"Oblique Strategies": Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt's "How to Win" card game

Brian Eno, the father of ambient music and Peter Schmidt, an English artist, created this deck of cards called Oblique Strategies in 1975. It is now in it’s fifth edition. Via Drawn!:

Oblique Strategies is a deck of cards created by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt after thinking about approaches to their own work as artist and musician. Each card presents a question, dilemma, or new way of attacking the work you are doing as an artist. By drawing a card, you are given the chance to rethink your process.

Sample cards include:

  • Don’t avoid what is easy.
  • Humanize something that is free of error.
  • What do you do? Now, what do you do best?
  • Do the last thing first.
  • Use an unacceptable colour.

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