Your wish has been granted, Aaron Draplin will talk after the Futura performance on March 2:
Here is the press release:
"Futura Bold - Typography's Underdog That Will Never Let You Down, with Aaron Draplin, March 2nd following the 7:30pm performance - FREE.
Join Aaron as he riffs on the ubiquity of Futura Bold, and how its time-tested legibility and pure functionality reduced it down to the font of instruction manuals and throw away items. And that's why he loves it. Futura got the job done time and time again, overlooked by flashier fonts and forms.
Bio: Located in the mighty Pacific Northwest, the Draplin Design Co. proudly rolls up its sleeves on a number of projects related to the Print, Identity, Web Development, Illustration and Gocco Muscle categories. We make stuff for Coal Headwear, Union Binding Co., Richmond Fontaine, Field Notes, Esquire, Nike, Wired, Timberline, Chunklet, Incase, Giro, Cobra Dogs, Burton Snowboards, Hughes Entertainment, MTV, Chuck Prophet and even the Obama Administration, if you can believe that. We pride ourselves on a high level of craftsmanship and quality that keeps us up late into the wet Portland night."