The Bob Ross Virtual Art Gallery
A visual, virtual tour of every piece in The Joy of Painting.
D3.js, Svelte, R, Scrollama
What it is
The Bob Ross Virtual Art Gallery is a visual storytelling piece analyzing Bob Ross' series The Joy of Painting.
It has since been retired due to a cease and desist from Bob Ross, Inc. Before that, it attracted media attention from Yahoo, Nerdist, OpenCulture, Fatherly, DesignTaxi, FlowingData and others. It also won first place in the Standalone Multimedia category at the Society for News Design's 2021 Student Design Contest.
I used Svelte and D3.js for all things visual and front-end. I used The Pudding's Svelte Starter template which made configuration much easier, and made a lot of the visual aspects of the project less difficult to create (e.g. their
Window component simplified resize events a ton).