Visionary Master Artist
Creator of the 1960's Jolly Green Giant Character.
Designer and Illustrator of the United States Postal Service 1986 LOVE Stamp.
Designer and Illustrator of the United Nations Postal Administration 1992 Science and Technology Development Set of 6 stamps.
Designer and Illustrator WUFUNA, Limited edition fine art print.
First Day Cover and cachet, United Nations Postal Administration 1992 “Science and Technology for Development,” Set of 6 stamps.
Photograph and biography with actual stamp by Saul Mandel in the United States Postal Service 1986 Commemorative Edition Book.
Photograph and biography with actual stamp by Saul Mandel in the United Nations Postal Administration 1992 Commemorative Edition Book.
Fleetwood International, First Day of Issue Collectible cachets.
Save The Earth, Hanukkah, Atlanta Paralympic Games and the UK British Holiday Greetings print.
20 Years of Award Winners, Hasting House 1981
Who’s Who in American Art
Who’s Who in the East
Contemporary Graphic Artist, 1986 Edition
The Graphis Annual and Graphis Magazine, Switzerland
Idea Magazine, Japan
Modern Publicity, England
Art Direction Magazine, USA
Communications Magazine, USA
Upper & Lower Case International, USA
GOLD MEDALS, AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE
The Society of Illustrators
The New York Art Directors Club
The Chicago Art Directors Club
The Minneapolis Art Directors Club
The New Jersey Art Directors Club
The Philadelphia Art Directors Club
The institute of Outdoor Advertising
Humor ’87, Exhibitions Award
Creativity on Paper, National Exhibitions Award
The Communications Magazine, Exhibitions Award
LEGENDARY ADVERTISING PROGRAMS and CAMPAIGNS
Green Giant Company
State Farm Insurance
Bank Of America
Air France Airlines
Pan Am Airlines
American Diary Association, Milk Council
New York Time
United States Postal Service
United Nations Postal Administration
Allied Chemical Nylon Caprolan Carpet
Johnson & Johnson
Advertising Ad Council of America (Don’t Be a Litter Bug, College is your best friend, Smoky Bear
Boy Scouts Of America
International Olympic Committee)
Danone S.A. (Dannon)
Cat Ballou Movie Poster
The Horse’s Mouth
Temp Tee Cream Cheese
Youngstown Sheet and Tube
Post Sugar Crisp Cereal, Post Grape Nuts
Alcoa phone booth
Wrigleys Doublemint Gum
LEGENDARY EDITORIAL AND BOOK PROJECTS
New Yorker magazine
Ladies Home Journal
Woman’s Day magazine
Madison Ave Magazine
Saul Mandel (January 21, 1926 - August 14, 2011) was born in New York City in 1926 then studied art at the High School of Industrial Arts in Manhattan. Upon graduation, Saul married his high school sweetheart Seba before going into the military.
During World War II he served in the Hawaii-based Art Unit attached to U.S Army Intelligence with the task of disseminating important information to an audience scattered throughout the Pacific theatre. Upon returning to civilian life in 1945 Mandel began his career in commercial arts. He designed record album covers for Columbia Records from his studio in Manhattan with fellow designer Sid Maurer.
He branched off in his own studio, living in NYC during the 1950’s, until he built a studio in Jericho, NY.
In 1986, Graphis stated that Mandel “. . . deliberately set out to achieve a style that was universal in language and appeal. To this deliberation he added out of his own nature a habit of humor allied to a love of all things childhood. From this there has resulted a style that is simple, smiling and naive, at once widely understood by young and old, by the ingenuous and the sophisticated.”
Saul received awards from professional graphic art societies including The Society of Illustrators, the New York Art Directors Club, the Chicago Art Directors Club, and industry publications including Communication Arts Magazine and Graphis. Many of his paintings are in the permanent collections of the Museum of American Illustration, the Air Force Museum, the New York Zoological Society, the Israel Museum, the Hebrew Arts Institute, and numerous prestigious private collections in the United States and abroad.
After moving to Jericho, New York Saul not only made art and worked from his studio, but also raised his family of 5 children. He was a kind father and devoted, loving husband to Seba his entire life. Seba, who was a writer, helped manage Saul’s career.
Since Saul's passing in 2011, his middle daughter, Suzy Mandel Canter, has been the representative for his collection. Before he passed, when she was first given responsibility for the collection, she and Saul together produced a Telly Award-winning short film in 2008. The Society of Illustrators has exhibited a retrospective of her father's work from April – July of 2023. Suzy is actively pursuing other projects and ways to inspire a new generation with her father's colorful, happy, positive art.
Future projects include a full-length documentary film about her father, book, catalogue, traveling exhibition, merchandise, high school- undergraduate curriculum and lessons, children's book, presentations, and online live- and pre- recorded webinars related to Saul Mandel's life and art collection."