Desk Jotter Pad (A3)
Lord Dodo is no bird brain
It's ceaselessly astounding what the human mind can come up with.
Every now and then, a truly great mind comes along to change the world. Just think: where would the world be had Isaac Newton not sat down by that apple tree one day and wondered why the apple fell downwards and not upwards, or had Albert Einstein not sat in the streetcar on his way home from work and pondered what would happen to his perception of time if the streetcar moved at the speed of light?
Likewise, in 1965, Lord Dodo (a.k.a. Sir John Verney) asked, "How can endlessly busy people save themselves from extinction due to the pressures of modern life?" His answer gifted the world with something so incredible that we believe he has cemented himself among the most revolutionary thinkers of our time.
The Idodeal daily organiser for the whole family
Lord Dodo, who today is chairman of Dodo Towers, conceived the Dodo Pad as an entertaining weekly planner to help the owner keep track of important dates and deadlines. Each edition of the spiral-bound diary is impossible to lose, thanks to the annually altering brightly coloured cover, and features Lord Dodo's extremely practical grid system, a true innovation of organisation.
Each week is clearly presented as a grid with each daily row divided into five columns. You can assign one column to each family member (with room at the side to 'marginalise' extra family members), or you can split the day into five because, let's face it, a single square is hardly ever enough room for an entire family or even one terribly busy person. By using the Dodo Pad, everyone can stay in sync and in the loop – coordinating family life has never been easier!
We have often wondered what humanity would have suffered through had Lord Dodo never concocted this ingenious invention. Friendships would crumble under the bitterness of forgotten birthdays; family arguments would erupt when parents repeatedly fail to attend their children's music recitals; and, frankly, just thinking about all those accidentally missed dentist appointments is enough to give us a toothache.
Thankfully, the Dodo Pad put an end to all these worries by providing you with a creative way to keep sight of your goals. Never again will you experience the sheer amount of stomach-churning stress that comes upon the sudden realisation that your super-important presentation was actually this Thursday and not next. Phew!
Lord Dodo's dodelightful doodles
As the descendant of a long line of distinguished doodlers, Lord Dodo is positively emphatic about drawing, spending his days scribbling and sketching away as he resides in his drawing room at Dodo Manor. The Dodo Pad has given him a way to put all his daydreaming and doodling to good use. His signature illustrations adorn every page of the Dodo Pad, giving each week a unique theme and allowing the reader a glimpse into his truly remarkable brain. His Lordship's favourite jokes, quotes, brainteasers, and unusual facts and anniversaries can be found throughout each Dodo Pad, and he even honours the Dodo dynasty with historical facts about his eccentric ancestors. Any appreciator of unconventional history and a good joke will feel at home in Lord Dodo's company.
Lord Dod's art may even inspire you to do some doodling of your own, which is why we've left a (mostly) blank space opposite each weekly grid for you to sketch your creations.
This Dodo's far from extinct
Initially starting with just the week-to-view spiral-bound diary, the Dodo Pad range has expanded and evolved throughout its 50-plus-year history to cater to every busy Dodopadler. University or college student with deadlines to keep track of and exams to plan towards? Our Acad-pad is perfect for planning out the academic year, from August to September. Prefer to see the whole month at a glance? Our month-to-view wall calendar is an excellent alternative to the diary. We also have looseleaf versions, Filofax compatible refills, and pocket- and personal-sized planners. Not only that, but Lord Dodo has finally joined the digital age and now produces interactive DigiDodoPads for use on your phone or tablet!
Whichever Dodo Pad product you choose, they all capture the buoyant spirit of Lord Dodo and his hardworking team at Dodo Towers. That's why the front cover of every single diary released, including the very first edition in 1966, proudly reads: "If you too are nearly extinct with the daily pressures of modern life, then try the Dodo Pad". And every back cover, accompanying the picture of a mother and baby Dodo: 'After using your Dodo Pad for a year you may find you're not as extinct as all that!'
So, don't face extinction! The Dodo Pad diary has everything you could ever want and more from a planner. Once you've become a member of the Dodo Pad family, you'll be amazed at how you ever managed to live without one of these infinitely helpful diaries in your home. It's no wonder why so many Dodopadlers are fanatic about our products.
The best jotter pad for any desk
For any scatterbrained worker drowning in a sea of post-it notes, confused about the order in which they should be tackling their to-do list (or what was even on the list to begin with), the Dodo A3 Jotter Pad could be the best invention since sliced bread (or the Dodo Pad, at least).
Each of the 50 sheets on this pad provides you with the perfect layout to write all the reminders you’ll need for the day. Think of it as the ultimate post-it note, only instead of a tiny square that is destined to get crumpled up and lost before you even get round to whatever it was you wrote on it, you’ll have a spacious A3 sheet with plenty of room. Every 42cm x 30cm sheet of the Desk Jotter’s high-quality 100gsm paper features separate sections for you to neatly organise all your note-taking, making it easy for you to see, at a glance, what you need to get done. The Dodo Jotter pad is also available in a smaller, more portable B5 size.
To the right is a To-Dodo list for you to itemise all your jobs so you can work through them one at a time. We’ve also included checkboxes, so you can have the joy of ticking off each task and then proudly sitting back at the end of the day, content with how productive you’ve managed to be. The three-month planner (you fill in the months and the days of the week yourself) will also help you glance ahead to any upcoming deadlines or important dates.
There’s also a doodle area for whenever boredom creeps in, perhaps while on a conference call, and some self-amusement is needed pronto. With the A3 jotter neatly laid on your desk, your colleagues on the video call will never know that your scribblings aren’t really notes on the meeting. It really is the best desk notepad for any fanatic dodopadler who can’t kick their doodling habit.
And, because you will need something to fuel yourself if you’re going to conquer your To-Dodo list, we’ve even included special zones for your biscuits and coffee.
Lord Dodo knows that curling corners are the bane of any notepad user’s existence, making the paper a nuisance to write on, which is why he had the idea of turning things on their head and gluing the bottom edge instead of the top. It’s the ingenious topsy-turvy thinking His Lordship is known for.
Any daily desk-dweller will find the A3 jotter a great addition to their workplace. So that you always have a pen handy, try accessorising your A3 jotter with one of our pen loops or pens.