The Dodo Pad Desk Jotter B5 Pad (17cm x 24cm)
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.
A dodelightfully portable desk jotter
This is the smaller B5 version of our extraordinarily useful desk jotter. It’s the best alternative to an ordinary post-it notepad if you’re someone who struggles to keep track of all the small notes scattered about your desk. At 24cm x 17cm (fractionally smaller than A4), it’s the ideal size for carrying to and from the office or while out and about on your daily errands.
The pad contains 50 sheets of Lord Dodo’s much-acclaimed 120gsm recycled post consumer waste paper, great to write on with any type of pen. Each sheet is divided into several useful sections to help you through your workday.
There is a To-Dodo list on the right-hand side for you to organise and prioritise your list of tasks, allowing you to see at a glance what’s on the agenda and decide how best to go about your day. Of course, this section wouldn’t be complete without checkboxes to give you the satisfaction of ticking off each item as you work through them one at a time.
Lord Dodo has also included a three-month planner for you to plan ahead and keep track of any important dates and deadlines. The space in the middle can be used for note-taking, and there is a designated doodle area for you to scribble musings for your own amusement, saving your important notes and documents from being defaced with your works of art.
And since you’re going to need sustenance to make it through the day, we’ve even included special zones to accommodate your coffee and biscuits. It really is the notepad with everything!
A frequent user of notepads himself, Lord Dodo understands most of his fellow jotters’ common frustrations, and notepads with curling corners, which make them unsightly and a pain to write on, are one of the most grievous grumbles. That’s why he had the ingenious idea of turning things on their head (as he often does) and gluing the bottom edge of the notepad instead of the top so that the sheets will stay flat.
So, instead of going extinct from the pressures of your work life, order your B5 Desk Jotter Pad today and get organised the Dodo way.
You can also try out one of our Caran D'Ache 849 pens to go with your new notepad, and one of our pen loops will ensure your pen is always kept by the Dodo Jotter Pad’s side.