Throughout this modernist movement, many artists began to collage their work. These artists would utilize both type and visual elements and combine the two into one composition. This collage technique began the succeeding era of postmodernism ("Modernism and Its ConsequencesaE, pp.17-18).
Although many artists of this new postmodern movement utilized the collage technique, the era did not begin when collaging was born. It did however inspire some of the new postmodern artists to create a new type of art from collaging. For example, Tom Wesselmann's Still Life 12 (1959)utilized a metal sign depicting coke-a-cola bottles, various clippings from magazine pictures, and then collaged them together to produce one composition. In 1956, another artist, Richard Hamilton, also began collaging with magazine cut-outs. In Hamilton's piece, Just What is it That Makes Today's Homes So Different, So Appealing, he used cut-outs from advertisements to collage an outrageous view of the modern home ("Postmodernism: From Elite to Mass CultureaE, p.37). The collages that were produced at the beginning of the postmodern era gave way t