Jan 5, 2008

The Maxwell Group - Inverted Compass

A number of you have emailed me with this, and whilst it's been spotted in the comments field for a number of posts, we've not actually created a main post.

As you can see the East and West is inverted on the company logo of the The Maxwell Group.

Any thoughts/speculations?

19 comments:

shamballa108 said...

A brilliant fellow Lostie pointed out that it would be like a reflection of a compass in a mirror... Through the Looking Glass?

It's flipped, of by several degrees at one point, and has a coiling snake. That is one messed up compass.

Nick said...

I was thinking that at first but if you notice the N and the S are not flipped, so its not a fully flipped image.

Memento said...

Intersting.I missed it the first time

Eliza said...

just to put it out there, other people have noticed that one of the bearings says 75 instead of 60 as it should be on an even interval compass

Spike440 said...

The hidden snake in the Maxwell logo looks a bit like the heiroglyph from the display in The Swan -

http://www.lostpedia.com/wiki/Image:CounterZeroHieroglyphic.jpg

What do you think?

Spike440 said...

That link should be http://www.lostpedia.com/wiki/The_numbers

musepsycho said...

The compass isn't flipped at all. The letters are to be read from the center so that they are the right way when they're at the top.

Emmalina said...

its for reading stars in the sky or something, its not a traditional compass

bongzilla said...

Coupled with maps of the Indian Ocean and the Indonesian Ridge, plus the logbook of Magnus Hanso, I'm standing firm on my True West prediction that 815 went in a completely strange direction that appears on no compass and is unreachable by traditional navigational means.

Torched said...

There are two regions on earth that when standing in them one could argue that East and west could be reversed. They are in between the N pole & magnetic N pole and between S pole and Magnetic south pole. If you stand with your back to the S magnetic pole(M S) Facing towards the South pole(SP), North is in front of you and South is behind but east and west are flipped.

^
N

< W E >

SP

< E You W >

M S
V

Same goes for the north pole.

Torched said...

damn thing deleted my spaces.. argh

Torched said...

It could be significant that the 60 degree mark is @ 75 since the difference is 15. One of the numbers. That would mean there is more space between the 1 and 2 45deg and less space between the 2 and 3 15deg(reference).

Raphael said...

The TMG logo has not a Oroboros, or whatever: is a ripped image from Dreamstime, and still have its watermark.

For this, all the "mistakes" in the compass are from the original image. No big deal.

You could start blackmailing the group, telling you are going to sue then, if they not give you information.

http://www.dreamstime.com/compass-image840361

sp94axp said...

HA! So after all this it was just a stock photo. That is priceless.

GreenBeretBob said...

Could it be this is on purpose? The "company" that uses it is supposed to be a "company." It would make sense if they were trying to tie it into the real world. Or I'm just crazy.

Slaaneshborn said...

Any1 think of the down under idealism? a westerners view on a down under compass ( u know how the aussie used to think that they were at the top of the world?) well any1 think that this is just a reference back to aussie?

mrmojorisin23 said...

I remember a theory some time ago that when Leonard's numbers were played into a Connect 4 frame, they plotted out the big dipper as had previously been seen in the night sky during the show. However, any connection was discounted by bloggers noting that the big dipper on both occasions was backwards/inverse. At which point I thought perhaps the only possible way of seeing the stars in this formation would be on the other side of the stars. Im not sure how this ties in with the inverted compass but it sure as hell seems relevant

renegade10005 said...

Do we need to invert/flip this "photo" to get E to E and W to W, maybe it will show somthing.

sawyer540 said...

The East and West are reversed because we're supposed to find something in the sky.

Think about it: when you're looking on land, you hold the compass out in front of you and let it guide you. But when you're looking up to the sky, East and West are switched, relative to North and South.

It's like if you were to take a piece of paper and draw a normal compass. But then you hold it over your head, and the directions (North and South) are wrong. So you rotate it, and then it's East and West that get reversed.

It's done with star charts in Astronomy and stuff.

Unless they just did it on accident when they took the compass image.