Though the old serif logo had a "scholarly" feel which correlates with the purpose of a search engine. That said, I think the new sans serif logo is much better because it is more modern/forward looking which better encompasses Google's wide breadth (maps, chrome, mail, docs, etc).
Royal Air Force official photographer -- A pilot at Fairlop airfield in Essex has a haircut during a break between sweeps. A Supermarine Spitfire is in the background. -- High quality art prints, canvases -- Imperial War Museum Prints
Spitfire Mk.Vb at North Weald. Groundcrew refuel Supermarine Spitfire Mark VB, 'ZD-Z', of No.222 Squadron RAF, from a tractor-towed petrol bowser, while armourers replenish its .303 machine guns, at North Weald, Essex.