East Van Cross
The East Van Cross is a symbol formed by the words East written vertically and Van written horizontally in capital letters, intersecting at the shared letter A, and forming the shape of a cross. Van is short for Vancouver, and the reference is to the city’s Eastern half, traditionally less wealthy and harder-edged.
Starting in the 21st century, the symbol has been adopted as a city icon, most visibly expressed in the form of Monument for East Vancouver by artist Ken Lum, erected in 2010. It has become possible to purchase clothing and jewelry bearing the East Van Cross motif.
- "Ken Lum constructs icon to rule over East Vancouver". Vancouver Sun. 2009-11-25.
- "East Van cross symbol has been around for decades, says Vancouver artist Ken Lum". Georgia Straight. 2011-07-12.
- "Monument for East Vancouver". City of Vancouver.
- "REPRESENT EAST VAN". Grubwear. 2015-02-12.
- "STREET STYLE: East Van meets awesome for a cause". WestEnder. 2014-11-04.