Milton, Montgomery, Moore, &c.


  • WHAT: M

  • WHEN: Pre-1900

  • WHO: The Un-Gyve Limited Group

  • WHERE: Boston

THE MARBLE FAUN: The first book by William Faulkner a collection of poems published by The Four Seas in 1924.

MAYO: The late "Charlie Mayo might have been a writer, but his passion for bluefin tuna" as written in the December 03, 1962 Sports Illustrated profile "In Search Of Giants" had "ruled his life for 30 years. Through patient study of his quarry's habits, he is without peer at putting anglers on the big fish." Mayo had taught the record breaking Rebel crew to catch tuna and he was waiting for them when they brought the big one in on August the 9th, 1964. "Among the distinguished graduates of Dartmouth College, class of '32, Charles Atkins Mayo Jr. of Provincetown, Mass. is singularly blessed. He goes to work each morning in his bare feet and returns at night smelling like a tuna fish—for which he is paid $100 a day. A poet and philosopher by training, a scientist by instinct, Charlie Mayo is a fisherman by birth and chance and choice."

MILTON: John Milton, Cottage at Chalfont. Views of the Haunts and Homes of the British Poets, Oct. 19 1850.

MOLINIS: Italian architect and designer Luigi Molinis, born in Udine in 1940, lives and works in Pordenone. A graduate in architecture from the University of Venice in 1968, he teaches graduate and postgraduate courses and is the 2003 Professor of Industrial Design in the Bachelor of Architectural Sciences program at the University of Udine. From 1969 to 1979 Molinis served as head of design at Seleco (Zanussi Group) in Pordenone. In 1970 he designed a series of televisions noted for their innovative aesthetic, followed by several hi-fi designs for the Zanussi Group. As a designer, he worked from 1957-1958 with the weekly La Domenica del Corriere and in 1980 with Linus and Humor Grafic. In 2003 he designed the poster for the Sagra dei Osei of Sacile. In 2004 the book published by Vivacomix  Luigi Molinis, proiezioni fuoribordo (col favore della luna), signed by Paola Bristot, presented the collected designs and illustrations of Molinis. He is also the author of short stories and poems. In 1979 he published the book of poems Microlenti (Rebellato ed.) and in 2006 a collection of poems and drawings entitled Liturgie del malessere (Public Library of Pordenone). As part of the cultural event PordenoneLegge 2006, book festival with authors, an exhibition was presented at the local public library entitled: Luigi Molinis. Liturgie del malessere. Mostra di disegni e poesie (21 to 29 September 2006 , Civic Library of Pordenone). Luigi Molinis designed EBLA, featured among the signature works presented in the DU: Disegno Universale exhibitions by The Un-Gyve Limited Group.

MONTGOMERY: James Montgomery, Fulneck Moravian Settlement. Views of the Haunts and Homes of the British Poets, Oct. 19 1850.

MOORE: Thomas Moore, Cottage at Sloperton. Views of the Haunts and Homes of the British Poets, Oct. 19 1850.

MORSE: Samuel Finley Breese Morse (April 27, 1791 – April 2, 1872) born in Charlestown, Massachusetts, artist and inventor compared to da Vinci by his biographer Carleton Mabee per the title of his book The American Leonardo, a Life of Samuel F. B. Morse. An accomplished painter and portrait artist best known for his pioneering work in telegraph communications and Morse Code coined after him. On May 24, 1844, Morse famously transmitted WHAT HATH GOD WROUGHT from the Supreme Court chamber in the basement of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., to the B&O's Mount Clare Station in Baltimore. Annie Ellsworth selected these words from the Bible (Numbers 23:23); her father, U.S. Patent Commissioner Henry Leavitt Ellsworth, supported and secured funding for Morse's invention. The Morse telegraph transmitted thirty characters per minute.

