san josé high school, located on 24th street just north of santa clara, is the second oldest public high school in california and was founded in 1863. the artwork pattern references the school by blending drawings of historic and current school architecture, the school mascot (bulldog), and the “big bone game” into a comic-like narrative.

the “big bone game” is the annual football game between san jose high school and abraham lincoln high school, held since 1943. the trophy, in the shape of a bone, references the trophy of the first game, which was a large steer leg.

additional features of the windscreen design are the “school hymn”, the names and graduation years of notable alumni, and graduation hats and diplomas tossed into the air.

pattern design with jose pimienta; information provided by barbara peddy at the san jose high bulldog foundation, heritage room, and danny and helen garza