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Dutch Courage Graffix
Illustration and Design by Ger Peters
Style: Retro, Vintage, Old School, Kustom Kulture
Ger “Dutch Courage” Peters is a self-taught illustrator and graphic designer working from The Netherlands.
After graduating from Business School and fulfilling his army draft stint, it took a while for Ger to find his right lane in life: A stream of jobs finally made it dawn upon him that he wasn’t the corporate type. He returned to his old love of drawing and it didn’t take long to land a steady job as a technical illustrator. The position offered Ger the opportunity to further hone his skills in digital illustration.
In 2005, the steady job fell through and Ger decided to try his luck in the field of freelance illustration. He founded his graphics studio under the moniker of “Dutch Courage Graffix” and hasn’t looked back since.
Specializing in car-related subject matter, Ger uses several different styles – from cartoon to realistic, from mild to wild. Steadily hammering away under his own steam, Ger slowly managed to carve a name for himself in international hot-rod, rock-a-billy, motorcycle and drag-racing circles with his bold and often insanely detailed illustrations.
Clients include a growing list of car shows, speed shops, racing teams, car clubs, bands and brands from across the globe.
Fat Bastard – Junk Yard Fest – digipak cover and stage backdrop illustration
Fat Bastard – Junk Yard Fest – 4-panel digipak artwork
Team Terraplane – Peking to Paris 2019 endurance rally – team logo
Stig Neergaard Top Fuel Racing – 2018 T-shirt artwork
Street Magazine 25th Anniversary T-shirt illustration
Dutch Courage Graffix
Born in 1969, it took quite a while for Dutch illustrator and painter Ger Peters to find his right lane in life. After graduating from business school and working a zillion odd jobs, he eventually came around to the conclusion that he wasn’t executive material. Always feeling itchy fingers around a box of crayons and a piece of paper, his last time of getting sacked finally made Ger decide to take the plunge and try his luck in the field of freelance illustration. He aptly named his studio “Dutch Courage Graffix” and he hasn’t looked back since.
Ger’s artwork heavily gravitates around the field of Kustom Kulture and his drawings and paintings usually have more or less of a “cartoony” touch. He obviously has a predilection for automotive work, especially when it’s hot rod and rock-a-billy related. With All-American heroes like Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, Ed “Newt” Newton, Rick Griffin and Robert Williams pointing the way, Ger has already developed a style unmistakable his own.
The client list includes an international line-up of bands, clothing brands, speed shops and event promoters.
Ger lives in the small Dutch town of Heythuysen with his girlfriend Claudy. They have two kids together: Koen and Vera. If you would like to get in touch, Ger can be reached through www.DutchCourageGraffix.com