A small graphic design empire in Durham, North Carolina.
Chris Williams is a self-trained silkscreen artist. After getting his start asking questions of local printmakers and spending countless hours on Gigposters.com, he has grown Plastic Flame Press in the last decade to doing work for touring bands and universities. His most consistent work has been for Carrboro, NC’s Cat’s Cradle, having done several hundred posters for the club since 2005. In addition to numerous gallery shows showcasing his gigposter work, Chris has served as one of the primary artists for Raleigh’s Hopscotch Music Festival and, in 2010, was invited to become a part of the Southern Folklife Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill, which now holds over 400 of his posters, prints and flyers. Past and current clients include: the North Carolina Museum of Art, Duke Performances, NC State, Local 506, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Pinhook, American Aquarium, Koka Booth Amphitheatre, The Independent Weekly, Comedy Minus One Records, Phratry Records, Conan Neutron and the Secret Friends, Screens ‘n’ Suds, Hopscotch Music Festival, Dusky Electronics, Creative Action Network.
He lives in Durham, with his son, Seamus.