and tireless advocate of Italic, at his home in Kirkaldy, December 2001. Photograph courtesy of Ludwig Tan.