I had worked for such a man as a young designer. Shapely profiles were, in fact, his “designer’s signature.” To him, the simple, dimensional drawings that were typically provided so that a builder could cobble a superstructure were inadequate. His complex creations often required a lines drawing and lofting to full size, the same method used for designing and building the vessel’s hull. I’d suggest to him that builders would likely ignore our complicated drawings and cut corners. “It’s a matter of principle,” he’d insist.