About Rauhaus

Rauhaus proprietor Kevin Rau


Kevin's various clients and projects include Sony and Shelcore Toys (packaging), Lars Müller Publishers, Seton Hall University and the Make-A-Wish Foundation (publications), Sunset Hill Stoneware, and HawkPoint Technologies (identity), and Culver’s Restaurants (environments). Chicago's leading design organizations, the Society of Typographic Arts (STA), the American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA), and the Institute of Design have recognized his work, which has appeared in the New York Times, Print Magazine Regional Design Annual, Graphic Design USA, Creative Review (United Kingdom), d[x]i magazine (Spain), and books published by Rockport, John Wiley & Sons, and Graphis, The International Journal of Visual Communication. His work is in the permanent collection of the Vignelli Center for Design Studies, Rochester Institute of Technology; Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum, Two Rivers, WI; and Oshkosh Public Museum, Oshkosh, WI.

frequently asked questions


Not everybody has been in the graphics industry for over 40 years — you may have some questions!

What happened to your letterpress service?

It's still in operation, just under a different name: Best Impression Artisanal Printing. After conferring with some savvy marketing folks, it was decided that we could become better known to the very folks who need our services by changing the name to something that was more appropriate to the type of service that aspect of our business provides. "Rauhaus" speaks to our austere, grid-oriented approach to graphic design; "Best Impression" expresses the opinion that no other printing method reflects the unique character of special occasions, high-quality items, or exceptional service like letterpress does.

Can I use photos that I copy from the internet in my publication?

No! And yes!

That is, no, you can't go to just any website, copy a photo, and use it – anywhere! Photographs are protected by intellectual property laws, and using other peoples photos is considered copyright infringement.

That said, if the photo is on YOUR website, and YOU took the photo, then YES it can be used in your publication – assuming it is of sufficient scale and resolution for print.

Do you accept credit cards?

Absolutely! We accept credit card payments through PayPal. Don't worry, you don't need a PayPal account to submit payment this way.



We've had the pleasure of working with a number of clients from all over the world. Here are some of the nice things they had to say about Rauhaus:

Pat Bowser, Marketing Director, Sunset Hill Stoneware

‎Design is a science and Rauhaus thoughtfully applies that discipline to brands while helping clients understand the logic behind the recommendations.

Shawn K. Gretz, Sales and Marketing Manager, Americollect

Kevin has been a partner to Americollect. His expertise helped us to create a consistent marketing and branding theme that has helped us grow each and every year. He has done what a good partner should and made suggestions on how to best reach the customer through design. I recommend Kevin to any business looking to grow.

Sue Kramlich, Founder, Simply Snackin’

From design to print, I recommend Rauhaus to any organization that wants to be known for superior products or services!


404 N. Main St., #103

Oshkosh, WI 54901


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