of Baseball: Jackie Robinson (2000)
native of Savannah, Georgia, Joseph Saffold received a bachelor
of fine arts degree from the University of Georgia in 1970 and
began his career as an advertising artist-illustrator in Atlanta.
Saffold earned national awards for his work, including a gold
medal from the Society of Illustrators and several Awards of Excellence
from Communication Arts. Early in his career, he created a poster
for the Atlanta Braves baseball team that was used to promote
attendance at home games and as cover art for game programs; it
was also reproduced on a scarf. Other corporate clients were AT&T,
Anheuser-Busch, CBS, IBM, Coca-Cola, Kemper Insurance, Kodak,
RJR Nabisco, United Airlines, the National Football League, Warner-Lambert,
McDonald’s, Turner Broadcasting, and Warner Bros.