21 March 2014 - 4 comments

A Random Got Beautiful Update

After collating hundreds of colourful photos sent to me from scores of people around the world since 2007, I have decided it is the right time to close submissions for Random Got Beautiful. I built Random Got Beautiful eight years ago while studying for my Graphic Design degree at university. At that time, I had developed a fun but time-consuming fixation with finding and viewing the random and spontaneous photographs posted on the portfolio sites of other student designers and illustrators. It was fascinating to me how these momentary and impromptu images captured so much about the lives these creatives lived but also how non-photographers used this medium as another creative outlet. Eventually, I decided to create a place where these pictures could find its way to me. I used the concept of constructing a new context by coordinating images with the same dominant colour as an innovative incentive to get people involved in this playful project. After explaining this concept with a friend at uni, he proposed naming the site Random Got Beautiful; combining the RGB (red, green and blue) colour model term with my then "random is good" motto. With the help and support of many friends, online blogs and print publications (and the good old fashioned word-of-mouth method of course!) the site grew to be more than I expected. I am massively humbled and thankful to all the people who have participated in my little idea over the past eight years. It simply would not of worked without the contributors. Although submissions are now closed, Random Got Beautiful can still be viewed via my portfolio site. Happy browsing!


Published by: Nikki Farquharson in Personal, Photos, Projects


Diana Kakkar
1 October 2014 at 16:15

4 years ago when I worked as a Fashion Designer- you were my go to blog for inspiration!
Today, when I am heading a team of creatives in my new creative blogging startup, someone asked me for a good website they could refer to for colours, and RGB was the only I could think of! Kudos for keeping it up for 8 years and giving us millions of inspiration! All the best with your new venture! Best, fellow design lover.

    Nikki Farquharson
    3 October 2014 at 14:42

    Hi Diana, thank you so much for your lovely message! I really appreciate it and I’m glad the site gave you lots of inspiration. All the best. 🙂

Tedros Basil
29 October 2014 at 05:25

I have been writing an Art Curriculum for my school in Japan and we are currently working on Mixed Media work. I discovered your amazing work and was mesmerized. I got so much inspiration from your work and have tried to translate some of the ideas into work that my students could do. Your work is just beautiful to look at.

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