Those of you who follow this blog know that I'm "on the fence" about the value of Twitter. But so far, at least one good thing has come from my dabbling in it: I've met Tim Siedell, who is also known as the Bad Banana. (Interesting side note: Tim's Twitter avatar is ad legend David Ogilvy.)
If you like ideas about advertising, design, and off-beat creativity, I highly recommend that you check out Tim's blog which is called Bad Banana ("ideas, inspiration, ephemera. Put 'em in the freezer and bake some bread later.") Tim had been publishing on the Vox platform, but just recently moved over to TypePad. You can see that he has a lot of interesting stuff.
One of my favorites of Tim's recent posts is about Ernie Kovacs. Go here to see it: make sure you watch the two "Dutch Masters" ads at the bottom. Priceless! I loved watching Kovacs as a kid, and I was delighted that Tim put his spotlight on him.
Tim is the Creative Director/Co-founder of Fusebox, a brand communications studio in Lincoln, Nebraska which he started in 2000. His studio was featured in the July, 2005 edition of Communication Arts. As Tim puts it, "We won the Financial Times of London's World's Toughest Briefs competition in January of 2006. I've won a bunch of other creative awards, but not since 2000 (Fusebox does not enter creative award shows). Mostly, we try to stay focused on doing great work for our clients." Not a bad philosophy.