About Our Indie Art Shop

We empower creative minds to expose their true identity by bringing immersive experiences through indie art and lifestyle collectibles inspired by the infinite lives of fictional characters. 


MANIFESTO

Please Don’t Tell is a collaborative studio that celebrates all corners of the creative mind. Why should imagination be infantilized? Through the power of unparalleled storytelling, PDT permits you to embrace the eccentric joys of a fictional reality. We pride ourselves on an unabashed, open-minded approach to culture. It is our mission to change the way we consume and view art. The ‘art world’ is becoming increasingly impenetrable. Large dealers and institutions are fencing off creativity and saving it for the highest bidder. PDT challenges this and exists as an exclusively inclusive artistic microcosm. In PDT, the past and present collide. Time is a social construct anyway. We take our cues from 20th-century cinema, advertising, contemporary fashion, and modern art. 

 

ART AS AN IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE

PDT is more than a dealing and sharing platform - we believe art should be an immersive experience. PDT artists and writers are passionate about using their creative flair to tell vivid stories. Our collaborators conceive fictional characters which form the foundations of the PDT universe. Detailed biographies materialize these imaginary stars. We follow their journeys as they navigate the turbulence of dystopian Western culture. Each story is documented by fine art photographs or short films, creating an immersive experience. These visual narratives provide a purposeful satirical commentary on various contemporary socio-political themes, making them compelling both visually and intellectually. PDT sits at the epicenter of fashion, art, and cinema. Our protagonists surge into the third dimension through objects, including indie art photography, apparel, and film.

 

BE YOUR OWN TASTEMAKER

The PDTSHOP is home to archival-like collectibles based on our characters. Curate and animate your home with memorabilia of your favorite figure. While we do not compromise on quality, PTDSHOP caters to collectors at each stage of their journey. Our price range of $5 - $3k reflects our mission to make fine art accessible on a broad scale. At PDT, art is a personal experience; there is no set agenda or interpretation. Our stories and indie art collectibles have no confined meaning and are designed for their ability to encourage conversation. We empower you to become your own tastemaker. Choose art that engrosses, immerses, and inspires you – not something you think is universally popular. After all, your opinion is the only one that matters. Our objects transcend the boundaries between fine art and lifestyle items. As counterparts to our limitless characters, PDT collectibles are not static; they are ever-evolving. Dive into an immersive world at the epicenter of art, fashion, and cinema, exposing a world of secrets!

 

EXPOSING SECRETS AND BUILDING CONNECTIONS

We collaborate with all manner of creatives, intent on exploring all possibilities of visual content. Whilst we maintain permeable parameters, a running theme is that of secrecy. To be human is to exist as an individual, constantly seeking validation and a tribe of our own. An inherent desire for belonging means that we suppress those elements of our identity that do not conform. Through fictional stories and characters, we seek to unearth these aspects of humanity that we hide. We invite you to experience life through the eyes of our characters, immersed in a world where the subconscious is set free. Our figures personify the eccentric and extraordinary. Caught somewhere between 80s retro and high fashion, they are unashamedly themselves. Yet, we can’t shake the feeling that there are secrets to be told beneath the theatrics. Explore our stories to find your alter-ego and cast the roles in your life. Get to know our characters, and you might find something in common…a secret? a bad habit? or maybe just a great sense of fashion.