Somewhere here in the Asphalt Squadron blogosphere, and in conversation amongst friends, I've been saying for the past year that this will be the next "thing" in paint. Flake and lace is, and has been played out for some time. Tape shades, low rider style...whatever you want to call it, is in. I also predict 80's pastel graphics not far behind as well (eeesh!).
Something else not see too often is a custom painted OEM frame. I think they went a little over the top with the fork lowers, but hey....it ain't mine.