Encompassing both fine art and commercial production, our print collections contain more than 500,000 objects which range in date from the 15th century to the present day. We hold the national collections of posters and wallpapers, and one of the world's finest collections of Japanese woodblock prints, as well as printed designs for the decorative arts, topographical and portrait prints, fashion plates, caricatures and satirical prints, greetings cards, and commercial graphics such as packaging.Read more Read less
A print is an image created on one surface, and transferred to another - find out about the variety of printmaking processes
"I have one aim – the grotesque. If I am not grotesque, I am nothing"
From Madame de Pompadour to Mary Cassatt – discover women working in print from the 1700s – 1930s
Find out about the Victorian obsession with seances, spiritualism and capturing ghosts
Explore some of our evocative Art Deco prints and posters by master printmakers of the period
Discover, if you dare, how Count Dracula haunts the V&A's collections
See how design has been used to call for climate action
Charming and tempestuous, James Abbott McNeill Whistler has been described as the first contemporary artist
Has the language of love changed over the years?
Enjoy this selection of iconic posters from our collection, charting 70 years of ocean travel
Discover the fascinating story about how a young RCA student was commissioned to produce one of the world's most iconic logos
Discover a diverse selection of maps from the V&A collections in this slideshow.
From robins and Father Christmas, to talking vegetables and clowns
Known as 'ukiyo-e', these hugely popular woodblock prints depict everyday life in Japan during the Edo period
Artist Anne Desmet recreates an early-Renaissance sheet of playing cards using traditional woodcutting and stencilling techniques