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oblique strategies are on amazon!  one of my studio profs in college shared these with us as creative 'solutions' for when we were stuck with our projects, although i find this product too expensive (i think they're available somewhere online as a pdf), as a tactile person i do enjoy shuffling through cards and seeing where a design strategy will take me.  (via wired)

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oblique strategies are on amazon! one of my studio profs in college shared these with us as creative 'solutions' for when we were stuck with our projects, although i find this product too expensive (i think they're available somewhere online as a pdf), as a tactile person i do enjoy shuffling through cards and seeing where a design strategy will take me. (via wired)

PETER SCHMIDT  - 1974. #1024 lithograph "Taking of Tiger Mountain by strategy" 1500 #'d prints.. all slightly different &  separate from the 1974 ENO album. They were friends and also collaborated on  "Another Green World", "Oblique Strategies" card deck & exhibited together. In 1967 he started combining Electronic Music performances with his paintings at UFO + ICA & He integrated lightboxes, which led to the first generative lightbox in 1980. SHMIDT also collaborated w/genius DIETER ROTH!

PETER SCHMIDT - 1974. #1024 lithograph "Taking of Tiger Mountain by strategy" 1500 #'d prints.. all slightly different & separate from the 1974 ENO album. They were friends and also collaborated on "Another Green World", "Oblique Strategies" card deck & exhibited together. In 1967 he started combining Electronic Music performances with his paintings at UFO + ICA & He integrated lightboxes, which led to the first generative lightbox in 1980. SHMIDT also collaborated w/genius DIETER ROTH!

Oblique Strategy cards use phrases to break deadlock or dilemma.  They've been used frequently by musical artists (i.e. Coldplay to write Viva la Vida).

21 Card Decks for Creative Problem Solving, Effective Communication & Strategic Foresight

PETER SCHMIDT  - 1974. #704 lithograph "Taking of Tiger Mountain by strategy" 1500 #'d prints.. all slightly different &  separate from the 1974 ENO album. They were friends and also collaborated on  "Another Green World", "Oblique Strategies" card deck & exhibited together. In 1967 he started combining Electronic Music performances with his paintings at UFO + ICA & He integrated lightboxes, which led to the first generative lightbox in 1980. SHMIDT also collaborated w/genius DIETER ROTH!

PETER SCHMIDT - 1974. #704 lithograph "Taking of Tiger Mountain by strategy" 1500 #'d prints.. all slightly different & separate from the 1974 ENO album. They were friends and also collaborated on "Another Green World", "Oblique Strategies" card deck & exhibited together. In 1967 he started combining Electronic Music performances with his paintings at UFO + ICA & He integrated lightboxes, which led to the first generative lightbox in 1980. SHMIDT also collaborated w/genius DIETER ROTH!

"Ask your body"  Oblique Strategies - Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt

"Ask your body" Oblique Strategies - Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt

ENO -1974 E.G.-Island promo "Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)".. PETER SCHMIDT designed the album cover + a series of 1500 unique lithographs of the cover image and he  collaborated w/ENO on the "Oblique Strategies" Card Decks in 1975.

ENO -1974 E.G.-Island promo "Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)".. PETER SCHMIDT designed the album cover + a series of 1500 unique lithographs of the cover image and he collaborated w/ENO on the "Oblique Strategies" Card Decks in 1975.

Oblique Strategies: Brian Eno’s Prompts for Overcoming Creative Block, Inspired by John Cage | Brain Pickings

Oblique Strategies: Brian Eno’s Prompts for Overcoming Creative Block, Inspired by John Cage

Oblique Strategies: Brian Eno’s Prompts for Overcoming Creative Block, Inspired by John Cage

Delphine Dubuisson | Graphic Design | Oblique Strategies

Delphine Dubuisson | Graphic Design | Oblique Strategies

Delphine Dubuisson | Graphic Design | Oblique Strategies

Delphine Dubuisson | Graphic Design | Oblique Strategies

Oblique Strategies Cards by Brain Eno - Edition 4 (1996)    Some Cards From Edition 4  #design #creativity

Oblique Strategies Cards by Brain Eno - Edition 4 Some Cards From Edition 4

Delphine Dubuisson | Graphic Design | Oblique Strategies

Delphine Dubuisson | Graphic Design | Oblique Strategies

Says Eno of Oblique Strategies: “If you are in a panic, you tend to take the head-on approach because it seems to be the one that’s going to yield the best results. Of course, that often isn’t the case—it’s just the most obvious.” The strategies were designed by the composer and painter as working principles for moments of pressure; where extending beyond the expected becomes everyday practice. EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS

// Trust in the You of Now on Apiece Apart. Photo by Tim Hout; styling, direction, and words by Alexa Hotz