Saul Mandel

Saul Mandel (January 21, 1926 – August 14, 2011)[1] was an illustrator, artist, animator and graphic designer in the advertising field.[2] He was most known for designing the Jolly Green Giant and The 1986 Puppy Love postage stamp.[3]

Saul Mandel
Born(1926-01-21)January 21, 1926
DiedAugust 14, 2011(2011-08-14) (aged 85)
Known forIllustrating the Jolly Green Giant

Mandel's work in advertising had covered many types of products, such as: automobiles, airlines, milk, candy and alcohol.[2] He had worked companies such as, NBC, AT&T, General Motors and Life[1] and a variety of nonprofit groups, such as the Boy Scouts of America and the Advertising Council.[2]


The Jolly Green Giant

One of Mandel's famous characters, he described this as his favorite project: "I had the most fun with it. Nobody inhibited me in what I did, what I tried to do and how I did it."[2]

"Puppy Love" Stamps 1986

Created for United States Postal Service,[1] the stamp had been described as 'too cute' for adult to use.[4] Yet its popularity led to the creation of merchandise, which still be purchased at the post office.[2]

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 Connecticut Art Directors Club
  • The Institute of Outdoor Advertising.
  • Humor '87, Exhibitions Award
  • Creativity on Paper, National Exhibitions Award
  • The Communications Magazine, Exhibitions Award[1]


  1. "The Magical Spell of Saul Mandel". ZAKS Illustrators Source. Retrieved March 14, 2012.
  2. Bertholdo, Stephanie (June 12, 2008). "Local artist documents her father's 50-year career in advertising". The Acorn. Retrieved March 14, 2012.
  3. "Saul Mandel Now I lay him down to rest". Panda Hi. Retrieved March 14, 2012.
  4. Dunn, John F. (February 2, 1986). "STAMPS; IS IT TOO CUTE?". The New York Times. p. 35. Retrieved March 14, 2012.
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