Operating under the guise of Plastic Flame Press, Chris Williams is a designer and screen printer based out of Durham, NC. Chris first came onto 3 Birds’ radar when members of our Creative Department began collecting concert posters he had created for shows at Cat’s Cradle, a local music venue, that were posted along Franklin Street in Chapel Hill where our office is located. Appreciating his style, we sought Chris out to participate in a local artist exhibition in our lobby gallery that we open during the Chapel Hill/Carrboro 2nd Friday Art Walk. We were happy to host Chris as one of the artists that participated in our Holiday Handmade Market in December.
Through this connection and further conversation, we commissioned Chris to design and print our first ever commemorative show poster that we distributed as an exclusive gift to our clients at the NADA Convention and Expo in San Francisco earlier this year.
We’re excited to open a solo exhibition of work from Plastic Flame Press on Friday, March 13th during this month’s 2nd Friday Art Walk. Join us at 3 Birds Marketing (505-B W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill) from 6:00 – 9:00 PM to enjoy light refreshments with beer and wine while you meet the artist and view his extensive range of work.
More about Chris Willams/Plastic Flame Press:
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 over the last decade to creating 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. Chris currently works as Graphic Designer for INDY Week, one of the state's leading alt-weeklies. He lives in Durham, with his son, Seamus.
Portfolio available at: http://plasticflame.crevado.com/