Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Vote for The Best Norwegian Christmas gift!

You can now vote for Happylines among other great designs and gifts in the " Best Norwegian Christmas gift competition" on the blog Made in Norway Now

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Here is a collection of my final work this year.I will soon be posting more images from my degreeshow and the exhibition.

Monday, 18 May 2009


Merino is a sheep. He loves two things, to jump and to help other animals.
One day, Merino finds himself outside the farm he lives on, and quickly realizes he has the chance to do both the things he loves. Take part in Merinos incredible journey filled with adventure.stories of friendship and amazingly funny animals.

Markus Thorsen and Trine Mangersnes wrote and illustrated this book. They both studied at Edinburgh College of Art. That is in Scotland. They are not from there, they are from the right and left side of Norway. They love writing and and drawing stuff.They made the book especially for you.

Graphic designer
MarcinPotepski, muele@gmail.com.

Monday, 11 May 2009

text + image
Trine Mangernes + Kat Eckert
Princess Group Therapy

“My name is Cinderella, and I’m a tormented princess.”
“Hi Cinderella.”

“Sleeping, yeah that’s a real tough life you’ve got there. I’m imprisoned in my own home, because my father is so over-protective. At least you get to wear a dress! I’m forced to parade around in a turquoise bikini. Why can’t I wear sweat pants, and a Yankees tee? Maybe plop in front of the TV, drink a few Coronas, smoke a cigarette, let myself go a little… but no, a princess can’t get fat. Allah forbid! At least I get a pet tiger – that’s pretty awesome (even if I am too terrified to go anywhere near it).”

This is from the Duo exhibition we are having at Forest Cafe (Edinburgh) at the moment. The illustrations are the result from a collaboration project, where I have been responding to the text "Princess Group Therapy" written byKat Eckert.
You can read more of the text written and see a closer view of the illustrations at
Illustrations and texts are collected in a book which can be seen here: http://www.blurb.com/books/653665

Eca Fashion Show

Here are some photos from the Fashion show.
I especially like the work by Swedish Hanna Forsgren , who uses weaving and knitting within her designs.


Here are a photo of the plates, showing the design I have been doing for product designer Thomas Payne. The plates are going for sale at Edinburgh design shop Moleta Munro; www.moletamunro.com. as part of a "New Souvenirs collection". You can see more of his collection at his web page: http://www.thompaynedesign.com
The plates will also be displayed in the Degree show in end of June.

Lovely Edinburgh

Thursday, 7 May 2009

" Moose and the peculiar bird"

A few pages from the children's book i have been working on this year.

Sunday, 15 February 2009

My New Zealand Studio

Here is a series of paintings from my studio in New Zealand from 2008. I did an exchange in painting and Fine Arts in Aucland New Zealand, where I was supervised by the artists Mark Braunias, Http://markbraunias.co.nz and Kristy Gorman. The work is different from my illustrations but I learned many paintings techniques that I can now apply to my illustrations. I also developed my drawing techniques with big paint brushes on a big format. This series of paintings is inspired from my illustration wire works and involves workings on many layers.


Bolivia Book

Here are more drawings for my Bolivia Book, with collected drawings and prints from Bolivia, and some drawings by the children at
the orphanages "Corazon Grande".( Can be seen in older posts below)
The book will be for sale in a few months, and the money will go towards buying art materials for the children and other projects at Corazon Grande. You can read more about this project at Corazon Grande and the organization " Bolivia familien" in older posts below. Please E-mail me if you would be interested in buying the book and supporting this project(mangersnes@hotmail.com)

Japaneese Valentines day

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Bolivia Book

I am collecting my drawings and prints from Bolivia, and some of the girls drawings in a little book, where the money are going towards new projects at the orphanages "Corazon Grande". I will let you know more about this project later.
The book will be for sale in a few months, so please let me know if you are interested in buying it! (mangersnes@hotmail.com)