HOUSTON KUDOS

The Art Directors Club of Houston honored Rives Carlberg with seven out of 12 trophies presented in the advertising category of its 47th annual awards show earlier this month. The Houston agency picked up a gold, one silver and five bronze prizes.

Among the winning work was the Houston Chronicle’s “Spotted Reading” newspaper campaign by agency creative director Gayl Carlberg, art directors Karen Holland and Paul England and photographer Pam Francis. The series features black-and-white photos of Houstonians “spotted” reading the paper.

Shop chief executive officer and president Chuck Carlberg said since the judging is done by peers, their votes are “the best compliment of all.”

A gold award also went to The Quest Business Agency. VT/TV Graphics & Post received silver and bronze trophies, and bronzes were given to Easterly & Company and Ellie Malavis Creative Services, all of Houston.

The club also honored entries in the categories of design, interactive and electronic, photography and illustration, and student work.