Whether your summer means jetting off to somewhere exotic, taking a break from studies or just spending the longer evenings in the garden, pack a sketchbook and include some creativity in your break. Take Francesco Borzoi’s alternative Grand Tour that he spent last summer on.

Armed with paint brushes, a drawing board and a swimsuit, hand-lettering fanatic Francesco spent last summer travelling around the Italian countryside creating beautiful signage for local people and businesses. Not only did he give his holiday a fun purpose, but he provided a smile-inducing service for the people he met, and came back with an excellent self-promotional film (above).

>> Read on for more projects to inspire you this month.

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