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A limited edition book of drawings by the likes of Lena Dunham, Tina Fey, Johnny Knoxville, Lionel Richie, Rufus Wainwright and more!
A limited edition book of drawings by the likes of Lena Dunham, Tina Fey, Johnny Knoxville, Lionel Richie, Rufus Wainwright and more!
128 backers pledged $21,154 to help bring this project to life.

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This KICKSTARTER campaign is to raise money to produce the LilySarahGrace book, entitled, YOU CAN'T MEMORIZE THIS. All proceeds from book sales will go to support arts infused education in underfunded public elementary schools throughout the country.

ABOUT LilySarahGrace: LilySarahGrace was founded by Matthew Badger and his partner, Abby Ballin, after his daughters Lily, Sarah and Grace, tragically passed away in a fire on Christmas, 2011. Lily was 9 and twins, Sarah and Grace, were 7. Badger witnessed firsthand how vital the arts in school were for his girls because of their dyslexia. Art was their passion. Since April 2012, LSG has given over one million dollars in supplies to teachers in underfunded public elementary schools to teach their curriculum through the arts. Because of LilySarahGrace, 160,000 children have learned through this method, in classrooms all over America.

YOU CAN'T MEMORIZE THIS is a compilation of drawings based on the concept that all great thinkers think outside the box. LilySarahGrace has enlisted some of the best, brightest and most unique thinkers of our generation to raise awareness for arts infused education in underfunded public elementary schools.

This book is simultaneously a protest against the drill and rote memorization form of “teaching” and a stand for America’s childrens' right to celebrate their creative sides.

Everyone participating in this project is an individual who has inspired the idea that you can succeed if you color outside the lines. It is by doing so that allows us to dream and soar. Indeed, it makes the world a much more interesting, exciting and colorful place.

We handed artists from a number of different disciplines a sketchpad
and a marker and asked them to create a simple line drawing.

These are the results.

CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS:

ADAM SCOTT
BEN HARPER
BRUNO MARS
CAROLE FEUERMAN
CASEY AFFLECK
DAVID COPPERFIELD
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG
ED HELMS
ELIZABETH BANKS
ELLE FANNING
ERIC BOGOSIAN
FLEA
HELEN FICALORA
JACK BLACK
JASON BATEMAN
JEMIMA KIRKE
JESSICA BIEL
JOAQUIN PHOENIX
JOHNNY KNOXVILLE
JULIANNA MARGULIES
LAURA DERN
LAURIE SIMMONS
LENA DUNHAM
LIONEL RICHIE
MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL
MARIO BATALI
MARK SELIGER
MARY LOUISE PARKER
NAOMI WATTS
NIGEL SYLVESTER
RUFUS WAINWRIGHT
SAGE VAUGHN
SCOTT CAAN
TINA FEY
TOM ARNOLD
WHOOPI GOLDBERG
WILL FERRELL
WILL.I.AM

"My girl Lena Dunham drew a bunny...some people think I look like a bunny!" -Pippi Badger
"My girl Lena Dunham drew a bunny...some people think I look like a bunny!" -Pippi Badger
"You know that lady Tina Fey? She drew herself! I like a confident woman."
"You know that lady Tina Fey? She drew herself! I like a confident woman."
"Music legend Lionel Richie traced his hand, WHAT?! I don't even have hands!"
"Music legend Lionel Richie traced his hand, WHAT?! I don't even have hands!"
"Rufus Wainwright is not only talented, but supremely sexy! He told me that he thought I was pretty, but that I wasn't his type....I didn't take it personally, some people just prefer cats."
"Rufus Wainwright is not only talented, but supremely sexy! He told me that he thought I was pretty, but that I wasn't his type....I didn't take it personally, some people just prefer cats."
"We even got Johnny Knoxville! He drew a bull farting...hehe so silly!"
"We even got Johnny Knoxville! He drew a bull farting...hehe so silly!"
Mary Louise Parker wearing her LSG Charm by Helen Ficalora...Want one? If you donate $1,000 or more it can be yours!
Mary Louise Parker wearing her LSG Charm by Helen Ficalora...Want one? If you donate $1,000 or more it can be yours!
Jemima Kirke wearing her LSG COLOR OUTSIDE THE LINES t-shirt featuring her incredible drawing!
Jemima Kirke wearing her LSG COLOR OUTSIDE THE LINES t-shirt featuring her incredible drawing!
Mary Louise Parker wearing her LSG Charm by Helen Ficalora...Want one? If you donate $1,000 or more it can be yours!
Mary Louise Parker wearing her LSG Charm by Helen Ficalora...Want one? If you donate $1,000 or more it can be yours!

 Thank you for your support!

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    Silver charm by Helen Ficalora featuring an eye drawn by Sarah Badger

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    14K Gold charm by Helen Ficalora featuring a eye drawn by Sarah Badger.

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