After seven-eight years of anonymity and several fun, mischievous, quirky signs around in eastern Jutland, including, in particular, Silkeborg and Aarhus, draws signs-the pirate, now the mask away and recognize for the first time in public to Ekstra Bladet, that he is 62-year-old Henrik Køhler from Laven between Ry and Silkeborg, denmark.
After a pause of a few years, he joined on the track again, when he, with the assistance of his daughter mounted a sign with the thinly-disguised reference to the superliga football team AGF, through the words:'...a Hvii' christmas and a happy new year!' Father and daughter hanged papskiltet up Tuesday night at the 19-time with a smile on her lips and hope that juletravlhed of the police and highway authorities means that the sign gets the longest lifespan.
To the left under the green sign showing towards the highway, they meet many drivers on the road out of Brabrand and Aarhus, and on the way to the area to the west of Aarhus, the teasing, quirky papskilt with the words: '... a Hvii' christmas and a happy new year!'. Photo Ernst Van Norde
- Yes, this is the AGF, I am thinking of. The hviis desire for success fit very well with many people's desire for a white christmas, smiles Henrik Køhler, who has lived in Laven for 36 years and even the Silkeborg fan.
Actually, he would continue anonymously, but passed on the blade, he could see that it was time to follow suit.
- Any idiot can still find out who I am, and I have neither stolen or destroyed something, says Henrik Køhler, who works as an educator in a skolefritidsordning in Sejs Silkeborg.
The last sign in the series hangs in the roundabout at Silkeborgvej in Aarhus, where you can either drive further to the west along the old Silkeborgvej or run on the motorway from Herning. In other words, at a transportation hub, which are supposed to run the many with a heart for AGFs football team past.
- Even though I am a Silkeborg fan, I wish the best for AGF, but I and many others probably can't help to smile at the fact that no matter what the AGF is doing and has done in a long period, so it becomes apparently never for more than bundplaceringer, says Henrik Køhler.
Previously divorced writer from the Laven with a total of five children, of which four are adults, enriched with its own small hometown with a view to Himmelbjerget by the signs that showed the way to the Andes and the Galapagos islands. Later dropped his eyes in places in Silkeborg, where the 'Roberts Forest' and 'Kasper Dollerberg Hills' at once appropriate and teasingly reminded the forbipassérende on both the near and the distant.
- I do not see myself as a criminal, but as one with a whimsical and vivid imagination. I can just like, if I this way can make people happy in iåget.
Signs-the game began on Vester Allé and in Thorvaldsensgade in Aarhus between christmas and new year two years ago with the 'Lawnmower Seat', 'Fassbinder Leth-Bahn' and 'Bamses Boulevard' with reference to the footballer and commentator, Stig Tøfting, TV 2s cykelekspert Jørgen Leth and the late singer Flemming Jørgensen.
Aarhus Municipality took the new street and pladsnavne with a smile, but removed them after a while.
- I'm not out to provoke or annoy anyone, but just want to nudge the subtle and the smile in people, stresses Henrik Køhler.
Now, where he is revealed, he says, is that it must be enough for this year on the question whether the new signs be put up in the near future.
- many years ago hanged a man the red hearts of wood up by the roadside with the white inscription 'Give yourself time'. They made a positive impression on me, and the same I hope with my signs.
Henrik Køhler has only been criticised on a single occasion for its signs of a man from Silkeborg, who believed that the signs could be confusing and lead to dangerous situations in traffic. - But I completely disagree with that. They disturb not more, than all sorts of other things do, " says the 62-year-old skiltemager. Photo Ernst Van Norde