Art of the Stamp
From the Collection of the United States Postal Services

Joseph Saffold

Legends of Baseball: Jackie Robinson (2000)

A 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.



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