Unlike the previous playmat I ordered, I chose colored backing as opposed to stitched edging. The blue color complements the artwork very well, and although I’m a little nervous about how the edges will hold up over time, I’m just playing on it at my house and it still works like a charm to not slide all over the place. As for the artwork: it’s VERY cute and is sharp and bright just like my other playmat from here. The artwork was a huge selling point for me because it’s just really freaking cute and I love the DMG. I’m very happy to support lesser known artists, too!