The Zeitgeist Movement Media Toolkit

You’ll find inspiring downloadable (source) material for:

  • Flyers
  • Posters
  • Clothing
  • Logos
  • Social-media banners

Check out all the material here or on his public Google Drive share.

I created a compressed backup here, just in “Kees” the original owner of the files decides to delete the files from his Google Drive. On Windows systems you’ll need 7-Zip to extract this file.

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TZM Logo Resource TZM_LOGO_SMALL

This is the original logotype used by TZM non-profit organization.

The Zeitgeist Movement is predominantly an educational institution that conducts research and
public awareness programs in the interest to mature society toward a more sustainable and egalitarian social system.

Note: As used by the global TZM chapter.
Note: As represented in the The Zeitgeist Movement Defined.
Note: I’m not the author of this resource, just a publisher.

Bitmap Image files

General Purpose: .png Portable Network Graphics

Vector Image Files

Converted: .svg Scalable Vector Graphics (Recommended)

  • Pro: Rescalable using GIMP.
  • Pro: Rescalable and editable using Inkscape.
  • Pro: No difference from the original
  • Note: The original .esp file does not contain any useful layers or ability to modify anything.
  • Cons: There are none.

Original: .eps Adobe Illustrator(R) 16.0 (2012)

  • Pro: This is the orignal source file for the Logo.
  • Con: .eps format have limited support for GIMP.
  • Con: .eps format not supported in Inkscape.
  • Con: Propiertary format
  • Con: Requires to buy Adobe Illustrator.
  • Con: Outdated file format that no longer evolves

Research

This logo seems to be identical to the one used in the TZM Defined Book.
I compared them manually by extracting the logo from the PDF Book.

Same font and same proportions as in the TZM Defined Book

The slight difference in logos size is nothing to worry about,
the comparison is not accurate itself, but gives enough proof,
that this is the official source for TZM logo.
The logo shapes are completely equal.

.esp file as seen in the Adobe Illustrator

The layers are nameless and there seems to be only three of them.
Not a lot of is offered by the .esp file, that would give any more control of the design.
TZM-LOGO-showcase-Illustrator

.svg file as seen in the Inkscape

Scalable Vector Graphics format gives exact same control as the original .esp file
and the same properties, layers as the original.
TZM-LOGO-showcase-Inkscape

History

Was found in the The Zeitgeist Movement Media Toolkit:

License

You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.

The person who associated a work with this deed has dedicated the work to the public domain by waiving all of his or her rights to the work worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.

image (CC0 No Rights Reserved)

I don’t doubt that this material has an open license. But could you please link to a source where the author states the license? I couldn’t find it.

The usage license is as stated in the TZM Defined book.
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/

Creative Commons
Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
(CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

https://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com/education/

Font used for many license plates throughout Europe

For Modification the Logo is too simple to have any rights on that.
Also the worst case scenario TZM font is by Ludwig Goller
Alte DIN 1451 Mittelschrift gepraegt (Copyright expired)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DIN_1451


And if you want to take the ownership of the TZM circle in the Logo.
You better start with the Creative Commons logo which obviously
not affiliated with TZM as of right now.

The TZM line that connects TZM circle with TZM text is the only thing that could be copyrighted.
But it’s laughable to copyright a straight pixelated line, as it is too simplistic and equivalent to copyrighting a note in Music Industry.

I’m not a license expert :slight_smile: But if you say that the license of the TZM Defined book includes also the logo, then I assume you know what you’re talking about. The logo was already made before the book was published. And I don’t doubt the logo has an open license. But I never saw an explicit license attached to it, I also don’t know who the original author is of the logo. So that’s why I asked where you saw the license of the logo, since you state an explicit license in this thread. It would be good to have a source for that. Otherwise I’m not sure how legitimate it is to state that here, legal wise but also to be factual.

Maybe @Gilbert_Ismail knows? He’s one of the authors of the book.