MORSE CODE: An alphabet or code in which letters are represented by combinations of long and short signals of light or sound; a method of transmitting text information via standardized sequences of short and long signals, referred to respectively as dots and dashes. Samuel F. B. Morse developed the concept of a single-wire telegraph, with the help of Leonard Gale and Alfred Vail with the introduction of relay circuits for long distance transmissions. This system sent pulses of electric current along wires which controlled an electromagnet that was located at the receiving end of the telegraph system. A system of code was implemented to transmit natural language using only these pulses, and the silence between them; the forerunner to modern International Morse Code. In time the Morse Code would become the primary language of telegraphy in the world, and is still the standard for rhythmic transmission of data. Radio telegraphy using Morse Code was vital during World War II, especially in transmitting messages between the warships and the naval bases of the Royal Navy, the Kriegsmarine, the Imperial Japanese Navy, the Royal Canadian Navy, the Royal Australian Navy, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Coast Guard. Long-range ship-to-ship communications was by radio telegraphy, using encrypted messages, because the voice radio systems on ships then were quite limited in both their range, and their security. Radiotelegraphy was also extensively used by warplanes, especially by long-range patrol planes that were sent out by these navies to scout for enemy warships, cargo ships, and troop ships.

The United States Army Security Agency (ASA) was the United States Army's signal intelligence branch. Its motto was Vigilant Always. The Agency existed between 1945 and 1976 and was the successor to Army signal intelligence operations dating back to World War I. The ASA was under the command of the Director of National Security (DIRNSA) at the National Security Agency, located at Fort Meade. Besides intelligence gathering, it had responsibility for the security of Army communications and for electronic countermeasures operations. In 1977, the ASA was merged with the US Army's Military Intelligence component to create the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM). The motto of The United States Air Force Security Service — USAFSS — the United States Air Force's cryptographic intelligence branch was Freedom through Vigilance. Created in October 1948 the USAFSS operated until 1979, when the branch was re-designated the Electronic Security Command. It was later re-designated Air Force Intelligence Command, Air Intelligence Agency, and is currently called the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency. Intelligence was often analyzed in the field, and the results transmitted to the National Security Agency for further analysis and distribution to other intelligence recipients. Morse intercept operators, or "ditty-boppers" - monitored Soviet and other nations' military Morse code broadcasts. ASA had its own separate training facilities, communication centers and chain of command. These operations, which required top secret clearance, were essential to U.S. Cold War efforts. ASA units operated in shifts, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. ASA troops were strictly prohibited from discussing their operations with outsiders and talk among themselves about their duties was also restricted. Owing to the sensitivity of the information with which they worked, ASA soldiers and USAFSS airmen were subject to such restrictions during and long after their time in service. Johnny Cash was a USAFSS member and morse code intercept operator, and Al Nemrow was a member of the ASA 331st Communications Reconnaissance Company monitoring Soviet activities, both stationed in Germany in the early 1950s. The activities of the U.S. Army Security Agency have only recently been partially declassified. Among the cryptographic intelligence activities since declassified (Approved for Release by NSA on 09-27-2007, FOIA Case #51633) is the program implemented to address the problem of compromised intelligence-bearing signals, codename: Tempest.


“In Ofill Echevarría’s work cityscapes and characters struggle between these two radical alternatives — the quasi-divine ecstasy of success and the devastating alienation of the vertigo.”
— Alejandro Robles

A thematic monograph of the work of Cuban-American realist painter and multimedia artist, Ofill Echevarría, exploring urban life — still and in motion.

The book will accompany an international touring exhibit to be curated by Un-Gyve Limited.

Ofill Echevarría born in La Habana 1972, as relayed by Osvaldo Sanchez, “made his debut as a member of the action and performance group ‘Arte Calle’ (Street Art) in 1988. While still studying at San Alejandro, he established a radicalized guideline that differed greatly from the surrounding aesthetics — plagued with modern paradigms — of Cuban arts of the time.”

MARC MYERS: Journalist, author, and music historian Marc Myers writes regularly for The Wall Street Journal and is author of the acclaimed best-seller Anatomy of a Song (Grove) and Why Jazz HappenedJazzWax, which he founded in 2007, is a two-time winner of the Jazz Journalists Association's best blog award. He has written liner notes for the Verve and Sony Legacy labels among others, to such albums as Miles Davis: The Original Mono Recordings and Dinah Washington: The Fabulous Miss D!. Myers first book How to Make Luck: 7 Secrets Lucky People Use to Succeed was published in 1999. He introduced Iván Acosta’s With a Cuban song in the heart | Con una canción cubana en el corazón.

N.B. The alphabet swatch colour is Marsala from the Un-Gyve Palette.