Meet Yemi Fagbohun, the inpsiring artist behind the Frederick Sports Mural
Born in Nigeria, Yemi studied art and worked successfully as a professional artist in New York before relocating to Frederick County, Md. Commercially, Yemi has produced illustrations for well-known retailers and more than one hundred Fortune 500 companies — including Neiman Marcus, Target, AT&T, American Express, Bacardi, Con-Edison, Fortune magazine and Haagen Dazs to name a few. In addition to several children’s books, he has designed more than 300 international postage stamps, and his “Girl Group” stamps are a part of the permanent collection of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.
Yemi has garnered nationwide press for his accomplishments from prestigious news media including the New York Times, Time magazine, Newsweek, The Washington Post and Entertainment Tonight.
Well-known in Frederick County for his community-centered projects, he collaborates with towns across the region to design highly-collectible keepsakes highlighting area landmarks. Courtyard by Marriott, The Common Market, Creekside Plaza and many more locations are home to his large historic murals and glass installations. “The Pillars of Frederick,” on the side of the McCutcheon’s Apple Products building, features legendary Frederick County leaders, and is one of the largest murals in Maryland at 1,280 square feet.