Megan and I were born and raised in Humboldt County, which you've probably heard of if you are a stoner. For those of you who aren't stoners, it's a rural area in northern California that is primarily known for it's redwood forests and marijuana industry. The city of Arcata is the cultural hub of the area, it's a surreal place to grow up. Hippies are everywhere. When Jerry Garcia died there were candlelit shrines all over our town for months, it was the Humboldt equivalent of Princess Di's death. It's also one of few places where the Green Party had a political majority, although that changed after the presidential election in 2000, for obvious reasons.
The Humboldt Honey poster is an iconic piece of Humboldt history. One would think that it was from the seventies but it's actually from the early eighties. I still see girls around town that dress like this. It was designed by a woman named Ingrid Hart, the "Humboldt honey" was actually a scottish tourist named Leoni Nicol. She had previously fronted a british punk band called The Molesters, whose album cover is even creepier than their band name. Almost everyone I know grew up with a Humboldt honey poster in their house, I found my parents' tattered copy in the back of a closet when I was home for Christmas. Such a score!