Meet the Maker – Plastic Flame Press

Meet Chris Williams he has been making prints and posters for over 15 years in the area, most notably for Carrboro, NC’s Cat’s Cradle. He works from his home studio, based in Durham, NC.

Who or what inspires you and your creative process?

Depending on the project, it can be anything from a band that I’m listening to or something my son has been talking about. For gigposters, I try to strike a balance of my personal taste and the message/feel of a band’s music.


Tell us about your favorite product from your collection.

Currently it’s this astronaut skeleton print. I was happy with the way all the colors turned out. It’s either that or an old poster I did for Calexico.

Tell us something exciting that you have planned for Plastic Flame Press in the next year.

I’ve started making a comic and zines, and I’m planning to release several more of these over the next year, time permitting.


What kind of creative patterns, routines or rituals do you have?

To really get into things, I usually have to start off the day working. If I get distracted by my day job, or YouTube or something else, I find I end up getting a lot less done. The routine usually has me up at 6 am, sitting with coffee at my drafting table or computer, and having already eaten, by 6:15.


Name one resource that your label could not live without.

I would have to say it’s my son. I have a lot of ideas bumping around in my head constantly. But there is something about talking to my son, hearing his seemingly limitless creativity pour out through conversation that helps me refine the thoughts I have and make them a reality.


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